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  • ACM Awards Adds All-Star Collaborations and Celebrity Presenters
    Brett Eldredge, Old Dominion, several all-star collaborations and celebrity presenters have been added to Sunday’s (April 2) 52nd annual ACM Awards. The night will feature the award show premieres of Thomas Rhett’s “Craving You” with Maren Morris and Cole Swindell’s “Flatliner” with Dierks Bentley. Keith Urban will sing “The Fighter” with Carrie Underwood, and Reba... […]
  • Tim McGraw Offers Equine Equation
    So this is what it’s really like in the recording studio with Tim McGraw and Faith Hill: she leads, and he just tries to keep up? In a new video about the music they are making together, McGraw and Hill talk about their new single, “Speak to a Girl,” and share some stories (and secrets)... […]
  • Karen Fairchild: There Will be Fringe
    I think I know what Little Big Town‘s Karen Fairchild is going to wear when she walks the Academy of Country Music Awards red carpet on Sunday (April 2). It’s going to be cool, and it’s probably going to have fringe. In a new interview with the fashion site Racked, Fairchild admits she’s the biggest... […]
  • Sun Records‘ Chad Michael Murray Talks Recording Darius Rucker
    After years of playing heartthrob roles on TV shows like One Tree Hill and Gilmore Girls and movies like A Cinderella Story and Freaky Friday, Chad Michael Murray has a lot of experience with people “fangirling” over him. However, on the set of CMT’s Sun Records, the tables were turned. “I was just fangirling out... […]
  • Brett Eldredge: A Hometown Hero for Illinois
    On Friday night (March 31), Brett Eldredge isn’t just going back to the baseball fields of his hometown to play games. He’s actually going home to Paris, Illinois to make his old Laker Stadium new again. And while he’s in town, he’ll be putting on a show for a few thousand friends, family and fans... […]
  • Jon Pardi Parties at No. 1 for Third Week With “Dirt on My Boots”
    These boots are made for stayin’. At least that’s the message imparted by Jon Pardi, whose “Dirt on My Boots” stays parked at the top of Billboard‘s country airplay chart for the third straight week. And speaking of tenacity — We were, weren’t we? — let’s thrust a jaunty thumbs up to Keith Urban for... […]
  • Carrie Underwood Signs with UMG’s Capitol Nashville
    Carrie Underwood has left Sony Music Nashville’s Arista imprint, her original label home following her American Idol win in 2005, and has signed a new worldwide deal with Universal Music Group’s Capitol Nashville. Underwood’s new labelmates at Capitol include Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Mickey Guyton, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Jon Pardi, Darius Rucker and... […]
  • Dierks Bentley: Rookie Moves Are Behind Him
    If Dierks Bentley was nervous during his co-hosting duties at last year’s Academy of Country Music Awards, it didn’t show. “Last year I was the rookie and really didn’t know what to expect,” Bentley told Billboard about the 2016 awards show. “From start to finish, being part of the creative conversations from the monologue to... […]
  • Judah & the Lion Flee for “Stockholm”
    If emotive, rock-tinged vocals, storied songwriting and jangling, fuzzy banjos are your jam, prepare to fall in love with one listen to Judah & the Lion‘s “Stockholm,” an anthemic song about escaping the past and finding a new place in life. The electrifying Nashville-based band’s style hearkens back perfectly to their influences growing up —... […]
  • Now Luke Bryan Has Tips for Blake Shelton
    There was a time, about nine years ago, when Luke Bryan was getting advice from Blake Shelton. It was when Bryan was opening for Shelton somewhere in Wisconsin, and he filmed some of Shelton’s tips for his very first episode of LBTV (He called the moment “Words of wisdom or pure BS?”). But on Monday... […]