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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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

Alan Jackson’s Mother, ‘Mama Ruth,’ Passes Away

Our thoughts and prayers are with Alan Jackson and his family as they mourn the loss of his mother, Mrs. Ruth Jackson. 

Lauren Jo Black • January 7, 2017

Celebration Of Life Announced for Songwriter Andrew Dorff

A celebration of life has been planned in honor songwriter Andrew Dorff, who unexpectedly passed away last month.

Lauren Jo Black • January 5, 2017

Sam Hunt Engaged To Hannah Lee Fowler

A source within Sam Hunt’s camp confirmed the news to Sounds Like Nashville.

Lauren Jo Black • January 2, 2017

Scotty McCreery, Joe Nichols & More Join Randy Travis Tribute Concert

A slew of new artists have been added to the lineup for 1 Night. 1 Place. 1 Time.: A Heroes and Friends Tribute to Randy Travis.

Lauren Jo Black • January 2, 2017

Listen to Sam Hunt’s Surprise New Song, ‘Drinkin’ Too Much’

Superstar Sam Hunt shocked fans just after midnight on New Year’s Eve with the release of a brand new song, “Drinkin’ Too Much.’ Listen to the track here.

Lauren Jo Black • January 1, 2017

William Michael Morgan Is Engaged To Runaway June’s Jennifer Wayne

It’s a match made in County music heaven… Singers William Michael Morgan and Jennifer Wayne are engaged to be married!

Lauren Jo Black • December 31, 2016

Dailey & Vincent Invited to Join Grand Ole Opry

“This is one of the most special things that has ever happened to us,” a visably shocked Dailey expressed.

Lauren Jo Black • December 31, 2016

Austin Webb and His Wife Are Expecting a Baby!

The couple made the exciting announcement via Austin’s Instagram feed with an adorable Christmas-themed photo.

Lauren Jo Black • December 28, 2016

Love and Theft’s Stephen Barker Liles and Wife Expecting Baby No. 2

“We couldn’t be more excited,” Liles shared in a press release. 

Lauren Jo Black • December 26, 2016

Kelsea Ballerini Gets Engaged to Morgan Evans on Christmas Day

“Loving him has been the greatest gift of my life. And now I get to do it for life,” Ballerini wrote. 

Lauren Jo Black • December 25, 2016

Shay Mooney and Fiancée Reveal Baby’s Gender, Name

Dan + Shay’s Shay Mooney and his fiancée took to Instagram to reveal exciting news about their unborn baby on Christmas Eve.

Lauren Jo Black • December 25, 2016

Ashley Monroe Announces Pregnancy

“Merry Christmas everyone.. so many new things coming in 2017,” Monroe wrote in her announcement. 

Lauren Jo Black • December 25, 2016

Kacey Musgraves Gets Engaged on Christmas Eve

“I didn’t say yes…I said HELL YESSSS,” Musgraves excitedly wrote on Instagram along with a photo of her new bling.

Lauren Jo Black • December 25, 2016

Kelsea Ballerini Channels 2000s Pop Icons in ‘Yeah Boy’ Music Video

“I definitely love pushing boundaries and I’ve always loved strong female artists in every genre, and Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, and Jessica Simpson are some of my favorites,” Kelsea said. 

Lauren Jo Black • December 19, 2016

Brantley Gilbert Shares New Details About Upcoming Album

Gilbert’s much anticipated new album, The Devil Don’t Sleep, arrives January 27, 2017.

Lauren Jo Black • December 14, 2016