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  1. This week, CMT’s Weekly Roundup of new hits features output from country stars who could easily be early front-runners to potentially be CMT’s Artists of the Year in 2022. Click here to take a listen to the following tunes. Embedded from www.youtube.com. Miranda Lambert – If I Was A Cowboy Wild, western, whiskey-soaked vibes dominate... Read more »
  2. Everyone, worldwide, likely has an “opinion on “Walker Hayes’ mega-viral and country chart-topping hit “Fancy Like.” Following closing the 2021 CMT Artists of the Year event with a performance sponsored by Applebees, Hayes took to Instagram Live for a nearly fifteen-minute conversation regarding his thoughts that not all opinions of his smash are necessarily positive.... Read more »
  3. CMT honored country music icon Randy Travis with the Artist of a Lifetime award presented by Ram Trucks. Garth Brooks presented the honor during October 13th’s live Artists of the Year broadcast. “If you’re like me, you pray that another Randy Travis [type talent] shows up every day,” noted the “Friends In Low Places” singer.... Read more »
  4. Embedded from www.youtube.com. “I just showed up and sang in the last video I did because I’m really not used to making music videos. So when it came to this one, I asked, ’can we do that same thing where I just show up and sing again, because that was really cool,'” says Cody Johnson... Read more »
  5. “Women have so much to say. I tell the boys all the time, ’you better watch out, we’re coming for y’all,” said 2021 Billboard Country Airplay chart-topper Lainey Wilson on the carpet before the 2021 CMT Artists of the Year event at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center. 2021 has seen Taylor Swift, Kelsea Ballerini, Gabby Barrett,... Read more »
  6. Veteran country star Lee Brice has followed up “One of Them Girls,” duet “I Hope You’re Happy Now” with Carly Pearce, and “Rumor” with the ballad “Memory I Don’t Mess With.” The song has now simultaneously achieved chart-topping status on both the Billboard and Mediabase radio charts. Regarding the achievement, he noted via social media,... Read more »
  7. In presenting Kane Brown his second consecutive CMT Artists of the Year honor, multi-platinum rap and country superstar Nelly noted that songs dealing with “love, hope, equality, and fun” were vital in the recipe for Kane’s success. The hip-hop groundbreaker fond of speaking with “Country Grammar” added that Brown was one of his favorite artists... Read more »
  8. From viral acclaim to the stage of the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville is how veteran country artist Walker Hayes put the cherry on top of his Oreo shake with whipped cream with a 2021 CMT Artists Of The Year show-closing performance of “Fancy Like.” Presented by Applebees, fans of the artist and song were... Read more »
  9. After this year’s CMT Artists of the Year, you will remember Mickey Guyton’s name. The Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter — with the help of British songstress Yola — brought down the house at the Artists of the Year event with their powerful performance of Guyton’s hit song, “Remember Her Name” — which led to a standing ovation... Read more »
  10. 2021 CMT Artists of the Year honoree Chris Stapleton noting that 544 days passing between his live performances due to the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the level of heart and passion the Starting Over vocalist has for his craft as a country superstar. However, Nashville actress Connie Britton stating that six years had passed since Chris... Read more »
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