RSS Taste Of Country

  • #LetTheGirlsPlay Cover: The Eagles, 'Hotel California' [Watch]
    This week's Song Suffragettes cover is the most challenging yet. Five #LetTheGirlsPlay singers pay tribute to the Eagles and the late Glenn Frey by performing a haunting, acoustic version of "Hotel California." The harmonies are stunningly unique, yet true to the original spirit of this classic rock hit. Continue reading…
  • Chris Stapleton: 'I Don't Think Country Music Needs Saving'
    Chris Stapleton is one of the most critically acclaimed singer-songwriters in country music right now, but in a new interview, he says he doesn't want to be characterized as saving the genre with his back-to-basics approach... Continue reading…
  • Charles Kelley Reveals 'Southern Accents' Video [Watch]
    Charles Kelley continues to impress country fans with his versatility as a solo artist with his new video for “Southern Accents,” a cover of a classic by Tom Petty & the Heatbreakers from 1985. Continue reading…
  • Rodney Atkins Getting Ready for New Music
    It has been almost five years since Rodney Atkins released Take a Back Road. But don't worry, the long wait will soon come to an end, and new music might even be on the way before summer rolls in. Continue reading…
  • Blake Shelton Drafts Oak Ridge Boys for Next Album
    Blake Shelton's forthcoming album is one of the most anticipated country releases of 2016. While he's been vocal about the honesty of this next record, not much has been revealed until earlier this week, when Shelton posted a picture of himself in the studio with the Oak Ridge Boys. Continue reading…
  • Chase Rice Promises Fans More Depth on Upcoming Album
    Chase Rice has promised fans that his next album will offer more substance. Continue reading…
  • 5 Best Football Songs
    Country music and football are more closely tied than country music and NASCAR. More than a few stars have used the gridiron as the backdrop for love stories or tales of inspiration, and dozens of others have begun a song between the hash marks. These top football songs all feature the sport prominently, not just […]
  • Grammys Super Bowl Commercial Features Country Artists in Mashup [Watch]
    The Grammy Awards take place just one week after the Super Bowl, and their new ad spot during the game is sure to bring in a few more viewers. Continue reading…
  • Country Singers Who Played Football
    Country music's football pedigree dates back almost 70 years, when one country legend first strapped on his maskless leather helmet to toss the pigskin around. Continue reading…
  • Kris Kristofferson to Join Austin City Limits Hall of Fame
    Kris Kristofferson is among the musicians who will be inducted into the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame in 2016. Continue reading…

RSS CMT Country News

  • Sam Hunt’s Super Bowl Pick
    Sam Hunt will be one of the millions of football fans watching the Super Bowl showdown between the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos this Sunday (Feb. 7). And like most football fans, the former quarterback-turned-country star has already made his pick for Super Bowl champion. That pick is Peyton Manning and the Broncos. “I’m... […]
  • Jennifer Nettles Talks New Album and Next Women Tour
    We’ve loved her for over a decade as the lead singer of Sugarland, and over the past few years we’ve gotten to know Jennifer Nettles as a solo artist as well. In between headlining CMT’s 2016 Next Women of Country Tour and preparing to release a new album, we sat down with the songstress to... […]
  • Record Labels Trot Out Top Acts for Country Radio Seminar
    Country Radio Seminar kicks off Monday (Feb. 8) at the Omni Hotel in Nashville with the usual mixture of music, mentoring and how-to’s for radio programmers and their bosses. Produced annually by Country Radio Broadcasters, the convention will wrap up Wednesday night with the New Faces of Country Music show. This event is open only... […]
  • Music from Redneck Island: S5E2 – Broken Dreams
    Redneck Island: Season 5, Episode 2 – Broken Dreams A Thousand Horses – “Trailer Trashed” Don’t miss new episodes of Redneck Island: Battle at the Lake Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT. And for exclusive news and video, photo galleries and more, head over to CMT.com, the CMT app, the official Redneck Island Facebook page and... […]
  • Two SXSW Films Making Television Premieres on CMT
    Two new films will make their world premieres at the SXSW Film Conference and Festival next month, and their television premieres on CMT later this year. The Bandit and Chicken People are both on the lineup at the film festival in the Documentary Spotlight. The festival takes place from March 11-19 in Austin, Texas. The... […]
  • Nelly Is Back in the Country Music Saddle
    While the rap genre is definitely Nelly‘s musical home, he seems to enjoy vacationing in the “country.” Nelly just released a cover version of Thomas Rhett‘s recent hit “Die a Happy Man,” adding his own smooth twist to the song in a way only Nelly could. Nelly’s TR tribute is actually his third country venture.... […]
  • Dierks Bentley: Exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
    Some of Dierks Bentley‘s first Nashville gigs were the kind where he would just play for tips at places like the Springwater Supper Club and Lounge in the late ’90s. And now he’s going to be featured in an exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. So, yes, every mile is indeed... […]
  • Is Luke Bryan Just Following Protocol?
    Maybe Luke Bryan does this all the time. Maybe all the country stars do it all the time. Or maybe, this was just a one-time, extra special thing. When Bryan’s latest single “Home Alone Tonight” made it to the top of the charts, he picked up the phone to call a couple of the song’s... […]
  • Is Sam Smith Country Music’s Newest Fan?
    A couple of weeks ago, English pop superstar Sam Smith casually tweeted that he was ready for some country music. I want to start listening to some more country music. What albums should I buy? — Sam Smith (@samsmithworld) January 20, 2016 Since then, more than 600 people retweeted it. More than 2,500 people liked... […]
  • Merle Haggard Cancels Remaining February Tour Dates
    Country Music Hall of Fame member Merle Haggard has canceled the remainder of his February tour dates because of his health, his publicist confirmed Wednesday evening (Feb. 3) to CMT Hot 20 Countdown. The cancellations include Wednesday’s performance with Kris Kristofferson at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, California, and five other appearances scheduled through... […]

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