Sam Alex has worked for country stations across the nation and never misses his favorite acts when they come to town. He's been on red carpets for many different awards shows and interviewed some of your favorite celebrities, like Will Ferrell and Taylor Swift. Originally from Chicago, Sam now lives in Nashville, where he hosts the Taste of Country Nights radio show, a syndicated night show which airs on more than 75 stations nationwide. If you ever see him on lower Broadway, get him a pina colada and some BBQ chicken pizza ... they're his favorites! Listen to highlights on iTunes or your Android device.
Garth Brooks Wanted George Strait to Cut ‘Friends in Low Places’
"Friends In Low Places" could have been one of George Strait's biggest hits. In fact had Garth Brooks gotten his way the King of Country would have taken the song to No. 1.
Aaron Watson Falls Back on Personal Experience to Help Heal After Las Vegas
Aaron Watson had friends near the Route 91 Harvest Festival stage and he played the Las Vegas fest one year ago to the day of last Sunday's shooting. It's real for him, but tragically he can recall an experience and a conversation that helps him with grief.
Chris Young Updates Fans on Hurricane Harvey Connections, Relief Effort
Chris Young was one of the first country singers to step up after Hurricane Harvey made landfall and he hasn't forgotten about the people of south Texas.
Reba McEntire Reveals New Details of Upcoming ABC Drama
Reba McEntire is readying her acting chops. In a new interview with Taste of Country Nights, the country singer revealed new details on her upcoming one-hour drama slated for ABC.
Sam Hunt Says He Wants to Start a Family
Sam Hunt has been one of country's music's hottest bachelors, but he says he'd like to settle down and raise a family someday.
Kenny Chesney’s ‘Cosmic Hallelujah’ Geared Toward Live Shows
Kenny Chesney's live shows are full of energy and passion, and he brought that to the studio while recording several songs on Cosmic Hallelujah. Chesney opened up to Taste of Country Nights about putting that on the album.
Kacey Musgraves Embraces the Sad Parts of Christmas
Kacey Musgraves says she and frequent collaborator Shane McAnally agreed they needed a sad song for her new Christmas album, so they set out to write one that would draw tears. It worked!
Martina McBride Opens Up About Her 50th Birthday Plans
Martina McBride turns 50 on July 29. The talented beauty stopped by the Taste of Country Nights studio and told us where she'll be on the big day, and why she's happy to be there.
Brad Paisley Explains How Demi Lovato Was Chosen for ‘Without a Fight’
Brad Paisley released his duet with Demi Lovato on Friday morning. "Without a Fight" is a guitar-fueled country song about the very real fights couples have.
Jennifer Nettles Dishes on New Music to Come in 2016
If 2015 was a year of big changes for Jennifer Nettles, then 2016 will be a year of big debuts. She's got new music coming out in the form of a new album titled Playing With Fire, which she dished about during a visit to the Taste of Country Nights booth before the CMA Awards.
LeAnn Rimes: ‘It’s Been Christmas for Me All Year Long’
LeAnn Rimes is back in the swing of things with a new, full-length Christmas album, Today Is Christmas, released in October.
Granger Smith Spills His Most Embarrassing Halloween Costume
Granger Smith hasn't always been proud of his Halloween costume choices — in fact, one year, he admits he really embarrassed himself. Smith recently came to the ToC Nights Studio and got real with us about that awful costume from his past.