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  • Nashville Trivia: Season 5, Episode 15: A Change Would Do You GoodLet’s play Nashville trivia! Don’t miss new episodes of Nashville Thursdays at 9pm ET/PT on CMT. Get all of the latest Nashville news, videos and behind-the-scenes action on the Nashville Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram and join the conversation using #NashvilleCMT.
  • Toby Keith’s Favorite Marijuana StrainEver heard of Red Hair Sinsemilla? It’s a strain of marijuana from California that Toby Keith claims is his all-time favorite in his new song “Wacky Tobaccy.” Co-written with his longtime collaborator Scotty Emerick, the song celebrates 4-20-friendly people and the pot they love. Keith shot the official video on his bus in April before... Read more »
  • Miranda Lambert Gives Ashley McBryde a BoostMiranda Lambert has more than 6 million followers on Twitter. So when she posts a video, you can be sure a lot of people will watch it. That must’ve been the case Saturday (June 24) when Lambert caught McBryde’s opening set when they shared the bill at LakeShake, Chicago’s country music festival. Shortly after McBryde... Read more »
  • Country Stars Inspired by ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp in NashvilleRemember summer camp, when you’d sit around a bonfire and sing “Do Your Ears Hang Low?” and “The Green Grass Grew All Around”? Well, this new one is not your run-of-the-mill summer camp song. Dierks Bentley recently spent some time with the campers at the ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp, and together with songwriter Ross... Read more »
  • Shelly Fairchild Hits “Mississippi Turnpike” for Some Soul-SearchingSometimes to find yourself, you have to go home again. For Shelly Fairchild, the message of “Mississippi Turnpike” struck a chord. She was at a similar place in life when the song about reconnecting with roots landed in her lap. “When I first heard it, I had just gone through a tough time in my... Read more »
  • Last Weekend’s Greatest HitsJust when you think the life of a country star is a charmed one, you find out that sometimes, even the super famous can get into some super tough spots. Lady Antebellum worked up a sweat, Dierks Bentley got stuck in a jam, Maren Morris had a break down, Brett Eldredge couldn’t get enough rollercoaster,... Read more »
  • Nashville: The Big Moments From Season 5 Episode 15The new episode of Nashville, titled “A Change Would Do You Good,” stuck to its name and brought some big changes for several of our friends. Let’s check out the big moments: Don’t miss new episodes of Nashville Thursdays at 9pm ET/PT on CMT. Get all of the latest Nashville news, videos and behind-the-scenes action... Read more »
  • Dierks Bentley Celebrates a Hit With Co-Writers of “Black”The voice memo Dierks Bentley sent Ashley Gorley and Ross Copperman at 6:30 a.m. with the original chorus idea for “Black” is still saved on Gorley’s phone. But there wasn’t enough time to bust it out at Thursday’s (June 22) party celebrating the song’s success. Plaque presentations for and speeches by the three hitmakers lasted... Read more »
  • Kenny Chesney Calls on College Students to Direct New “All the Pretty Girls” VideoKenny Chesney is calling on students from Nashville’s Belmont University and Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro to create the new video for Cosmic Hallelujah‘s next single “All the Pretty Girls.” The student director who submits the winning entry will receive a $5,000 scholarship that will be allocated to their tuition and a world video... Read more »
  • Carrie Underwood Will Get Terrazzo and Brass TreatmentThe Hollywood Walk of Fame that runs up and down Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street will soon be home to another country star’s star. Carrie Underwood is one of the latest honorees who will grace the sidewalk in 2018. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced the class of 2018 on Thursday (June 22). Underwood’s star,... Read more »
  • #NashvilleCMT Recap [SPOILER ALERT]Let me get this straight: The Nashville cops do some low-key racial profiling, and somehow that means that Maddie should apologize? Thanks, but no thanks. On Thursday night’s (June 22) episode of Nashville, while Deacon was trying to sort out the mess between Maddie, her boyfriend Clay, the police and the media that continued to... Read more »
  • Kiefer Sutherland Brings Extra Star Power to Cinematic Video for “Shirley Jean”Kiefer Sutherland’s cinematic new video for “Shirley Jean” could so easily play on the big screen. The heart-wrenching, timeless tune follows in the tradition of dark and visceral storytellers like Hank Williams Sr. and Johnny Cash and tells the tragic story of a man imprisoned on death row whose hard life was made brighter only... Read more »
