Country Music News

CMT Rewind: Willie Nelson Hits The Top Of The Country Charts With “If You’ve Got the Money I’ve Got the Time”

By 1976, Willie Nelson was already an icon. However, he arguably had yet to truly discover himself as an artist capable of crafting a legacy. Nineteen albums into his career, he’d finally found success at Columbia Records by merging his Austin, Texas-honed outlaw ways with a songwriting pen that just fifteen years prior had written... Read more » ... Continue Reading

CMT Premiere: Trace Adkins, Luke Bryan, And Pitbull Join Forces For Party Anthem “Where The Country Girls At”

Embedded from www.youtube.com. Today, CMT premieres the video for Trace Adkins’ pairing with Luke Bryan and Pitbull for the single “Where The Country Girls At.” The track is from his 25th-anniversary album The Way I Wanna Go. The video, directed by David Rousseau, highlights pretty much everything one would expect from lyrics highlighting what happens... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Jason Aldean Announces ‘Macon, Georgia’, His 10th Studio Album

If you’re captivated by “If I Didn’t Love You,” veteran country crooner Jason Aldean’s latest duet with Carrie Underwood, you’re not going to have to wait for long for much more new material from the Georgia-born star. He’s recently announced that on November 12, fans will have access to nine more new tracks and five... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Country Girls Can Go Pop, According To A Viral Tik Tok Meme

For the past half-century, country music fans have always called into question when their favorite stars — especially female performers — err in the direction of less twang and more pop-aimed sounds and styles in their music. Now, thanks to a new Tik Tok meme inspired by Lukas Graham’s single “Mama Said,” Dolly Parton, Shania... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Maren Morris Ends “‘GIRL’ Chapter,” Promises New Music Soon

Fans of Maren Morris should be excited, given some recent news from her social media feed. It appears that she’s preparing to release a new full-length project — the follow-up to GIRL, her gold-selling, CMA Album of the Year, 2019 album featuring Billboard chart-topping mega-hit “The Bones” — possibly even relatively soon. End of an... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Pryor & Lee’s “Right Now” Is A Good Time With “Good Friends, A Big Fire, And A Bigger Field”

Embedded from embed.vevo.com. From The Voice roommates to country stages nationwide, Pryor & Lee — the pairing of Pryor Baird and Kaleb Lee — continue their surge to acclaim with their latest video for “Right Now.” “The video brings to life the party happening ’Right Now,’ wherever you are! It brings to life the happiness... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Ashley McBryde Shares Details of Accident That Landed Her in Emergency Room

Country singer Ashley McBryde has announced the postponement of September 25 & 26 shows in Portland and Seattle. The news comes on the heels of a social media post dated September 22 which shared that McBryde, while “enjoying her time in the beautiful state of Montana […] had an accident while riding a horse.” The... Read more » ... Continue Reading

The Roundup: New Music From Randy Travis, Willie Nelson, Mickey Guyton And More

This week, CMT’s Weekly Roundup of new hits features two timeless icons, a hopeful icon, and a few exciting pop-country hits. Click here to take a listen to the following tunes. Embedded from www.youtube.com. Randy Travis – Ain’t No Use Thirty-five years after its release, Randy Travis’ debut album Storms of Life has been re-released.... Read more » ... Continue Reading

2021 CMT Artists Of The Year Honoree: Gabby Barrett

You never get a second hit to make a first impression. But, of course, that’s not how the old saying goes. However, in regards to 21-year-old country singer Gabby Barrett’s single “I Hope,” its 27-month run of success since its July 2019 debut proves the power of a hit — and an artist — to... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Chris Janson’s “Bye Mom” Heals Listeners After Suffering An Emotional Loss

Embedded from www.youtube.com. Chris Janson’s friend Brandon losing his mom earlier in 2021 and not being able to travel to the funeral in Texas inspired country vocalist Chris Janson’s single, “Bye Mom.” Continuing in regards to its video, the Perryville, MO-born artist adds, “This shoot gave him a weird way of healing after loss. [Brandon]... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Alan Jackson Releases New Video For “Where Have You Gone”

