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By next February, Lady Antebellum‘s Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley and Hillary Scott will be out numbered by children. The group made a big pregnancy announcement on social media Thursday (Aug. 17), revealing that Dave Haywood and his wife Kelli Cashiola-Haywood will welcome a girl in December, and Hillary Scott and her husband Chris Tyrell are... Read more »
Author: CMT.com Staff
Posted: August 17, 2017, 7:49 pm
Elvis Week is winding down in Memphis, Tennessee. And fans who made the pilgrimage to Graceland to pay their respects to the King of rock ‘n’ roll on the 40th anniversary of his death were met with some changes. At Tuesday’s (April 15) candlelight vigil, Elvis Presley Enterprises implemented a $28.75 admission to view his... Read more »
Author: Lauren Tingle
Posted: August 17, 2017, 7:21 pm
Alan Jackson and Chris Stapleton have been added to the list of performers at the 11th annual ACM Honors ceremony taking place Wednesday (Aug. 23) at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. They join several other performers previously announced by the Academy of Country Music, including Kelsea Ballerini, Vince Gill, Toby Keith, Little Big Town, Maren Morris, Brad... Read more »
Author: CMT.com Staff
Posted: August 17, 2017, 6:51 pm
This is how I know Keith Urban really means it when he says thank you: He doesn’t just throw a half-hearted tweet out there thanking everyone for making his latest song reach the top of the charts. He actually took the time — nearly two minutes — to make a video, and to make sure... Read more »
Author: Alison Bonaguro
Posted: August 17, 2017, 5:29 pm
Shania Twain fans will have to wait until May 3, 2018 to see her in concert. But once she starts, she’s not stopping until Aug. 4. Twain’s NOW Tour will make 32 stops in the U.S. and 14 stops in Canada. This tour will be the first time she’s gone out on the road since... Read more »
Author: Alison Bonaguro
Posted: August 17, 2017, 3:51 pm
Jo Walker-Meador, who built the Country Music Association from a tiny, ragged startup into one of the nation’s most visible and successful trade organizations, died Wednesday (Aug. 16) in Nashville at the age of 93. Under her leadership, which extended from 1959 until her retirement in 1991, the CMA established the Country Music Hall of... Read more »
Author: Edward Morris
Posted: August 16, 2017, 5:31 pm
The all-new CMT Crossroads premiering Aug. 30 will be the only place fans will get to see Florida Georgia Line and the Backstreet Boys performing new arrangements of their biggest hits as one big super group. The hour-long special will feature new collaborations of the Backstreet Boys’ “I Want It That Way,” “As Long As... Read more »
Author: CMT.com Staff
Posted: August 16, 2017, 4:52 pm
Brett’s the name and Brett’s the game this week, as Brett Eldredge’s self-titled collection bows at No. 1 on Billboard‘s country albums chart. To add to the dazzle, it also comes in at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 all-genres list. Meanwhile, Billy Currington’s “Do I Make You Wanna” settles in for its third week... Read more »
Author: Edward Morris
Posted: August 16, 2017, 4:19 pm
Currently on the road with Sam Hunt’s 15 in a 30 Tour, former Hot Chelle Rae front man Ryan Follesé surprised fans with an announcement on Wednesday (Aug. 16) that his self-titled debut country album lands Friday (Aug. 18). Most of the music was written or co-written by Follesé and his hit-making family. His father... Read more »
Author: CMT.com Staff
Posted: August 16, 2017, 4:00 pm
When Kelsea Ballerini started writing and recording songs for Unapologetically, her second album, she said she had to act her age. “I had to let myself be 23,” Ballerini told Vulture. “I think for a while I tried to get back into the headspace that I made my first album in. But not only was... Read more »
Author: Alison Bonaguro
Posted: August 16, 2017, 3:40 pm
You may not know who Allison Moorer is. But Miranda Lambert does, and she recently told the alt-country singer-songwriter that she is her hero. Moorer had tweeted out a long-read post about how she was about to release a new album — a her first collaborative album with her sister Shelby Lynne — and that... Read more »
Author: Alison Bonaguro
Posted: August 16, 2017, 2:14 pm
Shania Twain has joined the cast of John Travolta’s new racing movie Trading Paint. The 2016 CMT Artist of a Lifetime has been tapped for the role of “Becca.” Variety reports pre-production is underway in Alabama and shooting is scheduled through mid-September. Actors Michael Madsen (Kill Bill: Vol. 1 and Vol. 2), Kevin Dunn (Veep)... Read more »
Author: CMT.com Staff
Posted: August 16, 2017, 1:53 pm
The judges have narrowed it down to 119 women. Now, the hopefulls must quickly learn a power pom routine and the famous kick-line in order to perform it an hour later before the judges.
