Country Music News from CMT

Jan 12, 2017
CMT’s Cody Alan says he has spent years coming to terms with his sexuality, and that struggle ended today (Jan. 12) with his coming out. In a new interview with People magazine, Alan revealed he’s gay, and so far there has been an outpouring of support fr…
Jan 12, 2017
Nashville’s 1 Night. 1 Place. 1 Time: A Heroes and Friends Tribute to Randy Travis on Feb. 8 has added performances by Wynonna, Jeff Foxworthy, Alison Krauss, Ben Haggard, Neal McCoy and Phil Vassar. More talent additions will be announced in the coming w…
Jan 12, 2017
Congratulations go out to Little Big Town’s Kimberly Schlapman and husband Stephen Schlapman who welcomed baby girl Dolly Grace into the family following a successful domestic adoption. The Schlapman’s made the birth announcement Thursday (Jan. 12) via so…
Jan 12, 2017
Guitarist and producer Tommy Allsup died Wednesday (Jan. 11) in Springfield, Missouri, at the age of 85. Allsup was born Nov. 24, 1931, on his Cherokee mother’s allotment near Owasso, Oklahoma. Influenced by his fiddler father, he began his musical …
Jan 12, 2017
Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will chronicle the career achievements of Faith Hill and Tim McGraw in a new exhibit launching in November. The new display is part of the 2017 lineup of exhibits spotlighting the careers of Jason Aldean, …
Jan 11, 2017
It’s time to load up the semi trucks — the 2017 country tours start this week with new headlining tours from Lee Brice, Justin Moore and Eric Church. Brice and Moore’s American Made Tour starts Thursday (Jan. 12) in Indianapolis with William Michael…
Jan 11, 2017
I knew I heard all kinds of bluegrass influences in High Valley‘s debut single, “Make You Mine.” And now I understand why. The duo’s brothers Brad and Curtis Rempel were on Today on Tuesday (Jan. 10) with Kathie Lee Gifford and Hod…
Jan 11, 2017
In a new interview with Maxim, the men’s magazine poses the never-ending, why-are-we-still-asking-this question to the guys of Florida Georgia Line. What do they think of that bro-country label? The duo’s Tyler Hubbard takes that one, and answ…
Jan 11, 2017
Cam, Luke Combs, Margo Price, Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real and Aaron Lee Tasjan will represent country and Americana at the 2017 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee. They join more than 130 acts scheduled to perform during th…
Jan 10, 2017
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Jan 10, 2017
In its 88th week of activity, Chris Stapleton‘s Traveller yo-yos back to the top of Billboard‘s country albums chart. By Nielsen Soundscan’s count, Traveller sold 10,552 copies this past week, bringing its grand sales total to 1,780,710 …
Jan 10, 2017
Keith Urban sees the studio and stage as a sandbox, a place where you can build anything you want to build and every day is a blank canvas. In the latest issue of the Academy of Country Music’s Tempo magazine, Urban says he has never lost that sense of in…
Jan 10, 2017
Did country music have something to do with Clemson University reclaiming the national championship title after 35 years? Were Little Big Town, Dierks Bentley and Lee Brice somehow all the unofficial good-luck charms for the football underdog? Let’s…
Jan 10, 2017
The first thing I’d order if I was at Dierks Bentley‘s newest Whiskey Row restaurant when it opens is a ’94 Chevy. It’s like a high-end Grey Goose drink with some cherries and lime, and it was named for Bentley’s Big White pickup t…
Jan 10, 2017
Willie Nelson, Sam Hunt, Luke Bryan, Thomas Rhett and Florida Georgia Line are just a few of the country performers announced Monday (Jan. 9) for this year’s Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. RodeoHouston takes place March 7-26 at Houston’s NR…

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