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.

Iconic Parts of Nashville’s Lower Broadway Destroyed In Violent Riots

Posted on May 30, 2020

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Lauren Jo Black

As major cities around the nation face destruction due to violent riots, Nashville is now under siege and the National…

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Brittany Aldean, Jason Aldean

Brittany Aldean Shares ‘Ways To Annoy Your Man’ In Hilarious New TikTok with Jason Aldean

Posted on May 29, 2020

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Lauren Jo Black

Brittany Aldean has become the queen of TikTok during quarantine, taking to the popular social media app to share humorous…

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King Calaway, Laine Hardy

Laine Hardy Joins King Calaway To Sing Iconic Beatles Song

Posted on May 29, 2020

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Lauren Jo Black

Laine Hardy joined King Calaway on the latest episode of the group’s Nashville’s House Band Series to sing a classic…

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Old Crow Medicine Show

Old Crow Medicine Show’s ‘Hartland Hootenanny’ Brings Sense Of Community To Fans During Uncertain Times

Posted on May 29, 2020

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Lauren Jo Black

With large gatherings off the table for the foreseeable future due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many artists have had to…

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Morgan Wallen; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

Morgan Wallen Admits the Night He Got Arrested Is Still ‘Pretty Fuzzy’

Posted on May 29, 2020

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Lauren Jo Black

Morgan Wallen is opening up about his arrest and subsequent hang with Kid Rock for the first time ever. The…

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Dolly Parton; Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Dolly Parton Offers Message Of Hope In New Song, ‘When Life Is Good Again’

Posted on May 28, 2020

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Lauren Jo Black

Dolly Parton looks ahead to brighter days in her brand new song, “When Life Is Good Again,” inspired by the…

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Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood

Remember When Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood Brought the House Down with ‘Somethin’ Bad?’

Posted on May 28, 2020

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Lauren Jo Black

Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood made “Somethin’ Bad” sound pretty darn good when they debuted the fiery collaboration at the…

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Chris Young; Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Chris Young Teases Faith-Filled New Song, ‘If That Ain’t God’

Posted on May 28, 2020

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Lauren Jo Black

Chris Young offered fans a taste of new music on Wednesday (May 27) with the release of a snippet of…

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Tyler Hubbard and Wife, Hayley; Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Tyler Hubbard and His Wife Hayley Are ‘Finished’ Having Kids After Their Third Child Arrives

Posted on May 27, 2020

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Lauren Jo Black

Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard and his wife, Hayley, recently surprised fans with the news that they are expecting their…

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Gabby Barrett, Trisha Yearwood

Gabby Barrett Celebrates Career Achievement With Trisha Yearwood Surprise

Posted on May 27, 2020

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Lauren Jo Black

Gabby Barrett’s rise to superstardom is showing no signs of slowing down as the American Idol alum has become the…

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