Country Music News

Olivia Newton-John, Awarded Country Singer and “Grease” Actress Dies At 73

Award-winning singer and actress Olivia Newton-John, died Monday (Aug. 8) at 73-years-old. The beloved performer best-known for her country-pop sound and iconic role as Sandy Olsson in the 1978 blockbuster, “Grease” passed away at her ranch in Southern California. Her official Facebook page confirmed the devastating news with a lengthy statement. “Dame Olivia Newton-John (73)...… ... Continue Reading

Shania Twain To Be Inducted Into The Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame

Country icon Shania Twain has scored a spot in the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Class of 2022. The prestigious nonprofit revealed the list of “songwriting giants” August 2 and announced that the incoming members would be inducted formally at the Hall of Fame Gala on Oct. 30. The “You Win My Love” singer is...… ... Continue Reading

Tim McGraw Recalls The Time Faith Hill Dominated The Stage With 2002 Hit “Cry”

Faith Hill’s astonishing talents still blow Tim McGraw away. The multi-platinum performer took to social media late Thursday (Aug. 5) night to reveal old footage that his daughter came across. The throwback video displays Hill delivering a show-stopping performance of her early 2000s hit “Cry.” “My daughter ran across this, man my wife can sing!”...… ... Continue Reading

CMT Roundup: New Music From Kelsea Ballerini, Craig Morgan, Ian Munsick, Priscilla Block, And More

It’s hard to have the summertime blues, when country music’s hottest stars are cranking out joyride anthems and beach bangers. CMT’s new music Friday playlist is overflowing with ear-worthy melodies from Ashley McBryde, Luke Combs, Mitchell Tenpenny, Lady A, and more. So, turn the volume up to ten and add your next new favorite tune...… ... Continue Reading

Vince Gill Launches Four-Night Ryman Residency With Marathon Set

Vince Gill’s marathon set at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium on Thursday proved why he’ll be celebrated on CMT series “CMT GIANTS.” The singer’s nearly four-hour show spanned his vast catalog of hits and musical influences as well as highlighted his vulnerabilities and humor. The concert was part of the Country Music Hall of Famer’s 2022 trek,... Read more » ... Continue Reading

CMT Premiere: Valerie Ponzio Shares Latin Culture, Love of Hometown El Paso in New Music Video “Just a Bordertown”

“The Voice” alum Valerie Ponzio is taking fans on a colorful, nostalgic and culture-rich tour of her hometown of El Paso, Texas, in her new music video for “Just a Bordertown.” “This music video really captures the character and beauty of the special little bordertown I’m from,” Ponzio said. “(It showcases) the family, the traditions,...… ... Continue Reading

Vince Gill To Be Celebrated with Star-Studded “CMT GIANTS: Vince Gill” Sept. 16

Vince Gill broke into country music in 1990 with his seminal hit “When I Call Your Name” and went on to win 19 CMA Awards and 22 Grammy Awards. He’s a member of the Grand Ole Opry and the Country Music Hall of Fame. In September, the sometimes Eagle will have a new feather for...… ... Continue Reading

Nashville Newcomer Ashley Cooke Reveals Unreleased Track “Getting Into”

Ashley Cooke has become a force to be reckoned with. Since inking a co-venture deal with Big Loud Records and Back Blocks Music, the breakout artist has placed her creative wheels in motion faster than ever before. The “Never Til Now” singer took to TikTok Wednesday (Aug. 3) evening to tease an unreleased track titled,...… ... Continue Reading

Lady A Postpones Tour To Support Bandmate Charles Kelley On Sobriety Journey: “We’re Family”

Country trio Lady A has postponed their upcoming nationwide tour to support bandmate Charles Kelley on his sobriety journey. The Grammy Award-winning group announced the news early Thursday (Aug. 4) morning on social media, declaring that the Request Line Tour will be rescheduled to 2023 to give Kelley the time he needs to focus on...… ... Continue Reading

Reba McEntire Gives Sneak Peek of Upcoming Role In “Big Sky” With Chilling Trailer

Is there more to Reba McEntire than meets the eye? Country music fans are expected to see a whole new side of McEntire in season 3 of ABC’s “Big Sky: Deadly Trails.” The three-time Grammy winner and Golden Globe-nominated actress jumped on social media Wednesday (Aug. 3) to reveal the trailer for the upcoming series... Read more » ... Continue Reading

