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  • Carrie Underwood on the Day the Car Doors Locked
    Carrie Underwood says motherhood has added a “wonderful new layer, a new dimension” to her life, but it also provided a degree of drama last month when her infant son Isaiah was momentarily locked inside her car. Underwood talked about that day during an interview with radio station WUSN/Chicago. “We were at the airport, the... […]
  • Jennifer Nettles: New Label, Single and Tour
    Before Jennifer Nettles even signed to Big Machine Records, she’d already impressed her new boss. About 11 years ago. Big Machine Label Group president Scott Borchetta says signing Nettles to a solo deal was a full-circle moment for him after first meeting her after Sugarland signed to the Universal Music Group. He was senior vice... […]
  • Darius Rucker Tapes Hometown Instant Jam
    Nothing compares to home sweet home, as Darius Rucker saw firsthand Wednesday (Aug. 26). The award-winning singer traveled to Charleston, South Carolina, for a surprise concert for CMT’s Instant Jam series. Performing some of his own songs, along with a handful of cover tunes, Rucker delighted the few hundred fans lucky enough to nab wristbands... […]
  • Rascal Flatts Would Have Settled for a Second Single
    When I think back to the country music I loved in 2000, two words say it all: Rascal Flatts. I’d never heard of them, and then voila, I couldn’t stop hearing about them. Their debut single “Prayin’ for Daylight” seemed to come out of nowhere. It was so cool to watch a brand new band... […]
  • Jon Pardi, Brothers Osborne Plot All Time High Tour
    Shenanigans will definitely be at an all-time high when country wild-man Jon Pardi and rebel duo Brothers Osborne hit the road together this fall. Pardi’s All Time High tour kicks off in Oct. 8 San Diego and is scheduled to run through the end of January. And though you might be wondering what the “What... […]
  • Maddie & Tae Ready to Start Here
    Country newcomers Maddie & Tae are ready to spread their wings and fly with Friday’s (Aug. 28) release of their debut album, Start Here. The duo of Maddie Marlow and Taylor Dye grabbed attention with their No. 1 hit, “Girl in a Country Song,” but they had some serious discussions together about what their first... […]
  • Reading Between Blake Shelton’s Tweets
    Blake Shelton recently tweeted something other than how badly he needed a drink or how drunk he was or how much firewood he was chopping. Wrote a song so important to me I can't believe it.. Thank you Jon Randall and @JessiLAlexander… — Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) August 21, 2015 Jessi Alexander is one of Nashville’s... […]
  • Alan Jackson: “Music Is a Medicine for Me”
    Picture this: A country newcomer who only has one breakout hit — “Here in the Real World” — is meeting a country legend for the first time. In this video about the making of his latest album, Angels and Alcohol, Alan Jackson tells the story of meeting George Jones for the first time back in... […]
  • Sweet Celebration for Darius Rucker’s “Homegrown Honey”
    Friends and associates braved the scorching sun Monday afternoon (Aug. 24) to join Darius Rucker and his co-writers, Charles Kelley and Nathan Chapman, in celebrating the success of Rucker’s recent single, “Homegrown Honey.” The song topped out at No. 2 on Billboard’s country airplay chart. Nashville’s trendy William Collier’s bar hosted the event, squeezing the... […]
  • Kacey Musgraves: Boot Designer
    Please let Kacey Musgraves’ new boot line include rhinestones, bling and country (and western) everything. I don’t think we’ll be disappointed at all when she debuts the results of her new involvement with the folks at the Lucchese boot company. The new collection — titled Kacey for Lucchese — is the Texas native’s brand new... […]