Carena Liptak is a writer and editor in Nashville, Tenn. She is a fan of strong coffee and large-eared dogs. When not writing, she can be found chasin' that neon rainbow and livin' that honky-tonk dream.
Interview: Steve Moakler’s ‘Blue Jeans’ Tells His Story, Pocket By Pocket
Moakler's new project, 'Blue Jeans', tells the story of the decade and a half he's spent as a musician in Nashville.
Billy Strings: ‘My Whole Foundation Is Music’
"Genres are just a weird way to categorize music, because music is so boundary-less. It's like water: It moves everywhere ..."
Carly Pearce’s Next Album Will Showcase Her ‘Evolution’ as an Artist and a Woman
"That first record, I was searching and hoping that people in country music would embrace me. Now I know that I have a place in the genre, which is amazing ..."
Interview: ‘Nightfall’ Captures ‘Magical Intuitiveness’ of Little Big Town’s Collaborative…
"Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't, but at least we can go to sleep at night knowing that we made a decision based on our intuition and what we thought was right at the moment ..."
Dierks Bentley Isn’t Surprised That Country Music’s Popularity Is Growing Worldwide
Plus, Bentley explains why he loves international fans -- but he's happiest touring close to home.
Tyler Farr’s First Time Hearing Himself on Radio? It Was Either in Ohio or Tennessee
Tyler Farr shares the story of the first time he heard his song on country radio.
Eli Young Band Gear Up for Spring 2020 Headlining Tour
EYB's hitting the road!
Tucker Beathard’s ‘Brother’ Takes on ‘A Lot Deeper Meaning’ After Younger Brother’s Death
Beathard revisited a song off of his 2018 album, 'Nobody's Everything,' in light of his younger brother's death.
Tanya Tucker at the Ryman: 6 Ways She Proved Her Long-Overdue Headliner Status
Pound for pound, Tucker spent her headlining Ryman debut making up for lost time, and proving why this show should be the first of many, many shows to come.
Story Behind the Song: Paul Cauthen, ‘Holy Ghost Fire’
"I was just trying to be whatever I could be that wasn't my old self..."