Carena Liptak is a writer and editor in Nashville, Tenn. She is a fan of strong coffee and large-eared dogs. When not writing, she can be found chasin' that neon rainbow and livin' that honky-tonk dream.
The Future of Country Cares: Randy Owen + the Artists Who Will Carry on His St. Jude Legacy
Randy Owen knows he won't always be around to helm Country Cares. He also knows, better than anyone, what a big ask it is of an artist to assume that responsibility.
Country Cares Today: Artists, Former St. Jude Kids Share Stories, Champion the Cause
First-time and returning artists flocked to Memphis, Tenn., in January for the 30th anniversary of Country Cares, and former St. Jude patients shared their stories.
30 Years of Country Cares: How Randy Owen’s Dream of Hope and Partnership With St. Jude Came to Life
Owen wanted to launch a campaign to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, and he hoped that the country music industry would join him in rallying behind the cause. Did they ever.
FBI: Route 91 Harvest Festival Shooter Stephen Paddock Sought ‘Infamy’
According to a new report from the FBI, Route 91 Harvest Festival shooter Stephen Paddock's goal was simply to cause the most damage possible.
Marine Who Survived Las Vegas, Thousand Oaks Shootings Deployed to Afghanistan
Twenty-two-year-old Brendan Kelly says surviving two mass shootings only strengthened his decision to serve in the Marine Corps.
Charlie Daniels Claps Back at Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib’s Call to Impeach Trump
Daniels says the newly elected Congresswoman's 'frivolous, foul-mouth vow to impeach' will make it hard for him to take her seriously in the future.
Brooks & Dunn Rock Reba’s ‘Why Haven’t I Heard From You’ at Kennedy Center Honors
Other artists offered tear-jerking speeches, but Brooks & Dunn paid tribute to Reba by rocking out hard.
Aaron Watson Gives Back to Home State With ‘Live at the World’s Biggest Rodeo Show’
"Honestly, I thought this live album was gonna get shelved and never come to life ..."