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  1. It was exactly 10 years ago today that Jon Pardi made the move to Nashville. So when I had a chance to ask him what it was like when he was first getting settled in Music City on Feb. 23, 2008, Pardi told me things about his backstory I never knew. “I moved to Nashville... Read more »
  2. If the music from season five left a lasting mark on you, wait until you hear the music from season six. Check back here every week for an updated list of all of the new songs from the show.
  3. It’s been a while since Kacey Musgraves released brand new music. But man, are these new tunes worth the wait. On Friday (Feb. 23), Musgraves is putting the first two of her new songs out into the world. And after catching up with Musgraves on her bus a week ago — and getting the stories... Read more »
  4. The mid-season finale of Nashville was full of drama, and raised several questions. Check out the episode’s biggest moments: Get all of the latest Nashville news, videos and behind-the-scenes action on the Nashville Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram and join the conversation using #NashvilleCMT.
  5. It’s hard to believe, but there are only eight episodes left of CMT’s Nashville. Nashies got an exclusive first look at the final shows during Thursday’s (Feb. 22) midseason finale, and the 30-second clip was full of drama. Deacon (Charles Esten) has an emotional reunion with his father, Juliette (Hayden Panettiere) reveals she’s ready to... Read more »
  6. Follow Chef Loreal Gavin as she serves up delicious farm-to-food truck recipes using locally sourced foods from America’s top urban farms. New recipes will be uploaded weekly through April on CMT’s YouTube channel. Honey Citrus Pops Total: 15 min Prep: 10 min Cook: 5 min Yield: 12, 4-ounce pops Ingredients Honey Citrus Pop: 2 cups... Read more »
  7. When tragedies like the mass shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High, Sandy Hook Elementary and Route 91 Harvest Festival happen, the country music community is always among the first emotional responders. Last fall, so many country music benefit concerts were organized for those affected by natural disasters and horrific violence nationwide; they could almost be... Read more »
  8. There’s a saying in country music that it all starts with a song. But after seeing Jake Owen‘s latest Instagram post, I think maybe it actually starts with a life. On Thursday morning (Feb. 22), Owen shared an adorable, unstaged picture of his daughter Pearl and their German Shepherd Axel. “I’ve realized when I look... Read more »
  9. Aaron Watson has been married for 14 years. He and his wife Kim have three busy kids, 8-11, with sports and dance and school commitments. And yet, the country singer’s found a couple of ways to keep the fires burning. One, he knows just what to do when life starts getting in the way of... Read more »
  10. Are you the kind of person who listens to an album from beginning to end? Or do you just listen to the handful of songs you like? Either way, Maren Morris gets you. “I still believe in the art of the album. I love being in the studio and making a full record, a body... Read more »
  11. Brantley Gilbert, Brad Paisley and Blake Shelton will headline the seventh annual Watershed Music and Camping festival, running Aug. 3-5 at the Gorge Amphitheater in George, Wash. The initial lineup includes Cole Swindell, Dustin Lynch, Big & Rich, Morgan Evans, Jillian Jacqueline, Chris Lane, LOCASH, Cassadee Pope, Granger Smith and Brett Young, with more to... Read more »
  12. Kane Brown enthusiasts packed the reception hall at BMI’s Nashville headquarters Tuesday (Feb. 20) to celebrate the young artist’s first No. 1 single, “What Ifs.” Being honored along with him were his two “What Ifs” cowriters, Matt McGinn and Jordan Schmidt. The event on this balmy afternoon seemed very much a family affair, with little... Read more »
  13. Kelsea Ballerini racks up her fourth chart-topping single this week as “Legends” moves into the winner’s circle. It arrives there after a steady 37-week trek. She first reached this prominence in 2014 with “Love Me Like You Mean It.” Legends by Kelsea Ballerini on VEVO. No big surprises on the Billboard country albums rankings. Chris... Read more »
  14. Evangelist William Franklin “Billy” Graham, a friend and inspiration to many country music stars, died Wednesday (Feb. 21) at his home in Montreat, N.C. at the age of 99. In 1947, Graham conducted the first of what would become a series of more than 400 “crusades” that took him to virtually every country in the... Read more »
  15. When Thomas Rhett was a teenager, he had a big dream. And that dream’s name was Kenny Chesney. And now, nearly ten years later, Thomas Rhett’s going to live that dream. “Being on a Kenny Chesney tour, I think is a dream that I’ve had since I was 19 years old,” Thomas Rhett told PopCulture.com.... Read more »
  16. Oh, the glamorous life of a country star. Wait, what? Kelsea Ballerini is on the bathroom floor throwing up? Maybe life at the top is not so perfect after all. Maybe the flu doesn’t care how many singles you’ve had on the charts. And maybe being honest with your fans is the best medicine ever.... Read more »
  17. Toby Keith will celebrate the 25th anniversary of his breakout hit “Should’ve Been A Cowboy” with a 20-city tour, launching April 6 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Should’ve Been A Cowboy Tour XXV will visit several festivals this summer including Florida’s Country 500 Fest, Ohio’s Jamboree in the Hills and Wyoming’s Cheyenne Frontier Days.... Read more »
  18. Luke Bryan, Toby Keith, Zac Brown Band and Cole Swindell will headline the 2018 Carolina Country Music Fest, running June 7-10 in Myrtle Beach, S.C. More than 30 acts are booked for the event, but so far there are no female performers listed on the initial lineup. A June 7 kickoff concert precedes the festival,... Read more »
  19. More than 40 acts will perform at Las Vegas’ sixth annual ACM Party for a Cause music festival. Starting April 12, the four-day event will take place at various venues throughout the Vegas strip with performances by Kelsea Ballerini, Lee Brice, Chris Lane, Kip Moore, Old Dominion, Jon Pardi, Thomas Rhett, Chase Rice and others.... Read more »
  20. When the iHeart Awards released their list of nominees for the country artist of the year award, it was the usual suspects: Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton, Sam Hunt, Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean. But even though there were no surprises there, there was a reaction. Here is what Cam had to say upon seeing the... Read more »
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