SpinMedia Rebrands ‘Country Music Is Love’ Website

Lauren Black

Lauren Black

Consumer-focused site CountryMusicIsLove has rebranded as SpinMedia’s Sounds Like Nashville. The website joins a network of sites that includes SPIN, Vibe, Idolator, Death and Taxes, Stereogum, and more.

The site will expand its content to include country lifestyle-related beauty and fashion, travel, food and drink, home decor and more, in addition to deepening its coverage of country music with exclusive interviews and behind-the-scenes coverage.

Lauren Black founded Country Music Is Love in 2008. She holds a broadcast journalism degree from the University of Central Florida.

The newly-rebranded site will add Lauren Laffer as a staff writer. Laffer has written for CountryMusicIsLove for the past three years She has a degree in Mass Communications from the University of South Florida.

Jeremy Weber

Jeremy Weber

Also joining the Sounds Like Nashville team is television producer Jeremy Weber and his Get Nashed Media, to produce exclusive video content.

Weber spent nine years as a coordinating producer for CNN’s Entertainment unit. He most recently spent eight years as supervising producer for Surfing Moose Productions’ Headline Country, a weekly country music news program on the GAC Network.

“SpinMedia is thrilled to partner in launching Sounds Like Nashville,” said SpinMedia’s VP, Content, Alex Moore. “We feel millennial and diehard fans of country are looking for a fresh voice in digital coverage. We’re excited at the opportunity to provide that, along with Lauren and her team.”

Lauren Laffer

Lauren Laffer

“We’re so fortunate to have someone with Jeremy’s impressive experience and reputation within the music industry partner with our team,” says Black. “He’s the perfect fit to produce the kind of exclusive content that will set Sounds Like Nashville apart from other country music sites.”




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