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  • Backstreet Boys, Phillip Phillips and More Join 2017 CMT Artists of the Year
    Wednesday, October 18, 2017 8:44 AM
    The Backstreet Boys and American Idol champion Phillip Phillips have joined the all-star lineup for tonight’s (Oct. 18) 2017 CMT Artists of the Year. The 90-minute special, airing live from Nashville at 8 p.m. ET, has been transformed into a night of hope and healing following fall’s devastating hurricanes, wildfires and the tragedy at the... Read more »
  • Chris Young Becomes the Grand Ole Opry’s Newest Member
    Wednesday, October 18, 2017 8:00 AM
    Chris Young is the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry. Brad Paisley officiated his Young’s induction during a special Opry ceremony live in Nashville on Tuesday (Oct. 17). Young made his induction official with a performance of his Grammy-nominated hit “Think of You” with CassadeePope. He also performed “Gettin’ You Home,” Marty Robbins’... Read more »
  • Kenny Chesney Plots Trip Around the Sun Tour
    Wednesday, October 18, 2017 6:29 AM
    “I am ready.” That’s all I need to know. That’s how Kenny Chesney felt about launching another massive stadium tour. “I am ready to get out there and kick into another summer where we can all celebrate how lucky we are to love life and be able to come together,” Chesney said, describing how his... Read more »
  • All the Love from Kacey Musgraves’Country Wedding
    Tuesday, October 17, 2017 4:00 PM
    The newly married Kacey Musgraves has just started to share the fairy tale pictures from her fairy tale wedding, and she looks so good in love. We weren’t there, but after spending some time analyzing her Instagram feed, we feel like we were. First there was an artsy shot of her bridal bouquet — full... Read more »
  • A Night at the Bluebird with Garth Brooks
    Tuesday, October 17, 2017 1:19 PM
    It’s voting time for the 51st annual CMA Awards and all over Nashville, this year’s nominees are pulling over-the-top publicity stunts in competition for the organization’s coveted crystal trophies. The reigning CMA entertainer of the year Garth Brooks took over the Bluebird Café on Monday (Oct. 16) night for a surprise writers’ round performance with... Read more »
  • Keith Urban:“I Miss Gigging”
    Tuesday, October 17, 2017 11:40 AM
    Early on Monday (Oct. 16), Keith Urban posted a little throwback for #MusicMonday: “Remember when Keith played a surprise show at 12th & Porter in Nashville?” But it wasn’t merely a virtual trip down memory lane, it was actually his first hint about what he was planning for later that night. The next hint was... Read more »
  • Kenny Chesney: Hard at Work Six Weeks Later
    Tuesday, October 17, 2017 11:29 AM
    The entire island of St. John has been without power since Sept. 6. And basically without much cell or internet service either, thanks to the devastating Hurricane Irma. So, six very, very long weeks. And while Kenny Chesney is doing everything he possibly can to start the rebuilding process, so is Jenn Manes. Manes writes... Read more »
  • Shania Twain Recalls First Drag Queen Sighting
    Tuesday, October 17, 2017 10:36 AM
    The first time Shania Twain saw a Shania Twain drag queen, she was in Las Vegas. And she loved it. “I went to an imposter show in Las Vegas and it was incredible,” Twain told Pride Source. “You brought up the country world and maybe how that might be more conservative, but it’s funny, three... Read more »
  • How George Strait Made Chris Stapleton’s 2017 The Best Year Ever
    Monday, October 16, 2017 3:23 PM
    Editor’s note: Chris Stapleton is among the honorees at the 2017 CMT Artists of the Year special premiering Wednesday (Oct. 18) at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Chris Stapleton‘s history with the annual CMT Artists of the Year special goes back to 2014 when he performed Luke Bryan’s “Drink a Beer” with Lady Antebellum. That night was... Read more »
  • Chris Young’s Losing Sleep Gets a World Tour
    Monday, October 16, 2017 2:08 PM
    Chris Young, one of country music’s most distinctive vocalists, has announced the first 18 dates of his upcoming Losing Sleep 2018 World Tour. Kane Brown and LANCO will join Young for the winter run starting Jan. 11 in Indianapolis, IN. Tickets and VIP packages go on sale Friday (Oct. 20), the same day Young’s seventh... Read more »
  • Florida Georgia Line’s“H.O.L.Y.”Trinity
    Monday, October 16, 2017 1:36 PM
    Editor’s note: Florida Georgia Line is among the honorees at the 2017 CMT Artists of the Year special premiering Wednesday (Oct. 18) at 8 p.m. ET/PT. God, family and fans are essential to the success of Florida Georgia Line‘s Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard. The five-time CMT Artists of the Year said they wouldn’t be... Read more »
  • Greatest Hits Chronicles Jake Owen’s First 11 Years
    Monday, October 16, 2017 12:30 PM
    Jake Owen will release his first Greatest Hits compilation on Black Friday (Nov. 24). The 13-song compilation will feature his first six No. 1s, a mix of fan favorites from his five albums, plus two new songs “Subliminal Love” and “Long As You’re In It.” Yee Haw by Jake Owen on VEVO. The collection follows... Read more »
  • Kelsea Ballerini Is Doing Something Right
    Monday, October 16, 2017 11:59 AM
    It’s one thing to meet the people you idolize. But it’s quite another when they offer you something that will help get your own career off the ground. And that’s how Kelsea Ballerini feels right now about a few of the big country stars who came before her. “The people that I look up to... Read more »
  • Old Dominion Plots 2018 Happy Endings World Tour
    Monday, October 16, 2017 11:27 AM
    The initial 20 dates for Old Dominion’s Happy Endings 2018 world tour will include overseas performances at the C2C Country to Country festivals in the U.K. and Ireland, as well as Australia’s CMC Rocks festival. A nine-show Canadian run with openers The Washboard Union and Cold Creek County starts Feb. 1 in Regina, Saskatchewan. Michael... Read more »
  • Brantley Gilbert Fans to Curate His 2018 Tour
    Monday, October 16, 2017 10:31 AM
    Brantley Gilbert‘s The Ones That Like Me 2018 tour with Aaron Lewis and Josh Phillips launches Feb. 1 in Worcester, MA. The initial 19 shows were announced Monday (Oct. 16). Gilbert said on social media that his new tour, “is for the fans that come year in and year out — the hardcore, the lifers,... Read more »
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