Author Archives: Tara Patterson

A native of the suburbs of Chicago, Tara Patterson fell head over heels for Southern culture when she moved to Nashville in 2009. Her lifelong passion for writing quickly combined with her newfound love for country music, and she knew she wanted to start her career in Music City. She holds a degree in journalism and public relations from Belmont University, alma mater of stars like Brad Paisley, Florida Georgia Line and Trisha Yearwood (though she can't claim to share any of their musical talents!). Over the years, she has written for the official CMA Fest 2011 blog, the Tin Pan South music festival and CountryHound.com, and she served as the music editor for the Belmont Journal. When she's not writing, you can usually find her curled up on the couch with a good book, her husband and their cat, Mozzie.