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A Spring Wedding Is Sam Hunt’s No. 1 Priority

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:48:39 +0000

Sam Hunt felt right at home when CMT Hot 20 Countdown caught up with him at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. That night, Hunt’s headlining set at the NRG Stadium attracted 70,263 fans — a far cry from the smaller outdoor stage he first played at the Houston Rodeo three years ago. But that... Read more »

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Why RaeLynn Is OK with Husband’s Decision

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:16:26 +0000

RaeLynn might be a little bummed that her brand new husband Josh Davis isn’t home. But then she remembers why, and everything is fine. “How can you get upset at something that’s so honorable? Serving your country is the most selfless, amazing thing you could ever do,” she told of Davis’ decision to enlist... Read more »

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Darius Rucker Takes Over CMT

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:00:22 +0000

If you’re a Darius Rucker fan, then CMT is the place you need to be. Starting this Thursday (March 23), the “Wagon Wheel” singer will be taking over the airwaves. First, you can spot him crooning in black and white stripes while portraying Johnny Bragg of the The Prisonaires on the new episode of Sun... Read more »

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See John Mellencamp and Darius Rucker Rock “Pink Houses”

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:45:26 +0000

In case you haven’t heard, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member John Mellencamp and Darius Rucker recently taped a CMT Crossroads special together and, yes, the pairing was pretty much perfect. We have a sneak peek of them performing one of Mellencamp’s classic hits, “Pink Houses.” Rucker nails his part on the politically-charged, patriotic... Read more »

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Who Will Follow in Kris Kristofferson’s Footsteps?

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:30:10 +0000

Editor’s note: Kris Kristofferson will perform on CMT’s all-star concert special Outlaw: Celebrating the Music of Waylon Jennings, airing April 7 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Can you picture Luke Bryan on stage in 2056? Is it possible that Miranda Lambert will sell out shows in 2063? Could Sam Hunt still be performing in 2064? After... Read more »

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Soul Assembly: A Musical Fellowship That Can’t Be Repeated

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:00:38 +0000

Marc Broussard, Luther Dickinson, JJ Grey and Anders Osborne each front raucous rock ‘n’ roll bands, but when the four musicians tour as Soul Assembly, their American Southern roots take center stage. The tour debuted in 2014 and returned in 2017 for a rare month-long trek that wraps Sunday (March 26) in Indianapolis. “JJ’s team... Read more »

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Faith Hill and Tim McGraw Call New Song Lesson for Young Men

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:50:22 +0000

By Thursday evening (March 23), everyone will know what Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s brand new song “Speak To A Girl” is all about. But until then, here is what I know. It’s about honesty. And teaching men how to speak to women, while they are young. I know that because of what McGraw and... Read more »

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It’s Up to Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley to Create a Vegas Vibe

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:20:53 +0000

There are only 10 days left until the Academy of Country Music Awards broadcast live from Las Vegas. And co-hosts Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley know exactly how important that setting is for the show. “I think the Vegas factor is always very important for the whole vibe of the show. The fans are coming... Read more »

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Why Darius Rucker Missed John Mellencamp

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:01:27 +0000

Editor’s note: CMT Crossroads: John Mellencamp and Darius Rucker airs exclusively on CMT on Friday (March 24) at 10 p.m. ET/PT. When Darius Rucker and I sat down to compare notes on growing up with a John Cougar Mellencamp soundtrack — in our cars and in our minds — the first thing I wanted to... Read more »

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Faith Hill: Holding On and Letting Go

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:15:26 +0000

Is the secret to Faith Hill’s enduring beauty the three teenage girls she’s raised? It sounds like it might be. Because in the new issue of New Beauty, Hill opens up about getting back on the road after taking care of things at home for nearly a decade, and taking care of herself along the... Read more »

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Luke Bryan Joins Men-Are-Idiots Club

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:00:36 +0000

You know how when you take your wedding vows, you promise to love someone for better or for worse? Well, this is not what that means. In a recent conversation with KSON radio in San Diego, Luke Bryan admitted that he’s had some fights with his wife Caroline that he handled, well, like an idiot.... Read more »

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Keith Urban on the Spiritual Wake-Up Call

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:08:56 +0000

Keith Urban is going to turn 50 in October, and he sure is making middle age look good. So when he was on Canada’s Global News Morning recently to promote his upcoming show in Montréal, Québec on Aug. 12, the show hosts rattled off all the awards Urban has collected in all his years in... Read more »

