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Lynyrd Skynyrd, Brantley Gilbert Share Music on CMT Crossroads

Saturday night (June 27) will rock hard with the premiere of CMT Crossroads: Lynyrd Skynyrd and Brantley Gilbert. It marks the legendary rock band’s second CMT Crossroads appearance. It’s the first for Gilbert, who says the collaboration has been a long time in the making. “We’ve been back and forth for a while about doing... Read more »

Kelsea Ballerini Spirits Debut Single, “Love Me Like You Mean It,” to No. 1

It took 38 weeks to do it — somewhat longer than growing a sequoia seedling to maturity — but Kelsea Ballerinihas taken “Love Me Like You Mean It” to the top of Billboard’s country airplay songs chart. In so doing, she becomes the first female breakthrough artist to drive her initial single all the way... Read more »

Justin Moore: Behind the Fishing Scenes

About a week ago, Justin Moore posted the most adorable photo of his daughter Ella, 5, holding up a fish. Now, I don’t fish, but I asked Moore if that was the right age to start. He told me that he’d tried to take her once before — when she was about 3 and a... Read more »

Chris Janson’s Boat Would Be Icing on the Cake

If all you did was listen to Chris Janson’s hit song “Buy Me a Boat,” you might think he was getting his priorities mixed up. Like he’d make buying a boat one of his life’s goals. But I’ve met him. And his wife. And I know for sure that Janson would only buy a boat... Read more »

Brandy Clark: “Buy a Female’s CD”

When Brandy Clark was in New York City on Saturday (June 27), playing FarmBorough at Randall’s Island, she talked with the Village Voice about everything from the Big Apple to the loyalty of country fans to the vibe at festivals. But then, they had to go there. They had to ask about the recent “tomato”... Read more »

Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley, Brad Paisley Headline FarmBorough

Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley and Brad Paisley were the headliners this weekend at FarmBorough, the first-ever country music festival in New York City. The event took place Friday through Sunday (June 26-28) on Randall’s Island in the East River. The significance of the festival was recognized by Nashville and the country music community. For years,... Read more »

Easton Corbin: About to Get Real

For Easton Corbin‘s fans, the wait is officially over with Tuesday’s (June 30) release of his new album, About to Get Real. The Florida native went into the studio last year to complete the project. Just when he thought it was finished, he and his producer Carson Chamberlain thought maybe — just maybe — there... Read more »

Reba, Brooks & Dunn Talk About Their Vegas Shows

After months of preparations, Reba and Brooks & Dunn have officially kicked off their highly anticipated Las Vegas residency. The visual production aspect of the show is a feature worthy of the superstars. With a collection of hits spanning more than three decades, the set list would seem to have been a challenge, but the... Read more »

Toby Keith Gives “Cowboy” Credit

This is why we love Toby Keith: his lack of sugar-coating. So never mind that he’s won countless awards since he first showed up in Nashville more than 20 years ago, the one that was recently given to him is the one that matters the most. When Keith called into country radio station WYCD in... Read more »

Carrie Underwood Prepares “Most Amazingest Album”

Well, this is going to pique the interest of pretty much anyone who has ever loved Carrie Underwood‘s music. In a call with country station WMZQ-FM/Washington, D.C., Underwood gave a full report on the status of her upcoming album. She jokingly called it “the most amazingest album ever.” And not only that, she also said... Read more »

The 411 on Luke Bryan’s Farm Tour

Luke Bryan‘s spring break concerts may be behind him, but just in the nick of time, he has announced another in his series of Farm tours. It will be his seventh annual trip back to rural areas for eight shows this fall. And he’s added four new cities, so the fans in Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi... Read more »

Brantley Gilbert Marries Amber Cochran

Brantley Gilbert has married Amber Cochran, a spokesperson for the singer confirmed to CMT. The ceremony reportedly took place Sunday (June 28) at Gilbert’s home in Georgia. Gilbert first met the school teacher about 10 years ago in church. During a recent media gathering, Gilbert told reporters his wife was planning most of the activities... Read more »

Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley Get Into a Boat

It only makes sense that Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley would want to get together for a fun day of fishing if they were all in Florida, right? That’s exactly what the trio of country superstars did during a recent trip down south. Bentley shared the photo on his Instagram feed, and it... Read more »

Country Salaries Are Flourishing, Forbes Says

I realize that making money isn’t a competition. Or at least I hope it isn’t. But after so many Forbes lists that have Toby Keith at the very top of its highest-paid country celebrities, I thought it was interesting that Garth Brooks claimed the distinction for the latest 12-month tally. In the most recent World’s... Read more »

Kelsea Ballerini Savors Support of Country Music Community

Kelsea Ballerini might have titled her next single “Dibs,” but Dierks Bentley is calling the catchy tune “money.” Ballerini is the fresh new face on the country scene. Folks can’t seem to get enough of her. And if you’ve listened to any of her tunes, watched an interview or seen her perform live, you will... Read more »

Catch CMT’s All-Time Top 40: Artist’s Choice This Weekend

Some of the biggest names in music will appear this weekend during a special re-airing of All-Time Top 40: Artist’s Choice, produced by CMT Hot 20 Countdown. With an all-genres list that ranges from Merle Haggard and Johnny Cash to the Rolling Stones and Aerosmith — and even some younger performers — the results were... Read more »

Famed Songwriter Red Lane Dead at 76

Award-winning songwriter Red Lane died Wednesday evening (July 1) following a lengthy illness. He was 76. A member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame since 1993, Lane wrote or co-wrote such country classics as Tammy Wynette’s “Till I Get It Right,” Merle Haggard’s “My Own Kind of Hat,” John Conlee’s “Miss Emily’s Picture,” George... Read more »

FGL’s Tyler Hubbard Ties the Knot

Now it’s official: Both Florida and Georgia are off the market after Florida Georgia Line‘s Tyler Hubbard married Hayley Stommel on Wednesday night (July 1) at Trail Creek Cabin in Sun Valley, Idaho. According to People, the date was a special one because it was the two-year anniversary of their first kiss. Here are some... Read more »

Dog and Beth: On the Hunt Returns July 18

Get ready for an all-new season of wild pursuits and action-packed captures. America’s most beloved bounty hunting family is back with an all-new season of Dog and Beth: On the Hunt, premiering July 18 with two back-to back episodes at 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. ET/PT. And every week, you’ll get all-new back-to-back episodes. Armed... Read more »

Get Tangled Up With Thomas Rhett

If you’ve been wanting to get tangled up with Thomas Rhett, you’ll get your opportunity — at least musically speaking. The singer-songwriter is set to release his sophomore album, Tangled Up, on Sept. 25. This is the album we’ve been discussing obsessively since our sneak-preview listening session earlier this year. It’s the album where Thomas... Read more »

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