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.

Lauren Alaina Today Show; NBC

Lauren Alaina Performs ‘Getting Good,’ Announces New EP On ‘TODAY’

Posted on January 27, 2020

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Lauren Jo Black

Lauren Alaina took a short break from her headlining That Girl Was Me Tour to make an appearance on NBC’s…

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Kane Brown; Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images

Kane Brown Reveals His Super Bowl LIV Prediction

Posted on January 27, 2020

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Lauren Jo Black

The big game is upon us! With the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers facing off in Super…

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Luke Combs, Eric Church; Photos by Andrew Wendowski

Luke Combs Sends ‘Does To Me,’ Featuring Eric Church, To Country Radio

Posted on January 27, 2020

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Lauren Jo Black

It’s official – Luke Combs’ next radio single is “Does To Me,” featuring fellow North Carolina native, Eric Church. The…

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Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton; Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Recording Academy

Grammy Awards 2020: See Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani Perform ‘Nobody But You’

Posted on January 26, 2020

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Lauren Jo Black

Blake Shelton and his longtime girlfriend Gwen Stefani took the stage during the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday (Jan….

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Keith Urban Rushing Home From Grammy Awards To Be With Flu-Stricken Nicole Kidman

Posted on January 26, 2020

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Lauren Jo Black

Keith Urban attended the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards, but someone was noticeably missing from his side: his wife, Nicole Kidman….

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Grammy Awards 2020: Red Carpet Arrivals

Posted on January 26, 2020

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Lauren Jo Black

The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards took place at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Sunday (Jan. 26), and while…

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Dolly Parton; Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Recording Academy, Tanya Tucker, Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images

Grammy Awards 2020: Dolly Parton, Tanya Tucker Among Winners

Posted on January 26, 2020

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Lauren Jo Black

“Music’s Biggest Night” is underway in Los Angeles and a few of country music’s biggest stars are already winners. Winners…

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Hot Country Knights Debut ‘Pick Her Up’ Video Starring Tiffani Thiessen

Posted on January 24, 2020

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Lauren Jo Black

The men of Hot Country Knights are on a mission to make the ’90s cool again and they did just…

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Craig Morgan Shares Tribute To Late Son On His Birthday: ‘I Know I’ll See Him Again’

Posted on January 24, 2020

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Lauren Jo Black

Craig Morgan is remembering his late son Jerry on what would have been his 23rd birthday. In a touching social…

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Kane Brown Drops Fiery ‘Like a Rodeo’ Live Performance Video

Posted on January 24, 2020

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Lauren Jo Black

Following his record-breaking sell-out of the STAPLES Center, Kane Brown has dropped a brand-new live performance video from his Los…

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