One of the biggest parts of my job has to do with securing media opportunities in our "Country Core" outlets, or the outlets that have a niche in country music. Since there are so many amazing country news sites out there, I'm here to help you figure out which ones you should keep up with.
Read this if you are always the first to know all the gossip in your friend group. Rare Country does a great job of keeping up on the country music celebrity world while still breaking timely music news. Truly the best of both worlds!
Stay up to date on Rated Red if your favorite part of the day is watching all of the viral videos on your Facebook timeline. They are heavily focused on video content, which is a great way to unwind at the end of the day and find your newest music obsessions.
You should follow Sounds Like Nashville if you always look forward to the game segments on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. They have some of the most unique articles I've ever seen, which deserves major props.
Read Taste of Country if you're still in post-concert CMA Fest depression. They have their own festival, Taste of Country Music Festival, with Sam Hunt, Miranda Lambert and Jason Aldean headlining this year. Since they have their own festival, they obviously have the best exclusives and coverage, which is the perfect way to hold yourself over to summer 2018.
Follow Nash Country Daily if you're constantly listening to Ty, Kelly and Chuck on your way to work (and find yourself laughing at Chuck's jokes for the rest of the day). Nash Country Daily is unique because it is part of 103.3 NASH-FM. Since they have an insider look on who the hottest new radio star is, you'll always be the first to know about new artists!
Read Whiskey Riff if you are constantly scrolling through Twitter and tweeting to your thousands of loyal followers. Whiskey Riff is known for their loyal fanbase, especially on Twitter, which makes them a great outlet to feel like you're actually becoming BFFs with the featured artists.
Choose One Country if you're always procrastinating by taking Buzzfeed quizzes. One Country is basically the one stop shop for everything you could ever need. From recipes to quizzes and even country music news, they've got you covered.
Hopefully I've helped you figure out which "country core" outlet is best for you. Or, if you're like me, you'll spend all your free time reading them all anyways ¯\_(ツ)_/¯