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.
Chris Young Invited to Join the Grand Ole Opry
Chris Young has just been invited to join the Grand Ole Opry. Vince Gill rendered the "Losing Sleep" singer nearly speechless when he invited him on Tuesday night (Aug. 29).
This Violin Cover of Sam Hunt’s ‘Body Like a Back Road’ Is Awesome! [Watch]
If you can't get enough of Sam Hunt's "Body Like a Back Road," now a YouTube violinist has taped a rendition fit for a symphony hall.
Miranda Lambert’s ‘Vice’ Certified Platinum
Miranda Lambert's "Vice" has officially gone platinum.
Florida Georgia Line’s ‘Dig Your Roots’ Album Goes Platinum
Florida Georgia Line's 2016 Dig Your Roots album has gone platinum.
Miley Cyrus Asks Her Dad to Be ‘The Voice’ Advisor
One Cyrus is not enough for NBC's The Voice. Pop superstar Miley Cyrus has invited her father, country artist Billy Ray Cyrus, to be her team advisor for the upcoming Season 13.
Granger Smith’s Real-Life Love Story Plays Out in ‘Happens Like That’ Music Video
Granger Smith didn't call on actors to star in his "Happens Like That" video. Instead, he turned to his family.
Dierks Bentley Meets Wounded Veteran in Virginia Beach
Dierks Bentley’s What the Hell World Tour has been making miles across the globe, but one east coast tour stop has stood above the rest, especially for wounded U.S. Army Sgt. Legrand Strickland.
Miranda Lambert Forgets the Words to Her Own Song [Watch]
Miranda Lambert recently made a surprise drop-in with Little Big Town at their show in Nashville, but her performance didn't quite go as the country superstar had planned.
This Throwback Pic of Blake Shelton and Rascal Flatts With a Shotgun Is Country Heaven
Blake Shelton is one of country music's most recognizable figures, but can you pull him out of this throwback pic?
Brantley Gilbert Shares Why He’s ‘Terrified’ of Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney
Brantley Gilbert admits that when it comes to one thing, Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney both really intimidate him.