Country Music News

Sara Evans’ Husband Jay Barker Charged with Felony Aggravated Assault

According to an arrest affidavit from the State of Tennessee, Sara Evans’ husband and former Alabama quarterback Jay Barker was arrested early Saturday morning for trying to run over a female in the driveway of her Nashville home. Barker was charged with felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. According to the court documents, an... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Country Music Hall of Famer Ralph Emery Dies, the Country Music Community Reacts

Walter Ralph Emery, a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, National Radio Hall of Fame and a New York Times best-selling author, passed away Saturday while surrounded by his family at Tristar Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. Emery was 88 years old. A statement from Emery’s family said he “passed away peacefully” and... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Thomas Rhett Talks “Where We Started,” Katy Perry Collaboration, Death Row and More

Thomas Rhett thinks if you liked his “Center Point Road” album, you might love his new “Where We Started” record even more. On Friday, he announced the album, which is his sixth studio project. “Where We Started” will be available April 1 and boasts 15 new songs and three head-turning collaborations. The singer teamed with... Read more » ... Continue Reading

The Roundup: New Music from Dolly Parton, Kane Brown, Priscilla Block and More

Country icon Dolly Parton, arena-headliner Kane Brown, Grammy-nominated roots singer-songwriter Amythyst Kiah and country newcomers Priscilla Block, Hailey Whitters and Muscadine Bloodline are among the litany of artists who released new music today. Embedded from www.youtube.com. Dolly Parton – “Big Dreams and Faded Jeans” is the debut single from the companion album to “Run, Rose,... Read more » ... Continue Reading

New Music Friday: Dolly Parton, Kane Brown, Priscilla Block and More

Country icon Dolly Parton, arena-headliner Kane Brown, Grammy-nominated roots singer-songwriter Amythyst Kiah and country newcomers Priscilla Block, Hailey Whitters and Muscadine Bloodline are among the litany of artists who released new music today. Embedded from www.youtube.com. Dolly Parton – “Big Dreams and Faded Jeans” is the debut single from the companion album to “Run, Rose,... Read more » ... Continue Reading

CMT PREMIERE: Brett Eldredge Releases Timely, Poignant “Want That Back”

Brett Eldredge surprised country music fans Friday morning by releasing his sentimental new song “Want That Back” and its nostalgic, official music video. Eldredge wrote the song about yearning for simpler times with Scooter Carusoe. Reid Long directed its accompanying clip that follows a group of young friends who bury a time capsule and return... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Maren Morris Asked Herself If She Was Humble – The Question Led To Her New Album

Maren Morris mused, “What do you write when the show can’t go on?” Morris thinks everyone was likely in the same situation early in the pandemic. Conditions seemed hopeless, and she struggled to find a reason. For the first time in many years, she said she wasn’t in control. “I wasn’t in control of the... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Luke Bryan Placed On Vocal Rest, Asks for Prayers

Luke Bryan has to simmer down – it’s doctor’s orders. Bryan and his wife Caroline shared separate posts on social media Thursday poking fun at the fact that Bryan did so much cheering for the Georgia Bulldogs at the National Championship football game that he lost his voice. The day after the game, Caroline shared... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Chris Stapleton Doesn’t Believe Writers Can Predict a No. 1 Song

Chris Stapleton thinks people who say they know a song is a hit when they write it are full of crap. Stapleton, who will be featured on “60 MINUTES” at 8 p.m. Sunday on CBS, said the only barometer he trusts is people. View a clip of the show here “I don’t think I ever... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Trace Adkins’ ‘Monarch’ Series Will Not Debut in January, Network Blames COVID-19

Trace Adkins’ country music drama “Monarch” won’t debut on FOX at the end of the month as planned. The network cited COVID-19 on Wednesday when it announced that “Monarch,” which also stars Susan Sarandon, Anna Friel and Beth Ditto, is being pushed to a fall launch. “Unfortunately, due to the unavoidable realities of the pandemic... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Watch: Kelsea Ballerini Needs “Some Nuggets” in Hilarious Post-Anesthesia Video

