Country Music News from CMT

Apr 20, 2018
“Marry Me” is sad enough as a song. But then the video? I can barely get one minute in — when Thomas Rhett reveals that she wants to get married, but just not to him — before the tears kick in. Embedded from www.youtube.com. So when I talked t…
Apr 20, 2018
As if we all needed another reason to absolutely adore Kelly Clarkson — now the singer and superstar mom is getting brutally honest about life lived through apps and social networks. In People’s “Most Beautiful” issue, Clarkson just laid…
Apr 20, 2018
When Rodney Atkins sat down with CMT Hot 20 Countdown’s Katie Cook, it had been a while since the two had talked about new music. “Caught Up in the Country” is the lead single from what will be Atkins’ first collection of new music in seven years. The pro…
Apr 20, 2018
She sings about it in her new song “Cry Pretty,” but now Carrie Underwood is also explaining what the emotions behind the song mean for her. “As humans, we’re expected to have our crap together all the time. And being a mom and a w…
Apr 20, 2018
Only a legend like John Prine could bring Chris Isaak, Shooter Jennings, Dan Auerbach and Nashville’s former mayor Megan Barry together for an evening of shooting pool. On Wednesday (April 18), Prine, 71, and his label Oh Boy Records took over the city’s …
Apr 19, 2018
Looking back, Brothers Osborne’s T.J. Osborne believes it was a risky move performing the duo’s new song “Weed, Whiskey and Willie” for the first time live on the Grand Ole Opry. That night T.J. and his brother John Osborne thought it would be their…
Apr 19, 2018
I knew that Maren Morris had a backstory; that she’d started writing poems before she was even a teenager, and that those poems turned into songs once she got a guitar. What I didn’t know is that Morris looks back fondly at those first attempts at writing…
Apr 19, 2018
Even Dierks Bentley didn’t believe it. After his ACM Awards rehearsal last weekend, when I caught up with him backstage, I congratulated him on the 15-year anniversary of his debut. “Seriously,” he asked in disbelief. I assured him that, yes, …
Apr 19, 2018
The five guys that makeup Old Dominion have won awards before. But never like this. After they picked up their ACM Award for vocal group of the year on Sunday (April 15), they came backstage to share how it felt to be able to sprint up to the show’s…
Apr 19, 2018
The Americana Music Association announced its initial lineup for Nashville’s 2018 AmericanaFest: The Americana Music Festival & Conference on Thursday (April 19). Brandy Clark, Jaime Wyatt, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Lee Ann Womack are among firs…

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