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.

Jimmie Allen and Alexis Gale; Photo via Instagram

Jimmie Allen Gets Engaged At Disney World

Posted on July 16, 2019

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Lauren Jo Black

Jimmie Allen is engaged! The 33-year-old singer/songwriter proposed to his girlfriend, 23-year-old nurse Alexis Gale, on Monday (July 15) during…

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Every Detail Kelsea Ballerini Has Revealed About Her New Album

Posted on July 16, 2019

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Lauren Jo Black

Kelsea Ballerini is hard is work on her third studio album and it appears she’s just as excited about her…

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Miranda Lambert; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

Miranda Lambert: ‘I Just May Have Something Else Up My Sleeve’

Posted on July 16, 2019

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Lauren Jo Black

What does Miranda Lambert have planned?

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Lady Antebellum Promises ‘Honest’ And ‘Authentic’ New Album

Posted on July 16, 2019

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Lauren Jo Black

As fans anxiously await the release of Lady Antebellum’s next album, the trio is opening up about their new project,…

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Brooks & Dunn Exhibit Coming To The Country Music Hall Of Fame And Museum

Posted on July 16, 2019

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Lauren Jo Black

‘Brooks & Dunn: Kings of Neon’ opens August 9.

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Eric Church Believes ‘We Were’ Was ‘Supposed’ To Be Recorded By Keith Urban

Posted on July 15, 2019

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Lauren Jo Black

“I truly believe songs find the path that they’re supposed to find…”

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Abby Anderson Takes the Country Now Pop Quiz

Posted on July 15, 2019

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Lauren Jo Black

Abby Anderson is having the time of her life on tour with the one and only Rob Thomas this summer….

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Thomas Rhett; Photo by John Shearer

Listen To Thomas Rhett’s Emotional New Single, ‘Remember You Young’

Posted on July 15, 2019

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Lauren Jo Black

After earning his 13th chart-topping single with “Look What God Gave Her,” Thomas Rhett is back at country radio with…

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Riley Green Taps Travis Denning For Get That Man A Beer Tour

Posted on July 15, 2019

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Lauren Jo Black

After taking his massive hit, “There Was This Girl,” to the top of the charts earlier this year, country star…

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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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