Country Music News from CMT

Jul 20, 2016
No one sings Josh Turner better than Josh Turner. But Kip Moore tried anyway, and his version of “Your Man” was a hit with patients at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Last week, Moore broke from Miranda Lambert’s Keeper of the Flame tour to visit t…
Jul 20, 2016
“It’s going to take me a minute to pull myself together.” That’s what Zac Brown had to say at Tuesday’s (July 19) preview of the Homegrown: Zac Brown Band exhibit at Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. It was an emotional night …
Jul 20, 2016
The first time I heard Sam Hunt’s “Make You Miss Me,” I knew this girl. The one he describes about 25 seconds into the song as “heavy into everything, ready for the next thing.” And now, Hunt is elaborating a little bit more about …
Jul 20, 2016
With Florida Georgia Line’s latest hit “H.O.L.Y.,” it’s obvious they’ve come a long way from “Cruise.” Not that there was anything wrong with their debut song. It’s just that the band’s purpose is a little bit bigger these days. “Back in the day, when we …
Jul 19, 2016
From day one, singer Cassadee Pope knew how to put on a show. In this new interview with CMT Next Women of Country Live, the Florida native talks about the early days when she first realized her calling and the living room concerts that followed. “I would…
Jul 19, 2016
Miranda Lambert admits it’s been a while. She says no one has heard music from her in a while — her last single “Smokin’ and Drinkin'” was released more than a year ago — and that her new song “Vice” was the…
Jul 19, 2016
Carrie Underwood’s “Church Bells” has moved up to No. 1 on the Billboard country airplay chart after a 16-week ascent. It is her 15th single to top the airplay chart. Meanwhile, Chris Stapleton’s Traveller returns to the top of Billboard’s country albums …
Jul 19, 2016
Who else was in Garth Brooks’ basement with me? On Monday night (July 18), Brooks went live on Facebook from the studio in the basement of his Nashville home to talk about the process of making his new music and answer questions from fans. He kicked off h…
Jul 18, 2016
As the laughter dies down, an older woman enters the room with gusto. Turns out, she's Vernon's estranged truck-driver mother, Ruthie. After Vernon and Ruthie exchange niceties in her semi truck, Ruthie insists on meeting her granddaughter.
Jul 18, 2016
Vince Gill, Chris Stapleton and James Taylor will headline the next All for the Hall Los Angeles on Sept. 27 at the Novo. The benefit concert will be a traditional guitar pull supporting the museum’s education programs with each act performing and sharing…
Jul 18, 2016
Lawson is David Nail’s mother’s father’s name. And he made it very clear to his wife Catherine, when they were just starting to date, that their son would have to be named after his grandfather. “One of the very first dates I went on with Catherine,”…
Jul 18, 2016
You know that feeling when you want something you can’t have? Listen to a teenage Chris Young singing this song “Because of You” and you’ll be in the exact same boat. You’ll want it too, because his voice sounds exactly the same as it does now. You …
Jul 18, 2016
In the August issue of Good Housekeeping, Miranda Lambert admits that it’s her rescue dogs – Delta Dawn, Cher and Bellamy – that keep her grounded while she is on the road for her Keeper of the Flame tour. Those three dogs are just a few…
Jul 17, 2016
Bonnie Brown, the youngest of the Browns singing trio, died Saturday (July 16) in her native Arkansas of complications of lung cancer. She was 77. Her passing leaves oldest sister, Maxine Brown, as the only survivor of the group that populated both the co…
Jul 15, 2016
David Nail and his wife Catherine were a few months into new parenthood when it truly hit him: He’s now the father of twins, and life will never be the same. “I can’t go to the mailbox now without having to know exactly where my babies are,” Nail said ear…

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