  • Dierks Bentley’s Son Recovering From FallLast week at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Colorado, just as Dierks Bentley was getting ready for his set, reflecting on his good fortune and thinking to himself, “This is the best day of my life. I’m singing songs with these heroes of mine and we’re in Telluride,” that’s when he got the call no... Read more »
  • Little Big Town: The Wine RevelationsThere must be something in the wine. Because when Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Jimi Westbrook and Phillip Sweet sat down for an interview with Entertainment Tonight, and they started drinking some red and some white wine, the truths started to pour out. Some more revealing than others. Fairchild admitted that she was... Read more »
  • Earth, Wind & Fire and Friends Meet at CMT CrossroadsCharles Kelley’s love for Earth, Wind & Fire goes back to his high school days when one of his first jobs in music was working as a DJ for weddings and middle school dances. Back then, Kelley’s going rate was $300, but most of his paycheck would go right back into buying more music for... Read more »
  • Miranda Lambert: How Her Songs Are Like DogsIf you want Miranda Lambert to open up in an interview — like really, really open up — just pour some puppies on her. In a new video interview with Buzzfeed, Lambert was covered in little rescue dogs, and she talked about everything from vodka to Audioslave. First, the vodka. “My favorite mixed drink is... Read more »
  • Robert Cray, Iris Dement, Graham Nash Tapped for Americana HonorsBlues singer-guitarist Robert Cray, singer-songwriter Iris Dement and rock legend Graham Nash will receive special honors during the Americana Music Association’s 16th annual Honors & Awards ceremony taking place Sept. 13 at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. The event kicks off the 18th annual Americana Music Festival & Conference which runs through Sept. 17 at venues throughout... Read more »
  • Maggie Rose Reveals Sexy Muse for Steamy “Body on Fire”Maggie Rose gets real — and really steamy — in her brand new song, “Body on Fire.” Bold, direct and soul-baring, her sensual single is a mince-no-words, bedroom invitation to her lover. And for Rose, what better muse than her brand new husband, music manager Austin Marshall. Rose told People the song is “absolutely” about... Read more »
  • Nashville in Concert Donates £10,000 to UK Solidarity FundOpry Entertainment, the producer of Nashville in Concert, has donated £10,000 to the British Red Cross’ UK Solidarity Fund on behalf of the touring cast, Clare Bowen, Chris Carmack, Charles Esten, Sam Palladio and Jonathan Jackson. The donation reflects $12,672.74, and it was made following Saturday’s (June 17) two sold-out shows at the O2 Apollo... Read more »
  • Brett Young Says Whiskey Is the AnswerYou can ask a guy a lot of questions in 60 seconds. Vevo did it with Brett Young and managed to get 23 questions answered in this rapid fire Q&A. And while the country newcomer doesn’t seem too fazed by the questions, that may be because he has a couple of go-to answers for so... Read more »
  • Kip Moore’s Slowheart Arrives Sept. 8Arriving Sept. 8, Kip Moore‘s third album Slowheart features 13 new songs, 11 of which were co-written by Moore. The new music is described as his most authentic work to date with elements of Americana, rock and his brand of country storytelling his ardent following has come to love. “This is the record I’ve been... Read more »
  • Bobby Bare’s Outlaw Spirit Remains UndiminishedPairing Nashville’s original outlaw with country music’s award-winning contemporary outsider in an Everly Brothers-style duet is something Bobby Bare wanted to do. As usual, he accomplished that task and generally does once he sets his mind on something. Bare, 82, was working on his first new album in five years when he decided to enlist... Read more »
  • Nebraskaland Days Mixes Cowboy Culture and Country MusicBrothers Osborne, Alan Jackson, Chris Stapleton, Dwight Yoakam and thousands more live music fans will enjoy a heavy dose of Cornhusker hospitality this weekend at the 2017 Nebraskaland Days in North Platte. Billed as Nebraska’s official state celebration, the 11-day event wraps with performances by Jackson and Yoakam on Friday (June 23) and Brothers Osborne... Read more »
  • Lady Antebellum Tops Country Albums Chart With Heart BreakAfter a four-year absence, Lady Antebellum returns to the top of Billboard‘s country albums chart this week with Heart Break. The trio last achieved that eminence in 2013 with Golden. Its intervening album — 747 in 2014 — capped out at No. 2. Heart Break enters the Billboard 200 all-genres list at No. 4. Meanwhile,... Read more »