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  • Little Big Town’s “Better Man” Is Country’s Most-Played Song
    Maybe it was the recent Grammy Awards show, maybe it was low hanging clouds of fairy dust, but something boosted country album sales a few thousand units this week over last, according to Nielsen SoundScan. But let us first note that Little Big Town is back at the top of the country airplay chart with... […]
  • #NashvilleCMT Recap [SPOILER ALERT]
    “Meet me at the hospital”: the five words no one wants to hear. Ever. But after Rayna was in a car accident at the end of last week’s episode of Nashville, that’s exactly how Thursday night’s (Feb. 23) show started. After Deacon got the call about Rayna, he called Maddie. Gunnar called Scarlett. Someone called... […]
  • The Cast of Nashville Reacts To The Shocking Twist [SPOILERS]
    WARNING: This article contains spoilers for Nashville: Season 5, Episode 9: If Tomorrow Never Comes. On the latest episode of Nashville (Feb 23), we said goodbye to the legendary Rayna Jaymes. As the story unfolded on our TV screens, our beloved cast reacted on social media.
  • Sun Records‘ Chad Michael Murray on Playing the Pioneer Sam Phillips
    Sam Phillips once said, “If you’re not doing something different, you’re not doing anything.” And he certainly lived his life that way. Phillips, among many other accomplishments, founded the famous Sun Records, discovered artists like Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis, and is often credited with the invention of rock ‘n’ roll. Beyond... […]
  • Luke Bryan and Keith Urban Bookend CRS Lunch in Nashville
    Right before Luke Bryan walked onto the Ryman Auditorium stage to open the Country Radio Seminar’s annual Universal Music Group lunch show on Thursday (Feb. 23), the label’s Royce Risser told the packed house that this was the eighth show of its kind, that 14 artists would perform and that each one would do one... […]
  • Garth Brooks: “You’re Working to Get an Invitation Back”
    When Garth Brooks delivered Thursday’s (Feb. 23) Inside Studio G keynote address at the Country Radio Seminar 2017, the conversation kept coming back to his connection with his fans. And when he talked about their experience just getting to a concert, the CMA’s reigning entertainer of the year said he understands the financial sacrifice fans... […]
  • Lindsay Ell: CMT Next Women of Country Live Exclusive
    Let’s finally put to bed this notion that to be a world-class guitarist, you have to be a guy. And Lindsay Ell is one of the women to dispel the myth. Ell’s guitar skills rank right up there with her singing and songwriting, which all combined have her journeying down her own path on Music... […]
  • A Full-Circle Moment for Jason Aldean
    Picture Jason Aldean as a kid, glued to his radio, listening to the countdown of the week’s country songs. Now fast forward to Aldean as a grown man and a big part of those countdown shows himself. Those two sides of Aldean came together Wednesday night (Feb. 22) inside the Country Music Hall of Fame,... […]
  • Carrie Underwood’s Note to Self
    At some point in 1998, Carrie Underwood was just like any other teenager singing country songs at the top of her lungs. Especially the ones from artists like Mindy McCready. And when a CBS radio station posted a vintage video from 1998 of Underwood singing McCready’s “Maybe He’ll Notice Her Now” — the late singer’s... […]
  • Sun Records: Margaret Anne Florence on Playing the Other Woman
    Interestingly enough, Florence was born and raised in Charleston, S. C., and has deep roots in Memphis as her mother grew up there in the 50s. So you might say, this project is one dear to her heart.

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