Mike Thiel is a midwestern Millennial multimediaist with an appreciation for alliteration. (It’s all true!) His stories, photos and videos can be found on the USA Today Network, Taste of Country Network and other entertainment publications and websites around the world. Thiel has created numerous enterprise entertainment features and regularly interviews musicians, comedians, athletes, reality stars, movie producers and more. Currently based in Nashville, Thiel is exploring Music City’s evolving music and nightlife scene and is also a musician himself.
Hear Zac Brown Band’s New Song, ‘Roots’
Zac Brown Band have been releasing their forthcoming album, Welcome Home, one track at a time, and the latest is a song called "Roots."
‘Nashville’ Teases Big Drama in New Season 5 Trailer
The CMT drama Nashville returns to cable TV June 1 to air the second half of Season 5, which will consist of 11 episodes.
Faith Hill’s Talk Show Gets Launch Date
Faith Hill and Kellie Pickler will launch a joint talk show this fall.
Lady Antebellum’s Kids, Spouses Inspired Songs on Upcoming Album
Lady Antebellum's long awaited album Heart Break drops June 9, and the trio recently shared the inspiration behind their new songs with Taste of Country.
Brad Paisley to Perform Disco Hits at Alzheimer’s Association Benefit
This June, Brad Paisley will shake his groove thing at a disco party aimed at raising awareness and funds to battle Alzheimer’s disease.
Trace Adkins Reveals Hit Songs He Passed On
Trace Adkins has passed on some songs that went on to be huge hits for other artists.
‘Nashville’ Renewed for a Sixth Season
CMT has announced that the hit country music drama Nashville will return for a sixth season.
Luke Combs Announces Debut Album, ‘This One’s for You’
Luke Combs made his mark on country music in 2016 with his hit single, "Hurricane," and he's about to follow it up with a full-length album.
Darius Rucker Cries Tears of Joy as South Carolina Makes Its First Final Four
Darius Rucker shed happy tears Sunday afternoon (March 26) when the University of South Carolina Gamecocks — Rucker’s alma mater— upset the No. 4 seeded Florida Gators in the NCAA Tournament at Madison Square Garden.
Martina McBride Hosts Baby Shower for Homeless Young Women
Martina McBride, along with her charitable initiative Team Music Is Love, recently carried out an extra special day for some New York City mothers and mothers-to-be.