Mike Thiel is a midwestern Millennial multimediaist with an appreciation for alliteration. (It’s all true!) His stories, photos and videos can be found on the USA Today Network, Taste of Country Network and other entertainment publications and websites around the world. Thiel has created numerous enterprise entertainment features and regularly interviews musicians, comedians, athletes, reality stars, movie producers and more. Currently based in Nashville, Thiel is exploring Music City’s evolving music and nightlife scene and is also a musician himself.
Keith Urban Is Using Murals to Bring ‘Graffiti U’ Album to Life
Five murals were created to complement 5 of Urban's new songs.
Carrie Underwood Helps Injured Police Officer Who Is Childhood Friend
The officer is suffering multiple injuries from a car crash.
Brett Eldredge Gets to ‘Make All the Rules’ for His First Headlining Tour
Brett is in charge of this rodeo.
Chris Stapleton Wins Male Vocalist of the Year at 2017 CMA Awards
Chris Stapleton won Male Vocalist of the Year at the 2017 CMA Awards, his third time winning the award.
Faith Hill’s Talk Show Gets Launch Date
Faith Hill and Kellie Pickler will launch a joint talk show this fall.
Willie Nelson Launching Outlaw Music Festival Tour With Bob Dylan, Sheryl Crow
Willie Nelson is launching a summer tour that’s as genre-bending as the country icon’s never ending music catalog.
Trace Adkins Reveals Hit Songs He Passed On
Trace Adkins has passed on some songs that went on to be huge hits for other artists.
Brad Paisley Returns to Nashville’s Wild West Comedy Festival
Let the laughs begin! Brad Paisley returns to Zanies Comedy Club in Nashville this spring to host one night of the Wild West Comedy Festival.
Alan Jackson Part of Country Music Hall of Fame Class of 2017
The Country Music Hall of Fame will reveal its Class of 2017 inductees on Wednesday (April 5) at 11AM ET. Watch here!
Darius Rucker Cries Tears of Joy as South Carolina Makes Its First Final Four
Darius Rucker shed happy tears Sunday afternoon (March 26) when the University of South Carolina Gamecocks — Rucker’s alma mater— upset the No. 4 seeded Florida Gators in the NCAA Tournament at Madison Square Garden.