Country Music News from CMT

Mar 20, 2017
While his wife Kimberly Williams-Paisley had a Father of the Bride reunion with Steve Martin and Martin Short at the Grand Ole Opry, Brad Paisley paid tribute to the late great Chuck Berry in the best way he knew how — reelin’ and rockin’…
Mar 20, 2017
Kelsea Ballerini will have twice the fun performing at the 52nd annual ACM Awards. She will sing live onstage during the telecast, and immediately following the show, Comcast’s Xfinity TV will offer an exclusive encore performance by Ballerini. She …
Mar 20, 2017
Ashley Campbell, Toby Keith and Dwight Yoakam will represent country in an all-star tribute to Grammy-winning hit-maker Jimmy Webb on May 3 at Carnegie Hall in New York. A Celebration of the Music of Jimmy Webb will feature additional performances by Amy …
Mar 20, 2017
While Thomas Rhett is busy out on the road with his Home Team Tour, his wife Lauren Akins is busy getting ready for their babies. Yes, babies. Akins is pregnant with the couple’s first baby, and they are also in the process of adopting a baby from A…
Mar 20, 2017
Steve Moakler says he and his co-writers Gordie Sampson and Caitlyn Smith were halfway into writing a different song about wheels when they felt struck by true inspiration. Moakler knows the feeling of rolling into something good in the writing room. He&#…
Mar 20, 2017
If you had a crazy busy weekend, you may have missed out on some of the crazy. And on all the things the country stars were up to on social media. Like how Dierks Bentley thanked Kelsea Ballerini for opening his Whiskey Row, Ballerini sang “DibsR…
Mar 20, 2017
The stage at Austin’s Broken Spoke Dancehall is tiny. The ceilings are low. And when a capacity crowd is packed in tight, it can feel like a sauna. But that didn’t seem to bother Garth Brooks one bit. “I’ll tell you this, though, i…
Mar 19, 2017
On the most recent episode of Sun Records, titled “Never Better“, Sam Phillips, portrayed by Chad Michael Murray, continued his downward spiral into his self-proclaimed rabbit hole. In the preceding episodes, we learned of Phillips’ stru…
Mar 19, 2017
Legendary singer, songwriter and guitarist Chuck Berry was found dead Saturday (March 18) at his home near Wentzville, Missouri, at the age of 90. An architect of rock ‘n’ roll, the St. Louis native was one of the most influential guitarists o…
Mar 18, 2017
After Friday’s (March 17) keynote address at South By Southwest in Austin, Texas, Garth Brooks told Billboard that he opposes President Donald Trump’s proposal to eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the…
Mar 18, 2017
John Mellencamp, the rock n’ roll icon who’s dominated the last 35+ years of music with massive hits like “Pink Houses,” “Small Town,” and “Jack & Diane,” continues to hold his place as one of American …
Mar 18, 2017
Earlier this week, the Internet exploded when Rachel Bilson posted a photo with Chris Carmack from the set of Nashville. " welcome to Nashville B****……this is how it's done in Tennessee" @realcarmack #propergreeting #nashvillecmt A…
Mar 17, 2017
In case you haven’t heard, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member John Mellencamp and Darius Rucker recently taped a CMT Crossroads special together and, yes, the pairing was pretty much perfect. We have a sneak peek of them performing one of Mellencamp&…
Mar 17, 2017
All the complimentary tickets to see Garth Brooks perform on Saturday (March 18) at the SXSW Outdoor Stage at Lady Bird Lake are sold out. Live music at day-long event starts at 1:35 p.m. with performances by Colter Wall, Cale Tyson, Shannon McNally, Holl…
Mar 17, 2017
Editor’s note: Cody Alan and Katie Cook will host an all-new CMT Hot 20 Countdown from Los Angeles with the cast of Sun Records on Saturday and Sunday (March 18-19) at 9 a.m. ET. Chad Michael Murray and comedian Chris Hardwick quickly bonded over th…

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