Olivia Ladd is a freelance music journalist and producer based in Nashville.
The Secret to Kane Brown’s Success? ‘I’ve Just Been Following My Gut’
"For my whole career, I’ve just been following my gut..."
Story Behind the Song: Luke Combs, ‘She Got the Best of Me’
"After this album came out, we were still playing it on the road, and the reaction to it was just always so good ..."
Maren Morris’ Girl: The World Tour: 5 Can’t-Miss-It Moments
Morris' Ryman Auditorium show emphasized the "Girl" in Girl: The World Tour.
Story Behind the Song: Kane Brown, ‘Lose It’
Brown tells the story behind his No. 1 hit "Lose It," in his own words.
2019 Grammy Awards: See Little Big Town on the Red Carpet [PICTURES]
This isn't their first rodeo.
Story Behind the Song: Mitchell Tenpenny, ‘Drunk Me’
"It’s been written a bunch of times, but ..."
Jake Owen’s ‘I Was Jack (You Were Diane)’ Is a ‘Flip Song’
It's a tribute to a familiar tune ...
Luke Combs Is Ready to Reflect Over the Holidays
After a whirlwind 2018, Combs is ready to take some time to reflect.
Martina McBride, Sara Evans Reflect on the Importance of Equal Airplay for Women in Country Music
McBride and Evans talked about their frustration with the lack of airplay for women on the CMT Artists of the Year red carpet.
2018 CMT Artists of the Year: 9 Moments That Proved the Power of Country’s Women
There's an open dialogue happening in the country music industry about the gap women face, particularly at radio, and CMT responded by showing instead of telling.