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Earls of Leicester, Balsam Range Top IBMA Nominations - 26/07/2017 08:10 PM
The Earls of Leicester and Balsam Range emerged as the top nominees for the 28th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards announced Wednesday (July 26) in Nashville. Additionally, this year’s International Bluegrass Hall of Fame inductees were revealed. Among them are Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard, who became key representatives for women in bluegrass music during... Read more »
Win for Jordan Spieth Is a Win for Country - 26/07/2017 05:20 PM
This is no red Solo cup. And yet, the historically significant silver trophy known as the Claret Jug was right at home on stage with thirsty country stars Randy Rogers and Wade Bowen. Texan golf champ Jordan Spieth brought his newly-acquired trophy to their Dallas House of Blues show on Tuesday night (July 25), so... Read more »
Rascal Flatts Return to No. 1 With “Yours If You Want It” - 26/07/2017 04:22 PM
Let us now celebrate Rascal Flatts’ 14th trip to the radio summit as the trio’s “Yours If You Want It” rolls into No. 1 this week on Billboard‘s country airplay chart. It wasn’t a quick win, though. The song took 29 weeks to complete its climb. Yours If You Want It by Rascal Flatts on... Read more »
Luke Combs Makes Room for King Ranch - 26/07/2017 04:02 PM
If you’ve heard newcomer Luke Comb‘s first two hit songs — “Hurricane” and “When It Rains It Pours” — you know he’s got a huge voice. And he has been driving that big voice around in one of the smallest cars ever made: the Dodge Neon. In a recent radio interview, Combs said now that... Read more »
Tim McGraw Says Fans are the Secret Sauce - 26/07/2017 03:45 PM
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill have made it to the halfway point of their new Soul2Soul world tour with about 40 shows down and another 40 to go. And they’ve obviously got this down to a science, because they’ve already sold more than 800,000 tickets. But McGraw explained that it’s not just the two of... Read more »
Florida Georgia Line and Backstreet Boys Unite for CMT Crossroads - 25/07/2017 11:32 PM
Florida Georgia Line and the Backstreet Boys will perform their biggest hits together on an all-new CMT Crossroads, premiering Aug. 30 at 10 p.m. ET. The hour-long special will feature new collaborative arrangements of the Backstreet Boys’ “I Want It That Way,” “As Long As You Want Me,” Florida Georgia Line’s “Cruise,” “H.O.L.Y.,” their No.... Read more »
Darius Rucker’s New Album Promises Special Guests - 25/07/2017 11:31 PM
It’s hard to remember the last time music by Darius Rucker wasn’t part of the soundtrack of American pop culture. Including “Hold My Hand,” “Let Her Cry” and “Only Wanna Be With You,” Hootie & the Blowfish hits dominated the radio in the mid-’90s. And since the 2008 debut of Rucker’s first country album, Learn... Read more »
Nashville: The Big Moments From Season 5 Episode 19 - 25/07/2017 07:05 PM
The recent episode was quite the emotional roller coaster. At times, it was gut wrenching, and other times, vindicating.
Ashley McBryde Sings of Brighter Days in Powerful New Single - 25/07/2017 06:35 PM
There’s a new badass in town, and her name is Ashley McBryde. Superstars like Eric Church and Miranda Lambert can’t stop singing her praises, and one listen to her current single “A Little Dive Bar in Dahlonega” will show you why. With a true grit and raw vulnerability, McBryde’s songs cut to the bone, and... Read more »
Guitarist and Producer Billy Joe Walker Dead at 64 - 25/07/2017 03:05 PM
Producer, guitarist and songwriter Billy Joe Walker Jr. died Tuesday (July 25) in Kerrville, Texas. He was 64 and had long been in ill health. Walker was an early champion of singer Bryan White and produced his first three albums. He also produced Travis Tritt’s platinum-selling Down the Road I Go, as well as projects... Read more »
Kelsea Ballerini Casually Drops Drop Date - 25/07/2017 03:00 PM
Kelsea Ballerini fans woke up to some very big news on Tuesday (July 25). Her next album has a name and a due date. The way she announced it was super casual, just like the other social media conversations she always has with her fans and followers. “November [3] my sophomore album ‘Unapologetically’ will be... Read more »
Jason Aldean on Raising a Boy - 25/07/2017 01:43 PM
I’ve always loved how open and honest Jason Aldean is during interviews. He is very willing to talk about anything. But at last weekend’s Country Thunder concert in Wisconsin, there was one question he wouldn’t answer for Chicago’s WEBG. Aldean revealed that he and his wife Brittany already have a name picked out for their... Read more »
Geoff Mack, Composer of “I’ve Been Everywhere,” Dead at 94 - 25/07/2017 01:19 PM
Geoff Mack, composer of the tongue-twisting and widely recorded “I’ve Been Everywhere,” died Thursday (July 20) in his native Australia at the age of 94. Mack, whose real name was Albert Geoffrey McElhinney, was born Dec. 20, 1922 in a suburb of Melbourne. Although he wrote other songs, his crown jewel was “I’ve Been Everywhere.”... Read more »
Nashville Trivia: Season 5, Episode 19: You Can’t Lose Me - 24/07/2017 11:45 PM
Let’s play Nashville trivia! Don’t miss new episodes of Nashville Thursdays at 9pm ET/PT on CMT. Get all of the latest Nashville news, videos and behind-the-scenes action on the Nashville Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram and join the conversation using #NashvilleCMT.
Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan Bring the Joy - 24/07/2017 11:44 PM
Sometimes, what goes on behind the scenes of a massive country show is almost as life-changing as the music. For Luke Bryan fan Francis Stanaway, 88, that meant a chance to have a very touching moment with her favorite country singer. Stanaway has a terminal illness, but that didn’t stop her from going to his... Read more »
The Faster Horses Camp That Built Me - 24/07/2017 09:54 PM
Other than the occasional week at summer camp when I was little, I have never camped camped. But with all the music festivals that encourage it, I started wondering if I should give it a try. I had about a million reasons why it was a terrible idea, and why an indoorsy girl like me... Read more »
Jillian Jacqueline on the Art of Individuality - 24/07/2017 09:51 PM
It was a hot summer afternoon the day I sat down with Jillian Jacqueline, one of the most buzzed-about artists on the scene, to discuss her new music and her inspiring journey. Dressed sharply in a red, floral print blouse and a pair of killer metallic Topshop boots, Jacqueline’s warmth and kindness entered the room... Read more »
Last Weekend’s Greatest Hits - 24/07/2017 03:27 PM
All is well in the country world, as evidenced by the fun all the stars had over the weekend and the posts they shared. Carrie Underwood filmed her husband on the lake to the tune of Alan Jackson‘s “Chattahoochee,” Lady Antebellum made the absolute finest Sam Hunt parody video, Dierks Bentley crowd surfed, again, Thomas... Read more »
A Journey Through Sara Evans’ Words - 23/07/2017 10:28 PM
Rooms of razors, love lights shining, soul cleansing, walls of lies, bottomless pits and fiery hells … . They all exist in the musical realm of Sara Evans’ new album, Words. And she made every word count for her eighth studio release. A fiery hell is what awaits a cheating man in the opener “Long... Read more »
Scotty McCreery Cited for Misdemeanor After Loaded Gun Found at North Carolina Airport - 22/07/2017 02:51 PM
Authorities in North Carolina have cited Scotty McCreery for a misdemeanor violation for attempting to carry a loaded gun through a passenger checkpoint at the Raleigh-Durham International Airport. The incident occurred July 13 and was first reported Friday (July 21) by The News & Observer newspaper in Raleigh, North Carolina. The 23-year-old singer told police... Read more »
Sam Hunt Talks OutKast, Married Life and New Music on 15 in a 30 Tour - 21/07/2017 07:54 PM
A newly-married Sam Hunt is having one hot summer on his 15 in a 30 Tour and “Body Like a Back Road” holding at No. 1 on Billboard‘s hot country chart for an impressive 24 weeks. Hunt invited CMT Hot 20 Countdown to hang out in West Palm Beach, Florida, for an all-new episode airing... Read more »
Devin Dawson’s Bubbly “All on Me” Takes a Brooding Turn in New Video - 21/07/2017 07:36 PM
Devin Dawson burst onto the scene with his effervescent debut single “All on Me,” an ode to leaning on your love and letting them shoulder the burden when times get hard. So when it came time to create a music video for the rising single, Dawson decided to let his creativity run wild … and... Read more »
#NashvilleCMT Recap (Spoiler Alert) - 21/07/2017 04:07 PM
You always want to believe that karma will eventually come for the mean girls. But after Thursday night’s (July 20) episode of Nashville, it’s almost like the nice girls just cannot get a break. Like Maddie. All she was trying to do was perform at the Wildhorse Saloon to promote her new music. But after... Read more »
Lee Brice: Great Songs Won’t Leave You - 21/07/2017 03:58 PM
It seems like every country star has a song that is a special, special song. If he/she is lucky, there are a couple of those in the repertoire. But for Lee Brice, that’s what he strives for with every song he records. “I want the songs that will be remembered 10 years from now, not... Read more »


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