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.

Carrie Underwood; Photo Courtesy the Artist

Carrie Underwood Launches fit52 Fitness App

Posted on March 2, 2020

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Lauren Jo Black

Just hours before the release of her first book, Carrie Underwood has unveiled a new fitness app, fit52. Now available…

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Kane Brown; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

Kane Brown Debuts Two New Songs On Opening Night Of Worldwide Beautiful Tour

Posted on March 1, 2020

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Lauren Jo Black

Kane Brown kicked off the North American leg of his Worldwide Beautiful Tour on Saturday (Feb. 29) in Atlantic City,…

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Brendan McLoughlin and Miranda Lambert; Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images

Miranda Lambert’s Husband Brendan McLoughlin Retires From the NYPD

Posted on February 29, 2020

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Lauren Jo Black

Miranda Lambert’s husband, Brendan McLoughlin, has retired from the New York Police department, Fox News confirms. “His current duty status…

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Kelsea Ballerini; Photo by ABC/Randy Holmes

Kelsea Ballerini’s ‘Hole In the Bottle’ Is Too Much Fun

Posted on February 28, 2020

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Lauren Jo Black

Kelsea Ballerini isn’t letting a little heartache get her down in her just-released track, “Hole In the Bottle.” Her first…

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Dixie Chicks Officially Announce New Single, ‘Gaslighter’

Posted on February 28, 2020

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Lauren Jo Black

It’s official – the Dixie Chicks are making a comeback. The trio revealed plans to release a new single called…

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Jason Aldean; Photo by David Becker/Getty Images

10 Best Jason Aldean Songs

Posted on February 28, 2020

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Lauren Jo Black

Did your favorite Jason Aldean tracks make the cut?

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Sam Hunt; Photo Courtesy MCA Nashville

Sam Hunt To Host ‘Southside’ Album Release Party In Las Vegas

Posted on February 28, 2020

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Lauren Jo Black

After taking “Kinfolks” to the top of the charts earlier this week, Sam Hunt has announced plans to host a…

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Kelsea Ballerini; Photo by ABC/Randy Holmes, Kenny Chesney; Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for dcp

Kelsea Ballerini’s New Album Features a Kenny Chesney Duet

Posted on February 28, 2020

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Lauren Jo Black

As fans continue to countdown the days until the release of Kelsea Ballerini’s much-anticipated third studio album, the superstar is…

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Restless Road; Photo by Alex Alvga

Restless Road Releases EP Featuring Kane Brown Collaboration

Posted on February 27, 2020

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Lauren Jo Black

The trio collaborates with Brown on “Take Me Home.”

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Look Back On RaeLynn and Josh Davis’ Sweet Love Story

Posted on February 27, 2020

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Lauren Jo Black

RaeLynn met her future husband Josh Davis at church in 2012. While she had a feeling there was something special…

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