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Kane Brown Notches Five No. 1s in One Week - 20/10/2017 11:37 AM
After this week’s cascade of good news, Kane Brown may find Christmas a letdown, no matter how high the gifts are piled under his tree. Now get this: His self-titled album which debuted at No. 1 last December is back as the No. 1 country album this week. And that’s just the start of it... Read more »
#CMTAOTY: Jason Aldean Won’t Back Down - 19/10/2017 07:37 PM
After opening Wednesday night’s (Oct. 18) 2017 CMT Artists of the Year special with a heartfelt message about overcoming tragedy, Jason Aldean got back up on the stage again to deliver that same message in song. He was joined by fellow honorees Keith Urban and Chris Stapleton, plus Little Big Town, and together they paid... Read more »
#CMTAOTY: Luke Bryan Reminds Us to Slow Down - 19/10/2017 06:56 PM
There might never be a better time to listen closely to the lyrics of Luke Bryan‘s 2016 hit song “Fast.” During Bryan’s performance at Wednesday night’s (Oct. 18) CMT Artists of the Year live broadcast, you could see it on the faces of the crowd. Everyone was moved by the song about slowing down and... Read more »
#CMTAOTY: Backstreet Boys’ “H.O.L.Y.” Five-Part Harmony - 19/10/2017 06:10 PM
The Backstreet Boys‘ Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell, AJ McClean and Kevin Richardson have been a band for almost 25 years. And Florida Georgia Line‘s Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley will forever be the Backstreet Boys biggest fans as they continue to perform for years to come. Wednesday’s (Oct. 18) 2017 CMT Artists of... Read more »
#CMTAOTY: Phillip Phillips Goes Country - 19/10/2017 04:47 PM
Phillip Phillips won American Idol in 2012. But on Wednesday night (Oct. 18), he won the hearts of country music fans everywhere. He was there to honor one of the night’s winners, Sam Hunt, who wasn’t able to attend to CMT Artists of the Year show (Hunt was in Hawaii closing his 15 in a... Read more »
#CMTAOTY: Keith Urban’s “Blue” Goes Jazz - 19/10/2017 03:32 PM
Right after Vince Gill took the stage at Wednesday night’s (Oct. 18) 2017 CMT Artists of the Year to introduce one of the night’s honorees, Keith Urban, Urban came out with a very small band and a very mellow take on his “Blue Ain’t Your Color.” Watching Urban from the crowd at the live broadcast... Read more »
#CMTAOTY: All-Star Cast Stands Up for Compassion - 19/10/2017 03:12 PM
Andra Day, Common, Danielle Bradbery, Little Big Town and Lee Ann Womack’s performance of “Stand Up for Something” at the 2017 CMT Artists of the Year was pure power. The song’s compassionate lyrics inspired everyone who listened to be the change for a better world, and serve others despite their differences because in the end,... Read more »
#CMTAOTY: Chris Stapleton’s Underlying Message in “Broken Halos” - 19/10/2017 05:11 AM
Chris Stapleton‘s “Broken Halos” has an underlying message for those who search for understanding behind the senseless acts of violence and natural disasters that continue to plague the world. In the third verse, Stapleton sings, “Don’t go looking for the reasons / Don’t go asking Jesus why / We’re not meant to know the answers... Read more »
Jason Aldean: “We Have the Power to Overcome Anything” - 19/10/2017 04:30 AM
Award shows are usually full of envelopes tearing, followed by trophy presentations and emotional acceptance speeches. But the only moment the 2017 CMT Artists of the Year honorees spoke as a group live onstage at Wednesday’s (Oct. 18) show was during the opening monologue. One by one, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Chris... Read more »
2017 CMT Artists of the Year Offer Fans an Uplifting Night of Music - 19/10/2017 03:42 AM
Every moment of the 2017 CMT Artists of the Year on Wednesday (Oct. 18) in Nashville was dedicated to the spiritual connection country musicians have with their fans and the mutual admiration each honoree had for one another. As a night of unity, hope and healing following the devastating natural disasters that rocked North America... Read more »
Route 91 Harvest Festival: In Memory of the 58 Lives Lost - 18/10/2017 10:01 PM
There’s a common thread that will forever hold the 58 victims of the Route 91 Harvest Festival together. Live country music. It’s the reason why nearly all of the 36 women and 22 men were there in Las Vegas on the night of the deadliest mass shooting in the U.S. And today (Oct. 18), we... Read more »
Backstreet Boys, Phillip Phillips and More Join 2017 CMT Artists of the Year - 18/10/2017 01:44 PM
The Backstreet Boys and American Idol champion Phillip Phillips have joined the all-star lineup for tonight’s (Oct. 18) 2017 CMT Artists of the Year. The 90-minute special, airing live from Nashville at 8 p.m. ET, has been transformed into a night of hope and healing following fall’s devastating hurricanes, wildfires and the tragedy at the... Read more »
