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What we're looking for: We are currently interested in pitches for how-to, inspiration, list posts, reaction pieces, and reviews in the 350-500 word range. If possible, please include 2-3 writing samples and links to your published work on other sites.
We do not encourage articles on spec—please send us clear pitches on specific topics. And pretty please with sugar and spice all over it, familiarize yourself with our editorial, and especially our lifestyle category before pitching. (Most of what we buy from freelancers fits into lifestyle.) Suggested areas of interest include (but are not limited to):
- Country lifestyle
- Entertainment commentary with a country / Southern focus or angle
- Country music reviews, current or nostalgic
- Seasonal fashion editorial that is not product specific, ie. Dos and Don'ts of Skinny Jeans
- Season-green lifestyle: Holiday and seasonal with evergreen themes, ie. 5 Pies Guaranteed to Impress Your MIL
- Wedding service pieces to inspire and help the bride and everyone around her
- We love a good listicle, because who doesn't?
We are not interested in any product reviews or marketing or promotional materials. But we LOVE to promote our favorite country artists. If you are a publicist with a project that you think our readers will appreciate, please inquire about adding us to your PR distribution list.
One Country is a happy place. We are pro-artist, pro-fans, pro-looking good, and pro-wide open spaces. We do our best to promote civil and respectful discourse about pop-culture, fashion, and lifestyle with a country music focus or angle. Humor is always welcome. Being mean is not.
How to submit: Pitches should be emailed to email@example.com. We may not respond to your pitch immediately, but if your proposed article sounds like a good fit, we will try to get back to you within two weeks.
If your pitch is accepted: We pay for original content—payment rates, paperwork, and invoicing details will be forwarded to you after your pitch is accepted. Upon publication, contributors receive a byline and short bio at the end of each published post.
A note on editing: We may request rewrites before publishing your post. While we will not make significant edits or changes to an article's content without permission, we reserve the right to edit your post for grammar, spelling, and general clarity, and/or change the title. We may also add in relevant links and images.
Listen, I get it. I love Taylor Swift. Once, after Red came out, I asked my friends if they wanted to have an informal discussion group about it. Kind of like a book club, but about an album. No one wanted to be in it, but maybe I should've asked Katy Perry because she still has things to say about Tay.
Julianne Hough and new husband Brooks Laich are currently on their honeymoon on the private Fregate Island in the Seychelles off the coast of Africa. And each time they post a picture, we're ready to hit the beach. Or maybe the gym. Definitely the gym, then the beach.
Or maybe we can just do a lot of dancing? Like, a lot of it?
This Girl Told Luke Bryan to Leave Her Alone While In a Fight With Her Boyfriend, While He Was on Stage
If you've ever had a chance to sit on the front row of a concert you know it's a pretty cool spot. And depending on your level of fortune, you know it's a pretty pricy spot or a pretty lucky spot.
This girl at a recent Luke Bryan show in New Jersey did not care about either.
When little kids appear on reality TV talent shows you never know what to expect-- will it be cute? Hilarious? Awful? Or absolutely incredible? Angelica Hale falls into the last category.
Blake Shelton's Animated Video "Doing It To Country Songs" is Here and Everything You Hoped It Would Be
Blake Shelton has released an animated music video to accompany his If I'm Honest track "Doing It To Country Songs." The track, which features the Oak Ridge Boys, features many-a-critter singing, dancing, and otherwise enjoying Blake Shelton. It's also chock-full of innuendo, a common trope in both animated films and country music.
[Watch] Charlie Worsham, Charles Kelley, Hunter Hayes, Lindsay Ell Cover John Mayer Tunes in Epic Fashion
Charlie Worsham is in the business of giving back and for the third time this month he hosted a benefit concert for his Follow Your Heart Scholarship Fund. The fund provides guitars and lessons to kids in his home state of Mississippi and his most recent sold out show was a guitar lover's dream come true.
Worsham gathered a few of his famous Nashville friends and put on a #JohnMayerthon for those in attendance at Basement East in Nashville. Each guest got to play their favorite Mayer tune and eventually, they all came together for one hell of a performance of "Daughters."
In 2006, a study published by the University of Oklahoma found that people really bond by sharing negative attitudes about others. The study found, "We propose that sharing a negative—as compared to a positive—attitude about a third party is particularly effective in promoting closeness between people. Findings from two survey studies and an experiment support this idea. In Studies 1 and 2, participants' open-ended responses revealed a tendency to recall sharing with their closest friends more negative than positive attitudes about other people. Study 3 established that discovering a shared negative attitude about a target person predicted liking for a stranger more strongly than discovering a shared positive attitude (but only when attitudes were weak). Presumably, sharing negative attitudes is alluring because it establishes in-group/out-group boundaries, boosts self-esteem, and conveys highly diagnostic information about attitude holders. Despite the apparent ubiquity of this effect, participants seemed unaware of it. Instead, they asserted that sharing positive attitudes about others would be particularly effective in promoting closeness."
It should also be noted that the study was done by researchers from OU and their most-hated rival, the University of Texas.
Technically, Mandy Moore has two roles on NBC's hit show, "This Is Us." She's the young Rebecca with three kids, a husband and a singing career. And she's also the old Rebecca with a second husband, grandkids and a bad haircut.