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The Round-Up: New Music from Kip Moore, Brothers Osborne, Julia Cole and More

Kip Moore, Brothers Osborne and Chris Janson unveiled new hits for their diehard fanbases this week while up-and-comers Julia Cole, Jessica Willis Fisher and Restless Road turned out songs to bolster them into tomorrow’s stars. Embedded from www.youtube.com. Kip Moore: “Crazy One More Time (Revisited)” sees the Georgia native reach back to his debut album... Read more » ... Continue Reading

CMT Reveals Next Women of Country Class 2022

CMT unveiled its “Next Women of Country” class of 2022 on Friday. The list includes a diverse group of 10 women of varying ages, backgrounds and creative proclivities that touch nearly every corner of the country music genre. Grammy-nominated Amythyst Kiah, Big Machine Records’ Callista Clark, Top 10 Apple Music country artist Camille Parker, country... Read more » ... Continue Reading

CMT PREMIERE: Keb’ Mo’ Celebrates His Hometown in “Good to Be (Home Again)”

Keb’ Mo’ grew up more than 2,000 miles from Nashville in Compton, south of Los Angeles, California. Through his new video “Good to Be (Home Again),” the Grammy Award-winning blues/Americana artist hoped to transport viewers to his beloved hometown. “It creates an atmosphere where you can understand what living in the great city of Compton... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Pics: Luke Combs and Wife Nicole Reveal Pregnancy

Luke Combs is going to be a daddy! The singer revealed on social media Thursday that he and his wife Nicole are expecting their first child – a boy. “Here we go y’all!” Combs said. “Lil dude Combs is coming this Spring! Couldn’t be more excited to start a family with this babe. It’s gonna... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Maddie & Tae’s Taylor Dye Gives Birth Months Early

Taylor Dye and her husband Josh Kerr are parents! Dye gave birth to their daughter Leighton Grace Kerr at 2:42 p.m. on Monday, after having been in the hospital for a little over one month. The baby weighed 2 lbs 5 oz. Dye was due to give birth in the spring. “She’s beautiful, strong and... Read more » ... Continue Reading

CMT PREMIERE: Midland Delivers Mini-Movie for “Sunrise Tells the Story”

“We need a to create a diversion,” Jess Carson told Cameron Duddy in Midland’s new video for their song, “Sunrise Tells the Story. “I’ve got an idea. Let me punch you in the face.” The men say they didn’t hit each other, but Duddy – who also directed the video alongside his wife, Harper Duddy... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Dustin Lynch Surprises Fans, New Album in Three Weeks

Dustin Lynch revealed plans Wednesday to follow up his recent six-week No. 1 song “Thinking ’Bout You (feat. MacKenzie Porter)” with his fifth studio album “Blue in the Sky.” The album is available for preorder now and will be released Feb. 11. “This has been a fun secret to keep,” Lynch said in a statement.... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Happy Birthday Dolly Parton! See Tim McGraw, Alan Jackson and More Pay Tribute

Country music icon Dolly Parton is celebrating her 76th birthday today and country stars came out in force to share their memories and wish her a great one. Tim McGraw, Alan Jackson, Maren Morris, Clint Black, Jason Isbell, Tanya Tucker and Margo Price are among the stars who took to social media to laud the... Read more » ... Continue Reading

List: Blake Shelton Bests Taylor Swift in Top Paid Artists of 2021

Last year was an exceptional year to be Blake Shelton for more reasons than one. Not only did the “Come Back as a Country Boy” singer marry his long-time love, Gwen Stefani, release two albums, complete a successful tour ahead of the Omicron wave, reveal a Las Vegas location for his Ole Red restaurant chain,... Read more » ... Continue Reading

CMT PREMIERE: Billy Strings Turns “Love and Regret” Into Sonic Portrait

Billy Strings says his Grammy-nominated “Love and Regret” is a “portrait in words.” The video takes its cues from the song. “(It’s) about a man who has messed things up with his lover,” Strings said. “So while he’s not thinking straight, he runs off to be alone in the woods and dwells on the past.... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Trisha Yearwood Raises More Than $38,000 in The Betty White Challenge

