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Zac Brown Band, Darius Rucker Continue to Top Country Charts
Zac Brown Band, Darius Rucker Continue to Top Country Charts
Saturday, April 18th, 2015 5:59:21AM CDT

Are we eyeing an impending song of the year nomination this early in the year? The Zac Brown Band?s ?Homegrown? is piling up some strong creds for that honor as it spends its third consecutive week at the top of Billboard?s country airplay charts. Also staying strong on the albums rankings is Darius Rucker?s turn... Read more » [...]
ACM Entertainer of the Year Nominees on CMT Hot 20 Countdown
ACM Entertainer of the Year Nominees on CMT Hot 20 Countdown
Friday, April 17th, 2015 6:32:07PM CDT

The Academy of Country Music Awards are taking place Sunday night (April 19) in Arlington, Texas, and on an all-new CMT Hot 20 Countdown, we sit down with all five nominees for the most coveted prize — entertainer of the year. The competition is tough, but Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Garth Brooks, Florida Georgia Line... Read more » [...]
Reba Recalls the Red Dress That Grabbed Headlines
Reba Recalls the Red Dress That Grabbed Headlines
Friday, April 17th, 2015 4:43:58PM CDT

CMT honors the great Reba McEntire when ?We Love Reba Takeover Weekend? launches Saturday (April 18). The two-day celebration will include a special concert featuring an outstanding lineup of her friends and her guest host spot on an all-new episode of CMT Hot 20 Countdown. In honor of her latest hit single, ?Going Out Like... Read more » [...]
Momentum Builds for A Thousand Horses
Momentum Builds for A Thousand Horses
Friday, April 17th, 2015 3:20:55PM CDT

Momentum continues to build for A Thousand Horses. With roots in South Carolina and Georgia, the band?s debut single, ?Smoke,? has steadily risen on the charts, entering the Top 10 of Billboard?s hot country songs chart just last week. The group, whose sound is infused with Southern rock influences, will release their first album, Southernality,... Read more » [...]
Tim McGraw Under Fire for Charity Concert to Curtail Gun Violence
Tim McGraw Under Fire for Charity Concert to Curtail Gun Violence
Friday, April 17th, 2015 11:25:51AM CDT

Tim McGraw is trying to do the right thing — a charitable thing, a good thing. And some people are outraged. McGraw is playing a benefit concert in Hartford, Connecticut, on July 17, and the proceeds will benefit Sandy Hook Promise, a nonprofit organization with the mission of protecting children from gun violence. This, after... Read more » [...]
Recap: Party Down South: Mixed Drinks and Mixed Signals
Recap: Party Down South: Mixed Drinks and Mixed Signals
Friday, April 17th, 2015 12:37:01AM CDT

In this recent episode, we’re picking up where we left off last week. Lyle is immediately bounced out of the bar after Mattie and Tiffany get in their infamous bar brawl. However, Lyle is absolutely graceful in his departure even though his behavior scared Walt’s lady friend away. “Lyle’s levitating out of the bar,” explains... Read more » [...]
CMT Will Produce Chris Janson?s ?Buy Me a Boat? Video
CMT Will Produce Chris Janson?s ?Buy Me a Boat? Video
Thursday, April 16th, 2015 5:41:11PM CDT

For the first time in the network?s history, CMT announced plans Thursday (April 16) to finance and produce a music video for a music artist. During a private event in Nashville, CMT executives said the music video will be created for independent artist Chris Janson?s ?Buy Me a Boat? with plans to add the video... Read more » [...]
This Is Country Tells Comprehensive Story of the ACM Awards
This Is Country Tells Comprehensive Story of the ACM Awards
Thursday, April 16th, 2015 5:01:30PM CDT

(Straight From Nashville is a weekly column written by CMT.com managing editor Calvin Gilbert.) Considering the number of emails from artists I?ve received this week with ?For Your ACM Consideration? as the subject line, the Academy of Country Music Awards must be happening pretty soon. Of course, those artist emails were part of the computer-generated... Read more » [...]
Carrie Underwood Says ?Let?s. Do. This.?
Carrie Underwood Says ?Let?s. Do. This.?
Thursday, April 16th, 2015 2:37:00PM CDT

Looks like somebody raided the merch table at a Nashville Predators game. And it’s Carrie Underwood. Now that her husband Mike Fisher and the rest of his Preds teammates are moving into the playoff season — and are one step closer to that coveted Stanley Cup — Underwood herself is prepped for the win. On... Read more » [...]
ACM Awards Presenters Announced
ACM Awards Presenters Announced
Thursday, April 16th, 2015 1:47:22PM CDT

The 50th annual Academy of Country Music Awards may be taking place in Texas, but the event just got an infusion of Hollywood with the latest announcement of presenters at Sunday night?s (April 19) show. Modern Family star Sofia Vergara, Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon, Dr. Phil McGraw, Two Broke Girls star (and friend to Lady... Read more » [...]
Lady Antebellum?s Bus Catches on Fire
Lady Antebellum?s Bus Catches on Fire
Thursday, April 16th, 2015 11:25:59AM CDT

A tour bus transporting Lady Antebellum?s Hillary Scott and members of her family and the band?s road crew caught on fire early Thursday morning (April 19) en route to Texas for the Academy of Country Music Awards. Scott took to social media to let the band’s family, friends and followers that they were safe after... Read more » [...]
Nashville Recap: Deacon Will Not Write a Sad-Ass Song
Nashville Recap: Deacon Will Not Write a Sad-Ass Song
Thursday, April 16th, 2015 11:08:15AM CDT

On Wednesday?s (April 15) episode of Nashville, Juliette finally came up with a name for her baby — Cadence. What she couldn’t come up with, though, was a song for the end credits of her Patsy Cline movie. So she did the right thing and called in reinforcements. First, her husband Avery, who said no.... Read more » [...]
Florida Georgia Line Get a New ?Shine? On at Exclusive Nashville Concert
Florida Georgia Line Get a New ?Shine? On at Exclusive Nashville Concert
Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 4:02:47PM CDT

I?m with Florida Georgia Line. I love it when everyone gets their ?shine? on — especially when it actually involves hanging out with the duo?s Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley and hearing the two rock out on a Tuesday afternoon (April 14) for a handful of their biggest fans. It?s an experience a select group... Read more » [...]
Frankie Ballard Celebrates No. 1 for ?Sunshine & Whiskey?
Frankie Ballard Celebrates No. 1 for ?Sunshine & Whiskey?
Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 2:42:45PM CDT

Sunshine was in short supply but whiskey flowed plentifully Tuesday afternoon (April 14) as a crowd gathered at Nashville?s City Winery to honor Luke Laird and Jaren Johnston, the writers of Frankie Ballard?s second No. 1 single, ?Sunshine & Whiskey.? The celebration was jointly sponsored by the performance rights organizations, ASCAP, with which Johnston is... Read more » [...]








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