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.

Taylor Swift; Photo Courtesy One World Together At Home

Taylor Swift Delivers Emotional Performance Of ‘Soon You’ll Get Better’ On ‘One World’ Special

Posted on April 18, 2020

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Lauren Jo Black

Taylor Swift offered a heartfelt performance of “Soon You’ll Get Better” during the star-studded One World: Together at Home special…

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Maren Morris; Photo Courtesy One World Together At Home

Maren Morris and Hozier Team Up On ‘The Bones’ During ‘One World’ Special

Posted on April 18, 2020

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Lauren Jo Black

Country superstar Maren Morris and Irish-born musician, singer and songwriter Hozier joined forces during One World: Together at Home for a…

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Eric Church; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

Eric Church Shares Incredibly Moving Message, Teases New Song, ‘Through My Ray Bans’

Posted on April 18, 2020

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Lauren Jo Black

“I believe these halls will roar again,” he says.

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The Dixie Chicks Play ‘Never Have I Ever’

Posted on April 18, 2020

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Lauren Jo Black

The Dixie Chicks played a round of “Never Have I Ever” while backstage during a recent visit to The Ellen…

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The Cadillac Three; Photo by Dylan Rucker

The Cadillac Three Offers New Take On Post Malone’s ‘Circles’

Posted on April 18, 2020

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Lauren Jo Black

Although the members of The Cadillac Three can’t be together at the moment, Jaren Johnston, Neil Mason and Kelby Ray…

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Alex Hall; Photo by Robert Chavers

Alex Hall’s ‘Whiskey On The Table’ Is The Ultimate Breakup Song

Posted on April 17, 2020

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Lauren Jo Black

After turning heads with his debut release, “Half Past You,” last fall, Alex Hall is back with a new song…

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Teddy Robb; Photo by Rachel Deeb

Teddy Robb Releases Debut EP

Posted on April 17, 2020

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Lauren Jo Black

Teddy Robb is celebrating the release of his self-titled debut EP. Out now, the five-track project includes the previously released…

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Photo Courtesy Kip Moore

Kip Moore Embraces His Inner Outlaw In ‘Southpaw’

Posted on April 17, 2020

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Lauren Jo Black

As the May 29 release of his long-awaited new album, Wild World, approaches, Kip Moore is offering fans another taste…

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Ray Benson; Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for A+E Networks

Asleep at the Wheel’s Ray Benson Recovers From COVID-19

Posted on April 17, 2020

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Lauren Jo Black

“I’m back in the saddle again,” he told fans.

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Morgan Wallen; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

Listen To Morgan Wallen’s ‘More Than My Hometown’

Posted on April 16, 2020

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Lauren Jo Black

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mn2m2Pv0y0g Morgan Wallen is giving fans a taste of what’s to come on his forthcoming album with the release of…

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