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.
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.
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.
Darius Rucker Believes in Aliens, But Not Kip Moore’s Golf Swing
Darius Rucker believes in aliens and thinks Kip Moore has the ugliest golf swing in country music.
Jake Owen Finds Chilling Reminder in His Tour Bus After Route 91
Jake Owen just got his tour bus back, and with it came a flashback to the events at Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas on Oct. 1.
Maren Morris Performs ‘Dear Hate’ for the First Time [Watch]
"I hope that, God forbid, any of you lost anyone in that tragedy or if you've just gone through some dark times, I hope this maybe brings you a little light."
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 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.
Garth Brooks Ending North American Leg of World Tour After Three Years
Garth Brooks has been on his perpetual tour for approximately three years, and it's hard to believe it's finally coming to an end.
Tyler Farr’s Jason Aldean Impersonation Includes Moves and Jabs [Watch]
At Taste of Country Festival in early June, Tyler Farr shared the best impersonation he's got, and it happened to be his friend and fellow country superstar Jason Aldean.
That Time Scott McCreery Threw a Legendary College Party …
Ain't no party like a Scotty McCreery party, apparently.
Sam Hunt’s ‘Body Like a Back Road’ Could Be the Song of the Summer
Sam Hunt’s brand of crossover country is paying off once again.