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Karen Fairchild on the Teacher Who Pushed Her

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:16:06 +0000

Even though Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild seems so at home on stage now, there was a time when she needed a little push. Literally. “My music teacher in high school pushed me out on stage for the very first time to sing a solo, and it changed my life. So I’m very grateful for... Read more »

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Nashville Trivia: Season 5, Episode 3: Let’s Put It Back Together Again

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 02:50:26 +0000

Don’t miss new episodes of Nashville Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT. 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.

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The Music From Nashville on CMT

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 00:03:08 +0000

If you were wondering where you could find all of the amazing music from the new season of Nashville on CMT, then you’ve come to the right place. Check back here every week for an updated list of all of the new songs from the show! Don’t miss new episodes of Nashville Thursdays at 9... Read more »

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The 10 Best Moments From Nashville: Season 5 Episode 3

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 22:23:34 +0000

From spilled drinks to baby pee, Thursday’s new Nashville had us on the edge of our seats from start to finish! Check out our picks for the top moments from the new episode and let us know what yours were on the official Nashville Facebook page. Don’t miss new episodes of Nashville Thursdays at 9... Read more »

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Brothers Osborne Plan Their Future by Looking to the Musical Past

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 19:37:14 +0000

The CMA’s reigning duo of the year and new Grammy nominees Brothers Osborne deserve more trophies for being two of the biggest music nerds on Music Row. On an all-new CMT Hot 20 Countdown airing Saturday (Jan. 14), Katie Cook is in New Orleans with TJ and John Osborne, and their priority No. 1 after... Read more »

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Jason Aldean: From Toledo to Tupelo

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 18:59:24 +0000

Just like he sings in his song “Gonna Know We Were Here,” Jason Aldean’s fans are sure gonna he was there. His brand new They Don’t Know Tour will kick off on April 27 in Toledo, Ohio, and will make more than 50 stops before wrapping in Tupelo, Mississippi. “It only takes a couple weeks... Read more »

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Tim McGraw and Faith Hill Anchor The Shack

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 17:48:38 +0000

Tim McGraw has a starring role in the upcoming movie The Shack. And ever better, he has a starring song in the highly-anticipated film. McGraw and wife Faith Hill wrote “Keep Your Eyes on Me,” a duet that they sing together for the movie, and the man who wrote the bestselling novel that the film... Read more »

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The #NashvilleCMT Recap [SPOILER ALERT]

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 17:01:43 +0000

Remember how Faith Hill moved to Nashville as a teenager and got a job as a Music Row receptionist in the late 80s just to get a foot in the door of the industry? That was real life. But even in Nashville TV life, a job like that is the move for Maddie. The only... Read more »

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David Fanning Brings the Romance in New Video

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 15:11:19 +0000

David Fanning is back with a sentimental new song and video that’s gonna make you happy. We all know that in relationships, there are hard facts you have to face, like the knowledge that chances are, you aren’t your partner’s first love — or their first crush, first kiss, first date, first heartbreak. There are... Read more »

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Cody Alan: “Here’s to Being Happy With Yourself”

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 23:50:43 +0000

CMT’s Cody Alan says he has spent years coming to terms with his sexuality, and that struggle ended today (Jan. 12) with his coming out. In a new interview with People magazine, Alan revealed he’s gay, and so far there has been an outpouring of support from the country music community. “You realize very quickly... Read more »

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All-Star Randy Travis Tribute Grows With Six New Acts

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 19:05:28 +0000

Nashville’s 1 Night. 1 Place. 1 Time: A Heroes and Friends Tribute to Randy Travis on Feb. 8 has added performances by Wynonna, Jeff Foxworthy, Alison Krauss, Ben Haggard, Neal McCoy and Phil Vassar. More talent additions will be announced in the coming weeks. Tickets for the Bridgestone Arena concert are on sale now through... Read more »

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Little Big Town’s Kimberly Schlapman and Husband Stephen Schlapman Adopt

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 18:20:48 +0000

Congratulations go out to Little Big Town’s Kimberly Schlapman and husband Stephen Schlapman who welcomed baby girl Dolly Grace into the family following a successful domestic adoption. The Schlapman’s made the birth announcement Thursday (Jan. 12) via social media. “The New Year brought our family new love,” Kimberly posted. “We’re so excited to introduce you... Read more »

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Famed Guitarist Tommy Allsup Dead at 85

