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Scotty McCeery and Gabi Dugal Are Engaged

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 20:12:15 +0000

During a recent CMT.com Q&A, Scotty McCreery, 23, lit up like a firecracker when the topic of conversation changed from his music to his girlfriend Gabi Dugal. “She’s a rock for me and understands me like nobody else,” McCreery said. “And she’s really been there through thick and thin with me, and she’s just awesome.... Read more »


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Luke Bryan on Those ILY Texts

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 17:33:14 +0000

“It don’t leave my sight since we had that fight.” That’s Luke Bryan singing the honest-to-God truth in his new song “Light It Up.” Because that’s exactly how you feel about your phone when you’re waiting for someone to send you a post-fight, make-up text. It happens to all of us, even to Bryan and... Read more »


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Eddie Montgomery: “Troy Sings His Ass Off”

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 14:43:57 +0000

Montgomery Gentry weren’t sure which song would be the first single off their upcoming album. Until Sept. 8, when the decision was tragically clear. That’s the day that the duo’s Troy Gentry was killed in a helicopter crash at the age of 50. And Eddie Montgomery is speaking up about losing his partner, and about... Read more »


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Texas Strong and Concert for Charlottesville Benefits Show the Healing Power of Music

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 22:05:01 +0000

Victims of Hurricane Harvey and the violence in Charlottesville on Aug. 11-12 witnessed the healing power of music at two all-star concert events over the weekend. Friday’s (Sept. 22) Texas Strong: Harvey Can’t Mess with Texas benefit in Austin has raised more than $68 million for the Rebuild Texas Fund, which supports those affected by... Read more »


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Loretta Lynn Announces First Public Appearance Post-Stroke

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 19:22:15 +0000

Loretta Lynn, 85, has confirmed that her first public appearance after suffering a stroke in May will be at the 2017 Tennessee Motorcycle and Music Revival at her ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee. The four-day event starts Sept. 28, and it will include a motorcycle rodeo, moto invitation, bootleg bike racing, stunt riding and live... Read more »


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Pilgrimage Festival 2017: Justin Timberlake, Chris Stapleton, Eddie Vedder and More

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 18:23:38 +0000

The thousands of music fans who made the trip to the 2017 Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival at Harlinsdale Farm in Franklin, Tennessee walked away with concert memories they will never forget. On Saturday (Sept. 23), Justin Timberlake capped day one of the two-day event with a soul-shaking performance that kicked off with a moving... Read more »


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Kellie Pickler and Kyle Jacobs Recreate Their First Cracker Barrel Date [WATCH]

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 16:06:55 +0000

Believe it or not, Kellie Pickler and Kyle Jacobs had their first date at one of America’s most beloved family restaurants, Cracker Barrel. Yes, these two lovebirds fell hard for each other at a Music City Cracker Barrel. On the recent episode of I Love Kellie Pickler, Pickler and Jacobs recall how they spent their... Read more »


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Kellie Pickler Answers Fans’ Advice Qs

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 16:04:31 +0000

Kellie Pickler has performed all of the world, seen a lot of things, fallen in love and is the mother of two adorable fur babies. But, is she prepared to answer her fans’ toughest questions about love and life? You bet! One fan asks the singer, “What if you are feeling doubtful of fulfilling your... Read more »


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Luke Bryan Says Yes to Idol Gig

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 15:52:24 +0000

According to Variety, Luke Bryan was just elected as a judge on the upcoming season of American Idol, and he said yes to the new gig. Katy Perry has done the same. The third and last spot at the table hadn’t been filled yet. After Bryan’s January Crash My Playa shows in Mexico, his schedule... Read more »


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Carrie Underwood, in Full Fangirl Mode

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 15:45:51 +0000

Any time you are celebrating country royalty, there will be fans. So when Carrie Underwood, Vince Gill and Dolly Parton surprised Reba McEntire at the Grand Ole Opry on Friday night (Sept. 22), the fangirl in Underwood made an appearance. She and Parton were there to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of McEntire’s Opry debut. Underwood... Read more »


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Last Weekend’s Greatest Hits

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 14:48:04 +0000

You probably saw the protests — take a knee vs. stand at attention vs. stay in the locker room — in football stadiums everywhere on Sunday night (Sept. 24). And here’s where country comes in: Meghan Linsey performed the national anthem at the Titans v. Seahawks game, then she took a knee, and Bobby Bones... Read more »


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Eric Church’s New 61 Days in Church Release Covers The Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd and More

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 22:39:19 +0000

The next 30 songs from Eric Church‘s 61 Days in Church include live covers of The Band, Dolly Parton, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bob Seger, Bobby Bare, Marc Cohn, Little Feat and more. The latest release also features live selections from Church’s discography — Mr. Misunderstood, The Outsiders, Chief, Carolina and Sinners Like Me. Talladega by Eric... Read more »


