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 son. 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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Maren Morris, Jon Pardi and More Showcase Talent at CRS New Faces Show

The class of 2017 New Faces of Country Music took the stage Friday evening for an unforgettable night of music inside Nashville’s Omni Hotel.

Lauren Jo Black • February 25, 2017

‘Nashville’ Producer Sheds Light on Connie Britton’s Exit, What’s Next for the Show

Marshall Herskovitz is answering all the burning questions about Connie Britton’s exit from Nashville and what lies ahead for the series. 

Lauren Jo Black • February 24, 2017

Little Big Town Takes ‘Better Man’ to No.1

Little Big Town is kicking off the release week of its seventh studio album with the No.1 song in the country.  

Lauren Jo Black • February 21, 2017

Thomas Rhett and Wife Reveal Baby’s Gender

Thomas Rhett and his wife Lauren took to social media to reveal the gender of their baby. Is it a boy or girl? Find out!

Lauren Jo Black • February 18, 2017

Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley Return To Co-Host ACM Awards

The news was confirmed tonight during the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards in a commercial spot that aired during the show’s first hour.

Lauren Jo Black • February 12, 2017

Country Stars Shine on the GRAMMYs Red Carpet

Check out photos of Carrie Underwood, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, and more on the GRAMMYs red carpet…

Lauren Jo Black • February 12, 2017

Cassadee Pope Engaged to All Time Low’s Rian Dawson

“WE’RE ENGAGED,” Pope announced on Instagram, followed by more than a dozen heart emojis. 

Lauren Jo Black • February 10, 2017

Reba on Her New Album: ‘It’s Something That Will Live Forever’

Reba recently began a new chapter in her career with the release of her very first Gospel album, Sing It Now: Songs of Faith and Hope.

Lauren Jo Black • February 10, 2017

Jamie Lynn Spears Thanks First Responders, Medical Staff Upon Daughter’s Release From the Hospital

“…We are headed home with our baby girl as she continues to recover,” Spears wrote.

Lauren Jo Black • February 10, 2017

Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood Bring ‘The Fighter’ to Country Radio

“I loved the song when I first heard it and was excited to work with Keith on new music,” Underwood says of the track. 

Lauren Jo Black • February 6, 2017

REPORT: Jamie Lynn Spears’ Daughter Severely Injured in ATV Accident

Jamie Lynn Spears’ 8-year-old daughter Maddie was reportedly severely injured in an ATV accident on Sunday. 

Lauren Jo Black • February 5, 2017

Re-Live Luke Bryan’s Performance of the National Anthem at Super Bowl LI

All eyes were on Luke Bryan Sunday as he took the field at NRG Stadium in Houston to sing the national anthem prior to Super Bowl LI.

Lauren Jo Black • February 5, 2017

Carrie Underwood Playing Speak Out is the Funniest Thing You’ll See All Day

Carrie Underwood shared a video of herself playing the game Speak Out, and we can’t stop watching!

Lauren Jo Black • January 28, 2017

Kelsea Ballerini, Maren Morris & More Celebrate GRAMMY Nominations

Nashville’s Loews Vanderbilt Hotel was the place to be Thursday evening as dozens of Nashville-area GRAMMY nominees gathered to celebrate their nominations. 

Lauren Jo Black • January 27, 2017

Sam Hunt Announces Summer Tour, Reveals New Single

Kicking off June 1 in Cleveland, the 15 In A 30 Tour will also feature Maren Morris, Chris Janson, and Ryan Follese. 

Lauren Jo Black • January 25, 2017

Country Stars Visit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for Annual Country Cares Seminar

Dozens of country music artists had the chance to experience the joy and hope that St. Jude brings its patients and families last weekend.

Lauren Jo Black • January 19, 2017

Blake Shelton Wins Big, Performs at People’s Choice Awards

Blake Shelton took home two People’s Choice Awards, including the all-genre Favorite Album.

Lauren Jo Black • January 19, 2017

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Honors Darius Rucker with Randy Owen Angels Among Us Award

Darius Rucker received quite the surprise on Saturday while attending the 28th annual Country Cares for St. Jude Kids Seminar. 

Lauren Jo Black • January 18, 2017

Jason Aldean Announces Massive They Don’t Know Tour

“It only takes a couple weeks off the road before I get that itch, and I’m already feeling it,” Aldean says. 

Lauren Jo Black • January 13, 2017

Carrie Underwood is Pretty in Pink at 2017 Golden Globe Awards

The superstar was on hand to present the awards for Best Original Score and Best Original Song.

Lauren Jo Black • January 8, 2017