Lauren Jo Black -

Hi - I'm Lauren, the Sounds Like Nashville Editor (aka Boss Lady). I reside just North of Nashville with my husband and children. I eat, sleep, and breathe country music. When I'm off the clock, I enjoy spending time with my family and traveling.

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Jana Kramer Suffers Miscarriage: ‘I Just Don’t Want To Feel Alone’

“I don’t want I’m sorry or sympathy. I just don’t want to feel alone. And I know I’m not,” Kramer wrote in an emotional post to Instagram.

Lauren Jo Black • December 9, 2017

Dierks Bentley To Receive Humanitarian Award at 2018 Country Radio Seminar

Created in 1990, the award recognizes artists who have exhibited “exceptional humanitarian efforts” throughout their career.

Lauren Jo Black • December 7, 2017

Carrie Underwood Shares Personal Family Photos in ‘What I Never Knew I Always Wanted’ Video Montage

SLN has the exclusive premiere of Carrie Underwood’s “What I Never Knew I Always Wanted” video montage from her Storyteller Tour.

Lauren Jo Black • December 7, 2017

Luke Bryan, Kelsea Ballerini and More Join St. Jude’s ‘This Shirt Saves Lives’ Campaign

“St. Jude is an amazing organization, and whenever you see that name you trust that it’s the best of all causes,” shares longtime St. Jude supporter Luke Bryan.

Lauren Jo Black • December 6, 2017


2018 Country Radio Seminar’s New Faces of Country Music Revealed

Lauren Alaina, Luke Combs, Midland, Carly Pearce, and Michael Ray have been named the New Faces of Country Music for the 2018 Country Radio Seminar (CRS). …

Lauren Jo Black • December 4, 2017

Tyler Hubbard and Wife Go Topless for Maternity Photo Shoot

“Three more weeks until we get to meet our little angel,” the singer captioned the photo.

Lauren Jo Black • December 4, 2017

Jason Aldean’s Daughters Meet Baby Memphis

Aldean introduced his daughters, Keeley, 14, and Kendyl, 10, to their little brother Memphis.

Lauren Jo Black • December 2, 2017

Judge Denies Randy Travis’ Request to Block Court from Releasing 2012 DWI Arrest Video

The judge ruled that the video can be made public after Travis and his legal team made multiple attempts to keep the footage from being released.

Lauren Jo Black • December 1, 2017


Randy Travis’ Wife Pleads For Fans to Sign Petition to Seal Dash Cam Footage From His 2012 Arrest

“This is a case where the justice system has miserably failed and bowed down to ill-intended requests,” Travis’ wife writes.

Lauren Jo Black • November 29, 2017

2018 GRAMMY Awards Nominees

Nominees for the upcoming 60th GRAMMY Awards were revealed Tuesday morning (Nov. 28) and several country music stars are in the running.

Lauren Jo Black • November 28, 2017

Blake Shelton Shares Touching Memories of the Late Mel Tillis

“Some of my most cherished memories are the times I spent with Mel Tillis,” Shelton shared.

Lauren Jo Black • November 19, 2017

Country Music Hall of Famer Mel Tillis Dead at 85

Legendary country music singer/songwriter Mel Tillis died Sunday morning (Nov. 19), his publicist confirms.

Lauren Jo Black • November 19, 2017


Miranda Lambert and Boyfriend Anderson East Slam Garth Brooks for Lip Syncing at the CMA Awards

“It’s better to be honest than to pretend. I think it’s bull shit,” Lambert writes of Brooks’ decision to lip sync at the CMA Awards.

Lauren Jo Black • November 10, 2017

See Sugarland’s First Performance in Five Years

Watch Sugarland perform “Stay” during a surprise appearance at Big Machine Label Group’s CMA Awards after party.

Lauren Jo Black • November 9, 2017

Nicole Franzel, Winner of ‘Big Brother,’ Takes the CMA Awards Red Carpet by Storm

Taking the red carpet by storm, Franzel was immediately starstruck at the sight of some of country music’s biggest stars.

Lauren Jo Black • November 9, 2017

Sugarland Shocks Fans with CMA Awards Reunion

Perhaps one of the most shocking moments of the 51st Annual CMA Awards was the on-stage reunion of Sugarland.

Lauren Jo Black • November 8, 2017


Brothers Osborne Prevail as CMA Vocal Duo of the Year

The win is the second consecutive Vocal Duo of the Year award for the brothers.

Lauren Jo Black • November 8, 2017

Glen Campbell and Willie Nelson’s ‘Funny How Time Slips Away’ Named CMA Musical Event of the Year

The song is featured on Campbell’s final album, Adiós, which was released in the summer of 2017.

Lauren Jo Black • November 8, 2017

George Strait-Owned Tapatio Springs Resort ‘Closed Indefinitely’ After Fire Destroys the Clubhouse

George Strait performed at the resort just one week prior to the fire.

Lauren Jo Black • November 5, 2017

Clay Walker and Wife Welcome Baby Boy, Ezra Stephen

“Ezra Stephen Walker has arrived! He and Mama are healthy and home,” Walker shared on social media.

Lauren Jo Black • November 5, 2017