No one can accuse Kelsea Ballerini of taking herself too seriously. Ballerini recently underwent a procedure at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville that required anesthesia, and she wasn’t too proud to share her hilarious video taken as the anesthesia wore off. While still on the hospital bed and wearing the regulation gown, the “Half... Read more » ... Continue Reading

’90s Country Favorite Collin Raye Reveals New Rock Band

Collin Raye is known for hits including “Love, Me,” “In This Life,” and “That’s My Story,” but the popular ’90s singer with 16 No. 1 country songs is about to mix things up. Raye is forming a classic rock band – Collin Raye and The Riff Raff. The band’s first show is Jan. 26 at... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Maddie & Tae’s Taylor Dye Marks One Month in the Hospital

Maddie & Tae’s Taylor Dye is still on bed rest. The country singer’s husband, songwriter and producer Josh Kerr, shared on social media Wednesday that Dye had already been in the hospital for one month. “T went in for a routine check up at 24 weeks then we were immediately admitted and we have been... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Thomas Rhett and His Wife Lauren ‘Pause’ Having Children

Thomas Rhett and his wife Lauren are taking a break from having babies. The couple is already parents to four daughters who are six years old and younger. Willa Gray, whom the couple adopted from Uganda, is 6 years old. Ada James is 4. Lennon Love is almost 2, and Lillie Carolina is 2 months.... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Jo Dee Messina Has Tim McGraw to Thank for First Album, Early Success

Later this month, Jo Dee Messina’s breakthrough hit “Heads Carolina, Tails Carolina” will turn 26 years old. The hopeful, catchy earworm is a song that almost didn’t happen from a debut album that nearly didn’t get made. Messina, who was signed to Curb Records, said the label only agreed to record three or four songs.... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Pics: Jana Kramer Makes New Boyfriend Instagram Official

Has Jana Kramer finally found her happily ever after? Kramer, who revealed in April that she was splitting with her husband Mike Caussin after another breach of trust, made her relationship with Ian Schinelli Instagram official on Tuesday. “Sometimes you just have to stop fighting it and listen to your heart,” Kramer wrote. “I don’t... Read more » ... Continue Reading

CMT Video Premiere: Roman Alexander Hits Gas on “Better in a Car”

Roman Alexander was named one of Spotify’s Hot Country Artists to Watch 2021 and is among the longest-running independent artists on Spotify’s Hot Country playlist. The Missouri native is hitting the gas pedal in 2022 with the debut video for his new song “Better in a Car.” Embedded from www.youtube.com. “We had an amazing crew... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Shania Twain Proudly Cedes “Billboard” Record to Taylor Swift

When Shania Twain said, “Let’s go girls!” – she meant it. Recently, Twain praised Taylor Swift on social media when Swift broke her record for being the female artist who spent the most weeks at the top of the Billboard Country Albums Chart. Twain held the No. 1 position with 97 weeks until Swift notched... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Watch: Michael Ray’s “Whiskey and Rain” is No. 1 – The News Made Him Cry

Michael Ray wiped his tears with one hand while he held his cell phone with his other to record a thank you video to fans, his team and country radio. He just found out “Whiskey and Rain” is his fourth No. 1 song, and he’s overwhelmed. “We did it, man!” Ray said, his voice thick... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Miranda Lambert’s “The Marfa Tapes” Documentary Coming to Paramount+

Miranda Lambert is coming to your TV – again. On the heels of announcing that she penned the song “Y’all Means All” for the new current season of “Queer Eye” on Netflix, Lambert revealed a documentary about the making of “The Marfa Tapes” will premiere on Paramount+ Jan. 20. “The Marfa Tapes” are Lambert’s collaboration... Read more » ... Continue Reading