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Country Stars Take the Ice Bucket Challenge

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has quickly become an Internet phenomenon, and even country's biggest stars are joining the cause.

Wanted: Florida Georgia Line/Ed Sheeran Collaboration

Just a couple of days before Taylor Swift officially announced she plans to release her first pop album, her pal Ed Sheeran announced he might be going (a little bit) country.

A 25-Year-Old #TBT to Garth Brooks

I was pretty new to country music in 1989. I'd listened to Garth Brooks' debut hit "Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old)" and really, really loved it.

Swamp Pawn's Coy Gomez Dies in Louisiana

Coy Gomez, who gained national attention as a cast member of CMT's Swamp Pawn reality series, died Monday (Aug. 18) following a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 68.

Brantley Gilbert, Justin Moore and Thomas Rhett Have a Throwdown

I love a good story-based music video -- one with a plot, a little dialogue. It's like a little mini-movie, and Brantley Gilbert, Justin Moore and Thomas Rhett's video for "Small Town Throwdown" is a hilarious and shining new example of such.

ACM Honors Add Dierks Bentley, Kenny Chesney, More

Dierks Bentley, Kelly Clarkson and Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott are among the newly-announced performers who will take part in the eighth annual ACM Honors ceremony taking place Sept. 9 in Nashville.

Brett Eldredge and Co-Writers Party to "Beat of the Music"

Late afternoon storm clouds were rolling across Nashville and rain had begun to pepper the streets of Music Row as a crowd packed the reception hall at the BMI building to toast Brett Eldredge's second No. 1 single, "Beat of the Music."

When the Game Stands Tall Captures Essence of High School Football

With the promise of cooler weather approaching, America's thoughts are turning to football. And the new film, When the Game Stands Tall, vividly captures the essence of what it means to compete.

Jake Owen Says "Patience Happened"

I've seen Jake Owen open concerts for just about everyone in country music. And now, as he explained on Larry King Now, Owen is the one whose name is on the ticket.

Losers Inspired Chris Young's Winner

There's a little spot in Nashville called Losers Bar. It's just a small, dive kind of a place, but country songwriters and artists seem to love it there. And now, Chris Young has a brand new single -- "Lonely Eyes" -- that came from Losers.

Chase Rice Ignites the Night and Shines a Light

Roll out the red carpet for newcomer Chase Rice. Country's newest breakout star released Ignite the Night, his brand new album, earlier this week.

The Band Perry: No Hurricanes, Butterflies or Rainbows

The Band Perry's Kimberly Perry has a list -- albeit a short one -- of words she refuses to put in their songs.

14 Country Albums for Fall 2014

Brand-spanking new albums from Florida Georgia Line, Blake Shelton, Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw and more are all set for the coming months, so here at CMT.com, we thought we'd help keep it straight with a handy guide.

Taylor Swift Performing Live Sunday on MTV Video Music Awards

While the country music community speculates about her future musical direction, Taylor Swift will take the stage this weekend at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards.

Dierks Bentley Lands "Drunk on a Plane" at No. 1

Dierks Bentley completed a 20-week flight by landing "Drunk on a Plane" at the top of this week's Billboard country airplay chart.

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