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.
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.
Sexiest Man Alive Blake Shelton Has a Message for Adam Levine [Watch]
Blake Shelton has been named Sexiest Man Alive 2017 by People, and the country star appears to be loving it.
Tom Petty’s Last Words to Chris Stapleton
Chris Stapleton shares his last conversation with Tom Petty.
Chris Stapleton Extends Backstage Invite to K-9 Officer Who Was Shot
Chris Stapleton was the one to request a meeting with a Jacksonville, Florida, officer who was shot in the line of duty.
Chris Stapleton Wins Male Vocalist of the Year at 2017 CMA Awards
Chris Stapleton won Male Vocalist of the Year at the 2017 CMA Awards, his third time winning the award.
Chris Stapleton Wins Second Album of the Year at CMA Awards
Chris Stapleton won Album of the Year at the 2017 CMA Awards Wednesday for his latest full-length work, From A Room: Volume 1.
Country Rising Adds Second Benefit Event After First Sells Out
Country Rising, a star-studded benefit concert at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on Nov. 12, has just expanded.
Reid Perry of the Band Perry Undergoes Emergency Surgery
Reid Perry of the Band Perry had to make a trip to the emergency room over the weekend, and he documented his trip on social media.
Montgomery Gentry’s ‘Better Me’ Is a Moving Tribute to Troy Gentry
Montgomery Gentry's "Better Me" lyric video is the duo's first posthumous video release since the tragic death of Troy Gentry, one-half of the once captivating country duo.