Celebrate the Heart of Country, Americana, and Roots Music!

Drop Us A Line, Y'all

Y'all interested in advertising, partnering up, contributing stories, joining our team, or just got a question? Well, don't be shy, drop us a line!

Follow Us

Arden Lambert

  • Arden is a Senior Country Music Journalist for Country Thang Daily, specializing in classic hits and contemporary chart-toppers.
  • Prior to joining Country Thang Daily, Arden wrote for Billboard and People magazine, covering country music legends and emerging artists.
  • Arden holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Tennessee, with a minor in Music Studies.

Arden Lambert is a seasoned country music journalist with a deep passion for the genre. As a Senior Country Music Journalist for Country Thang Daily, Arden specializes in classic hits, contemporary chart-toppers, and everything in between. His articles are known for their insightful analysis and engaging storytelling.

Brief Biography

Originally from Tennessee, Arden grew up immersed in the rich musical heritage of the South. Before joining Country Thang Daily, he wrote for prestigious publications such as Billboard and People magazine. Arden’s deep-rooted love for country music is evident in every piece he writes, making him a trusted voice in the industry.


Arden’s journey in journalism began in college, where he was the editor-in-chief of his university’s music magazine. He also contributed to his local newspaper, covering music events and artist interviews. Post-graduation, Arden joined Billboard as an editorial assistant, quickly making a name for himself with his in-depth coverage of country music legends. He later transitioned to People magazine, where he expanded his expertise to include emerging country artists and trends.

At Country Thang Daily, Arden has authored numerous popular articles, ranging from in-depth artist profiles to reviews of the latest albums. His ability to blend historical context with contemporary insights has earned him a loyal readership.


Arden holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Tennessee, with a minor in Music Studies. His academic background, combined with his practical experience, has honed his skills as a knowledgeable and credible journalist.

Awards & Associations

Guest Expert Appearances: Arden has appeared on local television news segments and country music podcasts, providing expert insights on classic and contemporary country music.
Music Industry Panelist: In 2022, Arden served as a panelist at the Country Music Association Festival, discussing the evolution of country music.
Featured Writer: Arden regularly contributes expert articles to well-known publications like The Nashville Scene, American Songwriter, and Country Living Magazine.

Personal Interests

When he’s not writing, Arden enjoys attending live music events, exploring Nashville’s vibrant music scene, and collecting vintage vinyl records. He’s also an avid guitarist and often participates in local jam sessions.

Important Questions From Country Thang Daily

Best advice for aspiring country music journalists?
Stay curious and always look for the untold stories. Country music is rich with history and personal tales that deserve to be shared.

What’s your all-time favorite country song?
“Tennessee Whiskey” by David Allan Coe and also the version by Chris Stapleton. The soulful melody and heartfelt lyrics make it a standout track in country music history.

Dream country music interviewee?
Willie Nelson. His contributions to the genre and his fascinating life story make him an icon I’d love to sit down with.

Favorite after-concert snack?
A classic Southern BBQ sandwich with all the fixings – it’s the perfect end to a night of great music.

Latest Stories

Watch George Jones as He Pays Tribute To Conway Twitty With "Hello Darlin'"

George Jones Honors Conway Twitty with Powerful Rendition of ‘Hello Darlin’

George Jones honors the late Conway Twitty with a powerful performance of 'Hello Darlin'.

Hank Locklin + Please Help Me, I'm Falling

Listen To Hank Locklin’s Original Version Of “Please Help Me, I’m Falling”

Country singer Hank Locklin’s 1960 track “Please Help Me, I’m Falling” was his second number-one and most successful recording. 

Randy Travis A Country Legend's Fight for His Voice and His Legacy

What Happened to Randy Travis After Massive Stroke and Dire Financial Situation?

Nowadays, Randy Travis spends most of his days with his wife, Mary Davis-Travis, at their ranch just outside Tioga, near Lake Ray Roberts in Cooke County.

Joey + Rory, Suppertime

Joey + Rory’s Rendition of “Suppertime” is a Christian Hymn for New Beginnings

Find solace and serenity in Joey + Rory’s “Suppertime” as they give you a joyful ride to eternal happiness.

The Blind Boys of Alabama + Amazing Grace

The Blind Boys of Alabama Performs a Powerful Rendition of “Amazing Grace”

When a Christian hymn turns into a soulful gospel song, you won’t be able to help yourself but feel passionate. Blind Boys of Alabama’s “Amazing Grace” presents you with just that. 

The Lumineers + Cleopatra

Unravel a Nostalgic Feeling with The Lumineers’ “Cleopatra”

What once glimmered is now rusting; “Cleopatra” by The Lumineers brings you the nostalgia of youth and enkindles a bittersweet feeling. 

Al Dexter + Pistol Packin' Mama

How Al Dexter’s “Pistol Packin’ Mama” Became an Anthem

During the darkest times in American history, “Pistol Packin’ Mama” by Al Dexter served as the people’s strength, and here’s why. 

Dolly Parton Turns Her Father's Struggle into a Gift of Reading for Children Everywhere

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library: Turning Illiteracy into a Gift of Reading for Children Everywhere

Imagination Library solidifies Dolly Parton’s legacy not only as an artist but also in education and literacy.

Garth Brooks + Ask Me How I Know

What Made “Ask Me How I Know” By Garth Brooks a Number-One Hit?

Here’s the reason why Garth Brooks’ song “Ask Me How I Know” topped the charts in 2017. 

