Lauren Jo Black

Lauren Jo Black

Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.

Post Malone, Blake Shelton; Photos via Instagram

Post Malone Teases New Country Song Featuring Blake Shelton

Posted on May 24, 2024

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Lauren Jo Black

The excitement for Post Malone’s upcoming country project continues to build.

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Tucker Wetmore; Photo by Anna Schaeffer

Tucker Wetmore’s Rapid Rise Continues With Release Of ‘What Would You Do?’

Posted on May 24, 2024

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Lauren Jo Black

“This is one of the most real songs I’ve ever written,” the rising star admits.

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Kelsea Ballerini; Photo by John Russo

Kelsea Ballerini Hints At New Music And Acting Ventures After Career-Defining Year

Posted on May 24, 2024

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Lauren Jo Black

Fans can expect a few exciting announcements from Ballerini “really soon.”

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Luke Bryan, Ashley McBryde, Parker McCollum, Dasha; Photos Provided

Luke Bryan, Ashley McBryde, Parker McCollum, Dasha & More To Perform At Spotify House During CMA Fest 2024

Posted on May 23, 2024

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Lauren Jo Black

This is the fifth year of Spotify House at CMA Fest and the lineup is bigger than ever.

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Cole Swindell, Courtney Little; Photo Courtesy Cole Swindell, Instagram

Cole Swindell Reveals Fiancée Courtney’s Reaction To ‘Forever To Me,’ Shares New Details About Forthcoming Album

Posted on May 23, 2024

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Lauren Jo Black

“I’m excited to get it out there. We’ve got some great songs,” the chart-topping star says of his new project.

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Kendra Slaubaugh and Krista Slaubaugh of Tigirlily Gold perform onstage at the 59th Academy of Country Music Awards at The Star in Frisco on May 16, 2024 in Frisco, Texas; Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for ACM

Tigirlily Gold Celebrates ACM Awards Win And Unveils Track List For Debut Album, ‘Blonde’

Posted on May 23, 2024

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Lauren Jo Black

The duo’s debut album is set to release on July 26.

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Warren Zeiders; Photo by Austin Screws

Warren Zeiders Talks ‘Betrayal’ And Opens Up About Discovering His ‘New Sound’ [Exclusive]

Posted on May 23, 2024

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Lauren Jo Black

“I was going through some stuff when I wrote that song,” he reveals.

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Luke Combs; Photo Courtesy Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

Luke Combs’ Historic Musical Journey To Be Celebrated In New Country Music Hall of Fame Exhibit

Posted on May 23, 2024

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Lauren Jo Black

Luke Combs: The Man I Am opens on July 11 2024, and runs through June of 2025.

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Tyler Braden, Caleb Lee Hutchinson, Caylee Hammack, Madeline Merlo, Grace Leer, Dom Ellis; Photos Provided

Country Now Live Featuring Tyler Braden, Caleb Lee Hutchinson, and More To Take Place On June 5

Posted on May 22, 2024

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Lauren Jo Black

Join us for the FREE show!

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Chris Stapleton; Photo by Andy Barron

Chris Stapleton Is Launching His Own SiriusXM Channel: Chris Stapleton Radio

Posted on May 22, 2024

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Lauren Jo Black

“We’re honored and thrilled to bring Chris Stapleton Radio to life…”

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