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Sam Williams Debuts Video For “10-4,” a Single Examining Love’s Imperfections

Embedded from www.youtube.com. Nashville-based singer/songwriter Sam Williams’ debut album, Glasshouse Children, will be released on Aug. 20. In preparation for the occasion, he’s shared the Kwaku Ospinto-directed video for “10-4,” a song which, according to a press release, “captures the feeling of idealizing a perfect love that can seem so pure and simple, but in... Read more » ... Continue Reading

WATCH: Parker McCollum Shares a Music-Filled Evening With Randy Travis

Parker McCollum is gearing up for the release of his album Gold Chain Cowboy, and in the meantime, he spent some quality time recently with one of country music’s legendary artists, Randy Travis. McCollum posted a video to Instagram of himself with Travis at the “Forever and Ever, Amen” singer’s home, as the two enjoyed... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Watch: Parker McCollum Shares a Music-Filled Evening With Randy Travis

Parker McCollum is gearing up for the release of his album Gold Chain Cowboy, and in the meantime, he spent some quality time recently with one of country music’s legendary artists, Randy Travis. McCollum posted a video to Instagram of himself with Travis at the “Forever and Ever, Amen” singer’s home, as the two enjoyed... Read more » ... Continue Reading

ZZ Top’s Rocking Style Carried Texas’ Country Roots Deep Into Pop’s Mainstream

ZZ Top is far more than just a band where the guy named Beard is clean-shaven, and the other guys were bizarrely hirsute. As well, they’re more than just a band with seductive music videos. Ultimately, they’re sonically the link between how all of country’s disparate roads unified to develop the genre’s most lucrative pop... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Martina McBride: 10 Essential Songs

Martina McBride’s stunning vocal strength and range have made her one of country music’s most formidable vocalists, one capable of nailing a power ballad, but equally effective with a light-hearted, uptempo piece. Today, McBride celebrates her 55th birthday, and in celebration, CMT looks back at 10 of McBride’s most impactful songs. Additionally, McBride will celebrate... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Dierks Bentley Returns With Breland and HARDY Collaboration “Beers On Me”

Embedded from www.youtube.com. Dierks Bentley pairs with a HARDY and Breland — two country music performers always busy in Music City writing rooms — for his latest, heartwarming single, “Beers On Me.” As noted in a press release, “Beers On Me” was started on a writers’ retreat in Telluride over quarantine and finished back in... Read more » ... Continue Reading

WATCH: Miranda Lambert, Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne Cover “Midnight Rider”

Embedded from www.youtube.com. Last night (July 28), during the second and final night of CMA Summer Jam in Nashville, Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert and Thomas Rhett held court, along with additional star-studded performances from Jimmie Allen, Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne, Florida Georgia Line, and more. In one highlight from the evening, Lambert welcomed Bentley and... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Premiere: Logan Mize Pays Tribute to Small Towns and “George Strait Songs”

Embedded from www.youtube.com. Kansas native Logan Mize is gearing up for the release of his upcoming album, Welcome To Prairieville, on Oct. 1. His jangly, guitar-driven new song, “George Strait Songs,” opens the 11-track project with a breezy ode to county roads, old Chevys, and sunsets lingering over fields of gold in a place where... Read more » ... Continue Reading

ZZ Top’s Dusty Hill Dies at 72

ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill has died at age 72. ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons and Frank Beard released an announcement via Instagram regarding Hill’s death, stating that Hill died in his sleep at his home in Houston, Texas. “We are saddened by the news today that our Compadre, Dusty Hill, has passed away in his... Read more » ... Continue Reading

LISTEN: ‘Lullaby Renditions of Dolly Parton’ To Be Released July 30

Embedded from www.youtube.com. On July 30, Silver Lake, California-based CMH Label Group’s Rockabye Baby label will release Lullaby Renditions of Dolly Parton. Via a press release, the album includes instrumental versions of the country icon’s classics including “Jolene,” “I Will Always Love You,” “Coat of Many Colors,” and more. The project aims to “introduce little... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Jason Aldean Highlights the Making of New Carrie Underwoood Duet “If I Didn’t Love You”