Lorrie Morgan + What Part of No

Lorrie Morgan’s “What Part of No” Is A Spirited Anthem Of Female Empowerment

Dear men, learn that “no” is a complete answer with one of Lorrie Morgan’s most successful hit songs, “What Part of No.” Listen to the tune here.

Dolly Parton + Jesus and Gravity

Dolly Parton Credits her Faith in “Jesus and Gravity”

“Jesus and Gravity” shows how Dolly Parton’s faith brought her success. Find out how here. 

Neil Young + Southern Man

Neil Young’s “Southern Man” Remains True to the Times Today

“Southern Man” by Neil Young attempts to shed light on a dark moment in history. Find out more. 

Marty Robbins Crying Time

Marty Robbins “Crying Time” Will Absolutely Have You Weeping Along With Him

The 1964 single "Crying Time" was written and originally recorded by country music artist Buck Owens. This is his one of the most covered songs that remains to be a hit and classic until this time. In 1978, the great Marty Robbins performed his own version of the song.

Buck Owens + Crying Time

Buck Owens’ Heartfelt Expression of Loss Felt in “Crying Time”

"Crying Time" is a 1964 song written and originally recorded by country music artist Buck Owens. Owens recorded the original version of this song and released it as the B-side to the 45 single "I've Got a Tiger By the Tail" in 1964. However, it failed to reach the music charts.

Ben Haggard + Footlights

Ben Haggard’s “Footlights” Rendition: A Heartfelt Homage To His Father’s Legacy

Ben Haggard, the son of the legendary country singer Merle Haggard, performed his father’s song “Footlights” in collaboration with Fender.

Girl with Autism Sings Inspiring Hallelujah Cover with Pentatonix

Girl with Autism Kaylee Rogers Sings Inspiring Cover of “Hallelujah” with the Pentatonix

Kaylee Rodgers, an 11-year-old girl with autism, inspires us with her performance with the a cappella group Pentatonix singing Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah."

Lauren Daigle + You Say

Lauren Daigle Says She Relates to Her Hit Gospel Song “You Say”

Laura Daigle sings what we are mostly afraid to admit. Sometimes we do not see what our Lord sees in us. But with "You Say," she chooses to see and believe.

Cole Swindell + Flatliner

When You Suddenly See Cole Swindell in a Club Singin’ “Flatliner”

In most cases, humans are often misled on what a good life is. Thus, most of us think that being rich and famous is the only key to a happy life.

Willie Nelson + Blue Skies

Watch Willie Nelson’s Cover of the Iconic Hit “Blue Skies”

Before Willie Nelson covered Irving Berlin’s “Blue Skies,” it was part of the musical Betsy. Read more about the meaning behind the song here.

Amy Grant + Vince Gill + House of Love

Amy Grant and Vince Gill Beat the Odds in “House of Love”

It was the recording of the video of Amy Grant's "House of Love" in 1993 that led her to meet her future husband, Vince Gill.

Mo Pitney + Borrowed Angel

Mo Pitney Brings Back Traditional Country Music With “Borrowed Angel”

Mo Pitney has the voice of the real country. He’s one of the new artists today that embraces the roots of country music. With this, listen to his cover version of “Borrowed Angel.”

Chad Brock + Ordinary Life

Precious Days in This “Ordinary Life”: A Song by Chad Brock

“Ordinary Life” by Chad Brock is a song that reminds us to cherish every moment in life before it’s too late. 

Elvis Presley + Who Am I

Elvis Presley’s Passion for Gospel Music Outpours In His Heartfelt Rendition of “Who Am I?”

A respected and cherished gospel song, “Who Am I?”, reached even more hearts through the voice of Elvis Presley. Learn its behind-the-story here.

Johnny Cash Death

Remembering The Music Legend, Johnny Cash, And His Death

Johnny Cash died on September 12, 2003. Thus, today marks his fifteenth death anniversary. Let us remember the Man in Black by listening to his hit songs.

Toby Keith Songs

Toby Keith Songs Spanning His Illustrious Career In Country Music

Here’s a playlist of Toby Keith songs that would fit just about every emotion – love, happiness, heartache, and even a little bit of rage.

Conway Twitty + Slow Hand

Slow Hand by Conway Twitty: Love Is Better Taken Gently

Conway Twitty was known for his balladry and rock and roll style. Nevertheless, he showed his other side, his oozing sexy side in his ballad "Slow Hand."

Dwight Yoakam + Second Hand Heart

Learn How to Love Again with “Second Hand Heart” by Dwight Yoakam

Take risks and learn how to love again with Dwight Yoakam’s hit song “Second Hand Heart.” 

Andrea Vasquez + Runnin' Wild

Be Free and Start “Runnin’ Wild” with Andrea Vasquez

Life is too short for you not to live your best – so break free with “Runnin’ Wild” by Andrea Vasquez. 

Bobby Bare - Daddy What If

Bobby Bare Sings “Daddy What If”: An Iconic Country Song For Kids

Bobby Bare released yet another hit single titled “Daddy What If,” a country song that kids will surely enjoy listening to. 

Don McLean + American Pie

Don McLean’s “American Pie”: The 60’s Evolution Of Rock And Roll

The song “American Pie,” “the day the music died” tackles the evolution of rock and roll through the 60s. Also, it discusses the 1959 plane crash that led to the death of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and The Big Bopper.

123163 Next