About Us

CountryMusicNewsBlog.com started eight years ago as a side project for a die-hard country music fan. Over time a few articles done on the weekend became daily coverage of an entire industry and the decision was made to make it a full-time news outlet. While similar sites existed to back up television stations or serve the needs of certain major labels, CMNB has always, and will always be just the facts, from the full spectrum of country music, and written by country fans. The current country fans and writers on staff include, Shauna “WhiskeyChick” Castorena, Haleigh Thomas, and Molly Haas.

More About Our Staff:


Raised in the rough desert town of Phoenix, AZ, Shauna (AKA WhiskeyChick) has made one thing clear: CMNB is about the music and for the fans. That’s why she heads up strong efforts to get you the most exclusive interviews and fastest scoops on the latest country music news out there. She doesn’t gossip, she just makes sure you get the news honest, and in depth!


HaleighT grew up in rural Sallisaw, Oklahoma, completely immersed in the country music lifestyle. She works with CMNB as our field assignment journalist, gathering concert reviews and exclusive interviews from every artist she can. When she’s not out on the road, she’s in our web studio filming original CMNB videos like current series “Shot Of Country” where she whips up drink recipes inspired by her favorite country music lyrics (Find more on CMNB videos)! Find HaleighT on Twitter.


Miss Molly comes to us by way of Memphis, TN, but was born deep in the heart of Texas. Always the organized and efficient one, she’s a taskmaster and film extraordinaire who still finds time to write on the side. When she isn’t writing, editing, organizing or any of the other million things on her to do list, you’ll probably find her listening to a little Zac Brown Band sipping on some sweet tea or maybe a cold beer! Miss Molly has since moved on to other endeavors, and we wish her the best!

Meet Our Regular Guest Contributors:


Vickye was born and continues to live in England, and discovered country music at the age of 13 through the internet. She loves Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley and Dolly Parton among others, but Taylor Swift is a secret guilty pleasure because she used to be a proper fan girl! She’s in her final year of doing ‘Popular Music Studies’ at college, loves reading country music academia and has her own blog on country music, For The Country Record. She hopes one day to finally visit Nashville. Find her on Twitter.


Brittany Dawn Fisher hails from Memphis, Tennessee, the home of the blues. Her grandmother, Ann, grew up in the same, small Arkansas town as Johnny Cash and, needless to say, was a huge country music fan. Brittany was raised on Patsy Cline, Hank Williams, Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty. She’s been passionate about music for as long as she can remember, and she looks forward to sharing that passion with you. Find more from her via Twitter!

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