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  • Dierks Bentley: “I Was Just Very Into Country”
    Sure, Dierks Bentley spent a little time at the University of Vermont. But that doesn’t make him an automatic fan of the jam band Phish, who got their start on the UVM campus in Burlington. “They were big, man. And don’t get me wrong, it’s great music. It’s awesome. I was just so militant about... […]
  • New Shania Twain Album on the Way
    All the reporters on the red carpet at the 2016 CMT Artists of the Year had one major question to ask Shania Twain: What exactly is happening in these Instagram photos? On a roll… ???????????????? A photo posted by Shania Twain (@shaniatwain) on Aug 3, 2016 at 9:00am PDT Told you I was on a... […]
  • Behind the Scenes at CMT Artists of the Year
    If you missed Thursday’s (Oct. 20) premiere of the 2016 CMT Artists of the Year special, it’s one heck of a show. Fortunately, you can catch re-airings throughout the weekend and view the entire show online here at In addition to what was captured onscreen, there was a lot of excitement within the audience,... […]
  • 7 Scary Movies Starring Country Artists
    Whether you're getting into the Halloween spirit, or just want a good scare -- here are seven scary movies starring country artists.
  • Shania Twain Celebrates Her “Best Friend” at 2016 CMT Artists of the Year
    Shania Twain was the center of attention at the 2016 CMT Artists of the Year celebration, but what got her attention was a powerhouse performance by Kelsea Ballerini, R&B vocalist Jill Scott and pop star Meghan Trainor. The three vocalists sang a medley of three of Twain’s biggest hits — “Still the One,” “Any Man... […]
  • Thomas Rhett, Zara Larsson Shine in CMT Artists of the Year Mashup
    In his first-ever acceptance speech at the CMT Artists of the Year party, Thomas Rhett was quick to thank international pop star Zara Larsson for going out of her way to join him onstage in Nashville. Backed by a band with a hefty, soulful horn section, Rhett and Larsson performed a mashup of his crossover... […]
  • Carrie Underwood Gets Emotional at 2016 CMT Artists of the Year
    Carrie Underwood got visibly emotional after Olympic gymnasts Aly Raisman and Madison Kocian presented her with her CMT Artists of the Year trophy. But Underwood handled the moment with grace. “Aw, man,” she said, smiling at her husband Mike Fisher in the audience. “I don’t know why I’m getting teary-eyed. I think it was seeing... […]
  • Luke Bryan’s Trophy Came With Training Wheels
    “Dude, seriously,” Little Big Town’s Jimi Westbrook told Luke Bryan, “what are you thinking trying to learn how to ride a bike at 40 years old? It doesn’t make a lot of sense.” Bryan’s bike accident during his 2016 Farm Tour made him an easy target for humorous jab at the CMT Artists of the... […]
  • Kelsea Ballerini Celebrates Breakthrough Year With Shania Twain, Carrie Underwood
    When Kelsea Ballerini took the stage to sing her third No. 1 single, “Peter Pan,” at the 2016 CMT Artists of the Year, it was an awards show moment that showed women in music at their best: They genuinely support one another. When Ballerini soared into the chorus, cameras caught Shania Twain and Carrie Underwood... […]
  • Chris Stapleton Brings Down the House at 2016 CMT Artists of the Year
    One voice and one guitar — that’s all Chris Stapleton needed to bring down the house during the 2016 CMT Artists of the Year special. He performed “Whiskey and You,” which has also been recorded by Tim McGraw, Aaron Lewis, Julie Roberts and Jason Eady. Fellow 2016 honoree Luke Bryan presented Stapleton his award, calling... […]