Country Music News from CMT

Oct 20, 2017
After this week’s cascade of good news, Kane Brown may find Christmas a letdown, no matter how high the gifts are piled under his tree. Now get this: His self-titled album which debuted at No. 1 last December is back as the No. 1 country album this …
Oct 19, 2017
After opening Wednesday night’s (Oct. 18) 2017 CMT Artists of the Year special with a heartfelt message about overcoming tragedy, Jason Aldean got back up on the stage again to deliver that same message in song. He was joined by fellow honorees Keit…
Oct 19, 2017
There might never be a better time to listen closely to the lyrics of Luke Bryan‘s 2016 hit song “Fast.” During Bryan’s performance at Wednesday night’s (Oct. 18) CMT Artists of the Year live broadcast, you could see it on th…
Oct 19, 2017
The Backstreet Boys‘ Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell, AJ McClean and Kevin Richardson have been a band for almost 25 years. And Florida Georgia Line‘s Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley will forever be the Backstreet Boys biggest fans a…
Oct 19, 2017
Phillip Phillips won American Idol in 2012. But on Wednesday night (Oct. 18), he won the hearts of country music fans everywhere. He was there to honor one of the night’s winners, Sam Hunt, who wasn’t able to attend to CMT Artists of the Year …
Oct 19, 2017
Right after Vince Gill took the stage at Wednesday night’s (Oct. 18) 2017 CMT Artists of the Year to introduce one of the night’s honorees, Keith Urban, Urban came out with a very small band and a very mellow take on his “Blue Ain’…
Oct 19, 2017
Andra Day, Common, Danielle Bradbery, Little Big Town and Lee Ann Womack’s performance of “Stand Up for Something” at the 2017 CMT Artists of the Year was pure power. The song’s compassionate lyrics inspired everyone who listened t…
Oct 19, 2017
Chris Stapleton‘s “Broken Halos” has an underlying message for those who search for understanding behind the senseless acts of violence and natural disasters that continue to plague the world. In the third verse, Stapleton sings, “…
Oct 18, 2017
Award shows are usually full of envelopes tearing, followed by trophy presentations and emotional acceptance speeches. But the only moment the 2017 CMT Artists of the Year honorees spoke as a group live onstage at Wednesday’s (Oct. 18) show was duri…
Oct 18, 2017
Every moment of the 2017 CMT Artists of the Year on Wednesday (Oct. 18) in Nashville was dedicated to the spiritual connection country musicians have with their fans and the mutual admiration each honoree had for one another. As a night of unity, hope and…
Oct 18, 2017
There’s a common thread that will forever hold the 58 victims of the Route 91 Harvest Festival together. Live country music. It’s the reason why nearly all of the 36 women and 22 men were there in Las Vegas on the night of the deadliest mass s…
Oct 18, 2017
The Backstreet Boys and American Idol champion Phillip Phillips have joined the all-star lineup for tonight’s (Oct. 18) 2017 CMT Artists of the Year. The 90-minute special, airing live from Nashville at 8 p.m. ET, has been transformed into a night o…
Oct 18, 2017
Editor’s note: Jason Aldean is among the honorees at the 2017 CMT Artists of the Year special premiering tonight (Oct. 18) at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Those lucky enough to participate in a Jason Aldean meet-and-greet on his 2008 CMT On Tour with Lady Antebell…
Oct 18, 2017
Chris Young is the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry. Brad Paisley officiated his Young’s induction during a special Opry ceremony live in Nashville on Tuesday (Oct. 17). Young made his induction official with a performance of his Grammy-nominated…
Oct 18, 2017
“I am ready.” That’s all I need to know. That’s how Kenny Chesney felt about launching another massive stadium tour. “I am ready to get out there and kick into another summer where we can all celebrate how lucky we are to lov…

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