Country Music News

Chris Stapleton’s Wife Morgane Celebrates His Birthday With Throwback Pics

Chris Stapleton’s wife Morgane is celebrating her superstar husband’s birthday by sharing some throwback photos of him—sans his signature beard. “Hey, it’s Chris’ wife Morgane!” she posted on Stapleton’s social media accounts. “Thought I’d take over his Instagram & share some of my favorite snapshots of my most favorite person to celebrate his special day!... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Keith Urban Heard Taylor Swift’s Unreleased ‘From The Vault’ Tracks in a Shopping Mall

If Taylor Swift texts you and tells you she has new music for you to hear, you drop everything and listen—even if you’re in the middle of Christmas shopping. That’s the story Keith Urban recently shared with Ellen DeGeneres of how he came to be part of two songs on Taylor Swift’s recently-released album Fearless... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Eric Church Recalls Opening For George Strait, and Says Bob Seger “Saved My Career”

Eric Church is the Country Music Association’s reigning Entertainer of the Year, and has a new three-part album project Heart & Soul, but back in 2006, he was an opening act still working his way up to arena headliner status. Church recently told Apple Music’s Zane Lowe how getting kicked off of his first opening... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Brothers Osborne Will Launch the ‘We’re Not For Everyone Tour’ This Summer

Brothers Osborne will return to the road beginning in July, when they embark on their We’re Not For Everyone Tour on July 29 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The tour will visit 50 markets, including Atlanta, Los Angeles, and New York, and will visit Nashville’s Ascend Amphitheater on Sept. 16. The duo will welcome Travis Denning and... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Old Dominion’s Trevor Rosen Says “Genuinely [Enjoying]” Performing Live Is the Reason for the Band’s Success

Nashville-based quintet Old Dominion has been named Vocal Group of the Year for three consecutive years by the Country Music Association. As well, 2020 saw their single “One Man Band” receive the Song of The Year trophy from the Academy of Country Music Awards. Just over a decade into their time together as a band,... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Brandi Carlile To Release 30 Exclusive Acoustic Covers With ‘Broken Horses’ Audiobook

Broken Horses, six-time Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile’s newly-released memoir, has recently achieved New York Times best-seller status. However, the news does not stop there. As well, Tuesday, April 20 will see the acclaimed performer release the audiobook narration of her book via Random House Audio. Coupled into this release will be new stripped-down, solo renditions... Read more » ... Continue Reading

CMT Rewind: Blake Shelton’s Legendary Debut Single “Austin” (2001)

Embedded from Impressively, seven years after graduating high school in tiny Ada, Oklahoma, Blake Shelton’s “Austin” was a platinum-selling number one country hit that reached the top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100 pop charts. Shelton’s out-of-the-gate success underlined country music’s incredible appeal and marketability at the turn of the 21st century. Just one... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Gabby Barrett Earns Second No. 1 Hit With “The Good Ones”

Gabby Barrett is two for two, as she holds this week’s No. 1 song on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart. “The Good Ones” is a back-to-back No. 1 country radio hit for Barrett, following last year’s breakthrough “I Hope.” This marks the first time in five years a solo female artist has topped Billboard’s Country Airplay... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Reba McEntire Reschedules Her ‘Reba: Live in Concert Tour’ For 2022

Citing that it’s “just not possible” to return to the road due to COVID-19 regulations, Reba McEntire has rescheduled 12 of the 13 cities on her Summer 2021 Arena Tour. A date planned for St. Paul, Minnesota, has been canceled entirely. The new tour is scheduled to begin on Jan. 13, 2022, in Evansville, Indiana.... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Blake Shelton Shares Entertaining Moment “[Making] New Buddies” With an Opossum on Social Media

We’ve all been there. Grilling on the deck, preparing an eagerly-anticipated culinary delight. Then, we turn our back for a second, and a backyard creature has scampered off to enjoy our meal. While Blake Shelton was taking a second away from releasing a 20th Anniversary version of his single “Austin” and being a judge on... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Brian Kelley Feels “Inspired” When Recording In the Florida Keys, but Is Afraid Of Sharks

On a recent appearance on the Ty Bentli Show on Apple Music Country, Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley outlined some of the behind-the-scenes processes that allowed him to develop his new solo EP Wave Pack. For those thinking that this may highlight issues with his Florida Georgia Line partnership with Tyler Hubbard, Kelley says, “We’re... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Carrie Underwood Is Ready to Record More Music: “We Will Start Seeing What’s in the Tank!”

