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How Country Music Became a Voice for the Veterans

How Country Music Became a Voice for the Veterans

Darius Rucker was right. Just saying “thank you” is not enough. But this Veterans Day, there’s a glimmer of hope that with almost all of country music coming out to say it together on social media, the veterans who served our country felt the gratitude in that magnitude on Monday (Nov. 11). Luke Combs, for...… ... Continue Reading
Miranda Lambert Wins the Hand With Wildcard

Miranda Lambert Wins the Hand With Wildcard

It’s a Lucky 7 for Miranda Lambert as Wildcard becomes her seventh consecutive album to debut at No. 1 on Billboard’s top country albums chart — and just a day after her 36th birthday. She’s already won seven CMA female vocalist of the year awards and is up for her eighth on Wednesday (Nov. 13)....… ... Continue Reading
CMT Reveals Next Women of Country Class of 2020

CMT Reveals Next Women of Country Class of 2020

CMT has announced the 2020 Class of its Next Women of Country franchise at today’s 7th annual event at the CMA Theater at the Country Music Hall of Fame. The 11 artists joining the prestigious Next Women roster are: Abbey Cone, Avenue Beat, Caylee Hammack, Gabby Barrett, Hailey Whitters, Kylie Morgan, Madison Kozak, Renee Blair,...… ... Continue Reading
Jessie James Decker on CMA Glam, Country Mentors, and Her Carrie Underwood Intuition

Jessie James Decker on CMA Glam, Country Mentors, and Her Carrie Underwood Intuition

One day before Wednesday night’s (Nov. 13) CMA Awards, as country fans everywhere started counting down the hours until showtime, I had the chance to catch up with Jessie James Decker about everything country. Starting with the end of the night. You know, that moment when they finally announce the artist who will take home...… ... Continue Reading
Randy Travis, Top Songwriters Honored by ASCAP

Randy Travis, Top Songwriters Honored by ASCAP

From performers such as Garth Brooks and Carrie Underwood, to honorees like Randy Travis and songwriter Hillary Lindsey, the ASCAP Country Music Awards honored the writers and publishers of its most-played songs of the past year on Monday evening (Nov. 10) at Nashville’s Renaissance Hotel. ASCAP president and board chairman Paul Williams (shown above with...… ... Continue Reading
“You Wouldn’t Believe the Chaos Backstage,” Dolly Parton Says of CMA Awards

“You Wouldn’t Believe the Chaos Backstage,” Dolly Parton Says of CMA Awards

“We’ve been at it a while.” That’s what Dolly Parton admitted about her long awards-show history. Parton and Reba McEntire took time out from their rehearsals for their co-hosting gig at the CMA Awards on Wednesday night (Nov. 13) to talk about how they are preparing with Carrie Underwood. “She’s a youngster, but she’s perfect...… ... Continue Reading
Jimmie Allen Announces Baby Girl is on the Way

Jimmie Allen Announces Baby Girl is on the Way

Jimmie Allen first became a father when his son Aadyn was born five years ago. And now, the country newcomer is about to welcome a baby girl. Early on Monday morning (Nov. 11), Allen shared the news on country radio that Aadyn will be a big brother soon. And he shared the baby’s gender on...… ... Continue Reading
The Old Dominion Song That Thomas Rhett Wrote

The Old Dominion Song That Thomas Rhett Wrote

This has to be one of the most selfless acts in the music business: writing a classically country piano ballad and then letting another artist cut it. So if you feel the way we feel about Old Dominion’s “Some People Do” — one of their most touching songs about forgiveness and hope and winning back...… ... Continue Reading
Nashville Squares Bonus Scenes: Melissa Peterman Fangirls Over Jimmie Allen’s Boozed-Up ‘Tequila’

Nashville Squares Bonus Scenes: Melissa Peterman Fangirls Over Jimmie Allen’s Boozed-Up ‘Tequila’

Check out a pair of bonus scenes from the latest 'Nashville Squares' episodes, which find Carson Kressley making over Marie Osmond and Melissa Peterman fangirling over Jimmie Allen. ... Continue Reading
SESAC Salutes “Beautiful Crazy,” Songwriter of the Year Justin Ebach

SESAC Salutes “Beautiful Crazy,” Songwriter of the Year Justin Ebach

“Beautiful Crazy” earned Song of the Year honors by the performing rights organization SESAC in a gala held Sunday night (Nov. 10) at Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum. The song was co-written by SESAC-affiliated songwriter Wyatt Durrette III, published by Rosest Music, and recorded by Luke Combs. Durette shares writing credit with...… ... Continue Reading