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Tim McGraw Amplifies #NeverAgain Movement

When tragedies like the mass shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High, Sandy Hook Elementary and Route 91 Harvest Festival happen, the country music community is always among the first emotional responders. Last fall, so many country music benefit concerts were organized for those affected by natural disasters and horrific violence nationwide; they could almost be... Read more »

There’s More to Jake Owen Than the Music

There’s a saying in country music that it all starts with a song. But after seeing Jake Owen‘s latest Instagram post, I think maybe it actually starts with a life. On Thursday morning (Feb. 22), Owen shared an adorable, unstaged picture of his daughter Pearl and their German Shepherd Axel. “I’ve realized when I look... Read more »

Aaron Watson: “Two Chords and Sexy”

Aaron Watson has been married for 14 years. He and his wife Kim have three busy kids, 8-11, with sports and dance and school commitments. And yet, the country singer’s found a couple of ways to keep the fires burning. One, he knows just what to do when life starts getting in the way of... Read more »

Maren Morris Still Believes in Albums

Are you the kind of person who listens to an album from beginning to end? Or do you just listen to the handful of songs you like? Either way, Maren Morris gets you. “I still believe in the art of the album. I love being in the studio and making a full record, a body... Read more »

Watershed Festival Books Brantley Gilbert, Brad Paisley and Blake Shelton

Brantley Gilbert, Brad Paisley and Blake Shelton will headline the seventh annual Watershed Music and Camping festival, running Aug. 3-5 at the Gorge Amphitheater in George, Wash. The initial lineup includes Cole Swindell, Dustin Lynch, Big & Rich, Morgan Evans, Jillian Jacqueline, Chris Lane, LOCASH, Cassadee Pope, Granger Smith and Brett Young, with more to... Read more »

Kane Brown Toasts First No. 1 “What Ifs”

Kane Brown enthusiasts packed the reception hall at BMI’s Nashville headquarters Tuesday (Feb. 20) to celebrate the young artist’s first No. 1 single, “What Ifs.” Being honored along with him were his two “What Ifs” cowriters, Matt McGinn and Jordan Schmidt. The event on this balmy afternoon seemed very much a family affair, with little... Read more »

Kelsea Ballerini Commands Country Airplay Charts with “Legends”

Kelsea Ballerini racks up her fourth chart-topping single this week as “Legends” moves into the winner’s circle. It arrives there after a steady 37-week trek. She first reached this prominence in 2014 with “Love Me Like You Mean It.” Legends by Kelsea Ballerini on VEVO. No big surprises on the Billboard country albums rankings. Chris... Read more »

Renowned Evangelist Billy Graham Dies at 99

Evangelist William Franklin “Billy” Graham, a friend and inspiration to many country music stars, died Wednesday (Feb. 21) at his home in Montreat, N.C. at the age of 99. In 1947, Graham conducted the first of what would become a series of more than 400 “crusades” that took him to virtually every country in the... Read more »

Thomas Rhett on Those Kenny Chesney #Goals

When Thomas Rhett was a teenager, he had a big dream. And that dream’s name was Kenny Chesney. And now, nearly ten years later, Thomas Rhett’s going to live that dream. “Being on a Kenny Chesney tour, I think is a dream that I’ve had since I was 19 years old,” Thomas Rhett told PopCulture.com.... Read more »

Is Kelsea Ballerini the Cure for Everything?

Oh, the glamorous life of a country star. Wait, what? Kelsea Ballerini is on the bathroom floor throwing up? Maybe life at the top is not so perfect after all. Maybe the flu doesn’t care how many singles you’ve had on the charts. And maybe being honest with your fans is the best medicine ever.... Read more »

Toby Keith Plots Should’ve Been A Cowboy Tour XXV

Toby Keith will celebrate the 25th anniversary of his breakout hit “Should’ve Been A Cowboy” with a 20-city tour, launching April 6 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Should’ve Been A Cowboy Tour XXV will visit several festivals this summer including Florida’s Country 500 Fest, Ohio’s Jamboree in the Hills and Wyoming’s Cheyenne Frontier Days.... Read more »

