Russell Dickerson Takes the Country Now Pop Quiz

Russell Dickerson’s latest single, “Love You Like I Used To,” continues to make an impact at radio. Co-written by Dickerson…


Lauren Jo Black

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May 6, 2020


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Russell Dickerson’s latest single, “Love You Like I Used To,” continues to make an impact at radio. Co-written by Dickerson alongside Parker Welling and Casey Brown, the soaring ballad is initially set up like a breakup song, however, he goes on to reveal he doesn’t love his partner like he used to because he loves her more now than ever before.

“But I don’t love you like I used to/ This gets better every time you kiss me like this/ It’s stronger the longer I’m with you, yeah/ More than every single day before/ Didn’t know I could ever love you more than I did/ But baby I do, I don’t love you like I used to,” Dickerson sings on the chorus.

The song is the lead single from his much-anticipated sophomore album and is very personal to the Tennessee native.

“The beginning of this song is intentionally different from me,” the soon-to-be father previously explained about the song. “It makes you think it is a breakup song, but it is really a lead up to how great loves evolve and get better over time. Like all of my songs, I’ve lived it. I started dating my wife 10 years ago, and it is true—I don’t love her like I used to, and I think a lot of people will be able to relate to this song. It’s a really special song that I’m crazy proud of!”

The recently released music video brings the song to life, and even features a twist in the storyline, just like the song. Click below to watch.

The country hitmaker sat down to complete the Country Now Pop Quiz where he revealed some fun facts about himself. Does he prefer the beach or the lake? What’s his most prized possession? What is his most favorite memory of his wife? Check out the Pop Quiz above to learn more about the “Love You Like I Used To” singer.

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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 and her work being featured on 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.