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.

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.

Wade Bowen Surprises Fans with New EP “The Waiting”

Featuring long-awaited studio recordings of fan favorites, including “Who I Am” Country star and Red Dirt hero Wade Bowen just pulled off a huge surprise, releasing a brand new (and previously unannounced) EP featuring studio recordings of some of his biggest live-only favorites. THE WAITING features six tracks, including several that have become Bowen staples at live shows, like his runaway hit “Who I Am.”

Luke Combs Debuts Apple Music Country Show Bootleggers Radio

Luke Combs news on Country Music News Blog

Country artists are known for building especially close connections with fans, and few of the genre’s new stars have done it better than Luke Combs. Since emerging in 2016 with his breakout single “Hurricane,” the down-to-earth, good-humored North Carolina native has consistently topped the charts with radio-ready power ballads and sold-out arena tours thanks to his passionate Bootleggers fan club. On Bootleggers Radio, he gets up close and personal with club members who call in to swap stories, pick tunes, and have a laugh. In the series premiere, Luke shares music he loves, artists who have inspired him, and stories behind hits he has written for both himself and others. Superfan Kayla Shockley also interviews Luke about breaking into the business and why he calls his fans ‘The Bootleggers.’