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Blake Shelton: “Y’all Take Notes” on These Date Night Ideas

According to their new duet, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani already know exactly how to be “Happy Anywhere.” And now, Shelton wants you to know that same feeling. So he shared a story on social media that has a solid list of ideas for staying in but also making it feel a little bit like... Read more » ... Continue Reading

WATCH: Hailey Whitters’ Epiphany About Rejection Being a Blessing

Embedded from Early on Friday morning (Aug. 7), Hailey Whitters tweeted the most glass-is-half-full advice we’ve seen in a while. “There was a time I used to get real down on rejection… now I know every ’no’ is making way for an even sweeter ’yes,'” Whitters posted on social media. “All that to say,... Read more » ... Continue Reading

It’s Island Time in Kane Brown and Nelly’s “Cool Again”

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While Touring in Alaska, Jamie Floyd Captures a Moment in “Life’s a Party”

Some people come in and out of your life in the same ways they come and go to a party. That’s the idea that Nashville singer-songwriter Jamie Floyd brought to her first co-writing session with Josh Grider and Bobby Hamrick. The poignant song is now a centerpiece of Floyd’s EP, NEW GIRL, as well as... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s Youngest Daughter Casts Her First Vote

First time voter over here!!!!!!!!!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️#proudmom — Faith Hill (@FaithHill) August 7, 2020 Tim McGraw and Faith Hill must be very, very proud of their youngest daughter Audrey right now. In fact, Hill is so proud of her 18-year-old that she was bursting with 13 heart emojis, as evidenced by her social media post on... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Darius Rucker Soaks Up the Little Moments in “Beers and Sunshine”

Listen to "Beers and Sunshine," the new single by Darius Rucker. ... Continue Reading

Maren Morris Is Using Her Big Voice to Help Small Bars

Just like her Twitter bio says, Maren Morris is “little but loud.” And this week, she’s been using her big celebrity voice for a cause. When Morris saw that the very small bars in and around Nashville were suffering because they’d been following all of the COVID-19 safety precautions, she spoke up. “Broadway bars taking... Read more » ... Continue Reading

TUNE-IN: An Archive Deep Dive Into Randy Travis’ Demos

Embedded from There might’ve been a little dust on the demo, but when some friends of Randy Travis found one of his demos for a song he recorded in 1982, it still held up. On this weekend’s CMT Hot 20, Randy Travis and his wife Mary share their story of how one of the... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Will “Break Things” Be a Breakout Hit for Kylie Morgan?

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Morgan Wallen Won’t Make You Wait Much Longer for “7 Summers”

Morgan Wallen will release a new song, "7 Summers," on August 14. ... Continue Reading

WATCH: Even Luke Combs Digs Keith Urban’s Cover of Luke Combs

View this post on Instagram Hey Luke…. how much do ya MISS TOURING ?!!! A post shared by Keith Urban (@keithurban) on Aug 3, 2020 at 12:08pm PDT This kind of feels like we are eavesdropping on a conversation between Keith Urban and Luke Combs, and we are not mad about it. Urban recently threw... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Brothers Osborne Make Their Point in “Hatin’ Somebody”

Hear "Hatin' Somebody," the new track from Brothers Osborne's upcoming album, 'Skeletons.' ... Continue Reading

How “Betty” Brought Taylor Swift Back to Country Radio

Embedded from It’s been about seven years since Taylor Swift released a proper country song to country radio, so her brand new “Betty” is a very welcome comeback of sorts. A little back story: After Swift’s song “Red” made it onto country radio in the summer of 2013, she started leaning into pop. Gradually... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Tim McGraw: “At 53, I Probably Don’t Self-Examine As Much As I Should”

Tim McGraw is on the verge of a lot of things right now. Mainly, tears. With his upcoming album Here On Earth due out later this month, McGraw admitted in a recent radio interview that he is emotional. Really, really emotional. Probably just a side effect of the quarantine, but still. He is all in... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Carrie Underwood Has the Bigger Fish to Fry

Mike Fisher is not happy about this. He and Carrie Underwood went fly fishing over the weekend, and all he has to show for it is a fish that’s nowhere near as big as the one his wife caught. “This past weekend we were able to get away for some good quality time! One thing... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Alissa Griffith Discovers Her Ex Is Now “Somebody Else’s Somebody”

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Did Garth Brooks Just Hint at Something About No Fences?

Garth Brooks is almost always an open book. But sometimes, he seems like a man of mystery. And on Monday night (Aug. 3), he was a little bit of both. During his Inside Studio G chat with his fans on Facebook, he was talking about the future and what it might mean for him, for... Read more » ... Continue Reading

CMT Next Up Now: Alexis Wilkins’ “If I’m Being Honest” Warms the Heart

Watch "If I'm Being Honest," the new video by CMT Next Up Now artist Alexis Wilkins. ... Continue Reading

One and “Done”: Chris Janson’s Real-Life Love Story Reaches the Top

Chris Janson reaches No. 1 with "Done," which he wrote about meeting his future wife, Kelly Lynn. ... Continue Reading

LISTEN: This Gary Allan “Whiskey” Was Worth the Wait

Embedded from It’s been eight years since Gary Allan had a song — “Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain)” — at the top of the charts. But let’s all raise a glass to his new tune “Waste of a Whiskey Drink” that will likely become his next No. 1. The just-released song was penned... Read more » ... Continue Reading