RSS Taste Of Country

  • Carrie Underwood Earns 25th No. 1 with 'Dirty Laundry'
    Carrie Underwood’s roster of No. 1s just became 25 deep with her latest hit, “Dirty Laundry.” The singer just earned the No. 1 spot with the song on the country radio charts, marking her fourth No. 1 from Storyteller alone. Written by Ashley Gorley, Zach Crowell and Hillary Lindsey, the song is a feisty track […]
  • Dierks Bentley Extends 2017 What the Hell Tour
    Dierks Bentley will continue to hit the road all summer long in 2017, announcing a new leg to his What the Hell Tour. The new dates serve as an addition to an already jam-packed touring schedule, with the extended tour taking the "Black" singer all across the country to major cities including Boston, Mass... Continue […]
  • Lady Antebellum Reveal Another Artist Had Eyes for 'You Look Good'
    Lady Antebellum is spilling all the details on their fiery new single, "You Look Good," including which star wanted to record it before them. In an exclusive interview with Taste of Country, the superstar trio talk about how their confidence has grown over time and is reflected in the new song, which Charles Kelley calls […]
  • Darius Rucker Honored by St. Jude for Long-time Support
    Darius Rucker was honored by St. Jude Children’s Hospital for his long-time commitment to supporting the organization with his time, talent and contributions over the years. The singer was given the Randy Owen Angels Among Us award, which recognizes individuals who have “made exceptional and lasting contributions” to St. Jude through their “unique commitment and […]
  • 'Tennessee Whiskey' Dad Kris Jones Makes Debut on Ellen [Watch]
    Kris Jones, more popularly known as the dad in the viral video performing "Tennessee Whiskey," made his daytime television debut on the Ellen DeGeneres Show on Thursday (Jan. 19). Continue reading…
  • Reba McEntire, 'Back To God'
    Reba McEntire's new single, "Back to God," takes the legendary singer in a new direction musically, while also honoring her longstanding faith. Continue reading…
  • Lady Antebellum Debut 'Heart Break' Title Track During Nashville Show
    Lady Antebellum rocked the country music world with the release of its new single "You Look Good" on Thursday (Jan. 19) and then took to the stage to introduce even more new music. In a Facebook Live video from a live broadcast in Nashville, the trio perform two new songs, in addition to the current […]
  • Counterpoint: Kelsea Ballerini Is Our Grammy Girl
    A debate between Kelsea Ballerini and Maren Morris for the Best New Artist trophy at the 2017 Grammys could be cast as a debate between "Peter Pan" and "My Church," but it's not that simple. Both artists will admit that without those singles they wouldn't be included in the conversation. This Point/Counterpoint is also framed […]
  • Will Justin Moore Make the Top 10 Video Countdown?
    Justin Moore is among the artists who have new videos out this week. Will we see the newly expectant father in next week's Top 10 Video Countdown? Continue reading…
  • Matt Gary, 'Back' [Listen]
    Matt Gary's new single is called "Back," but it's the most forward-thinking of the singer's small catalog of radio releases. A progressive pop-country beat powers his story of lost love. Continue reading…

RSS CMT Country News

  • The Music From Nashville on CMT
    If you were wondering where you could find all of the amazing music from the new season of Nashville on CMT, then you’ve come to the right place. Check back here every week for an updated list of all of the new songs from the show! Don’t miss new episodes of Nashville Thursdays at 9... […]
  • Kelsea Ballerini’s Pre-Fame Days in Nashville
    Not many artists apologize if they are a few minutes late for an interview. After all, they’re being pulled all different ways and forced to talk to so many different people, particularly early in their careers. It’s almost normal to be late. Kelsea Ballerini — “I’m 23, just a kid” — immediately asks for, well,... […]
  • Maren Morris Validated by Tim McGraw
    Just about two and a half years ago, Tim McGraw released his Sundown Heaven Town album, which features a song called “Last Turn Home.” While it might not have been a big deal to the average country fan because it was never released as a single, it was everything to Maren Morris. She co-wrote the... […]
  • Lady Antebellum Get Back to the Basics with Heart Break
    During a Facebook Live chat on Thursday (Jan. 19), Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood reunited as Lady Antebellum and delivered a live premiere of four new songs from their next album Heart Break, which arrives June 9. The 30-minute set included “This City,” the lead single “You Look Good,” “Someone Else’s Heart,” the... […]
  • The #NashvilleCMT Recap [SPOILER ALERT]
    It must be so hard to be Rayna. Seriously. Because you’d always wonder if the men who came into your life wanted more than just a job or a business arrangement or whatever. And clearly, the men in her life do want more. On Thursday night’s (Jan. 19) episode, Deacon had to cope with all... […]
  • Blake Shelton: A “Fat, Ugly Guy” With the Girl
    Life imitates art sometimes. Like on Wednesday night (Jan. 18), when Blake Shelton started living out the lyrics to his latest single, “A Guy With a Girl.” In his No. 1 hit, he says he’s just the guy with the girl everybody wants to know, “wishin’ you were there alone, wonderin’ how I ever got... […]
  • Kalie Shorr Shares Big Lesson With “He’s Just Not That Into You”
    Kalie Shorr is dropping a bombshell about dating in her new video, but at least she’s breaking it to us gently with an infectious melody and her sweet voice. “He’s Just Not That Into You” is the song you need to hear if you’re flirting with disaster in your love life. I’ve been guilty of... […]
  • Country Music Claims 10 Percent of Total U.S. Album Sales in 2016
    In terms of album sales and popularity, country music continues to hold its own, accounting for 10 percent of total album sales this past year, according to Nielsen’s “2016 U.S. Year-End Report.” Country’s top artists for the year in recorded music were Chris Stapleton, Garth Brooks, Joey + Rory and Blake Shelton. Overall albums sales... […]
  • Brothers Osborne Bring Dirt Rich Tour to Nashville
    The last time Brothers Osborne headlined a show in Nashville it was four years ago, and they had just signed their record deal. On Wednesday (Jan. 18), Deale, Maryland, natives TJ and John Osborne returned to their adoptive hometown to headline a sold-out show at Nashville’s Marathon Music Works as two-time Grammy nominees and the... […]
  • Luke Bryan: A Decade Since “Friends”
    I wonder if Luke Bryan is reflecting on his career right now like I am. It’s been a exactly 10 years since Bryan released his very first single — “All My Friends Say” –and yet it somehow seems like yesterday that I heard that song and thought, “I bet this guy’s going to sell out... […]