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  • Cole Swindell Wouldn’t Be Here Without’90s Country
    Friday, December 2, 2016 12:56 PM
    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 Walker’s ‘This Woman and This Man,’” Swindell told me... Read more »
  • Nashville: New Season Photo Gallery
    Friday, December 2, 2016 11:28 AM
    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 glittery glory. The first official #NashvilleCMT poster is finally here! Read more »
  • Why Was Carrie Underwood’s Suitcase So Heavy?
    Friday, December 2, 2016 9:31 AM
    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 maybe I should have because I'm already missing him... Read more »
  • Alicia Keys and Maren Morris Share Mutual Love of Soul on CMT Crossroads
    Friday, December 2, 2016 8:24 AM
    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 I wrote in a dark studio somewhere a year or... Read more »
  • Nashville Sneak Peek Set for Dec. 15 on CMT
    Thursday, December 1, 2016 4:40 PM
    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. Check it out! The season begins with Rayna and... Read more »
  • Charlie Daniels and Friends Get Down, Get Loud at Volunteer Jam
    Thursday, December 1, 2016 4:38 PM
    “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 Daniels, who welcomed those of similar bent into his world Wednesday night (Nov.... Read more »
  • Dolly Parton Supports Her Tennessee Mountain Home
    Thursday, December 1, 2016 2:50 PM
    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 donations of $1,000 to Sevier County families who lost their homes in the devastation. In... Read more »
  • Luke Bryan: Behind the Altercation at Charlie Daniels’Volunteer Jam
    Thursday, December 1, 2016 12:50 PM
    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 following the Wednesday night (Nov. 30) concert, but the full exchange between the two men isn’t exactly clear. According... Read more »
  • Hey, Miranda Lambert, That’s My Story, Too
    Thursday, December 1, 2016 10:05 AM
    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. And so many of the songs on her new album... Read more »
  • Kip Moore:“The Record Finds Me”
    Wednesday, November 30, 2016 5:55 PM
    Kip Moore’s voice sounds raspier than usual over the phone during our 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 Library of Congress’ Gershwin Prize tribute... Read more »
  • Support East Tennessee
    Wednesday, November 30, 2016 5:05 PM
    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 smoke, he said, “Please Lord, let us get off this mountain.” That’s just one... Read more »
  • Florida Georgia Line: Deciding Who Leads
    Wednesday, November 30, 2016 4:47 PM
    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 it sounds like they just let the music lead... Read more »
  • Little Big Town Blessed With Honey
    Wednesday, November 30, 2016 9:31 AM
    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 home with us.” Well, here we go. Taking this little girl home with us. 😍 A... Read more »
  • How George Strait Changed Granger Smith’s Life
    Wednesday, November 30, 2016 8:26 AM
    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 life. “I camped out to get the tickets,” Smith recalled. “Because... Read more »
  • In the Devil’s Teeth With the Muddy Magnolias
    Wednesday, November 30, 2016 8:11 AM
    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 everywhere they go. Nearly halfway into our interview, they paused to write down a... Read more »
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