Country Music News from CMT

Feb 12, 2016
Chris Janson was the last of five acts to perform Wednesday night (Feb. 10) at Country Radio Broadcasters’ New Faces Show. And a good thing, too. It would have been cruel to anyone having to follow him. Thin as a paperclip and whipping about the stage lik…
Feb 12, 2016
Have you ever asked someone what makes a country song a country song? Well, don’t pose that question unless you really want to know what they think. Because it’s impossible to define a genre in a black-and-white way that makes sense for every single perso…
Feb 11, 2016
Jennifer Nettles headlined the last luncheon of the last day of the Country Radio Seminar in Nashville. It’s a three-day event designed to celebrate everything country music does right. But when she took the stage to close out the noon show on Wednesday (…
Feb 11, 2016
“We feel like our life just began today and are so grateful for a healthy baby boy in our arms,” Cassie and Charles Kelley just shared about the arrival of their son Ward Charles Kelley. The healthy little boy, their first child, was born Thur…
Feb 11, 2016
Sam Hunt had a big Tuesday night (Feb. 9). As part of the Country Radio Seminar in Nashville, the Georgia native performed a special late night concert at the famous Ryman Auditorium for an intimate crowd of radio programmers and personalities. Hunt opene…
Feb 10, 2016
Tim McGraw has been a country singer for just about half his life. He is almost 50, and he’s been making country music for 25 of those years, since his self-titled debut album was released in 1990. So on the last day of this year’s Country Radio Seminar i…
Feb 10, 2016
Lee Brice says that while he loved his 2010 hit like crazy, it wasn’t easy getting it to the top of the charts. He made the admission Tuesday (Feb. 9) during an industry panel at Country Radio Seminar in Nashville, In fact, it took Brice’s “Lo…
Feb 10, 2016
Toby Keith, Hank Williams Jr., Martina McBride, Jennifer Nettles, Lee Ann Womack and Jack Ingram have been added to the lineup at a March 16 tribute to Kris Kristofferson. They will join a previously-announced cast of performers that includes Lady Antebel…
Feb 10, 2016
Luke Bryan and Sam Hunt are among those with multiple nominations at the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Awards scheduled for April 3 at the Forum in Los Angeles. Taylor Swift led the field with eight nominations, although her categories reflect her move to the po…
Feb 10, 2016
Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, Darius Rucker, The Band Perry and Brett Eldredge are all ready for their close-ups. The stars will hit the big screen this weekend when American Saturday Night: Live From the Grand Ole Opry hits theaters nationally. The film w…
Feb 10, 2016
Tuesday’s (Feb. 9) steady fall of snowflakes didn’t keep the stars from heating up the stage at the Ryman Auditorium during the annual Country Radio Seminar in Nashville. Little Big Town, Chris Stapleton, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Eric Church and others…
Feb 9, 2016
Party Down South and Rugrats have more in common than you think. From throwing temper tantrums, to running around in diapers, both draw interesting parallels when it comes to the characters.
Feb 9, 2016
Just weeks after tickets went on sale for the second annual FarmBorough Festival in New York City, organizers announced Tuesday (Feb. 9) that the three-day event has now been canceled. Scheduled for June 17-19 on Randall’s Island Park, the festival was to…
Feb 9, 2016
No changes at the top of this week’s Billboard’s country albums and airplay charts. Chris Stapleton’s Traveller and Luke Bryan’s “Home Alone Tonight” (with Karen Fairchild) are again the No. 1 album and song, respectively. It’s the second consecutiv…
Feb 9, 2016
At the very beginning of this year’s Country Radio Seminar kickoff on Monday (Feb. 8) afternoon, Keith Urban accepted the Country Radio Broadcasters’ Artist Humanitarian Award for his endless compassionate spirit. After last year’s winne…

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