Trisha Yearwood celebrated Betty White’s 100th birthday on Monday with her pup, a cake and a fundraising drive with her fans that raised more than $24,000 in 15 minutes for animal charities as part of the Betty White Challenge. The movement challenged people to donate $5 to an animal charity in honor of White’s birthday.... Read more » ... Continue Reading

The Cadillac Three’s Jaren Johnston Asks Fans to Take COVID-19 Seriously Following Dad’s Death

The Cadillac Three singer Jaren Johnston is mourning the loss of his father to COVID-19. Johnston shared on Instagram that is dad, Jerry Ray Johnston, tested positive for COVID on Dec. 19. He was hospitalized Dec. 27, and he died on Jan. 9. He was buried in West Monroe, Louisiana, last week. View this post... Read more » ... Continue Reading

The 64th Grammy Awards and CMT Music Awards Get New Dates in April

“The Grammy Awards” are going to Las Vegas. The show, dubbed “Music’s Biggest Night,” is rescheduled for 8 p.m. (ET) April 3 and will air live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on CBS, in addition to stream live and on-demand on Paramount+. Trevor Noah, “The Daily Show” host and comedian, will... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Pics: “The Voice” Alumna Meghan Linsey and Tyler Cain Eloped!

Country singer Meghan Linsey and fellow singer/producer Tyler Cain skipped the Nashville snow for a Hawaiian wedding this weekend. Linsey, who won CMT’s “Can You Duet?” in 2009 and was runner-up on “The Voice” in 2015, and Cain eloped. The pair got engaged in Alaska 2019, and after COVID-19 squashed a multitude of stateside wedding... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Sara Evans’ Husband Jay Barker Charged with Felony Aggravated Assault

According to an arrest affidavit from the State of Tennessee, Sara Evans’ husband and former Alabama quarterback Jay Barker was arrested early Saturday morning for trying to run over a female in the driveway of her Nashville home. Barker was charged with felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. According to the court documents, an... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Country Music Hall of Famer Ralph Emery Dies, the Country Music Community Reacts

Walter Ralph Emery, a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, National Radio Hall of Fame and a New York Times best-selling author, passed away Saturday while surrounded by his family at Tristar Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. Emery was 88 years old. A statement from Emery’s family said he “passed away peacefully” and... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Thomas Rhett Talks “Where We Started,” Katy Perry Collaboration, Death Row and More

Thomas Rhett thinks if you liked his “Center Point Road” album, you might love his new “Where We Started” record even more. On Friday, he announced the album, which is his sixth studio project. “Where We Started” will be available April 1 and boasts 15 new songs and three head-turning collaborations. The singer teamed with... Read more » ... Continue Reading

The Roundup: New Music from Dolly Parton, Kane Brown, Priscilla Block and More

Country icon Dolly Parton, arena-headliner Kane Brown, Grammy-nominated roots singer-songwriter Amythyst Kiah and country newcomers Priscilla Block, Hailey Whitters and Muscadine Bloodline are among the litany of artists who released new music today. Embedded from www.youtube.com. Dolly Parton – “Big Dreams and Faded Jeans” is the debut single from the companion album to “Run, Rose,... Read more » ... Continue Reading

New Music Friday: Dolly Parton, Kane Brown, Priscilla Block and More

Country icon Dolly Parton, arena-headliner Kane Brown, Grammy-nominated roots singer-songwriter Amythyst Kiah and country newcomers Priscilla Block, Hailey Whitters and Muscadine Bloodline are among the litany of artists who released new music today. Embedded from www.youtube.com. Dolly Parton – “Big Dreams and Faded Jeans” is the debut single from the companion album to “Run, Rose,... Read more » ... Continue Reading

CMT PREMIERE: Brett Eldredge Releases Timely, Poignant “Want That Back”

Brett Eldredge surprised country music fans Friday morning by releasing his sentimental new song “Want That Back” and its nostalgic, official music video. Eldredge wrote the song about yearning for simpler times with Scooter Carusoe. Reid Long directed its accompanying clip that follows a group of young friends who bury a time capsule and return... Read more » ... Continue Reading

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