Kane Brown, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan & Chuck Wicks Play ‘The Newlywed Challenge’ With Their Wives

A few of country music’s biggest stars and their wives recently joined Olympic Gold medalist Shawn Johnson East and her…


Lauren Jo Black

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April 23, 2020


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Kane Brown, Katelyn Brown, Jason Aldean, Brittany Aldean, Luke Bryan, Caroline Bryan, Chuck Wicks, Kassi

A few of country music’s biggest stars and their wives recently joined Olympic Gold medalist Shawn Johnson East and her husband, NFL player Andrew East, on their popular YouTube Channel, The East Family, for an epic round of The Newlywed Challenge.

Kane Brown and Katelyn Brown, Jason Aldean and Brittany Aldean, Luke Bryan and Caroline Bryan, and Chuck Wicks and Kasi Rosa Wicks competed for a chance to win a $1,000 donation to the charity of their choice. Click below to watch the couples answer questions like “Where did you share your first kiss?” and “As a couple, what do you spend too much money on?”

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The winning couple was Team Aldean, who chose to gift the donation to Proverbs 12:10 Animal Rescue, a Nashville-area nonprofit foster home-based rescue.

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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.