About Shauna "WhiskeyChick" Castorena

Shauna "WhiskeyChick" Castorena is a freelance writer for bothCountry Music News and Country Music On Tour. You can reach Shauna on Twitter or Facebook.

Going Tiny: Resources, Needs, and Dreams (part one)

Going Tiny: Resources, Needs, Wants and Dreams - Budgeting the financial side of our tiny cabin country music compound

Today we’re going to explore some of the planning and budgeting aspects as we continue our journey into building a tiny cabin country music community in the foothills of the Ozarks. While the tiny home concept seems to be everywhere these days, it seems very few people talk about how to make the finance side of things work, both during construction, and long after it’s done. While every project is subject to a million variables, they all start at the same place: A dream, and the drive to achieve it.

Dolly: The Ultimate Collection Available From Time Life Today

Dolly: The Ultimate Collection Available From Time Life Today

FROM THE SMOKY MOUNTAINS OF TENNESSEE TO INTERNATIONAL SUPERSTARDOM, ONE ICONIC ENTERTAINER HAS SPENT THE LAST 50 YEARS SINGING AND LAUGHING HER WAY INTO OUR HEARTS… TIME LIFE PROUDLY UNVEILS A DELUXE, FIRST-EVER, DVD COLLECTION HIGHLIGHTING THE SPECTACULAR CAREER OF THE QUEEN OF COUNTRY  DOLLY: THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION The Greatest Moments from Dolly’s Rags-to-Rhinestones Career are on Full Display across 19-DVDs and 35 Hours – Nearly 30 Hours of Which Hasn’t Been Seen Since Broadcast.  Hand-Picked by Dolly Herself, the Set Includes Dolly’s Variety Shows from the ‘70s & ‘80s, The Porter Wagoner Show, Her Unforgettable Live From London Concert, the Authorized Documentary Dolly Parton: Here I Am, as well as an Exclusive New Interview with the Legend Herself, Produced Just for This Collection  And So Much More! Not Available at Retail, This Set is Only Available Via Direct Response or Online at TimeLife.com/DollyParton

Winners of the 2020 ACM Awards and Show Recap

2020 ACM Awards. Academy ofCountry Music Award winners, performances and live stream

In an unprecedented broadcast, the 2020 ACM Awards managed to convey the loneliness and hopeful spirit we’ve all shared as a nation as we wait out this pandemic. Empty seats in venues all across Nashville represented the vast array of spaces that seem to be holding their breath just waiting for fans to be allowed back in.

Taylor Swift and the Seven-Year Itch

Taylor Swift News and Tour information from Country Music News Blog

Australian philosopher Rudolf Steiner had a popular theory that every person life can be broken down into 7-year cycles, based on their astrology. That we tend to change jobs, locations, and even relationships based around that 7-year itch to start anew. Whether there is any truth in that is up to the big heads of the room to debate, but it sure seems that way when you look at country music’s big news today. Taylor Swift is set to make her return to tonight’s ACM Awards broadcast for the first time in SEVEN Years which leads us to question… are country fans having it?

Jessie Buckley and her band Jessie & The Leonards release powerful video for frontline workers

Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/OW1iHv12eZc Proceeds to (Royal College Of Nursing) RCN Foundation “I am beyond grateful for absolutely everything the NHS workers have done. They are warriors. But being a warrior comes with its own challenges. It’s scary, it’s tiring, it’s heart-breaking, it’s lonely, it’s the rawest and strongest of what humanity is” Jessie Buckley

Country Music Icon Reba McEntire Launches Podcast with Spotify

‘Living & Learning with Reba McEntire’ trailer out now! Today, Spotify unveiled its latest podcast series debut with the announcement of Living & Learning with Reba McEntire. Co-hosted by the beloved country music icon, Reba McEntire, the series is inspired and informed by the way Reba approaches life: with an insatiable curiosity, dedication to expanding her knowledge, and reliance on her own lived experience. The trailer for the series is available now, while the release of the first episode, exclusively on Spotify, will be available next Monday, 9/21.