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Darius Rucker Toasts “If I Told You” at Nashville’s New Topgolf

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 21:44:38 +0000

On Thursday (Sept. 21), Darius Rucker and his record label Capitol Nashville hosted several members of the Music Row community at the city’s new Topgolf to celebrate the five-time Grammy winner’s seventh country No. 1 “If I Told You.” Written by Ross Copperman, Shane McAnally and Jon Nite, “If I Told You” is the first... Read more »


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Kenny Chesney Explains Mission of His Love

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:21:19 +0000

Everyone’s heart is in the right place when they donate to a good cause. But when tragedy strikes, good hearts and good causes aren’t always enough. Kenny Chesney has seen first hand what that’s like when charity work doesn’t work, and he’s committed to doing something about it. “Getting supplies in is hard,” Chesney said... Read more »


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Little Big Town Explain the Decision on Openers

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:52:55 +0000

How can you get invited to join Little Big Town on tour? Make music they like. It sounds like it might be just that simple. “I love the first songs off (Midland’s) record, the traditional country sound,” Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild told ET Online. “And I think Kacey (Musgraves) is so important to the... Read more »


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Dierks Bentley on Feeling “Very Attached”

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:30:01 +0000

The end of the film Only the Brave is just the beginning for Dierks Bentley. It’s the very first time he’s ever had a song be part of a movie, and in a press release, he said this one — “Hold the Light” — moved him like never before. “This is at the top, if... Read more »


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Blake Shelton Returns to His Roots on Texoma Shore

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:56:43 +0000

Blake Shelton will release his next album Texoma Shore on Nov. 3. Its lead single “I’ll Name the Dogs” is currently No. 22 on Billboard‘s country airplay chart. “Lake Texoma has always been a place of great memories, new and old,” Shelton said in a release. “I literally recorded this album on its shore so... Read more »


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Sandra Lynn Sparkles in New Video for “Hey California”

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:39:24 +0000

If you’re looking for your next country music sweetheart, then don’t look any further. It’s Sandra Lynn. The west coast native follows up her singles “Afterparty” and “Bar Hoppin” with the sassy and flirtatious “Hey California,” a song she says captures her free spirit to a “T.” “I feel like this song is such a... Read more »


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The #TBT in the Faith Hill 50th B’Day Post

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 18:03:55 +0000

It kind of looks like any other loving birthday post. Early on Thursday morning (Sept. 21), Tim McGraw penned a tribute to his wife Faith Hill on his Instagram. He gushed over her beauty, their daughters and said that he is truly in love with her more every day. For a woman who probably has... Read more »


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EXCLUSIVE: Midland Premiere Upbeat Breakup Anthem “At Least You Cried”

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:28:51 +0000

The beauty of Midland’s debut album On the Rocks is that it could have been made when Gram Parsons formed the Flying Burrito Brothers in the early ’70s, or when Gary Stewart released his 1975 debut album Out of Hand & Brand New or when George Strait broke out with Strait Country in 1981. Honky-tonk... Read more »


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CMT Empowering Education Enlists Courtney Cole for Outreach Initiative in Louisiana

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:41:44 +0000

CMT has partnered with the Louisiana Community and Technical Colleges System (LCTCS) and the nonprofit Louisiana Calling for a unique opportunity to increase awareness of career training and higher education in the Pelican Sate. The news was announced on Thursday (Sept. 21) at the 2017 LCTCS Annual Conference in New Orleans. Rising artist and Louisiana... Read more »


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If Only Carrie Underwood’s Cabin Could Talk

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:08:20 +0000

This is how I know that the lawsuit against Carrie Underwood will go nowhere: all the details behind the writing of “Something in the Water” are very well-documented. Underwood and co-writers Brett James and Chris DeStefano are being sued in federal court for song theft. Canadian songwriters Ron McNeill and Georgia Lyons claim that they’d... Read more »


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Miranda Lambert Shares the Real Story Behind The Weight of These Wings Live in Nashville

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 23:17:25 +0000

On Tuesday (Sept. 19), Grammy winner Miranda Lambert celebrated the double platinum status of The Weight of These Wings with a special acoustic concert featuring live collaborations with 14 of the collection’s co-writers. The performance marked the first night that Lambert shared the stories behind her soul-baring songs “To Love Her,” “Vice” and “Tin Man”... Read more »


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Jason Aldean’s Concert for the Cure Set for Oct. 20

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 20:05:38 +0000

Jason Aldean‘s They Don’t Know Tour stop on Oct. 20 at Louisville, Kentucky’s KFC Yum Center will be his 2017 Concert for the Cure benefit. A portion of the ticket sales will be donated to Susan G. Komen Foundation’s Komen Kentucky to support the fight against breast cancer. The night will include sets by Chris... Read more »


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