RSS Taste Of Country

  • #LetTheGirlsPlay: Song Suffragettes Cover Lady Antebellum's 'American Honey'
    Nashville's Song Suffragettes closed out a recent show with an acoustic version of one of Lady Antebellum's biggest hits. Continue reading…
  • Top 40 Country Songs for August 2015
    For the first time since the start of summer, Little Big Town does not have the top song on ToC's monthly list. There's a new king on the Top 40 Country Songs for August 2015 list, and it's a song that's surely been stuck in your head since it debuted in May. Find out who […]
  • Dolly Parton Wows Nashville Audience at Ryman Benefit
    Dolly Parton's sold-out show at Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium on Saturday night (Aug. 1)  was more than just a concert home run. It was also a personal glimpse inside the creative process of one of the most important singer-songwriters in country music history. Continue reading…
  • Kelsea Ballerini Calls 'Dibs' on Adorable New Puppy
    Kelsea Ballerini is celebrating the release of her new album in an adorable way! The newcomer got herself a puppy and named him after her catchy new single, "Dibs." Let us warn you: he's the cutest. Continue reading…
  • Eric Church Debuts Song Inspired by 3-Year-Old Son [Watch]
    Eric Church headlined the first show at Nashville’s new Ascend Amphitheater Thursday night (July 30) and brought a very special tune to the stage, inspired by his 3-year-old son, Boone. The touching ballad, called simply “Three-Year-Olds,” is a tribute to the life lessons Church has learned from his little boy's three years of wisdom. Continue […]
  • Luke Bryan Kicking Off 'Kill the Lights' Album Release With NYC Party
    If you're looking to crash Luke Bryan's next big party, you're going to have to take on the Big Apple. Continue reading…
  • Jason Aldean Rocks 'Today Show' Concert Series [Watch]
    Country-rocker Jason Aldean dusted off his boots and put on his cowboy hat early Friday morning (July 31) to get to the Today Show stage and give fans a good start to the weekend. Continue reading…
  • Steel Guitar Legend Buddy Emmons Dead
    Modern country fans may not recognize Buddy Emmons’ name, but they have almost certainly heard his work. The legendary steel guitar player passed away Wednesday (July 29) at the age of 78, but his talent lives on in the music of many other country icons, not to mention his influence on country music as a […]
  • Scotty McCreery Debuts New Single 'Southern Belle' on 'Fox and Friends'
    American Idol alum Scotty McCreery stopped by Fox and Friends show on Friday morning (July 31) to officially debut his new single, "Southern Belle," as a part of the All-American Concert Series. Continue reading…
  • Hunter Hayes to Make His Acting Debut
    Hunter Hayes will make his acting debut in a scripted show on Nickelodeon this fall. Continue reading…

RSS CMT Country News

  • Lynn Anderson, “Rose Garden” Hitmaker, Dead at 67
    Lynn Anderson, who earned a Grammy with her 1970 hit, “Rose Garden,” died Friday (July 31) in Nashville’s Vanderbilt Medical Center at the age of 67. Lynn Rene Anderson was born Sept. 26, 1947 in Grand Forks, North Dakota, to noted songwriters Liz and Casey Anderson. She grew up in Sacramento, California. Apart from her... […]
  • Size Doesn’t Matter to A Thousand Horses
    It’s been an exceptional year for A Thousand Horses, who have seen most of the U.S. from their tour bus while opening shows in arenas and amphitheaters for headliner Darius Rucker. However, the band got its start in the clubs, and the members say it’s fun to go back to the smaller venues. “It’s awesome,”... […]
  • CMA Songwriters Series Reveals More Than Songs
    When you put four country songwriters up on a stage together and give them microphones, they’re going to do more than play you hit songs. They’re going to let you in on some secrets of the music business. And that’s just what happened on Thursday night (July 30) at Joe’s Bar in Chicago when Brett... […]
  • Dierks Bentley, Thomas Rhett Looking for Mermaids
    So … Dierks Bentley and Thomas Rhett walk into a mermaid bar. That quip is hardly the start of a joke. They actually did walk into a mermaid bar, and the evidence is a hilarious photo posted on Bentley’s Instagram page of them at the legendary Sip ‘N Dip Tiki Lounge at the O’Haire Motor... […]
  • Hunter Hayes to Appear on Bella and the Bulldogs
    All Hunter Hayes has to do for his acting debut is play Hunter Hayes, so you know he will totally nail it. Hayes is going to play himself in an upcoming episode of Nickelodeon‘s Bella and the Bulldogs. He is in Los Angeles this week filming his scenes, according to Entertainment Tonight. The show is... […]
  • Why Jake Owen’s Used Car Is So Pricey
    When a representative for Jake Owen posted a link to the Craigslist ad that lists the singer’s old Jeep, a lot of people were questioning why it was so expensive. It is, after all a 25-year-old car. Then again, this 1990 Jeep Grand Wagoneer belonged to Owen. But that’s not why it he is asking... […]
  • Yes, Shania Twain Is Blond
    “I thought that was Faith Hill.” “Who is that?” “There’s no way that is Shania.” Those were just a few of the comments I saw when I posted some photos from Shania Twain‘s Chicago show at the Allstate Arena on Wednesday night (July 29). It was all about the blond. So after a 22-song set,... […]
  • Miranda Lambert, RaeLynn Skip the Makeup
    I couldn’t help but smile when I saw this Instagram photo of Miranda Lambert with one of her favorite country gals and dearest friends, the always adorable RaeLynn. The two are “smizing” (that’s smiling with your eyes, according to supermodel Tyra Banks) behind two mugs of coffee with some pretty rocking messy hair and makeup-free... […]
  • Steel Guitarist and Inventor Buddy Emmons Dead at 78
    Fabled steel guitarist Buddy Emmons — whose sweeping, lyrical flourishes elevated such stylistically disparate classics as Ray Price’s “Night Life” and Judy Collins’ “Someday Soon” — has died at his home in Hermitage, Tenn., at the age of 78. The exact date of his death has not yet been disclosed. Born Jan. 27, 1937 in... […]
  • Craig Campbell’s Wife Encouraged Sexy New Video
    This is one way to get over the awkward sexy scenes with a stranger: Invite your wife. Craig Campbell’s brand new video for “Tomorrow Tonight,” which premiered Thursday (July 30) on CMT, is sexy as hell. It features him flirting and ultimately carrying on bare-chested in bed with a woman who is not his wife.... […]