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A Tennessee Kind of Christmas: Amy Grant, Billy Ray Cyrus, Sara Evans and More Share Songs and Stories

“CMT’s A Tennessee Kind of Christmas,” which airs 9p/8c Wednesday, is a family affair packed with country stars, their Christmas songs and treasured holiday memories. The special includes Amy Grant, Billy Ray Cyrus, Clay Walker, Pam Tillis, Sara & Olivia Evans, Steve Wariner, Tracy Lawrence and Wynonna at eight popular locations around Nashville. Embedded from... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Dolly Parton, Carly Pearce, And Brandy Clark Celebrate “Coat Of Many Colors” On New Podcast

Fifty years later, Dolly Parton’s 1971 album Coat of Many Colors is as renowned for its heartfelt title single as it is a showcase of the independent streak that has defined the country and pop-cultural superstardom of the iconic, 75-year old country singer. The album was nominated for Album of the Year at the 1972... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Kane Brown’s High-Flying Tour Surprises Revealed, and More

Outside of his love of home team jerseys of National Basketball Association (NBA) franchises and an unfortunate stage mishap making the news rounds during the first half of his Blessed & Free Tour, not much else has become public knowledge about his sold-out run of concerts at NBA arenas nationwide. However, a few intriguing details... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Watch: George Strait Serenades Wife Norma

You don’t need an anniversary card when you’re George Strait. On Saturday, Strait and his wife Norma marked 50 years of marriage during Strait’s residency Strait to Vegas at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. “So I was 19 years old,” Strait said from the stage as the camera panned to Norma, who smiled in amusement... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Florida Georgia Line To Be Honored With New Exhibition At Country Music Hall Of Fame

Country act Florida Georgia Line has achieved roughly 5 million albums and 50 million singles sold, 18 No. 1 singles in 11 years, plus having — as a solo act or in collaboration — the No. 1 hit in country music for one in every three weeks of 2013 and 2014 alone. Thus, that makes... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Thomas Rhett Wants To Write “A Christmas Classic”

Thomas Rhett’s latest video for “Slow Down Summer” has a definite summer-to-fall energy that allows it to feel in line with May-to-December high school romances. However, as he prepares for his first Christmas as a father of four, his aspirations regarding the holiday season aren’t just limited to taking selfies while wearing matching pajamas in... Read more » ... Continue Reading

CMT PREMIERE: Tiffany Woys Hopes “About Love” Helps Fans “Take Chances”

Tiffany Woys hopes fans see her new video for “About Love” and lean in. “Don’t be scared of it,” she says of love. “Take chances and follow your heart. I think we spend so much time worrying about the ending of things we never even let things have a beginning.” “About Love” was written by... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Midland’s Mark Wystrach and Wife Ty Haney Welcome New Baby

Midland’s Mark Wystrach is a dad again! Wystrach and his wife, Ty Haney, welcomed their second child on Sunday. In an Instagram post, Wystrach shared a photo of himself with the infant, called his son “Champie,” and said the baby weighed 8 lbs and 13 oz. “I present to you, our lil hombre… ‘Champie’ born... Read more » ... Continue Reading

CMT REWIND: Reba McEntire, Brooks & Dunn, Close Out 1991 With “Broken Hearts” Before Mega Success

1991 is a year in country music caught directly amid country music’s mainstream crossover between the countrypolitan and neotraditional eras reigning supreme. It was also a time when multimedia innovation exposed acts to an unprecedented blend of commercial glitz and video glamour that yielded mega-sized success. Thus was the case for two acts who closed... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Prince William Recounts Following Taylor Swift On Stage ‘Like a Puppy’

Taylor Swift can be convincing – just ask Prince William. Prince William recently recounted how Swift convinced him to climb on stage and sing with Jon Bon Jovi almost a decade ago. The unlikely trio happened at a fundraising gala for a Centrepoint, a homeless charity he has long supported. Prince William was seated beside... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Kenny Chesney Talks “Knowing You” and its Nine-Month Climb to No. 1

