Olivia Ladd is a freelance music journalist and producer based in Nashville.
Cody Johnson Nabs Single of the Year at the 2022 CMA Awards
This song had an incredible impact on country radio this year.
10 Statement Songs From Powerful Country Women
Women in country have historically had a lot to say, across a wide spectrum of politics and experiences.
Brooks & Dunn’s Early-Career ACM Awards Success Was ‘a Huge Boost’
"We got a real sweet spot in our heart for the ACMs ..."
How Johnny Cash’s Prison Shows Solidified His Outlaw Status + Created His Legacy
The Man in Black's prison concerts would change his career forever.
Story Behind the Song: Avenue Beat, ‘Thank You, Anxiety’
"That’s usually where our best songs come from, is when we all are having the same emotion, and then we just write about it ..."
Interview: Logan Ledger Makes His Own Version of Retro Country on Debut Album
“It’s sort of the culmination of a lot of different threads of my life ..."
Lonestar, Vince Gill Team With TAPS Foundation for ‘Love Lives On’ [LISTEN]
Lonestar's latest song tells military family members' stories while also helping them.
Brantley Gilbert Knew About Lindsay Ell’s Talent, But Touring Together Taught Him About Her Heart
"Touring with people, you get a little bit of an opportunity to learn about who they are to their core, not just about their music ..."
Ingrid Andress Steals the Show at CRS 2020 New Faces of Country Music Show
Five artists got the chance to show their stuff to country radio's top power players.
Miranda Lambert Says Her Time on ‘Nashville Star’ Felt Like College
"I just thought, 'I have to give it my all. I'm here, I've made it, I'm going to try.'"