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  • CMT Listen Up Reveals “17 for 2017”
    CMT has revealed “17 for 2017” artists for its year-long Listen Up campaign recognizing and supporting country music’s most promising newcomers. The campaign will run throughout the year, highlighting the 17 artists across CMT platforms to the network’s passionate music fan base, giving them a deeper look at the careers of these artists through featured... […]
  • All-Star Randy Travis Tribute Coming to Nashville
    Legends and mutual friends will come together for one night only in Nashville to celebrate the life and music of Randy Travis. The concert, billed as “1 Night. 1 Place. 1 Time: A Heroes & Friends Tribute to Randy Travis,” will take place Feb. 8 at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. The initial lineup includes performances Alabama,... […]
  • Best Christmas Memory: Cole Swindell
    “The older I get, the more special time with family gets.” That’s what Cole Swindell told me when we talked about our favorite Christmas memories. For him, though, his wasn’t about a new bike, a cool toy or some kind of trip down Santa Claus Lane. It was about his dad, William, who died in... […]
  • Today Comes to Nashville
    On a segment of Wednesday morning’s (Dec. 7) Today show, Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb packed up their interview cards (and their wine glasses) and hightailed it down south to shadow our Nashville cast as they shot an episode for the upcoming fifth season. The charming co-hosts started their day with another unstoppable duo,... […]
  • Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountains Rise Telethon Adds All-Star Talent
    Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire, Kenny Rogers and Alison Krauss are among the artists who will perform on Parton’s Smoky Mountains Rise: A Benefit for the My People Fund on Tuesday (Dec. 13) in Nashville. The three-hour telethon airs at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Great American Country. Proceeds will support Parton’s My People Fund, which will... […]
  • “It Don’t Hurt” Billy Currington as He Celebrates Another No. 1
    With quickened steps and upturned collars, Music Row folk poured through the doors of the South bar in Nashville on a chilly, overcast Tuesday afternoon (Dec. 6) to toast the writers of Billy Currington’s 10th No. 1 single, “It Don’t Hurt Like It Used To.” Currington co-wrote the hit with Cary Barlowe and Shy Turner.... […]
  • Keith Urban Plays Guitar Tech Live in Australia
    In Adelaide, South Australia, Keith Urban fan Amy Jennifer had two choices before heading to his show on Tuesday night (Dec. 6) — bring her acoustic guitar or leave it at home. Luckily she brought it. And when Urban spotted her in the crowd holding her instrument later that night at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre,... […]
  • Kelsea Ballerini and the CMA Foundation Support Music Education in Nashville
    New Grammy nominee Kelsea Ballerini spent part of her Tuesday (Dec. 6) with the CMA Foundation and local government officials at Nashville’s Oliver Middle School to present a $1 million grant to support music education in local public schools. Proceeds reflect funds raised from the annual CMA Music Festival. In partnership with Metro Nashville Public... […]
  • Alan Jackson Announces New 2017 Tour
    Alan Jackson launches his new Honky-Tonk Highway tour on Jan. 20 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Lee Ann Womack will join him on the road for select dates, starting Jan. 27 in Pensacola, Florida. The initial schedule includes performances at the Tortuga Music Festival, the Tree Town Country Music Festival, Nebraskaland Days and Country Stampede. Tickets and... […]
  • Carrie Underwood: She Can Yodel, But She Won’t
    While Carrie Underwood is in Australia, touring with Keith Urban, she made a stop at the local news show The Project. But she stopped them before they pushed her too hard on yodel-ay-ee-oooo. “I can yodel. I did, and no, I will not right now. Because then everywhere I go people will be like, ‘Yodel.’... […]

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