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  • Keith Urban Celebrates “Break on Me” With Writers Ross Copperman, Jon Nite
    Well-wishers from all over Music Row joined Keith Urban Monday afternoon (Aug. 22) at Jack White’s Third Man Records complex in Nashville to toast Ross Copperman and Jon Nite, the writers of Urban’s recent No. 1 single, “Break on Me.” Celebrants stood shoulder to shoulder in a room that appeared to have been decorated by... […]
  • Alabama Honored as Country Music Hall of Fame Reception Heralds New Exhibit
    The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum heralded the opening of its Alabama: Song of the South exhibit with an elegant reception for several hundred guests Monday evening (Aug. 22). The gathering was held in the high-ceilinged sixth-floor event hall that looks out on Nashville’s ever-changing skyline. The guests of honor were Alabama’s founding... […]
  • ACM Honors Adds Glen Campbell Tribute
    The 10th annual ACM Honors has added an all-star tribute to Glen Campbell featuring Blake Shelton, Toby Keith, Dierks Bentley and Keith Urban. The foursome will sing a medley of Campbell’s biggest hits culminating with his iconic song “Rhinestone Cowboy.” Campbell, who was diagnosed in 2010 with Alzheimer’s disease, will be honored with the Academy... […]
  • Pilgrimage Music Festival Partners With Justin Timberlake
    Justin Timberlake has signed on as a partner and producer of the Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival near Nashville with co-founders Kevin Griffin, Michael Whelan and Brandt Wood. The Memphis native has a home in Middle Tennessee and joined the Pilgrimage team to further lay down roots in the area. “I couldn’t be more excited... […]
  • Florida Georgia Line’s New Album: Zero Skips in 15 Songs
    There are 15 tracks on Florida Georgia Line’s new album Dig Your Roots, due out Friday (Aug 26). And the band’s intention is that fans will listen to every single one. “We’ve still got the party songs, we’ve got the feel good songs, the life songs, the sad songs,” the band’s Tyler Hubbard said in... […]
  • Is Staying Humble Cole Swindell’s Secret?
    Cole Swindell can pull off some full-blown country swagger when he needs to, like in his songs. But in interviews? He is about as humble as they come. In a new Q&A with, Swindell sounds like he never takes one single minute of his nine years in Nashville for granted. On discovering country music:... […]
  • Luke Bryan Sells Out New Home of the Minnesota Vikings
    Luke Bryan entertained a sold-out crowd 50,000 country fans in purple seats at Saturday’s (Aug. 20) Kill the Lights tour stop at Minneapolis’ U.S. Bank Stadium. Bryan was the first music act to headline a show at the new home of the Minnesota Vikings along with openers Little Big Town and Dustin Lynch. His next... […]
  • Dan + Shay: “Love Keeps You Alive”
    No wonder Dan + Shay’s song “From the Ground Up” just hit the top of the charts. Because it’s a true story — and one of true love. “The day we wrote that song, I drove back from my grandfather’s funeral in Ohio, and when I got back to Nashville, I went over Chris DeStefano’s... […]
  • Kacey Musgraves and Kellie Pickler Join Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making The Team
    First, Kellie Pickler makes a surprise visit to Training Camp to learn some moves and share insight into how she handles being in the spotlight. Fun fact: Kellie cheered in high school, so she's bound to teach the girls a thing or two.
  • The Art of an Opry Debut With Lucie Silvas
    When Eddie Stubbs told CMT Listen Up artist Lucie Silvas she looked lovely moments before her Grand Ole Opry debut on Friday (Aug. 19) it was like getting a blessing from the country music gods. She did look flawless wearing big ‘60s hair piled high to the heavens and a black keyhole jumpsuit with a... […]