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  • Lady Antebellum Families Are Expecting
    Thursday, August 17, 2017 2:49 PM
    By next February, Lady Antebellum‘s Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley and Hillary Scott will be out numbered by children. The group made a big pregnancy announcement on social media Thursday (Aug. 17), revealing that Dave Haywood and his wife Kelli Cashiola-Haywood will welcome a girl in December, and Hillary Scott and her husband Chris Tyrell are... Read more »
  • Elvis Week Winds Down in Memphis
    Thursday, August 17, 2017 2:21 PM
    Elvis Week is winding down in Memphis, Tennessee. And fans who made the pilgrimage to Graceland to pay their respects to the King of rock ‘n’ roll on the 40th anniversary of his death were met with some changes. At Tuesday’s (April 15) candlelight vigil, Elvis Presley Enterprises implemented a $28.75 admission to view his... Read more »
  • Alan Jackson, Chris Stapleton Will Perform at ACM Honors Ceremony
    Thursday, August 17, 2017 1:51 PM
    Alan Jackson and Chris Stapleton have been added to the list of performers at the 11th annual ACM Honors ceremony taking place Wednesday (Aug. 23) at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. They join several other performers previously announced by the Academy of Country Music, including Kelsea Ballerini, Vince Gill, Toby Keith, Little Big Town, Maren Morris, Brad... Read more »
  • Keith Urban’s New Video: An Attitude of Gratitude
    Thursday, August 17, 2017 12:29 PM
    This is how I know Keith Urban really means it when he says thank you: He doesn’t just throw a half-hearted tweet out there thanking everyone for making his latest song reach the top of the charts. He actually took the time — nearly two minutes — to make a video, and to make sure... Read more »
  • Shania Twain’s NOW Tour Will Happen Later
    Thursday, August 17, 2017 10:51 AM
    Shania Twain fans will have to wait until May 3, 2018 to see her in concert. But once she starts, she’s not stopping until Aug. 4. Twain’s NOW Tour will make 32 stops in the U.S. and 14 stops in Canada. This tour will be the first time she’s gone out on the road since... Read more »
  • Jo-Walker Meador, Longtime CMA Chief, Dead at 93
    Wednesday, August 16, 2017 12:31 PM
    Jo Walker-Meador, who built the Country Music Association from a tiny, ragged startup into one of the nation’s most visible and successful trade organizations, died Wednesday (Aug. 16) in Nashville at the age of 93. Under her leadership, which extended from 1959 until her retirement in 1991, the CMA established the Country Music Hall of... Read more »
  • How CMT Crossroads Enlivens Florida Georgia Line and Backstreet Boys Hits
    Wednesday, August 16, 2017 11:52 AM
    The all-new CMT Crossroads premiering Aug. 30 will be the only place fans will get to see Florida Georgia Line and the Backstreet Boys performing new arrangements of their biggest hits as one big super group. The hour-long special will feature new collaborations of the Backstreet Boys’ “I Want It That Way,” “As Long As... Read more »
  • Brett Eldredge Debuts Atop Country Albums Chart
    Wednesday, August 16, 2017 11:19 AM
    Brett’s the name and Brett’s the game this week, as Brett Eldredge’s self-titled collection bows at No. 1 on Billboard‘s country albums chart. To add to the dazzle, it also comes in at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 all-genres list. Meanwhile, Billy Currington’s “Do I Make You Wanna” settles in for its third week... Read more »
  • Ryan Follesé Makes Country Debut a Family Affair
    Wednesday, August 16, 2017 11:00 AM
    Currently on the road with Sam Hunt’s 15 in a 30 Tour, former Hot Chelle Rae front man Ryan Follesé surprised fans with an announcement on Wednesday (Aug. 16) that his self-titled debut country album lands Friday (Aug. 18). Most of the music was written or co-written by Follesé and his hit-making family. His father... Read more »
  • Kelsea Ballerini Let Herself Be 23
    Wednesday, August 16, 2017 10:40 AM
    When Kelsea Ballerini started writing and recording songs for Unapologetically, her second album, she said she had to act her age. “I had to let myself be 23,” Ballerini told Vulture. “I think for a while I tried to get back into the headspace that I made my first album in. But not only was... Read more »
  • Miranda Lambert’s Shout-Out to a Hero
    Wednesday, August 16, 2017 9:14 AM
    You may not know who Allison Moorer is. But Miranda Lambert does, and she recently told the alt-country singer-songwriter that she is her hero. Moorer had tweeted out a long-read post about how she was about to release a new album — a her first collaborative album with her sister Shelby Lynne — and that... Read more »
  • Shania Twain Lands Film Role in Trading Paint
    Wednesday, August 16, 2017 8:53 AM
    Shania Twain has joined the cast of John Travolta’s new racing movie Trading Paint. The 2016 CMT Artist of a Lifetime has been tapped for the role of “Becca.” Variety reports pre-production is underway in Alabama and shooting is scheduled through mid-September. Actors Michael Madsen (Kill Bill: Vol. 1 and Vol. 2), Kevin Dunn (Veep)... Read more »
  • Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making The Team: Biggest Semifinals Moments
    Tuesday, August 15, 2017 5:00 PM
    The judges have narrowed it down to 119 women. Now, the hopefulls must quickly learn a power pom routine and the famous kick-line in order to perform it an hour later before the judges.
  • Dolly Parton’s First Children’s Album Arrives This Fall
    Tuesday, August 15, 2017 4:30 PM
    Dolly Parton‘s music and literature are for children of all ages. But on Sept. 29, a digital version of the country icon’s first children’s album, I Believe In You, arrives. All of the music was written and performed by Parton. The 14-song collection includes a new recording of “Coat of Many Colors” and closes with... Read more »
  • Thomas Rhett: Less Twang, More Memories
    Tuesday, August 15, 2017 3:59 PM
    Thomas Rhett says he’s been on a musical journey ever since he was country music’s new guy. “If you listen to songs on my first record and then compare them to (Life Changes), it changed a lot. My voice has matured, and I don’t sing as twangy as I did on my first record,” Thomas... Read more »
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