WATCH: Kelsea Ballerini Teases ‘90s-Country Inspired Single “The Little Things”

Country star Kelsea Ballerini is wondering if she should release new music this Friday, Aug. 5. While sporting a Shania Twain-inspired cheetah print ensemble, the hitmaker jumped (Aug. 2) on TikTok to ask fans a very important question and to reveal a snippet of the unreleased single. “Wait should I release a new song Friday!?”...… ... Continue Reading

WATCH: Thomas Rhett Shares Hilarious Cover of “For The First Time In Forever” From “Frozen”

Thomas Rhett has proved that he’s the ultimate girl dad….again! The “Slow Down Summer” singer recently (Aug. 1) pressed pause on touring and brought home some Disney magic. The platinum-selling performer shared a hilarious cover of “For the First Time in Forever” from Disney’s animated film “Frozen.” The country hitmaker recorded himself playing with a...… ... Continue Reading

Cole Swindell Crosses Performing With Tim McGraw Off His Bucket List

Country music star Cole Swindell has earned himself a handful of prestigious accolades throughout the years, but he considers singing with Tim McGraw the “coolest” moment of his career thus far. The “Never Say Never” artist took to social media late Tuesday (Aug. 2) night to reveal footage from his recent performance with the icon...… ... Continue Reading

WATCH: Chris Stapleton And George Strait Join Forces On Electrifying Tom Petty Cover

Country music legend George Strait never fails to put on a show-stopping performance. The King of Country called in Chris Stapleton over the weekend (July 30) to partake in his star-studded set at the Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. Stapleton and Strait delivered an electrifying cover of Tom Petty’s 1994 hit “You Wreck Me.”...… ... Continue Reading

Brett Young Pens Beautiful Birthday Message To Wife: “You Age Like A Fine Wine”

Country music star Brett Young has never shied away from expressing his endless love for his wife, Taylor Mills. Their dream-like love story is flawlessly conveyed in chart-topping hits – “In Case You Didn’t Know,” “Sleep Without You,” and more. Although the two have been married for four years, the country crooner still seems to...… ... Continue Reading

CMT Premiere: Roberta Lea Shares Charm of “Ghetto Country Streets” in New Video

Roberta Lea is leaning into nostalgia with her new song and video, “Ghetto Country Streets.” Lea wrote and produced the song and describes it as “all about being a kid.” “There was no better way to express that than to go straight back to my childhood playground,” said Lea, who grew up in Virginia. “To...… ... Continue Reading

Lainey Wilson Gives Update On Father’s Health And Surgery: “I Have Seen The Power Of Prayer”

A family emergency forced country star Lainey Wilson to cancel shows last minute over the weekend. Along with the unexpected announcement, the vocalist asked for fans to keep her family in their prayers. Wilson shared a Facebook post from her sister, Janna Wilson Sadler, explaining that their father is battling Diabetic Ketoacidosis and had to...… ... Continue Reading

Breland Reveals More Details About His Highly Anticipated Collaboration With Lady A

Cross-country star Breland and Grammy award-winning trio Lady A sparked collaboration rumors in early July, leaving fans hungry for more information. The “Natural” singer jumped on social media Monday (Aug. 1) to set the record straight and to reveal the title of their highly anticipated single. “I’m so excited to announce NEW MUSIC coming this...… ... Continue Reading

Luke Combs Celebrates 2nd Wedding Anniversary With Wife Nicole

Luke Combs and his wife Nicole Hocking Combs have proved that they are “Better Together.” The country couple took to social media Monday (Aug. 1) to celebrate their second wedding anniversary. The platinum-selling performer penned a heartfelt message to his wife and shared a breathtaking snapshot from their seaside wedding day in Southern Florida. With...… ... Continue Reading

CMT Premiere: Hunter Brothers “Peace, Love & Country Music” Speaks to the Essence of Community

Hunter Brothers may not be a household name for most country music fans in the U.S., but they’re building quite a reputation in Canada. Real-life brothers J.J., Dusty, Luke, Brock and Ty have amassed more than 61 million video and audio streams and earned multiple CCMA Award nominations, JUNO Award nominations and SCMA Award wins....… ... Continue Reading