In addition to his work on-air, Sam Alex has been spotted on red carpets for many different awards shows and interviewed some of your favorite celebrities, from Will Ferrell to Taylor Swift. Originally from Chicago, Sam now lives in Nashville with his wife and son. If you ever see him on lower Broadway, get him a pina colada and some BBQ chicken pizza ... they're his favorites!
Garth Brooks Wanted George Strait to Cut ‘Friends in Low Places’
"Friends In Low Places" could have been one of George Strait's biggest hits.
Chris Young Updates Fans on Hurricane Harvey Connections, Relief Effort
Chris Young was one of the first country singers to step up after Hurricane Harvey made landfall and he hasn't forgotten about the people of south Texas.
Runaway June Dish on Friendships With Brett Young, Kip Moore and Midland
Though newcomers on the country music scene, Runaway June already have a Top 30 hit and a host of close pals in the genre, counting the likes of Brett Young, Kip Moore and Midland as friends.
Dustin Lynch May Cry if ‘Hell of a Night’ Hits No. 1, and He’s Not Too Shy to Admit It
Dustin Lynch is a tough country man, but he's not too tough to admit that he cries. The singer stopped by the Taste of Country Nights studio to chat about his new single, "Hell of a Night," opening up about the possibility of it topping the charts and what that might do to him.
Shania Twain Opens Up About Turning 50
It's going to be a big year for Shania Twain. Not only is the legendary country singer hitting the road for her final tour this June, but she is also turning 50 in 2015!
Eric Paslay Tells Adorable Proposal Story
Eric Paslay popped the question to girlfriend, Natalie Harker, in December of last year and now the "Friday Night" singer is opening up to Taste of Country Nights host Sam Alex about his absolutely adorable proposal!
Randy Houser Says ‘Like a Cowboy’ Is a Risk He’s Used to Taking
Randy Houser's single "Like a Cowboy" is a big, Western ballad tucked between amped-up country-rock or pop songs. It stands out like rhinestones on a cowboy standing outside the Eiffel Tower in Paris, and the singer is comfortable with that. In fact, few may be more comfortable with that.
Brantley Gilbert Recalls His Rowdy High School Days
The quote beneath Brantley Gilbert's yearbook picture reads "Hey Andy!" Maybe these aren't the words most high school seniors want to leave as their legacy, but the expression says a lot about who the 'Small Town Throwdown' singer is today.
Brantley Gilbert Talks Hernia, What He Sleeps In
Brantley Gilbert has been forced to stay away from the gym in recent weeks as he recovers from a hernia. “I’ve got four tears in my stomach," he says explaining it was from lifting too much.
Jerrod Niemann Created ‘High Noon’ Between Games of Corn Hole [Listen]
You won't find a musical environment more casual than the one Jerrod Niemann put together to work on his new studio album, 'High Noon.' The 'Drink to That All Night' singer tells Taste of Country Nights how tailgating activities played an important role in the writing process.
Exclusive: Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley Let a Fan Customize His Golf Game
Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum is almost as passionate about golf as he is country music. The singer says if he had to pick between a hole in one or a No. 1 single ('Compass' is currently in the Top 5), he'd take the radio hit. But in a strange way, the two passions merged last summer.
Exclusive: Dierks Bentley Defends His Prius, Opens Up About Songs on ‘Riser’ [Watch]
Dierks Bentley's new 'Riser' album hits stores and digital retailers on Tuesday (Feb. 25). The singer calls it his most personal album to date, and says the current single 'I Hold On' is his favorite radio single ever. During an interview with Taste of Country Nights' Sam Alex, Bentley opens up about the music, his family, his trips to the White House and his wife Cassidy's Toyota Prius. Read Mor