Taste of Country Staff hasn't taken a day off since he/she was born in December 2010. Staff is an avid fan of country music and country music only although he/she has a soft spot for artists like Taylor Swift and Kelly Clarkson. Other interests include live music, cold beer, pizza at midnight and photos of country music babies.
Taste of Country Staff
Best Country Songs Since 2000
Most of the 21st century’s best country songs were released by superstars you still find on the radio today.
Brantley Gilbert, ‘The Weekend’ [Listen]
Brantley Gilbert is getting his fans ready for a big blowout with his latest single, "The Weekend."
Luke Bryan, ‘Move’ [Listen]
Luke Bryan is back in his most familiar lane with his latest single, "Move."
Miranda Lambert, ‘Vice’ [Listen]
Smoking, drinking, music and men — these are a few of Miranda Lambert's vices.
Too Hot to Handle: See How Country Singers Live Up the Summer!
It's summertime, and the living's easy ... especially when you have a day off from tour. June, July and August mean temperatures are high, the fireflies are out and the water is perfect for a dip.
Darius Rucker, ‘If I Told You’ [Listen]
Darius Rucker adopts a spoken-word style for the verses of "If I Told You." It's a change of pace that instantly turns heads toward the speakers, but within 60 seconds he's again proving he's the most passionate vocalist in country music.
Dustin Lynch, ‘Seein’ Red’ [Listen]
Dustin Lynch is taking a decidedly more progressive direction with his new single, "Seein' Red," which takes his sound well beyond what he's offered fans in the past.
Blake Shelton, ‘She’s Got a Way With Words’ [Listen]
If recorded by nearly any other artist, Blake Shelton's "She’s Got a Way With Words" would be a fairly milquetoast ballad about an ex-lover. But that it’s on If I’m Honest and not another album from 2016 makes it one of the more compelling songs of the year.
Gary Allan, ‘Do You Wish It Was Me’ [Listen]
Gary Allan's new single "Do You Wish It Was Me?" is hot with desire. The rising ballad from an upcoming album finds the singer doing what’s most comfortable.
100 Greatest Country Albums of All Time
The 100 Greatest Country Albums of All Time are a very diverse group, but they all have one thing in common: in one way or another, all of the albums on our list made a significant contribution to changing the course of country music.
Michael Ray, ‘Think a Little Less’ [Listen]
Michael Ray's catchy new love song aims to heat up Friday (or any) night with a dangerous idea that's embraced by two new lovers. "Think a Little Less" finds the singer returning to his romantic ways.
Country Artists Who’ve Died in 2016
2016 has already been a difficult one for music, and it's not over yet. This year we've said a tearful goodbye to several country singers, songwriters and musicians.