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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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


Parmalee’s Barry Knox Says ‘I Do’

Barry Knox and his longtime girlfriend Kristin “KJ” Joyner wed on Saturday (Oct. 21) in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

Lauren Jo Black • October 24, 2017

Four Superstar Collaborations Announced for 51st Annual CMA Awards

Kelsea Ballerini is set to perform alongside Reba, while Dierks Bentley will take the stage with Rascal Flatts.

Lauren Jo Black • October 24, 2017

Post Monroe’s Shelby McLeod Leaves Group to Pursue a Solo Career

“After careful thought and reflection, I will be parting ways from Post Monroe,” McLeod writes. 

Lauren Jo Black • October 23, 2017

Greg Bates and Wife Shelley Welcome Baby Boy

God is amazing and we are so thankful for this new addition to our family,” Bates wrote in an Instagram post announcing the arrival of their baby boy. 

Lauren Jo Black • October 22, 2017


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 Phones CMA Broadcast Award Winners

Urban called each of the winners, including Bobby Bones, 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