One week after its release, Jason Aldean’s duet with Carrie Underwood for “If I Didn’t Love You” is emerging as a country radio favorite. In the lyric video for Aldean’s lead single from his forthcoming 10th studio album, some behind-the-scenes footage emerges from the recording process of the could-be classic. Embedded from www.youtube.com. Aldean’s bandmates... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Jimmie Allen Signs on as Executive Music Producer for Netflix Series

Jimmie Allen is already known as a singer, songwriter, music executive and author–now is is adding “Executive Music Producer” to his list of credits. The “Freedom Was A Highway” hitmaker has signed on as the executive music producer for the Netflix sports reality series Titletown High, which debuts Aug. 27. A previously unreleased Allen song,... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Reba McEntire Acknowledges Virally Popular “I’m A Survivor” TikTok Challenge

Reba McEntire’s self-titled TV sitcom only ran from 2001-2007. However, its theme song, “I’m A Survivor,” has remained timelessly popular. Of late, via TikTok, the song has spawned a challenge surrounding the song’s hook, “A single mom who works two jobs/who loves her kids and never stops/with gentle hands and heart of a fighter/I’m a... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Walker Hayes Discusses His Forthcoming Book Based on His Song “Craig”

For Walker Hayes, following up on the extraordinary popularity of his single “Fancy Like” will involve his first-ever book based on his viral radio smash’s same simple, uncomplicated values. Glad You’re Here! will see the veteran Nashville crooner pairing with his longtime friend and collaborator Craig Cooper. The book’s title is tied to Cooper too,... Read more » ... Continue Reading

WATCH: Carrie Underwood, Dwight Yoakam Collaborate at CMA Summer Jam

Embedded from www.youtube.com. Nashville’s CMA Fest might have been canceled this year, but the festival’s essence was clearly displayed last night (July 27) during the first evening of the abbreviated, two-day event CMA Summer Jam, held at Nashville’s Ascend Amphitheater. The event features a star-packed lineup including Carrie Underwood, Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton,... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Premiere: Erin Enderlin Celebrates Self-Acceptance in “Somebody’s Shot of Whiskey” Video

“All my life I’ve been told/I’m cut from a different cloth/If I tried to hide it it’d all come out in the wash,” singer-songwriter Erin Enderlin sings in her latest release, “Somebody’s Shot of Whiskey.” In this sublimely country track, she not only refuses to hide who she is, but this song champions self-acceptance and... Read more » ... Continue Reading

CMT Rewind: Jason Aldean’s “Dirt Road Anthem” Takes a Progressive Country Road to Number One

Embedded from www.youtube.com. Ten summers ago, country and hip-hop were strange musical bedfellows whose couplings were few and far between. However, for Jason Aldean — a country star five years past becoming a fixture on the top of Billboard’s singles and album charts in the genre — having two top-five Billboard album chart releases, including... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Ingrid Andress Plots ‘Feeling Things’ Tour

Ingrid Andress, who earned three Grammy nominations on the strength of her debut album Lady Like and breakthrough single “More Hearts Than Mine,” has announced a string of upcoming concert dates for late 2021 and early 2022 in the United States and in Europe. Andress’ Feeling Things tour will launch in Boston on Sept. 27... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Gabby Barrett Hopes “Footprints on the Moon” Inspires Others Chasing Their Dreams

Gabby Barrett has had a whirlwind year so far in 2021, notching her second No. 1 hit with “The Good Ones,” and welcoming her first child, daughter Baylah May, with husband Cade Foehner. Barrett recently chatted with Cody Alan for Alan’s Cody Cast about the highlights and lowlights of being a parent, as well as... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Production Is “Well Underway” on New “Willie Nelson and Family” Docuseries

As noted via a press release, production is “well underway” in “the deep-rooted Nelson locales of Austin, Maui, Nashville, Los Angeles, and New York” on Willie Nelson and Family, reported to be the “definitive docuseries” on the life and times of Willie Nelson. Emmy Award and Grammy Award-winning filmmaker Thom Zimny and Academy Award-nominated &... Read more » ... Continue Reading