Country Music News from CMT

Aug 24, 2016
It’s the news #Nashies have been waiting for! The fifth season of Nashville will kick off with a two-hour premiere on Thursday, Jan. 5 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Nashville is set against the backdrop of the city’s music scene and follows Rayna Jaymes an…
Aug 24, 2016
Another Alan Jackson business is coming to Nashville’s Lower Broadway. Already a partner in the popular Acme Feed & Seed at 101 Broadway, Jackson has bought the 6,000-square-foot property formerly known as the Wheel and has plans to reopen the space a…
Aug 24, 2016
There’s a song — an outstanding song — on Zac Brown Band’s You Get What You Give album from 2010. It’s called “I Play the Road.” It’s about life in a touring band, but it’s a little more poetic than other similar songs, especially in the mostly-acappella …
Aug 23, 2016
Well-wishers from all over Music Row joined Keith Urban Monday afternoon (Aug. 22) at Jack White’s Third Man Records complex in Nashville to toast Ross Copperman and Jon Nite, the writers of Urban’s recent No. 1 single, “Break on Me.” Celebrants stood sho…
Aug 23, 2016
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum heralded the opening of its Alabama: Song of the South exhibit with an elegant reception for several hundred guests Monday evening (Aug. 22). The gathering was held in the high-ceilinged sixth-floor event hall tha…
Aug 23, 2016
The 10th annual ACM Honors has added an all-star tribute to Glen Campbell featuring Blake Shelton, Toby Keith, Dierks Bentley and Keith Urban. The foursome will sing a medley of Campbell’s biggest hits culminating with his iconic song “Rhinestone Cowboy.”…
Aug 23, 2016
Justin Timberlake has signed on as a partner and producer of the Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival near Nashville with co-founders Kevin Griffin, Michael Whelan and Brandt Wood. The Memphis native has a home in Middle Tennessee and joined the Pilgrim…
Aug 23, 2016
There are 15 tracks on Florida Georgia Line’s new album Dig Your Roots, due out Friday (Aug 26). And the band’s intention is that fans will listen to every single one. “We’ve still got the party songs, we’ve got the feel good songs, the life s…
Aug 23, 2016
Cole Swindell can pull off some full-blown country swagger when he needs to, like in his songs. But in interviews? He is about as humble as they come. In a new Q&A with Forbes.com, Swindell sounds like he never takes one single minute of his nine yea…
Aug 23, 2016
Luke Bryan entertained a sold-out crowd 50,000 country fans in purple seats at Saturday’s (Aug. 20) Kill the Lights tour stop at Minneapolis’ U.S. Bank Stadium. Bryan was the first music act to headline a show at the new home of the Minnesota Vikings alon…
Aug 22, 2016
No wonder Dan + Shay’s song “From the Ground Up” just hit the top of the charts. Because it’s a true story — and one of true love. “The day we wrote that song, I drove back from my grandfather’s funeral in Ohio, and when I got back to Nashville, I w…
Aug 22, 2016
First, Kellie Pickler makes a surprise visit to Training Camp to learn some moves and share insight into how she handles being in the spotlight. Fun fact: Kellie cheered in high school, so she's bound to teach the girls a thing or two.
Aug 22, 2016
When Eddie Stubbs told CMT Listen Up artist Lucie Silvas she looked lovely moments before her Grand Ole Opry debut on Friday (Aug. 19) it was like getting a blessing from the country music gods. She did look flawless wearing big ‘60s hair piled high to th…
Aug 22, 2016
Old Dominion will launch the fall 2016 Meat and Candy tour on Sept. 22 in Cleveland with rising artist Steve Moakler. The new tour will hit 31 cities including New York City, Los Angeles and two nights in Chicago. Fifteen of the new dates will be billed a…
Aug 22, 2016
Over the weekend, Zac Brown Band headlined three nights of back-to-back stadium concerts wrapping with a record-breaking two-night stand at Boston’s Fenway Park. Sunday’s (Aug. 21) show at the Green Monster featured nearly three-and-a-half hours of …

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