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.
Carrie Underwood Helps Injured Police Officer Who Is Childhood Friend
The officer is suffering multiple injuries from a car crash.
What Are the Best Country Songs of the ’90s? Vote Here!
The best country songs of the '90s helped change everything in the genre and lift it to a commercial prominence it had never seen before.
Zac Brown Band’s Coy Bowles Welcomes Another Baby Girl
It's a girl ... again!
This Little Girl May Be Country Music’s Most-Noticed Fan
Four-year-old Baylee Alford is quickly gaining attention in the country music community.
Lady Antebellum’s Dave Haywood Catches His Son Singing to His Baby Sister
In the post, Haywood is filming his toddler Cash, playing with his newborn daughter (Cash's sister), Lillie.
Garth Brooks Is Returning to the Historic Bluebird Cafe
The 25th annual Alive at the Bluebird concert series just added the country superstar to its event.
‘American Idol’ Reboot to Battle ‘The Voice’ for Viewers
How will anyone choose?!
Reba McEntire Barrel Racing Is the Reba We’ve Always Wanted to See
Singing and acting are no-brainers for the country legend, but this video also shows her as a rodeo star.
8 Most Shocking Country Music Moments of 2017
It's been quite a year.
This Christmas Gift From Luke Bryan’s Wife Made Him Cry
Luke wasn't expecting the special gift Caroline got him.
Luke Bryan Got Caught With His Fly Down (Shockingly, First Time Ever!)
While Luke Bryan was rocking a recent concert — gyrating and all — he had a minor wardrobe malfunction.
Chris Stapleton’s ‘From A Room: Volume 2′ Songs Ranked for Radio
Taste of Country sat down to rank the songs on Chris Stapleton's new album in terms of commercial radio.