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  1. 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 »
  2. 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 »
  3. 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 »
  4. 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 »
  5. 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 »
  6. 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 »
  7. 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 »
  8. So much has happened since last week. And it all kind of started over the weekend, when the country stars got a little bit of rest from the road and started to get their autumn on. Miranda Lambert got her first taste of canning with her Fire Kisses pickles and peppers, Jake Owen looked back... Read more »
  9. It was less than a year ago when Kacey Musgraves announced to her fans and followers that her boyfriend Ruston Kelly had proposed in the Texas home where she was raised. “I didn’t say yes … I said HELL YESSSS!!” And now, the two have become Mr. & Mrs. Musgraves and Kelly were married in... Read more »
  10. On Friday night (Oct. 13) live at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, Chris Stapleton cemented his status as one of music’s greatest talents to emerge from the current decade. Throughout his two-hour All-American Road Show concert, his voice and blues guitar solos were pure power, emotive and exuded style. But his humanity was what took center stage... Read more »
  11. Editor’s note: Keith Urban is among the honorees at the 2017 CMT Artists of the Year special premiering Wednesday (Oct. 18) at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Anyone who has met Keith Urban knows he is one of the most genuine and present human beings on Earth. He is always quick to thank those who contributed to... Read more »
  12. Dolly Parton‘s visit to the Monroe Carell Jr. Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital in Nashville on Friday (Oct. 13) was the medicine the country music community needed following the tragedy at the Route 91 Harvest music festival. The visit served as the official album launch for her first children’s collection I Believe in You and included a... Read more »
  13. The outreach from Nashville’s Country Rising benefit has expanded to support victims of the mass shooting at Las Vegas’ Route 91 Harvest music festival. When the concert was announced on Sept. 29 the initial beneficiaries were victims of September’s deadly hurricanes, Harvey, Irma, Jose and Maria. Proceeds from the night will support victims through the... Read more »
  14. Blake Shelton’s Ole Red Tishomingo is open for business in his home state of Oklahoma. And an all-new CMT Hot 20 Countdown, airing Saturday and Sunday (Oct. 14-15), will recap the action from September’s two-day grand opening. On day one of the opening, Shelton made a big check donation of $32,000 to the nonprofit J.C.... Read more »
  15. Ever since Mike Fisher retired from his 17 years with the NHL, I’ve pictured the former Nashville Predators captain doing everything with his son Isaiah. Which is exactly what he has been doing, along with his wife (and Isaiah’s mom) Carrie Underwood. In a recent interview with the NHL website, Fisher said his favorite thing... Read more »
  16. Three songs in, Jason Aldean said what had to be said. After “They Don’t Know,” “The Only Way I Know,” and “Johnny Cash,” Aldean took ample time to talk about the shooting in Las Vegas and everything he’s been feeling since. Thursday night’s (Oct. 12) concert was his first since the tragedy at the Route... Read more »
  17. A smoke alarm scare on Thursday night (Oct. 12) caused some tense moments at Florida Georgia Line‘s show at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena in Florida. Mid-set, a smoke detector in the catwalk was triggered, and it set off an alarm, forcing an evacuation. Just got evacuated from a concert at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena... Read more »
  18. The victims of the shooting at Las Vegas’ Route 91 Harvest music festival were top of mind when Luke Bryan, a 2017 CMT Artist of the Year, closed his 2017 Farm Tour in Centralia, Missouri. Live onstage in front of a field full of fans on Saturday (Oct. 7), Bryan honored the 58 lives lost,... Read more »
  19. Jon Pardi has one house party rule for 2017 CMT On Tour. “Just don’t get arrested or do anything I wouldn’t do,” Pardi told “That’s a good start.” Head Over Boots (Official Video) by Jon Pardi on VEVO. The CMT on Tour Presents Jon Pardi’s Lucky Tonight Tour with Midland and Runaway June kicks... Read more »
  20. Friends and associates of the group Midland packed the main room at the Sutler restaurant and bar in Nashville Wednesday afternoon (Oct. 11) to celebrate the success of Midland’s first single, “Drinkin’ Problem.” “Drinkin’ Problem” peaked at No. 3 in Billboard,’s standard for chart ranking, but reached No. 1 in another industry trade publication.... Read more »
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