After raising $112,000 for Save The Children via her Easter Sunday My Savior: Live From The Ryman live stream from the Ryman Auditorium, Carrie Underwood tells CMT’s Cody Alan that she’s finally feeling “the spark” to “see what’s in the tank,” musically, in the studio. “I was kind of waiting to get that spark, you... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Premiere: John Hiatt Joins The Jerry Douglas Band on the Freewheeling “Long Black Electric Cadillac”

Embedded from John Hiatt’s first collaborative album with the Jerry Douglas Band, titled Leftover Feelings, will release May 21. Nine-time Grammy nominee Hiatt, who has released more than 20 albums and has had his songs covered by the likes of Bob Dylan, Keith Urban, Rodney Crowell and Mandy Moore, crafted the album alongside The... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Kane Brown’s “Worldwide Beautiful” Wins ACM Awards Video of the Year Honor

Leading up to Sunday’s (April 18) Academy of Country Music Awards, Kane Brown is already a winner. Brown’s video for “Worldwide Beautiful” has been named Video of the Year. This marks the first time in ACM history that a Black solo artist has won the honor. The video was directed by Alex Alvga and produced... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Miranda Lambert, Elle King To Lead All-Star ACM Awards Collaborations

Miranda Lambert and Elle King will make sure this year’s Academy of Country Music Awards ceremony gets off to a rollicking start, as the two will open the show with “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home).” The Lambert/King collaboration is just one of many that were announced Tuesday (April 13) by the Academy of... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Chris Young Surprises Kane Brown During Memphis Concert Honoring Frontline Service Workers

Kane Brown’s just-announced, 35-date “Blessed & Free Tour” is set to kick off on Oct. 1 in Sacramento, visiting all 29 NBA basketball arenas throughout 2021 and 2022. As a preview of what’s to come, Brown was joined by Restless Road—the first act signed to his new 1021 Entertainment label under Sony Nashville—and a surprise... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Thomas Rhett Returns to His Roots on New Single “Country Again”

Thomas Rhett goes back to his roots in more ways than one on his new single, “Country Again.” Winding acoustic guitar lines blend with soft flashes of fiddle as the singer reflects on his journey back to himself, making for a musical detour from some the sleek pop sheen of his earlier hits. I spent... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Brandi Carlile’s Having Jam Sessions With Joni Mitchell, Dolly Parton, Chaka Khan and Harry Styles

Embedded from While promoting her newly released memoir Broken Horses on the Ellen Degeneres Show, Brandi Carlile went into greater detail about the jam sessions at Joni Mitchell’s home that she’d been having before the COVID-19 outbreak. In May 2020, the singer-songwriter noted that vocalists including Dolly Parton had been invited to the Mitchell’s... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Ryan Hurd Says To Maren Morris in Birthday Tribute, ‘You Make My Life Better’

Turning 31 on Sunday, April 10, while the mother of a year-old apparently wasn’t enough for “The Bones” vocalist Maren Morris. In a celebratory Instagram post, her husband, Ryan Hurd, stated, “It’s been a hell of a year, but you are an incredible mom, partner, artist, and you make my life better every day. I... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Jennifer Nettles to Release Album of Classic Showtunes in June

Jennifer Nettles is putting her own spin on classic showtunes such as “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly” from My Fair Lady, “Wait For It” (Hamilton) and “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'” (Oklahoma) on her latest solo project. She worked with orchestrator Alex Lacamoire (Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen) for the new album, Always Like New, set to... Read more » ... Continue Reading