Carena Liptak is a writer and editor in Nashville, Tenn. She is a fan of strong coffee and large-eared dogs. When not writing, she can be found chasin' that neon rainbow and livin' that honky-tonk dream.
Kalie Shorr Discusses Grieving in Public, Learning How to Write Songs About Her Sister’s D…
"We've got to show people that she was a real person, with passions and children -- not just some junkie, you know?"
Little Big Town Debut Empowering New Song at CRS 2019 [WATCH]
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Interview: Dale Watson’s Texas Roots Get a Memphis Kick on ‘Call Me Lucky’
Watson's environment may have changed on his latest album, but his songwriting philosophy hasn't.
Story Behind the Song: Brantley Gilbert and Lindsay Ell, ‘What Happens in a Small Town’
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Musgraves' big wins at the 2019 Grammys give the up-and-coming artist more faith that she's on the right path.
Hunter Hayes Scrapped ‘Hundreds of Songs’ to Write His Next Album From Scratch
"I started from scratch, based on, 'This is what I want, eyes closed ...'"
Clint Black’s Advice for a Successful Marriage Requires a Good Sense of Humor
Why did Roy Rogers' wife, Dale, secretly hope he died before she did? Just ask Clint Black.
Independent Women: What Country’s Female Up-and-Comers Gain From Going It Alone
Stephanie Quayle, Lauren Duski and more of CMT's Next Women of Country explain the advantages of releasing music without a label.
Willie Nelson’s Collaborators Share What He Taught Them About Making Music
Ray Benson, Bobby Bare and more explain that they learned from working with the country legend.