Country Music News

Last Weekend’s Greatest Hits

Last Weekend’s Greatest Hits

A Monday morning round-up of all the things the country stars did over the weekend. ... Continue Reading
Chris Lane’s Essential First-Date Questions in “I Don’t Know About You”

Chris Lane’s Essential First-Date Questions in “I Don’t Know About You”

The music video premieres on an all-new CMT Hot 20 Countdown, airing on Saturday and Sunday (Oct. 20-21) at 9 a.m. ET. Directed by Justin Clough, the cinematic piece marks Lane’s acting debut, and it was shot at the Dickson, Tenn. dive, the Piccadilly Club. ... Continue Reading
Zac Brown Sees the Future of Music in Shawn Mendes

Zac Brown Sees the Future of Music in Shawn Mendes

An all-new CMT Hot 20 Countdown premiering Saturday (Oct. 19-20) at 9 a.m. ET/PT goes behind the scenes of Wednesday’s (Oct. 24) CMT Crossroads with Zac Brown Band with Shawn Mendes. ... Continue Reading
Kelsea Ballerini, Carrie Underwood and More Set for CMA Awards

Kelsea Ballerini, Carrie Underwood and More Set for CMA Awards

After being honored at Wednesday’s (Oct. 17) CMT Artists of the Year ceremony, the CMA revealed 2018 honorees Kelsea Ballerini and Carrie Underwood are among the first round of performers for the 52nd annual CMA Awards. ... Continue Reading
CMT Artists of the Year: Overheard on the Red Carpet

CMT Artists of the Year: Overheard on the Red Carpet

Smokey Robinson, Sara Evans, Tori Kelly and more talk on the red carpet about the magic and female empowerment of the 2018 CMT Artists of the Year. ... Continue Reading
Glamour Takes Home a Big CMT Artists of the Year Win

Glamour Takes Home a Big CMT Artists of the Year Win

What might have seemed like an otherwise routine Wednesday night outside Nashville’s legendary Schermerhorn Symphony Center was actually anything but. Because inside, at the CMT Artists of the Year event, the all-female honorees, country stars and celebrity guests all stunned in what turned out to be a something of an unofficial fashion show. Some style...… ... Continue Reading
Darius Rucker, Morgan Wallen and Their Songwriters Celebrated at Separate Parties

Darius Rucker, Morgan Wallen and Their Songwriters Celebrated at Separate Parties

Before the 2018 CMT Artists of the Year, Darius Rucker and Morgan Wallen got together with their collaborators to celebrate respective hits, "For the First Time" and "Up Down." ... Continue Reading
Carrie Underwood Closes CMT Artists of the Year with 50 Years of Songs

Carrie Underwood Closes CMT Artists of the Year with 50 Years of Songs

Keith Urban’s introduction of Carrie Underwood on Wednesday night (Oct. 17) wasn’t just about her long list of achievements in country music. It was just about her. He listed her virtues as a wife, a mother, a songwriter, a producer, an entertainer, a humanitarian, a culture shifter, and one of the greatest vocalists we’ve ever...… ... Continue Reading
Maren Morris and Brandi Carlile Salute Aretha Franklin with Monumental Performance

Maren Morris and Brandi Carlile Salute Aretha Franklin with Monumental Performance

Grammy-winners Maren Morris and Brandi Carlile deliver an unforgettable tribute to the late Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, at the 2018 CMT Artists of the Year. ... Continue Reading
Gladys Knight Joins the Women of Little Big Town

Gladys Knight Joins the Women of Little Big Town

Before Karen Fairchild and Kimberly Schlapman got a chance to sing a medley of two of the most soulful songs ever recorded, they had to listen to their Little Big Town band mates Phillip Sweet and Jimi Westbrook sing their praises extensively. “Thanks to these two incredible women, Kimberly and Jimi’s wife Karen, we’ve been...… ... Continue Reading