Country Music News from CMT

Apr 23, 2016
CMT has named emerging artist Courtney Cole as the new spokesperson for its CMT Empowering Education campaign. The national campaign, now in its fourth year, encourages CMT viewers to pursue a postsecondary education no matter their age or circumstance. C…
Apr 23, 2016
The Dude Perfect guys may be the ultimate trick shot masters, but they can always use a little help from the pros. And by pros, we mean pro athletes Chris Paul and Aaron Rodgers. The two stopped by the latest episode of The Dude Perfect Show to show off t…
Apr 22, 2016
Although Kelly Clarkson has never made a country album, she has dipped her toe into the country music world quite a bit. And whether it was a recorded song, a performance on an award show or a surprise guest onstage – Clarkson pairs well with countr…
Apr 22, 2016
Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott delivered a letter to her fans on Friday morning (April 22). But first, she wrote a letter to God. And that letter became her new song “Thy Will.” It’s about how when she prays to God, all she gets in retu…
Apr 22, 2016
I’ve loved Josh Kelley for years. Back in college, my roommate and I waited impatiently for the “Only You” singer to bring a tour through Atlanta. And when he finally did, we saved up, bought tickets and rocked out front and center. Yep, my love and loyal…
Apr 22, 2016
Martina McBride is on the verge. Of 50. Her birthday is in July, so for the next few months or so, the busy country star will be reveling in the remaining days of her 40’s, and getting ready to release her latest album Reckless next Friday (April 29…
Apr 22, 2016
Knowing your music means something to anyone must feel good to a country star. But knowing that it helped get a soldier through some of the darkest days of his deployment has to feel absolutely overwhelming. Which is how Kip Moore felt when he found out t…
Apr 21, 2016
There’s a line in Prince’s “1999” — from his 1982 album of the same name — about how life is just a party, and parties weren’t meant to last. But I’m sure he had no way of knowing when he wrote that song that his party wouldn’t last past…
Apr 21, 2016
Like countless artists from all musical genres, Keith Urban is a longtime Prince fan who made it a point to see the music icon in concert. Urban was about to be interviewed by CMT’s Cody Alan when the news broke that Prince had died Thursday morning…
Apr 21, 2016
Three things we love about springtime: warm weather, new country tunes, and Tortuga Music Festival. This year’s festival was last weekend (April 15-17), and we were thrilled to send two lucky fans on the trip of a lifetime. Winner Roxanne got to spe…
Apr 21, 2016
Jennifer Nettles’ “Unlove You” is possibly the saddest country song on the radio right now. It’s all about loving an ex so much, you wish you never loved him. It’s moving, but in that kind of been-there-hated-that way. Nettles wrote the song with Brandy C…
Apr 21, 2016
On Wednesday’s (April 20) episode of Nashville, Riff was missing (but turned up in a New Orleans hospital after having an alcohol/pain pills/sexual performance enhancers-induced stroke). Maddie was missing (but was actually hiding at Cash’s house, d…
Apr 20, 2016
Hayes Carll’s understated album Lovers and Leavers backs typically sharp songwriting (“Drive”) with elegant finesse (“The Love That We Need”). CMT.com recently spoke with the longtime Austin resident about the highly anticipated and largely acoustic…
Apr 20, 2016
Any time a country band tells you they have “a little news,” it usually means they have big news. And this time, the big news is Tim McGraw. In a new interview with Country Countdown USA, Florida Georgia Line revealed the album they are workin…
Apr 20, 2016
We all know very well the story of Taylor Swift’s early love of country music. She discovered Faith Hill, Shania Twain and the Dixie Chicks, she started writing songs, she moved to Nashville, and then when she was 16, released “Tim McGraw̶…

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