Carena Liptak is a writer and editor in Nashville, Tenn. She is a fan of strong coffee and large-eared dogs. When not writing, she can be found chasin' that neon rainbow and livin' that honky-tonk dream.
FOR 10/26: Elise Davis Chronicles a Fiercely Self-Reliant Chapter of Her Life in ‘Cactus’
"When you're always trying to write true to what you're experiencing and living, it's an ever-evolving thing..."
FOR 10/26: Whitey Morgan Builds on His Punk Rock Ethos with Co-Writing, ‘Bucket List’ Show…
"Anything that was popular was uncool when I was 15 years old..."
Mary Gauthier, Beth Nielsen Chapman Are ‘Midwives’ for Soldiers’ Stories on New Album
"The songwriters come in and bear witness. We just listen."
Garth Brooks Is ‘The Good Kind’ of Nervous to Play Notre Dame Stadium
"The whole hope and thought is to turn that arena into a honky-tonk."
Story Behind the Song: Heather Morgan, ‘Arms of a Lion’
"I always used metaphors for life lessons growing up. It's one of those ways to explain the world ..."
Interview: Heather Morgan Lets Her Artist Side Shine on ‘Borrowed Heart’
"I watched [songwriters who also released their own music] like I was watching the big kids on the playground ..."
Jason Aldean Remembers ‘Route 91 Family’ on One-Year Anniversary of the Shooting
Jason Aldean shares his solidarity with those affected by the Route 91 Harvest Festival mass shooting, one year after the event.
Morgan Evans, Kelsea Ballerini Have Each Other’s Backs By Being Honest
"It's cool to have someone who's not just saying nice things, but saying them from a place of total understanding."
Story Behind the Song: Abby Anderson, ‘Dance Away My Broken Heart’
"I'd had my heart broken at the time, and I love to dance ..."