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.

Jordan Davis and Wife, Kristen O'Connor; Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

Jordan Davis Shares Baby News, Debuts ‘Slow Dance In A Parking Lot’ Video

Posted on July 15, 2019

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Lauren Jo Black

Jordan Davis and his wife of two years, Kristen, are expecting their first child. The “Take It From Me” singer…

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Granger Smith and son River; Photo via Facebook

Granger Smith’s Wife Reveals Their Late Son’s Organs Saved Two Lives

Posted on July 14, 2019

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Lauren Jo Black

Since the tragic loss of their 3-year-old son, River, last month, Granger Smith and his wife Amber have been very…

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Chuck Wicks Weds Kasi Williams in Cabo San Lucas

Posted on July 14, 2019

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Lauren Jo Black

Chucks Wicks is officially a married man. The singer, songwriter and co-host of the Ty Bentli Show wed Kasi Williams,…

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Gabby Barrett; Photo by Taylor Kelly

Gabby Barrett’s ‘The Good Ones’ Was Inspired By Cade Foehner

Posted on July 12, 2019

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Lauren Jo Black

As her vengeful debut single, “I Hope” continues to climb the charts at country radio, rising star Gabby Barrett is…

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Chris Young, Lauren Alaina; Photos by Andrew Wendowski

Chris Young Releases Lauren Alaina Duet, Extends Tour

Posted on July 12, 2019

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Lauren Jo Black

As the anticipation for his new album continues to build, Chris Young is giving fans another taste of new music…

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Kane Brown; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

Kane Brown Drops New Track, ‘Like a Rodeo’

Posted on July 12, 2019

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Lauren Jo Black

Kane Brown fans wanted new music from the superstar so that’s exactly what they got. Brown recently shared a snippet…

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Miranda Lambert; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

Miranda Lambert Offers Sneak Peek Of ‘It All Comes Out In The Wash’

Posted on July 12, 2019

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Lauren Jo Black

Miranda Lambert has a new single on the way and she gave fans a preview “It All Comes Out In…

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Listen To Kenny Chesney’s Steamy New Single, ‘Tip Of My Tongue’

Posted on July 12, 2019

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Lauren Jo Black

Kenny Chesney’s much-anticipated new single, “Tip Of My Tongue” is finally out and it does not disappoint. Co-written by Chesney…

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Cassadee Pope and Lindsay Ell Play Never Have I Ever

Posted on July 11, 2019

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Lauren Jo Black

Cassadee Pope and Lindsay Ell recently took time out of their busy touring schedules to sit down with Country Now…

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Dylan Brady; Photo by Dawson Waters

Dylan Brady’s ‘Over Us’ Is Your New Breakup Anthem

Posted on July 11, 2019

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Lauren Jo Black

20-year-old singer/songwriter Dylan Brady is ready to leave his mark on country music with the release of his breakup anthem,…

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