Country Music News from CMT

May 28, 2017
As the writer behind Southern rock anthems like “Whipping Post,” “Midnight Rider” and “Melissa,” Gregg Allman’s memory will be eternal in the music he made with the Allman Brothers Band and as a solo artist. He di…
May 27, 2017
Gregg Allman, founding member of the Allman Brothers Band and long-time solo artist, has died at his home in Savannah, Georgia. He was 69. A statement on his official website says, “Gregg struggled with many health issues over the past several years…
May 27, 2017
Eric Church was in the middle of “Springsteen” on Friday (May 26) at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena when he held up a fan’s banner that summed up everything about the 2017 Holdin’ My Own Tour. In big capital letters, it simply…
May 27, 2017
In his new song, Steve Earle is looking for a woman and not just any woman — a good one, who won’t treat him mean, break his heart, and leave him lonely and restless and itching to rebel. This is the stuff outlaw country is made of right here,…
May 26, 2017
Dierks Bentley fans are already familiar with his annual polar lake jump tradition on New Year’s Day. Well, that tradition has gone mobile in a new extreme ritual he practices on his What the Hell Tour, and he invited CMT Hot 20 Countdown‘s Co…
May 26, 2017
When Jason Aldean and his family previewed his new exhibit at Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on Thursday (May 25), his children were getting their first impressions of their father’s life before “Hicktown” broke …
May 26, 2017
When Eric Church announced that he’d be playing for about three and a half hours on his new tour, and that there’d be an intermission, I wasn’t so sure it would work. And Church wasn’t either. He told Nashville Scene that when he f…
May 26, 2017
Thomas Rhett is not going to make an all-Willa album. But he did recently admit that the last 20 song titles he came up with were all about his 18-month-old daughter. “I feel like the whole next record is going to be a pretty mushy one about my kids…
May 26, 2017
With every new tour, Lady Antebellum‘s Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley and Hillary Scott look forward to rearranging some of their biggest hits for their loyal fans. So on their all-new You Look Good Tour, launching Friday (May 26) in Bakersfield, Cali…
May 26, 2017
After a very thorough tour of the summer fair and fest circuit, Granger Smith will be joining Luke Bryan‘s tour in the middle of September. So I wondered what it would be like for Smith to go from playing his own shows — packed with his own ve…
May 25, 2017
Dozens of guests at Lauren Alaina’s first No. 1 party strutted around in the garishly colorful “onesies” provided them Wednesday afternoon (May 24) as they entered the doors at Nashville’s Sutler nightclub. The party was thrown by …
May 25, 2017
Twelve years ago, on the 25th day of May, Carrie Underwood won American Idol. Almost overnight, she went from reality show champ to a bona fide country music superstar. I remember the day her debut album Some Hearts came out like it was yesterday and want…
May 25, 2017
There’s nothing quite like watching grown men singing at the top of their lungs to RaeLynn live. That happened throughout her sold-out headlining debut at Mercy Lounge when she brought her RaVe tour to Nashville on Wednesday (March 24). Everywhere t…
May 25, 2017
The initial dates for Luke Bryan‘s ninth annual Farm Tour were announced Thursday (May 25). The Bayer Presents Luke Bryan Farm Tour 2017 starts Sept. 28 in Lincoln, Nebraska and will visit six farming communities in the Midwest before wrapping Oct. …
May 25, 2017
More than 230 performing acts will descend on Nashville during the 17th annual AmericanaFest, and the first 103 of those artists were announced Thursday (May 25). The initial lineup includes performances by Andrew Combs, the Band of Heathens, Brandy Clark…

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