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.

Kane Brown and Marshmello

Kane Brown and Marshmello Debut ‘One Thing Right’ Music Video

Posted on July 19, 2019

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Lauren Jo Black

Country superstar Kane Brown and internationally renowned DJ/producer Marshmello just released the music video for their cross-genre collaboration, “One Thing Right.”…

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Kacey Musgraves; Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Citi

Kacey Musgraves Adds Five Dates To Oh, What a World: Tour II

Posted on July 19, 2019

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Lauren Jo Black

Kacey Musgraves is gearing up to play some of the biggest venues of her career with the announcement of five…

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The Highwomen; Photo by Alysse Gafkjen

The Highwomen Make Their Long-Awaited Debut With ‘Redesigning Women’

Posted on July 19, 2019

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Lauren Jo Black

Meet The Highwomen: A new quartet comprised of four badass singer-songwriters, Brandi Carlile, Maren Morris, Amanda Shires and Natalie Hemby,…

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Exclusive Premiere: Steven Lee Olsen Escapes The City In ‘Hello Country’ Video

Posted on July 18, 2019

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Lauren Jo Black

Award-winning singer/songwriter Steven Lee Olsen trades the hustle and bustle of the city for a laidback country getaway in his…

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Brett Young and Wife, Taylor; Photo via Instagram

Brett Young’s Fans Are Getting Creative With Baby Gifts

Posted on July 18, 2019

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Lauren Jo Black

Brett Young and his wife Taylor will soon be the proud parents of a precious baby girl. The California native…

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Miranda Lambert; Photo by Ben Tusi

Miranda Lambert Brushes Off The Tough Times In ‘It All Comes Out In The Wash’

Posted on July 18, 2019

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Lauren Jo Black

Miranda Lambert just dropped her highly-anticipated new single, “It All Comes Out In The Wash,” and it definitely lives it…

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Photo courtesy Alabama

Alabama To Be Inducted Into Musicians Hall Of Fame

Posted on July 17, 2019

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Lauren Jo Black

Members of the band say it’s one of the “greatest honors” they have ever received.

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Kassi Ashton; Photo via Facebook

Kassi Ashton Dances The Night Away In ‘Field Party’ Video

Posted on July 17, 2019

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Lauren Jo Black

Rising star Kassi Ashton brings her new song “Field Party” to life in her brand new music video. In the…

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Luke Bryan; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

10 Best Luke Bryan Songs

Posted on July 17, 2019

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Lauren Jo Black

Did your favorite Luke Bryan songs make the cut?

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Morgan Wallen, Lindsay Ell, Kane Brown- FaceApp

The Best FaceApp Photos From Country Music Stars

Posted on July 17, 2019

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Lauren Jo Black

FaceApp, a smartphone application that allows users to alter their photos with a variety of filters, has gone viral. The…

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