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Sam Hunt, Rascal Flatts, Reba McEntire and More Join ACM Awards Lineup

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:45:16 +0000

The 52nd annual ACM Awards has added performances by Sam Hunt, Rascal Flatts, Reba McEntire, Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton, Cole Swindell, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban and Christian artist Lauren Daigle. They join previously announced performers Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne, Luke Bryan, Lady Antebellum, Kelsea Ballerini, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Maren... Read more »

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Little Big Town Calls Song Hope for Happiness

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:43:17 +0000

While Little Big Town is still touring Down Under, over here on this side of the world, their fans are celebrating the release of their latest single, “Happy People.” The song was written by Lori McKenna (“Humble and Kind,” “Girl Crush,” and “I Want Crazy,” just to name a few) and Hailey Whitters, and Little... Read more »

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Melissa Etheridge’s Nashville Night Out

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:20:56 +0000

If you know anything about the Nashville music scene, you know there’s never a loss of live music choices on any given night. On Monday (March 20), Melissa Etheridge, Cam, Sonia Leigh and alternative artist Troi Irons had their pick of the litter of local showcases to crash. The Bluebird hosts a weekly open mic... Read more »

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Lollapalooza 2017 Books Tucker Beathard and Ryan Adams

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:30:44 +0000

Tucker Beathard and Ryan Adams are among the country and rock acts booked for the 26th Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago. The 2017 lineup was announced Wednesday (March 22). Muse, Chance the Rapper, The Killers and Arcade Fire will headline the four-day, all-genre event starting Aug. 3 in Grant Park. The festival will also feature... Read more »

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After Five-Year Lull, Josh Turner Scores Top Album with Deep South

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 23:41:39 +0000

Let’s have a rousing “Welcome back, honey!” for Josh Turner, whose Deep South debuts this week at No. 1 on Billboard‘s country albums chart and at No. 18 on the Billboard 200 all-genres rankings. The deep-singing Turner last favored his fans with an album — Punching Bag — in June 2012. His last No. 1... Read more »

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Sun Records’ Jerry Lee Lewis and Peggy Sutter are #RelationshipGoals IRL

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 22:50:44 +0000

Christian Lees and Cait Pool actually met on set, and their romance continues to blossom. Lees describes their relationship as an instant connection.

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Meet the Inspiring Women Behind RaeLynn’s WildHorse

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 22:08:46 +0000

The music on RaeLynn’s spirited debut WildHorse wouldn’t be what it is without the love and support of some strong women in her life. Before competing on Blake Shelton’s team on The Voice season two, she was raised in a musical family in East Texas and surrounded by relatives who all could write, sing and... Read more »

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Brad Paisley: “I Bled For This”

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 19:27:35 +0000

Standing in his in-studio Irishish pub on Friday evening (March 17), Brad Paisley talked with two of his co-writers — and thousands of fans watching on Facebook — about his upcoming album Love and War. And the track that kicks all the new music off: “Heaven South.” Paisley, Brent Anderson and Chris DuBois go back... Read more »

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ACM Party for a Cause Adds Songwriter Showcase

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 18:07:00 +0000

The 2017 ACM Party for a Cause in Las Vegas has added a songwriter showcase on March 31 at The Pearl, Palms Casino Resort. The night will feature performances by ACM songwriter of the year nominees Ashley Gorley, Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna, Luke Laird and Shane McAnally, as well as appearances by Dierks Bentley, Cam,... Read more »

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Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam Announces 2017 Headliners

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:48:35 +0000

Jason Aldean, Little Big Town and Luke Bryan will headline an electric Labor Day weekend 2017 at the fifth annual Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam in Panama City Beach, Florida. The headliners were revealed Tuesday (March 21). Frank Brown Park will host the three-day event starting Sept. 1. Live music at the festival will start at... Read more »

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Carrie Underwood Finds World’s Smallest Cowboy Boots

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 15:04:12 +0000

For as long as I’ve been collecting* cowboy boots, I never knew they made them small enough for a baby. Leave it to Carrie Underwood to find a pair just right for Hoda Kotb’s new baby girl. Kotb tweeted her gratitude on Monday (March 20) to Underwood with a picture of the adorable pale pink... Read more »

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