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Darius Rucker Admits That “Everything Is Not Okay”

You can watch this clip of Darius Rucker on the 3rd hour of the Today show from Friday (July 10) for a few different reasons. 1. To hear his laugh. It never, ever gets old. 2. To hear him talk about his new song “Beers and Sunshine,” the only B.S. he needs right now. He... Read more » ... Continue Reading

The Jimmie Allen Collaboration Conversation About Tim McGraw, Charley Pride, Brad Paisley and More

Jimmie Allen certainly isn’t the only country artist to collaborate with another country artist. But he may very well be the first one to build an entire EP around the idea that two is better than one. So when Allen and I had the chance to talk — virtually, obviously — about his brand new... Read more » ... Continue Reading

One of the Last Interviews Charlie Daniels Did Was Just Three Weeks Before He Died

Just a few weeks before he died, Charlie Daniels invited John Rich to come out his home in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee on June 16 for a sit-down interview for Rich’s show, The Pursuit! on FOX Nation. So in what would become one of Daniels’ very last interviews, he shared his thoughts on everything from his... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Tim McGraw Reveals Title Track, Release Date of Here on Earth

Tim McGraw has revealed the title track and release date for his 16th studio album, 'Here on Earth.' ... Continue Reading

Here Comes the “Bridezilla” Video from O’Shea

Watch "Bridezilla (It Only Gets Better)," the new video by O'Shea. ... Continue Reading

Olivia Newton-John’s CMA Award Led to a Backlash from Legends

Olivia Newton-John's incursion into country music brought forth multiple industry awards, but it also sparked one of the format’s most-publicized identity crises. ... Continue Reading

Darius Rucker Adds Clint Black, Tracy Lawrence to Concert for St. Jude

Darius Rucker has added Clint Black and Tracy Lawrence to his annual Darius & Friends concert, which will be presented as a live stream on July 30. ... Continue Reading

The Last Interview Charlie Daniels Did Was Just Three Weeks Before He Died

Just a few weeks before he died, Charlie Daniels invited John Rich to come out his home in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee on June 16 for a sit-down interview for Rich’s show, The Pursuit!. So in what would become Daniels’ very last interview, he shared his thoughts on everything from his deep faith to his pursuit... Read more » ... Continue Reading

The ACM Awards Update: Details on the 2020 and 2021 Awards Shows

After the 2020 Academy of Country Music Awards planned for April in Las Vegas were postponed at the very beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the plan was to instead broadcast the show in September. And that’s still the plan. But the ACM announced on Thursday (July 9) their plans for the 2021 awards as well.... Read more » ... Continue Reading

The Timeline of Events in the Lady A v. Lady A Legal Battle

Whenever anyone in the music industry gets into a legal battle, hearing from both sides can be confusing. But it is necessary to see the big picture. So when word started to spread on Wednesday (July 8) that the band formerly known as Lady Antebellum was suing a blues singer who goes by Lady A,... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Country Legends We Love: Bobby Braddock

Songwriter Bobby Braddock is one of CMT's Country Legends We Love. ... Continue Reading

Why Midland Is Selling the Guitars That Built Them

There is one guitar — a 2013 Fender Ron Emory acoustic guitar, named for the punk rock True Sounds of Liberty’s guitarist who designed it — that first got country trio Midland off the ground. And now, it’s for sale. In fact, a whole collection of the country band’s guitars are for sale in the... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Blake Shelton, Now Available at Drive-In Theaters Near You

One door may have closed, but another one has opened. And Blake Shelton, Trace Adkins and Gwen Stefani are about to waltz right through it. On July 25, the three superstars will be coming to a drive-in theater near you. And while it won’t technically be Shelton, Adkins and Stefani in the flesh, it is... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Brett Eldredge Goes Home, Wondering About “Gabrielle”

Watch "Gabrielle," the new video by Brett Eldredge. ... Continue Reading

What Lindsay Ell Is Doing Now to Help Her Fellow Rape Victims

Embedded from In Lindsay Ell’s bittersweet new ballad “Make You,” she reveals a lot. Of herself, of her trauma, of her shame, and of her healing. Now we know why. “I have never shared this with you guys… but through healing we reach new levels of honesty with ourselves and what made us who... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Luke Bryan Races to No. 1 at Radio With His Perfect Summer Song

Luke Bryan is enjoying his 23rd No. 1 single on Billboard's Country Airplay chart with "One Margarita." ... Continue Reading

The Reason Why Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood Are Postponing Their All-Request Show

It’s OOAAOC. That the acronym we’ve all been hearing too much of during this coronavirus pandemic. It stands for Out Of An Abundance Of Caution, and it’s why Garth Brooks announced on Monday (July 6) that he would be postponing his virtual Facebook Live concert he’d planned for July 7. Brooks and his wife Trisha... Read more » ... Continue Reading

From African Music to Zoom Calls, Jimmy Buffett Lives Life on the Flip Side

Read the second half of our exclusive interview with Jimmy Buffett and hear tracks from his new album, Life on the Flip Side. ... Continue Reading

23 Unexpectedly Patriotic Country Songs That We Have on Repeat

Editor’s note: This story originally appeared during the 4th of July holiday in 2019. When people were looking forward to gathering with friends and family to watch the fireworks, grill some burgers and have a few cold beers. So while we know that this year’s Independence Day festivities will look different, or might not happen... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Hear Johnny Cash’s Tempting (and Unreleased) Track, “I Draw the Line”

One of the towering figures of American music, Johnny Cash went through a period of being overlooked by listeners, who were apparently more interested in the pop-country of the late ’80s and early ’90s. However, six albums from that era are getting a second chance with a new box set, The Complete Mercury Recordings 1986-1991.... Read more » ... Continue Reading