Country Music News from CMT

Sep 27, 2016
Brooke Eden began cutting her teeth in honky-tonks at an age when most were still going on play dates with pals. Growing up, the Florida native loved singing with her dad’s country band (he was the drummer). At age five, she started playing honky-tonks wi…
Sep 27, 2016
You know what sounds good after a day of shopping? Palo Duro Popcorn — deep fried pickled jalapeños — and then a Trailboss T-Bone and a smooth glass of Woodford Reserve bourbon. And now that Miranda Lambert’s new Pink Pistol location is openin…
Sep 27, 2016
Earlier this year, Martina McBride released her Reckless album. But long before that, she’d been living up to its name. In a recent radio interview, McBride revealed that she’s done some things in her life that could be considered reckless (Although proba…
Sep 27, 2016
Kenny Chesney will receive the BMI President’s Award at the 64th annual BMI Country Awards on Nov. 1 at the organization’s Nashville headquarters. The honor is presented to songwriters who have distinctly and profoundly influenced the entertainment indust…
Sep 26, 2016
Hall & Oates showed the power of timeless pop as they closed the second annual Pilgrimage Music & Culture Festival on Sunday (Sept. 25) in Franklin, Tennessee. As they kicked into their 1981 smash “You Make My Dreams Come True,” everywhere on the …
Sep 26, 2016
Over the weekend, Cam and Adam Weaver were married in Joshua Tree, California. According to People magazine, Saturday’s (Sept. 24) ceremony was intimate, with about 140 guests and a Mexican-inspired theme. When I talked to Cam this summer at the CMT Music…
Sep 26, 2016
It’s not that tough to picture a 24-year-old Jake Owen signing his very first major label record deal. Because now, 11 years later, he still has such a young vibe about him. However, in an Instagram message posted Sunday (Sept. 25), Owen had the wis…
Sep 26, 2016
In the September issue of industry publication Country Aircheck, there is a special section devoted to looking back at a decade of some of the best interviews the magazine has done. Like the one from December 2012 with Blake Shelton. “More than anyt…
Sep 25, 2016
Grand Ole Opry star Jean Shepard, a fierce practitioner and defender of traditional country music, died Sunday (Sept. 25) in Nashville at the age of 82. The Country Music Hall of Fame member had been in ill health for the past several months. Born Ollie I…
Sep 25, 2016
When it comes to the needs of live music fans, the Pilgrimage Music Festival thought of everything. A whole lane of road was blocked off for pedestrians to walk the mile-long stretch from downtown Franklin to the second annual event at the Park at Harlins…
Sep 25, 2016
It was a live music moment that showed how it used to be in Nashville. After the 15th annual Americana Music Honors & Awards at the Ryman Auditorium last week, Jason Isbell, Amanda Shires, Steve Earle and Charlie Worsham were spotted onstage wrapping…
Sep 23, 2016
Carrie Underwood’s first harmonica solo on the bluesy “Choctaw County Affair” in front of a packed Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Thursday (Sept. 22) made one fan in Section 108 go wild. That’s when Underwood — wearing a sheer flowing skirt and a…
Sep 23, 2016
The temperature may still be in the 90s in Nashville, but that doesn’t mean we can’t get in the Christmas spirit a little early this year, thanks to Rascal Flatts. The group just announced their first-ever Christmas album, The Greatest Gift of…
Sep 23, 2016
The Zac Brown Band and Eric Church racked up more platinum album awards from the Recording Industry Association of America during the month of August, according to a report released this week by the RIAA. The ZBB’s The Foundation, released in 2008, …
Sep 23, 2016
Justin Timberlake moved to the Nashville area about a year ago, and he’s living on 126 acres in the Leiper’s Fork community. But it sounds like he isn’t just living there to bask in the serenity and privacy that come with small-town life. He&#…

Request A Song!

ad-fpo.jpg