Country Central: a brand made by music fans, for music fans.
First and foremost, our opinions are honest and they are our own. We don’t waste time with mindless, gushy platitudes or empty, elitist criticism that doesn’t mean anything. Recognizing that country music is an incredibly diverse format, sonically and geographically, we don’t confine our coverage to one musical “scene.” We believe that in the streaming era, fans deserve better than to be force-fed one particular sound or style. Rather, we keep our fingers on the pulse of what our audience really cares about, whether it’s happening in Nashville, Appalachia, Texas, or anywhere else.
We take pride in being accessible to our audience, giving them an open forum to make their voices heard in the form of “hot takes,” as well as actively engaging with our following every day. We listen to them when it comes to the content they do and don’t enjoy. Even more, we bring them closer to their favorite artists by asking the questions that fans are really interested in. When we do reviews and interviews, we aren’t just trying to build good faith in the industry; we want to create content that the typical fan would be really interested in.
Operations Manager / On Air Personality
Christina was born, raised, and currently resides in New York which only helped to foster her love of the country lifestyle she heard about in her favorite songs. She has worked in the country music genre for the past eight years as a Managing Editor, Staff Writer, On-Air Personality, and in Media and Artist Relations. She’s our resident ‘team mom’ and the actual mom to Jack and Grace.
Favorite artists: HARDY, Nicolle Galyon, Eric Church
Jack is a native Oklahoman and passionate music nerd fueled by a steady diet of Turnpike Troubadours and Yellowcard records. With years of experience as a writer and editor, Jack has a huge passion for savvy music critiques. He is also a fanatical guitarist with a special affinity for awesome riffs.
Favorite artists: Turnpike Troubadors, Yellowcard, Zach Bryan
Growing up in Howard County, Maryland, Ryan spent lots of time in the Appalachian mountains hiking and camping where he found his passion for the country music they inspired. Writing throughout high school and college at American University, he also interned with the Daily Caller as a general assignments reporter. An avid apologist for his favorite musicians and sports teams, Ryan is one of Country Central’s most outspoken writers.
Favorite artists: Dierks Bentley, Charles Wesley Godwin, Zach Bryan
Creed Miller is a native of Colorado and is currently pursuing a journalism degree at the University of Colorado, Boulder. When he is not busy with school he spends his free time enjoying many outdoor activities including skiing, hiking, boating and listening to music around a fire. He can also be found cheering on the great sports teams in Denver. Creed fell in love with country music from a young age, growing up with Tim McGraw and George Strait, as the background noise to his childhood and his passion for the genre has only grown since.
Favorite artists: Zach Bryan, Garth Brooks, Cody Johnson
Cam is a Vermont native raised up on ‘90s country, which really represented the lifestyle he grew up living. As a longtime follower of the page, Cam regularly posted hot takes and funny comments before eventually joining the team as a staff writer. In his free time, he enjoys going on the boat and letting the music take him away.
Favorite artists: Jake Worthington, Ben Burgess, Parker McCollum
Brandon originates from central Connecticut and is a graduate of the University of New Haven. He gained experience in A&R and music marketing by working for an independent record label and appearing weekly on his university’s college radio station. He also enjoys traveling, going to the beach, and collecting music memorabilia.
Favorite artists: Carly Pearce, Luke Combs, Shania Twain.
Daniel grew up in Tennessee and Western PA, where he quickly fell in love with the powerful storytelling of country music. Graduating from Dordt University in Iowa, he now works as an actuary for a major commercial insurer where he manages large data sets and models. In his free time, Daniel enjoys making and listening to music, playing baseball, and cheering on the Vols in Knoxville, TN.
Favorite artists: Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church
While originally from New Jersey, Max spent two separate years living in Nashville when he was a kid with his parents and four siblings, which fostered a love for country music that’ll last a lifetime (and an unapologetic love for bro-country). After having an interest in technology from a young age, Max is a freelance journalist for leading publications covering the latest consumer technology. When he’s not doing that, he’s writing for Country Central… or kayaking in Lakes Bay, West Atlantic City while jamming to some FGL.
Favorite artists: Morgan Wallen, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean
Adam Delahoussaye is a native of Knoxville, Tennessee, and has naturally been surrounded by country music for most of his life. Growing up on songwriting legends like Dolly Parton and John Prine, his love for writing and music have been intertwined from the start. He currently attends the University of Tennessee where he writes for the Daily Beacon and Knoxville Music, an outlet dedicated to highlighting the music in and around his hometown. When he’s not writing or at a show, Adam can usually be found at Neyland Stadium cheering on the Vols or his front porch watching cars go by.
Favorite artists: Sturgill Simpson, Charley Crockett, Silverada