Kenny Chesney’s four-minute waltz “Knowing You” just became his 34th No. 1 hit. The tender song about loving someone you lost took 37 weeks to get to No. 1. Chesney anticipated a slow ascent but believed in the emotional “Knowing You” enough to go along for the ride. “Let’s put this out,” he said, according... Read more » ... Continue Reading

“Yellowstone” Episode Playlist Roundup: Ryan Bingham, The Panhandlers, Gethen Jenkins, And More

Wild days and rough times aplenty at the Dutton ranch highlighted the sixth episode of Season 4 of Yellowstone. Similarly, a trio of rootsy, rustic country songs played a vital role in the latest from Paramount+. Embedded from Ryan Bingham – Take It Easy Mama Nearly 15-year old Ryan Bingham single “Take It Easy... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Watch: George Strait and Miranda Lambert Surprise Fans with Duet

Country music fans in Las Vegas hit the jackpot over the weekend when Miranda Lambert joined George Strait at his T Mobile Arena show for a surprise duet on his two-decade-old hit “Run.” Embedded from “That’s the King right there!” Lambert exclaimed as she walked out. Clad in a wide-brimmed white western hat and... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Stonewall Jackson Dies at 89

Grand Ole Opry star Stonewall Jackson died Saturday (Dec. 4) morning after a long battle with vascular dementia. Mr. Jackson was 89 years old. The country singer was born Thomas Jackson in Tabor City, North Carolina, on Nov. 6, 1932. He was named after Thomas “Stonewall Jackson,” a Confederate general in the Civil War. Mr.... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Kenny Chesney On The “Learning Curve” Of Playing Stadium-Sized Concerts

Kenny Chesney has more than 20 stadium shows across the United States scheduled for 2022 via his Here and Now Tour, and he still remembers when the jump in his career success occurred that put him on a stadium-concert level of stardom. He noted in a recent Audacy interview, he remembers many tricks of the... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Watch “1883”: Tim McGraw, Faith Hill in New Extended Trailer

Gunfights, covered wagons, fire and intense drama punctuate the new two-minute trailer for “1883” released Friday. The Paramount+ series stars Tim McGraw (James Dutton), Faith Hill (Margaret Dutton) and Sam Elliott and is the prequel to the wildly popular “Yellowstone.” “1883” follows the family as they make the treacherous journey from Texas to Montana to... Read more » ... Continue Reading

The Roundup: New Music From Lainey Wilson, Maggie Rose, Carly Pearce, And More

A quintet of rising female country stars highlights this week’s roundup of the latest and greatest from the world of country music. Click here to take a listen to the following tunes. Embedded from Lainey Wilson, Chase Rice, and Granger Smith – Beer Song Superstar country producer Joey Moi is behind the boards as... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Blake Shelton is “Really Proud” of His “Remodeled ‘Body Language'”

Christmas came early for Blake Shelton fans Friday when the popular “The Voice” coach released the 16-song deluxe edition of his album “Body Language.” “Body Language Deluxe” is home to No. 1 hit “Happy Anywhere” and Top 10 “Minimum Wage” in addition to new single “Come Back As A Country Boy,” sentimental fan favorite “We... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Taylor Swift Sends Don McLean Flowers, Breaks ‘American Pie’ Record

She said it with flowers. Taylor Swift sent “American Pie” singer Don McLean an over-the-top arrangement of white roses, lilies and orchids this week when her 10-minute version of “All Too Well” broke the record previously held by “American Pie” as the longest song to go No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. McLean’s “American... Read more » ... Continue Reading

CMT PREMIERE: Thomas Rhett’s “Slow Down Summer” Is A Slice Of Romantic Nostalgia

Embedded from Thomas Rhett’s latest single, “Slow Down Summer,” appears in a video form that brings the vivid imagery alluded to in the 2020-released single to life. A relationship that’s gone too soon from the vocalist’s life is fondly remembered in memories brilliantly highlighted included sunglasses on dashboards and lazy, late-summer sunsets. Shot partly... Read more » ... Continue Reading