Country Music News from CMT

Dec 2, 2016
When Cole Swindell was 11, and his parents were going through a divorce, he fell in love with country music. More specifically, a country song about a divorce. “Looking back, I remember the moment I knew I loved country music. It was when I heard Clay Wal…
Dec 2, 2016
The premiere of the new season of Nashville is right around the corner, and we can barely contain our excitement. Earlier this week (Nov 30) we revealed a brand new poster featuring our leading ladies Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere in all of their g…
Dec 2, 2016
When Carrie Underwood was packing for her tour Down Under, her son Isaiah had a pretty ingenious idea. Get in her suitcase and travel with her to Oz. So, I may or may not have smuggled the kiddo into New Zealand with me…….ok, I didn't, but…
Dec 2, 2016
While taping the newest episode of CMT Crossroads, hearing Alicia Keys sing her original lyrics was a surreal feeling for Maren Morris. “It’s cool to see an artist that is so iconic in her own right — in every right really — singing words that…
Dec 1, 2016
The holidays are coming early for the Nashies! As a gift for the fans, CMT will sneak the first hour of the two-hour season premiere of Nashville on Thursday, Dec. 15 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Additionally, CMT just dropped the first trailer for the new season. Ch…
Dec 1, 2016
“For all of you people who call me a redneck and a hillbilly, I got two words: ‘Thank you,'” Charlie Daniels told the crowd gathered at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena during his 80th Birthday Volunteer Jam. It’s kind of a standard line for Dani…
Dec 1, 2016
Dolly Parton has established a new My People Fund to support those affected by this week’s wildfires that destroyed more than 17,100 acres of East Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountains where she was raised. The new charity initiative will fund monthly donatio…
Dec 1, 2016
Luke Bryan‘s team has issued a response following an altercation he had with an audience member at Charlie Daniels‘ Volunteer Jam at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. Several videos of the incident have been circulating on social media foll…
Dec 1, 2016
To hear Miranda Lambert explain it, it all makes perfect sense. “There’s nothing else you want as a songwriter but to write something down and someone go, ‘Hey, that’s my story, too,’” Lambert says in a video she posted on Wednesday (Nov. 30) on Instagram…
Nov 30, 2016
Kip Moore’s voice sounds raspier than usual over the phone during our CMT.com interview. He is on a tour bus on his way to one of his final shows of the year in Peoria, Illinois, after a trip to Washington, D.C. While there, he performed as part of the Li…
Nov 30, 2016
Michael Luciano can be heard praying in a Washington Post video of his horrifying evacuation from the wildfires that engulfed 15,000 acres of land in East Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountains this week. While navigating an apocalyptic scene of fire, ash and …
Nov 30, 2016
First there was the decision of what to call the band. Florida Georgia Line? Or Georgia Florida Line? Once that was all figured out, the duo’s Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley have had the ongoing dilemma of choosing who sings lead vocals on each song. But …
Nov 30, 2016
Almost a week ago, right around Thanksgiving Day, Little Big Town‘s Karen Fairchild posted a picture of her six-year-old son Elijah Dylan holding a brand new dog. “Well, here we go,” she wrote on Instagram. “Taking this little girl…
Nov 30, 2016
This must be why people refer to George Strait as the King. Because he has the power to change lives. That’s how Granger Smith sees it, anyway. Smith told industry publication Country Aircheck that seeing Strait at the Texas Stadium in 1996 changed his li…
Nov 30, 2016
Muddy Magnolias’ Kallie North and Jessy Wilson feel blessed to have found each other in Nashville’s music community where most artists never find their musical soulmates. They play off one another like they were born sisters, and they stay inspired everyw…

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