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.
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.
Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher Go Back to the ’70s
Carrie Underwood turned back the clock on Sunday (July 16), showing off some serious '70s garb.
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.
Olivia Newton-John’s Breast Cancer Has Returned
Olivia Newton-John will postpone her June U.S. and Canadian concert dates, due to her latest battle with breast cancer.
Relive Lauren Duski’s Best Moments on ‘The Voice’ Season 12 [Watch]
It's not every day that Blake Shelton calls a singer "the missing piece in country music," but he has a lot of faith in The Voice contestant Lauren Duski.
George Strait Officially Launches Tequila Line in Nashville
When you associate liquor with George Strait, you probably think of a glass of whiskey.
Sam Hunt’s ‘Body Like a Back Road’ Tops Billboard Country Airplay Chart
Sam Hunt's name always seems to be inked on the radio charts, and this week his latest single, "Body Like a Back Road," puts the pop-country hitmaker back at No. 1.
Willie Nelson Assures He’s ‘Still Not Dead’
In a live-to-tape interview at SiriusXM’s Music City Theatre in Nashville on Tuesday (April 4), Willie Nelson shared a song from his new album, God’s Problem Child, that pokes fun at a recirculating internet hoax that he’s deceased.
Thomas Rhett and Luke Bryan Strip to Their Skivvies After ACM Awards [Watch]
If you were hanging out with Thomas Rhett on Sunday night (April 2), you may have reveled by stripping down to your skivvies for a dip in the closest Las Vegas pool.
Darius Rucker Cries Tears of Joy as South Carolina Makes Its First Final Four
Darius Rucker shed happy tears Sunday afternoon (March 26) when the University of South Carolina Gamecocks — Rucker’s alma mater— upset the No. 4 seeded Florida Gators in the NCAA Tournament at Madison Square Garden.