Jason Aldean Wants to Know Every Soul - 18/10/2017 01:39 PM
Editor’s note: Jason Aldean is among the honorees at the 2017 CMT Artists of the Year special premiering tonight (Oct. 18) at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Those lucky enough to participate in a Jason Aldean meet-and-greet on his 2008 CMT On Tour with Lady Antebellum witnessed him greeting every fan he met by name. That was... Read more »
Chris Young Becomes the Grand Ole Opry’s Newest Member - 18/10/2017 01:00 PM
Chris Young is the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry. Brad Paisley officiated his Young’s induction during a special Opry ceremony live in Nashville on Tuesday (Oct. 17). Young made his induction official with a performance of his Grammy-nominated hit “Think of You” with Cassadee Pope. He also performed “Gettin’ You Home,” Marty Robbins’... Read more »
Kenny Chesney Plots Trip Around the Sun Tour - 18/10/2017 11:29 AM
“I am ready.” That’s all I need to know. That’s how Kenny Chesney felt about launching another massive stadium tour. “I am ready to get out there and kick into another summer where we can all celebrate how lucky we are to love life and be able to come together,” Chesney said, describing how his... Read more »
All the Love from Kacey Musgraves’ Country Wedding - 17/10/2017 09:00 PM
The newly married Kacey Musgraves has just started to share the fairy tale pictures from her fairy tale wedding, and she looks so good in love. We weren’t there, but after spending some time analyzing her Instagram feed, we feel like we were. First there was an artsy shot of her bridal bouquet — full... Read more »
A Night at the Bluebird with Garth Brooks - 17/10/2017 06:19 PM
It’s voting time for the 51st annual CMA Awards and all over Nashville, this year’s nominees are pulling over-the-top publicity stunts in competition for the organization’s coveted crystal trophies. The reigning CMA entertainer of the year Garth Brooks took over the Bluebird Café on Monday (Oct. 16) night for a surprise writers’ round performance with... Read more »
Keith Urban: “I Miss Gigging” - 17/10/2017 04:40 PM
Early on Monday (Oct. 16), Keith Urban posted a little throwback for #MusicMonday: “Remember when Keith played a surprise show at 12th & Porter in Nashville?” But it wasn’t merely a virtual trip down memory lane, it was actually his first hint about what he was planning for later that night. The next hint was... Read more »
Kenny Chesney: Hard at Work Six Weeks Later - 17/10/2017 04:29 PM
The entire island of St. John has been without power since Sept. 6. And basically without much cell or internet service either, thanks to the devastating Hurricane Irma. So, six very, very long weeks. And while Kenny Chesney is doing everything he possibly can to start the rebuilding process, so is Jenn Manes. Manes writes... Read more »
Shania Twain Recalls First Drag Queen Sighting - 17/10/2017 03:36 PM
The first time Shania Twain saw a Shania Twain drag queen, she was in Las Vegas. And she loved it. “I went to an imposter show in Las Vegas and it was incredible,” Twain told Pride Source. “You brought up the country world and maybe how that might be more conservative, but it’s funny, three... Read more »
How George Strait Made Chris Stapleton’s 2017 The Best Year Ever - 16/10/2017 08:23 PM
Editor’s note: Chris Stapleton is among the honorees at the 2017 CMT Artists of the Year special premiering Wednesday (Oct. 18) at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Chris Stapleton‘s history with the annual CMT Artists of the Year special goes back to 2014 when he performed Luke Bryan’s “Drink a Beer” with Lady Antebellum. That night was... Read more »
Chris Young’s Losing Sleep Gets a World Tour - 16/10/2017 07:08 PM
Chris Young, one of country music’s most distinctive vocalists, has announced the first 18 dates of his upcoming Losing Sleep 2018 World Tour. Kane Brown and LANCO will join Young for the winter run starting Jan. 11 in Indianapolis, IN. Tickets and VIP packages go on sale Friday (Oct. 20), the same day Young’s seventh... Read more »
Florida Georgia Line’s “H.O.L.Y.” Trinity - 16/10/2017 06:36 PM
Editor’s note: Florida Georgia Line is among the honorees at the 2017 CMT Artists of the Year special premiering Wednesday (Oct. 18) at 8 p.m. ET/PT. God, family and fans are essential to the success of Florida Georgia Line‘s Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard. The five-time CMT Artists of the Year said they wouldn’t be... Read more »
Greatest Hits Chronicles Jake Owen’s First 11 Years - 16/10/2017 05:30 PM
Jake Owen will release his first Greatest Hits compilation on Black Friday (Nov. 24). The 13-song compilation will feature his first six No. 1s, a mix of fan favorites from his five albums, plus two new songs “Subliminal Love” and “Long As You’re In It.” Yee Haw by Jake Owen on VEVO. The collection follows... Read more »

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