Carolina Country Music Fest Unveils 2018 Lineup

Luke Bryan, Toby Keith, Zac Brown Band and Cole Swindell will headline the 2018 Carolina Country Music Fest, running June 7-10 in Myrtle Beach, S.C. More than 30 acts are booked for the event, but so far there are no female performers listed on the initial lineup. A June 7 kickoff concert precedes the festival,... Read more »

Who’s Performing at the 2018 ACM Party for a Cause

More than 40 acts will perform at Las Vegas’ sixth annual ACM Party for a Cause music festival. Starting April 12, the four-day event will take place at various venues throughout the Vegas strip with performances by Kelsea Ballerini, Lee Brice, Chris Lane, Kip Moore, Old Dominion, Jon Pardi, Thomas Rhett, Chase Rice and others.... Read more »

Cam Does Not Heart the iHeart Nominee List

When the iHeart Awards released their list of nominees for the country artist of the year award, it was the usual suspects: Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton, Sam Hunt, Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean. But even though there were no surprises there, there was a reaction. Here is what Cam had to say upon seeing the... Read more »

Troy Gentry’s Wife Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Over Helicopter Crash

Angie Gentry, the widow of Montgomery Gentry‘s Troy Gentry, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the manufacturers of the helicopter that crashed and killed all onboard including her husband on Sept. 8, 2017, in Medford, N.J. The lawsuit filed on Feb. 14 in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas lists Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, Sikorsky... Read more »

Caitlyn Smith Plans Starfire Tour

Nashville songstress and powerhouse vocalist Caitlyn Smith will launch her Starfire Tour on April 5 in Northampton, Mass. Special guest Andrea Davidson will perform on select dates. Starfire (Live in Studio) by Caitlyn Smith on VEVO. The 25-city run includes stops in Boston, New York City and Nashville, Tenn. Performances at the BottleRock Festival in... Read more »

Sugarland Lends a Hand to New Parents

Keep your baby close. That’s pretty much the extent of what Sugarland‘s Jennifer Nettles had to say about raising kids when you’re a touring country music artist. Her son Magnus is already five years old, but she remembers exactly what it was like when he was brand new. “The newborn phase is such a sweet... Read more »

Brett Eldredge Tours the Nashville That Built Him

Brett Eldredge just wrapped the first weekend of Blake Shelton’s Country Music Freaks Tour, kicking off what promises to be another exciting year on the road. His first headlining tour The Long Way Tour with Devin Dawson and Jillian Jacqueline launches in New Jersey on April 5. But between gigs when Eldredge returns to Nashville,... Read more »

Nashville Trivia: Season 6, Episode 7: Can’t Help But Wonder Where I’m Bound

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.

Last Weekend’s Greatest Hits

With all the tragedy of the past week — the school shooting in Florida that left 17 dead on Feb. 14, and all the social media confrontations that followed — it’s hard to find any kind of silver lining. But we tried. We tried to look for news from the country stars that would show... Read more »

The Music From Nashville on CMT

If the music from season five left a lasting mark on you, wait until you hear the music from season six. Check back here every week for an updated list of all of the new songs from the show.

A Warm Nashville Day Made Sunnier by Thomas Rhett Double Celebration

Sunny and 77, it felt like baseball weather Thursday afternoon (Feb. 15) as throngs from Music Row crowded into Von Elrod’s Beer Garden and Sausage House to celebrate the writers of Thomas Rhett‘s latest two chart-toppers — “Craving You” and “Unforgettable.” Adding to the baseball vibe was the fact that Von Elrod’s is directly across... Read more »

Dustin Lynch Sings Brad Paisley’s Praises

Has Brad Paisley gotten a little too comfortable in his role as a headliner? Does he just kind of phone it in? Not a chance. According to Dustin Lynch, who is currently on tour with Paisley, the guy is never content to just rest on his laurels. Which makes him the best kind of role... Read more »

Nashville: The Big Moments From Season 6 Episode 7

Jealousy shows its true colors in the latest episode of Nashville. Check out the episode’s biggest moments: 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.

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