Embedded from www.youtube.com. Alan Jackson passionately invokes the legacy of country icons Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, Merle Haggard, George Jones, Hank Williams and Tammy Wynette in his latest video for “Where Have You Gone.” The black and white Peter Zavadil-directed clip was filmed at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium. Jackson is seen alone on the stage... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Mickey Guyton To Be Honored As Breakout Artist of the Year At 2021’s CMT Artists Of The Year

Country superstar Mickey Guyton will be honored as the 2021 CMT Breakout Artist of the Year at October 13’s CMT Artists of the Year event. The proceedings will air LIVE from Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center at 9p/8c on CMT. This marks only the fourth time in event history this honor will be bestowed, with the... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Darius Rucker Says Country Music’s “Stigma Of Rebel Flags And Racism,” Is “Changing Drastically”

Recently, Nashville’s Tennessean newspaper continued their Hallowed Sound series, highlighting Black legacies in American music. The latest articles highlight the “eclectic generation of Black country, roots and Americana artists who are blurring genre lines and forcing change within the music industry.” In addition, the series includes a piece from iconic country superstar Darius Rucker who... Read more » ... Continue Reading

RaeLynn Debuts “Get That All The Time,” A New Superstar-Written Mitchell Tenpenny Duet

Embedded from www.youtube.com. RaeLynn’s not just in the midst of nurturing her newborn daughter. Instead, she’s also just released Mitchell Tenpenny duet “Get That All The Time,” her latest single from her forthcoming album Baytown, out on September 24. The sassy, upbeat track features the two artists trading compliments in a coy yet charming manner.... Read more » ... Continue Reading

CMT Rewind: Florida Georgia Line’s “H.O.L.Y.” Spends 18 Consecutive Weeks On Top Of The Country Charts

Embedded from www.youtube.com. Florida Georgia Line’s 2021-released collaboration with Chase Rice for “Drinkin’ Beer, Talkin’ God, Amen” is, in fact, not the first time that Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley gained chart-topping renown for drinking beer and talking about their love of religion. For roughly one-third of 2016 (between May 21 through September 17), the... Read more » ... Continue Reading

90s Country Popularity Surges with Gen-Z

Spotify has recently launched a campaign to celebrate — among many highlights related to a surge in popularity in 90s country hits, the platform hosting 89 million playlists from Gen-Z users containing iconic 90s country tracks. Alongside songs like Shania Twain’s “Come On Over,” songs like George Strait’s “Carrying Your Love With Me,” The Chicks’... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Cody Johnson Discusses Working In Texas’ Prison System Before Achieving Country Stardom

Country hitmaker Cody Johnson’s life on the range as a rodeo cowboy is an often discussed part of his charming appeal as a star artist in the genre. However, in a recent feature for Cowboys and Indians Magazine, he breaks down a little-known part of his past that also speaks to his forthright and honest... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Lil Nas X Covers Dolly Parton’s Iconic Classic, “Jolene”

Embedded from www.youtube.com. Ever since his mainstream breakout with pop-country trap anthem “Old Town Road,” Lil Nas X has had a unique relationship with the trappings and sounds associated with country music on his rise to mainstream pop-cultural dominance. This pairing continues as the performer has recently released a cover of Dolly Parton’s 1974-released, lovelorn... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Brittany Kennell’s “Most Wanted” Provides Peace For The Lonely-Hearted

Embedded from www.youtube.com. “Love is a tough game. It can leave us feeling lonely and make us do crazy things,” says Brittany Kennell about her latest single, “Most Wanted.” Insofar as the video for the track, it was shot on a family farm in Bromont, Quebec, Canada, wherein the grandparents who owned the farm even... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Jimmie Allen Makes An Impressive Dancing With The Stars Debut

Embedded from www.youtube.com. Dance pro and Dancing With The Stars Season 24 champion Emma Slater partnered with Jimmie Allen as the country star debuted on Monday evening, September 20’s premiere episode of the 30th season of the celebrity dance contest program. The “Best Shot” vocalist admitted to being both “competitive as hell” and “nervous to... Read more » ... Continue Reading