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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Brett Eldredge Enlists Sadie Robertson to Co-Star in New Music Video

“Shooting the video for “The Long Way” with @legitsadierob…this video is gonna be MAGIC,” Eldredge wrote on Instagram. 

Lauren Jo Black • September 21, 2017

Kenny Chesney Continues to Assist Virgin Islands After Hurricane Irma: ‘He is Keeping Us Alive’

“I have got so many memories, so many friends there, so many fabrics and pieces of my life on that island,” Chesney shares. 

Lauren Jo Black • September 19, 2017

Eddie Montgomery’s Wife Thankful for ‘Outpouring of Love’ Following Troy Gentry’s Death

“We want to thank you for the outpouring of love, comfort, and prayers,” Jennifer Montgomery shared. 

Lauren Jo Black • September 18, 2017

Little Big Town Pays Tribute to Troy Gentry at the Ryman

Covering Montgomery Gentry’s 2002 hit, “My Town,” Little Big Town’s one-of-a-kind harmonies were put on display for all to hear.

Lauren Jo Black • September 18, 2017

Troy Gentry Takes the Lead in New Montgomery Gentry Song, ‘Better Me’

Shortly before the tragic death of Montgomery Gentry’s Troy Gentry, the singer and his duo partner, Eddie Montgomery, put the finishing touches on a brand new album. Slated to be released via Average Joes Entertainment next year, the album features a song that was deeply personal to Gentry called “Better Me.”

With lyrics like “I might cuss

Lauren Jo Black • September 15, 2017

Little Big Town, Vince Gill Honor Troy Gentry at Emotional Memorial Service

Family, friends, fans, and colleagues of the late Troy Gentry poured into the Grand Ole Opry House to pay their respects to the singer.

Lauren Jo Black • September 14, 2017

Hillary Scott Shows off Growing Baby Bump

Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott has an empowering message for her fellow expectant mothers: don’t be afraid to show off that bump! 

Lauren Jo Black • September 13, 2017

Blake Shelton and Usher Join Forces For Duet During ‘Hand in Hand’ Benefit

Blake Shelton and Usher may have gone head to head as competitors on The Voice, but on Tuesday, the superstars came together for a good cause.

Lauren Jo Black • September 13, 2017

Lady Antebellum Wrap U.S. Leg of You Look Good World Tour with Memorable Hometown Show

“Without getting too nostalgic, this is a dream come true for us to close out this tour in Nashville,” Charles Kelley told the crowd.

Lauren Jo Black • September 11, 2017

Dan + Shay Share Touching Musical Tribute to Troy Gentry

“Today, in honor of Troy, we’re gonna do one of our favorite songs of all time…” Shay Mooney says in the clip. 

Lauren Jo Black • September 9, 2017

Country Music Community ‘Shocked,’ ‘Heartbroken’ Over the Deaths of Troy Gentry and Don Williams

As news of their deaths spread, many country artists took to Twitter to express their sadness and send prayers to the families of the deceased. 

Lauren Jo Black • September 9, 2017

Kenny Chesney Distraught by Devastation in the Caribbean Caused by Hurricane Irma

“As daylight is hitting the islands, and we’re really getting a sense of how bad this all is… I don’t know what to say,” Chesney wrote in a letter to fans. 

Lauren Jo Black • September 7, 2017

LOCASH’s Chris Lucas and Wife Welcome Baby Girl

“We are just blessed to have another absolutely beautiful little girl in our family,” Lucas says. 

Lauren Jo Black • September 4, 2017

2017 CMA Awards Nominations: Surprises and Snubs

Jason Aldean and Blake Shelton were noticeably missing from the list of CMA Awards nominees. See who else was snubbed.

Lauren Jo Black • September 4, 2017

2017 CMA Awards Nominees Revealed

And the nominees for the 51st Annual CMA Awards are…

Lauren Jo Black • September 4, 2017

Jason Aldean Reveals Baby Boy’s Unique Name

Jason Aldean revealed his unborn son’s name in an Instagram post shared with fans on Saturday (Sept. 2).

Lauren Jo Black • September 2, 2017

Rodney Atkins and Rose Falcon Reveal Baby’s Gender and Name

Atkins and Falcon recently revealed the gender and name of their baby at a gender reveal party surround by family and friends. 

Lauren Jo Black • September 2, 2017

Eric Church Surprises Fans with ’61 Days in Church’ Live Collection

Eric Church is giving fans a chance to relive his Holdin’ My Own Tour with the release of 61 Days in Church.

Lauren Jo Black • September 1, 2017

Chris Young Invited to Join the Grand Ole Opry

Chris Young received the surprise of a lifetime when Vince Gill invited him to become the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry.

Lauren Jo Black • August 30, 2017

Kenny Chesney To Boston Fans: ‘I’m SO Ready’

Kenny Chesney has a special message for his Boston fans ahead of this weekend’s concerts at Gillette Stadium.

Lauren Jo Black • August 24, 2017