If a passion for music and a knack for writing make a career, then color Amanda Hensel lucky. She is the product of writers -- apparently when you add two news journalists together, you get one music journalist. She currently resides in 'the live music capital of the world,' where she snagged a journalism degree from the University of Texas. Although she's grounded in Austin, Hensel's name travels -- in her short career, she has cited her passion writing for AOL Music Blog, Fringe Magazine, the Houston Press and various other publications.
Lady Antebellum Show Their Christmas Spirit in Funny New Video
Lady Antebellum couldn't let 2011 fade into 2012 without wishing their fans a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. In their latest webisode, which wraps up the first leg of their Own the Night Tour, Hillary Scott gives viewers some insight into what, exactly, the boys do on the bus while they're on the road -- and it may surprise you.
Sugarland Wrap ‘CMA Country Christmas’ Special With ‘Silent Night’
After all of her wild outfit changes throughout the 'CMA Country Christmas' event, it was a little bit of a let down to see Jennifer Nettles dressed down when the Sugarland duo took the stage for their starring performance of 'Silent Night.'
Martina McBride Gets in the Spirit With ‘Please Come Home for Christmas’ on ‘CMA Country Christmas’
As Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles remarked, Martina McBride has one of the best voices in music -- not just in country, but in all genres. McBride practically floated as she sang her rendition of 'Please Come Home for Christmas' on the Dec. 1 'CMA Country Christmas' special, which we'd argue could be the performance of the evening.