Author: Sarah Essary
Posted: August 15, 2017, 10:00 pm
Dolly Parton‘s music and literature are for children of all ages. But on Sept. 29, a digital version of the country icon’s first children’s album, I Believe In You, arrives. All of the music was written and performed by Parton. The 14-song collection includes a new recording of “Coat of Many Colors” and closes with... Read more »
Author: Lauren Tingle
Posted: August 15, 2017, 9:30 pm
Thomas Rhett says he’s been on a musical journey ever since he was country music’s new guy. “If you listen to songs on my first record and then compare them to (Life Changes), it changed a lot. My voice has matured, and I don’t sing as twangy as I did on my first record,” Thomas... Read more »
Author: Alison Bonaguro
Posted: August 15, 2017, 8:59 pm
Kip Moore and Tony Hawk have partnered to host the Music City Skate Jam Presented by Harley-Davidson on Sept. 10 at Nashville’s Music City Walk of Fame Park. The family-friendly, day-long event will feature a skate demo by Hawk, as well as live music by Moore, rising artist Jordan Davis and DJ sets by Dee... Read more »
Author: Lauren Tingle
Posted: August 15, 2017, 8:57 pm
When Lee Ann Womack releases her ninth studio album The Lonely, the Lonesome & the Gone on Oct. 27, the new music will come with a touch of history. Most of the material was tracked at one of the country’s oldest recording facilities, Houston’s famed SugarHill Studios, where Womack’s key influencers George Jones, Willie Nelson... Read more »
Author: Lauren Tingle
Posted: August 15, 2017, 8:56 pm
Kenny Chesney’s upcoming concert album will feature guest performances by Dave Matthews, Eric Church, Mac McAnally, David Lee Murphy, Old Dominion, Grace Potter, Taylor Swift and the Zac Brown Band. Chesney announced the 30 tracks for Live in No Shoes Nation on Tuesday (Aug. 15). The album will be released on Oct. 27. In addition... Read more »
Author: CMT.com Staff
Posted: August 15, 2017, 6:42 pm
In Darius Rucker’s new song, “For the First Time,” he asks, “When was the last time you did something for the first time?” And in real life, when Rucker asked that of himself and ended up on a fishing excursion with his family. “I went fly fishing a few weeks ago for the very first... Read more »
Author: Alison Bonaguro
Posted: August 15, 2017, 5:37 pm
Remember Hee Haw? A lot of younger people don’t, mainly because the TV series ran from 1969 through 1994. But the Kornfield Kounty variety show’s music and humor mash-up was enough to inspire Brad Paisley to create something similar, with a few modern twists (and probably fewer hay bales). “(There was) this sort of playful... Read more »
Author: Alison Bonaguro
Posted: August 15, 2017, 11:31 am
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Author: Kelsey Wright
Posted: August 14, 2017, 10:03 pm
In their rise to prominence, Midland’s Jess Carson, Cameron Duddy and Mark Wystrach have already made memories in music that can never be taken away from them. Since the debut of their hit lead single “Drinkin’ Problem,” they have gone from performing in dive bars to entertaining thousands of fans, opening for legendary acts they... Read more »
Author: Lauren Tingle
Posted: August 14, 2017, 7:28 pm
Young, rebellious summertime love. Is there anything more quintessentially Kenny Chesney? In his latest video for “All the Pretty Girls,” Chesney gives us one last hoorah before summer is over and fall semester starts in a sweet story played out by two college kids falling in love during a break at home. It will take... Read more »
Author: Samantha Stephens
Posted: August 14, 2017, 7:15 pm
Jason Aldean used his talent for good in his hometown of Macon, Georgia on Friday (Aug. 11). His second annual Concert for the Kids raised $702,209.43 for Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital, Navicent Health. The night featured additional performances by Luke Combs and local musician Maggie Renfroe. Along with the more than half a million... Read more »
Author: CMT.com Staff
Posted: August 14, 2017, 7:13 pm