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.

Scotty McCreery; Photo Courtesy of Triple Tigers

Scotty McCreery’s ‘In Between’ Music Video Offers Fans a Glimpse Into His Life

Posted on June 20, 2019

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Lauren Jo Black

Scotty McCreery once again gives fans a glimpse into his private life with the brand new video for his latest…

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Carrie Underwood; Photo by Erika Goldring/Getty Images for CMT

Carrie Underwood Hit With Lawsuit Over ‘Sunday Night Football’ Song

Posted on June 20, 2019

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Lauren Jo Black

Carrie Underwood is one of nine defendants named in a lawsuit filed in a Manhattan federal court alleging Underwood’s Sunday…

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Granger Smith and Wife

Granger Smith and Wife Remember Their Late Son In Emotional Video

Posted on June 20, 2019

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Lauren Jo Black

“I don’t believe that God takes anyone too soon.”

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Jason Aldean and Wife, Brittany; Photo via Instagram

See Jason Aldean’s ‘Perfect’ Homemade Birthday Cake For His Wife

Posted on June 19, 2019

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Lauren Jo Black

Jason Aldean’s wife Brittany is celebrating her 32nd birthday today and the superstar pulled out all the stops to give…

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Luke Combs; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

Luke Combs Ties Chart Record Set By Johnny Cash 60 Years Ago

Posted on June 19, 2019

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Lauren Jo Black

Luke Combs just broke a 60-year chart record held by a country music legend. Following the release of his new…

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Morgan Evans; Photo by Dave Sanchez

Morgan Evans Announces North American Leg Of World Tour

Posted on June 19, 2019

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Lauren Jo Black

Following his performance on the Grand Ole Opry stage at Bonnaroo over the weekend, Australia native Morgan Evans just announced…

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Tucker Beathard- "Better Than Me" Music Video

Tucker Beathard Debuts Playful ‘Better Than Me’ Music Video

Posted on June 19, 2019

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Lauren Jo Black

“I’m not always as serious as people might think.”

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Florida Georgia Line meets with St. Jude patient Jackson at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Saturday, June 15, 2019.

Florida Georgia Line and Tourmates Pay Special Visit to St. Jude

Posted on June 19, 2019

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Lauren Jo Black

Florida Georgia Line and their 2019 Can’t Say I Ain’t Country tourmates, Dan + Shay, Morgan Wallen, HARDY and Canaan…

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Lindsay Ell Does An Interview While Playing With Puppies

Posted on June 19, 2019

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Lauren Jo Black

“This is the BEST!”

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Maren Morris; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

Five Things We Learned From Maren Morris’ ‘Playboy’ Interview

Posted on June 18, 2019

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Lauren Jo Black

Country music trailblazer Maren Morris is turning heads once again, this time with a new photoshoot and interview featured in…

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