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 17:54:12 +0000

Guitarist and producer Tommy Allsup died Wednesday (Jan. 11) in Springfield, Missouri, at the age of 85. Allsup was born Nov. 24, 1931, on his Cherokee mother’s allotment near Owasso, Oklahoma. Influenced by his fiddler father, he began his musical career sitting in at local dances. He joined his first band, the Oklahoma Swingbillies, while... Read more »

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Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Adds New Faith Hill and Tim McGraw Exhibit

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 14:27:22 +0000

Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will chronicle the career achievements of Faith Hill and Tim McGraw in a new exhibit launching in November. The new display is part of the 2017 lineup of exhibits spotlighting the careers of Jason Aldean, Shania Twain and Loretta Lynn. The final 2017 exhibit will be announced... Read more »

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Eric Church, Lee Brice, Justin Moore and More: 2017 Country Tour Preview

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 23:38:08 +0000

It’s time to load up the semi trucks — the 2017 country tours start this week with new headlining tours from Lee Brice, Justin Moore and Eric Church. Brice and Moore’s American Made Tour starts Thursday (Jan. 12) in Indianapolis with William Michael Morgan and Brett Young. Brice promises his set will feature live premieres... Read more »

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High Valley Says Ricky Skaggs Was King

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 21:15:53 +0000

I knew I heard all kinds of bluegrass influences in High Valley‘s debut single, “Make You Mine.” And now I understand why. The duo’s brothers Brad and Curtis Rempel were on Today on Tuesday (Jan. 10) with Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb, and I immediately downloaded the song and tried to find out more... Read more »

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No “Bro Box” for Florida Georgia Line

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 15:58:01 +0000

In a new interview with Maxim, the men’s magazine poses the never-ending, why-are-we-still-asking-this question to the guys of Florida Georgia Line. What do they think of that bro-country label? The duo’s Tyler Hubbard takes that one, and answers very carefully and a little modestly. “We definitely embrace it, but we don’t really put ourselves in... Read more »

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Cam, Luke Combs and Margo Price Join Bonnaroo 2017

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 15:14:45 +0000

Cam, Luke Combs, Margo Price, Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real and Aaron Lee Tasjan will represent country and Americana at the 2017 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee. They join more than 130 acts scheduled to perform during the all-genre event with headliners U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Weeknd and... Read more »

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Nashville Trivia: The Season Premiere

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 23:29:09 +0000

Don’t miss new episodes of Nashville Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT. 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.

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Chris Stapleton Reclaims Chart Summit With Traveller — in Its 88th Week

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 22:40:07 +0000

In its 88th week of activity, Chris Stapleton‘s Traveller yo-yos back to the top of Billboard‘s country albums chart. By Nielsen Soundscan’s count, Traveller sold 10,552 copies this past week, bringing its grand sales total to 1,780,710 units, For the second straight week, Keith Urban‘s “Blue Ain’t Your Color” is the most-played country song. No... Read more »

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Keith Urban: Self-Awareness Is the Death of Art

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 22:38:06 +0000

Keith Urban sees the studio and stage as a sandbox, a place where you can build anything you want to build and every day is a blank canvas. In the latest issue of the Academy of Country Music’s Tempo magazine, Urban says he has never lost that sense of innocent, unbridled creativity. And he hopes... Read more »

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Little Big Town, Dierks Bentley Win It for Clemson

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 18:17:03 +0000

Did country music have something to do with Clemson University reclaiming the national championship title after 35 years? Were Little Big Town, Dierks Bentley and Lee Brice somehow all the unofficial good-luck charms for the football underdog? Let’s look at the role they all played in Monday night’s (Jan. 9) College Football Playoff National Championship... Read more »

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Dierks Bentley Opening Another Arizona Whiskey Row

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:17:16 +0000

The first thing I’d order if I was at Dierks Bentley‘s newest Whiskey Row restaurant when it opens is a ’94 Chevy. It’s like a high-end Grey Goose drink with some cherries and lime, and it was named for Bentley’s Big White pickup truck. Then I’d get the Grilled Whiskey Wings, because it sounds like... Read more »

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RodeoHouston Reveals Diverse Concert Lineup for 2017

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 13:04:47 +0000

Willie Nelson, Sam Hunt, Luke Bryan, Thomas Rhett and Florida Georgia Line are just a few of the country performers announced Monday (Jan. 9) for this year’s Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. RodeoHouston takes place March 7-26 at Houston’s NRG Stadium. The individual nights of RodeoHouston will also feature Alan Jackson, Brad Paisley, Chris Young,... Read more »

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