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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Dan + Shay’s Shay Mooney Weds Hannah Billingsley

The singer/songwriter wed his longtime girlfriend Hannah Billingsley on Friday (Oct. 20).

Lauren Jo Black • October 21, 2017

Kenny Chesney Announces Stadium Portion of 2018 Trip Around the Sun Tour

After laying low in 2017, country superstar Kenny Chesney is ready to kick it into full gear with his 2018 Trip Around the Sun Tour.

Lauren Jo Black • October 18, 2017

Keith Urban and Chris Janson Join Forces on ’90s Classic

Combining their musical forces, Keith Urban and Chris Janson performed “Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident),” originally recorded by John Michael Montgomery.

Lauren Jo Black • October 11, 2017

Keith Urban Congratulates CMA Broadcast Award Winners

Urban called each of the winners, including The Bobby Bones Show, who was named National CMA Broadcast Personality of the Year.

Lauren Jo Black • October 10, 2017


Shania Twain Dominates Global Album Charts with ‘Now’

Shania Twain proved she’s “Still the One” with the release of Now, her first album in nearly 15 years. 

Lauren Jo Black • October 9, 2017

Jason Aldean and Wife Return to Las Vegas to Visit Shooting Victims

One week after the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history, Jason Aldean has returned to the site of the massacre. 

Lauren Jo Black • October 8, 2017

Kenny Chesney Scores His 30th Chart-Topping Single

Kenny Chesney is sitting ‘pretty’ at the top of the country radio charts this week! 

Lauren Jo Black • October 6, 2017

Luke Bryan Announces New Album, ‘What Makes You Country’

Luke Bryan has revealed details surrounding his much-anticipated sixth studio album.

Lauren Jo Black • October 6, 2017


Dierks Bentley Says Las Vegas Shooting is the ‘Heaviest, Darkest Thing I Can Remember Since 9/11′

“I’m having a hard time even physically moving right now,” Bentley says. 

Lauren Jo Black • October 5, 2017

Luke Bryan Is Doing ‘Everything Possible’ To Keep Fans Safe at Upcoming Farm Tour Shows

In the aftermath of the Las Vegas shooting, Luke Bryan is promising to do “everything possible” to keep his fans safe at his upcoming Farm Tour concerts. 

Lauren Jo Black • October 4, 2017

Brittany Aldean on Las Vegas Shooting: ‘All I Could Think Was ‘I Never Even Got To Hold My Baby”

“It’s been hard to process what happened the other night… still feel like I’m in a daze,” the 29-year-old began.

Lauren Jo Black • October 4, 2017

Route 91 Harvest Festival Issues Statement Following Deadly Shooting

“We will NOT let hate win over LOVE. We will NOT be defeated by senseless violence,” the statement reads in part. 

Lauren Jo Black • October 3, 2017


CBS Fires Legal Exec Who Said She Had No Sympathy for Victims of Las Vegas Shooting Because ‘Country Music Fans are Often Republican Gun Toters’

A top legal executive at CBS found herself in hot water Monday after saying she is “not even sympathetic” to those affected by the mass shooting in Las Vegas.

Lauren Jo Black • October 2, 2017

Las Vegas Shooting is the Deadliest Shooting in Modern US History

At least 50 people are dead and 400 are wounded after suspected gunman Stephen Paddock opened fire on the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas. 

Lauren Jo Black • October 2, 2017

President Trump Responds to Las Vegas Shooting

President Donald Trump took to Twitter to offer his thoughts to those affected by the deadliest shooting in modern US history.

Lauren Jo Black • October 2, 2017

UPDATE: At Least 20 Dead, 100 Wounded After Mass Shooting in Las Vegas

Las Vegas Sheriff Joseph Lombardo says that more than 20 people died and more than 100 people were injured after the mass shooting.

Lauren Jo Black • October 2, 2017


Jason Aldean and Pregnant Wife Safe After Mass Shooting in Las Vegas

“Tonight has been beyond horrific,” Aldean wrote in an Instagram post. 

Lauren Jo Black • October 2, 2017

Gunman Opens Fire on Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas

Jake Owen described the horrifying incident as the most unimaginable event” and asked his fans to “please pray.” 

Lauren Jo Black • October 2, 2017

Jason Aldean Reveals Inspiration Behind Baby Boy’s Unique Name

Aldean, a native of Macon, Georgia, threw fans for a bit of a loop when he decided to name his son Memphis. Now, he’s sharing the inspiration behind the name.

Lauren Jo Black • September 30, 2017

Miranda Lambert Announces 23-City Livin’ Like Hippies Tour

Is Miranda Lambert coming to a city near you?

Lauren Jo Black • September 28, 2017