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  1. How to Throw a Game-Day Party Like an NFL Wife
    Get More: VH1 News Jessie James Decker, wife of New York Jets wide receiver Eric Decker and co-host of CMT’s Redneck Island, knows how to throw the best parties in a snap. And if you’re freaking out about what to make for the big game, don’t worry because she has you covered. Decker shares her... Read more »
  2. Songs to Get You Pumped for Your Super Bowl Party
    With all the tension leading up the Patriots-Seahawks showdown, it’s easy to lose sight of what Super Bowl Sunday is all about — the parties! Chips, dips, wings, rings and, of course, ice cold beer. That’s all that really matters! So pull on your team’s jersey, apply the face paint and turn up these country... Read more »
  3. Country Stars Take on the Super Bowl
    We’ve been waiting all season for Sunday’s (Feb. 1) Super Bowl showdown, and country’s biggest stars are no exception. Dierks Bentley is in his hometown of Phoenix for Saturday’s (Jan. 31) concert with Florida Georgia Line and Jason Aldean at US Airways Center, and CMT’s Cody Alan will be partying Sunday with Big & Rich... Read more »
  4. Newcomer Mickey Guyton’s Story Behind the Song
    Newcomer Mickey Guyton is off to a strong start with her debut single, “Better Than You Left Me.” With no less than 79 radio stations adding it to their playlists during its first week of release, the track has already climbed to No. 45 on Billboard’s country airplay chart. If that bit of trivia doesn’t... Read more »
  5. Eric Church Tops Song Chart With “Talladega”
    Eric Church’s “Talladega” rolls into the winner’s circle this week on Billboard’s country airplay chart. It took the song 19 weeks to get there. And Sam Hunt’s Montevallo holds on for the second consecutive week as the No. 1 country album. The collection has sold 273,603 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan’s count. The week’s highest-debuting... Read more »
  6. Miranda Lambert Snags Eight ACM Nominations
    Miranda Lambert received eight nominations to lead the field at the 50th annual Academy of Country Music Awards. The nominees were announced Friday morning (Jan. 30). Dierks Bentley followed closely with seven nominations while Florida Georgia Line snagged five and Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney and Eric Church each receive four. Jason Aldean, Kacey Musgraves and... Read more »
  7. Super Bowl Players of the Country Music Variety
    The Super Bowl series began in 1967 with the Green Bay Packers defeating the Kansas City Chiefs 35-10. The game was played at Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles. Throughout the subsequent years, country music has been represented at many of the games. Take a look at some of the artists who have performed. Super Bowl... Read more »
  8. You’re Not “Gonna Wanna” Miss Hot 20 This Week
    On an all-new episode of CMT Hot 20 Countdown, we’re on set of Chase Rice’s music video for “Gonna Wanna Tonight,” where the heartthrob summons his courage to lock lips with a complete stranger. Take a look: Plus, breakout stars Maddie & Tae take us on a journey down the long, tough road they traveled... Read more »
  9. Top Party Games for the Big Game
    “Can you drink another beer? Yes, says I. ‘Cuz you can always drink another beer. Let’s be better than those that came before us. We will not fail. We came here to drink! And to be the best redneck you’ve ever seen in your life.” — Hunter the Great In the recent episode of Party... Read more »
  10. Carrie Underwood Wants to Forget Crunchy Hair
    When I think back to Carrie Underwood’s first American Idol audition, all I remember is her voice. Well, I vaguely remember her pink T-shirt and blue jeans. And some messy curls. But what Underwood recalls from that time in her life is a look she kind of regrets. “Oh, hair! I tend to have a... Read more »
  11. Breaking: The ACM Awards Noms Are Here
    Jason Aldean, Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert and Florida Georgia Line have been announced as the nominees for the entertainer of the year trophy at the 50th annual ACM Awards. The complete list of nominees for the show was revealed Friday (Jan. 30) via social media, as well as CBS This Morning and People... Read more »
  12. Brad Cheers #GoPackGo in Green Bay
    The Packers aren’t playing in this weekend’s Super Bowl, but country superstar Brad Paisley showed his support at Thursday night’s (Jan. 29) show in Green Bay. Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson made an appearance, the Resch Center gave him a cheesey welcome and Paisley attempted to convert tourmates (and Lions fans) the Swon Brothers. I... Read more »
  13. Behind the Studio Scenes: Keith Urban & Eric Church
    I’m no songwriter, but this has to be the sign of a good song: that it feels like you wrote it, even if you didn’t. That’s how Eric Church felt when Keith Urban shared “Raise ‘Em Up” with him. “When I first heard it, my first thought was, ‘I wish I’d written it,’” Church says... Read more »
  14. New Single: Carrie Underwood’s “Little Toy Guns”
    Carrie Underwood has revealed “Little Toy Guns” as the next single off her first hits compilation, Greatest Hits: Decade #1. Listen to it here: Written by Underwood, Chris DeStefano and Hillary Lindsey, the powerful track combines pounding drums and soaring vocals with a storyline about domestic violence. “The music to it is really great,” Underwood... Read more »
  15. Loretta Joins Jack White in Nashville
    Country music icon Loretta Lynn performed as the opening act for Jack White on Wednesday night (Jan. 28) at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. Fans and country stars alike took to social media to share their respect for the Coal Miner’s Daughter. But apparently Reba had better seats than Kix Brooks. Post by Loretta Lynn Official. Loretta... Read more »
  16. Tim McGraw to Sing Glen Campbell’s Song at Academy Awards
    Tim McGraw will take the stage during the upcoming Academy Awards on behalf of country music icon Glen Campbell to perform the Country Music Hall of Fame member’s Oscar-nominated song “I’m Not Gonna Miss You.” McGraw’s performance will serve as a heartfelt dedication to Campbell from everyone in the country music family who has shown... Read more »
  17. How Do You Hear Your Country Music?
    (Straight From Nashville is a weekly column written by CMT.com managing editor Calvin Gilbert.) What’s your preferred method to listen to country music? I mean, aside from the car radio. That’s where most listening is done. But do you still buy CDs, do you purchase downloads or have you made the switch to streaming? I’m... Read more »
  18. Hee Haw‘s Don Harron Dead at 90
    Don Harron, the Canadian actor who played rustic Charlie Farquharson on the country-themed TV series Hee Haw, died of cancer at his home in Toronto on Jan. 17 at the age of 90. A classically-trained actor, Harron was equally at home pacing the Broadway stage or parked on a Hee Haw hay bale, clad in... Read more »
  19. Timing Is Everything for Brandy Clark
    Brandy Clark is 39. And thank God, she is 39. Because what if the younger Brandy Clark hadn’t had much to say? Would she still be nominated for best new artist at the upcoming Grammy Awards? She doesn’t think so. “If I had gotten this chance at 25, I would’ve been anybody that somebody wanted,... Read more »
  20. Kansas Farmer Invents “Cow Art”
    “We have happy cows in Kansas,” says Derek Klingenberg. And he ain’t kidding. Back in August, the cattle farmer with a great sense of humor posted this video of himself calling his cows home in a pretty hilarious way – by playing them pop star Lorde’s smash hit “Royals” on his trombone. The video already... Read more »
  21. American Idol Proves We Are Not Out of Singers Yet
    Jennifer Lopez was on The Daily Show last week. And when the conversation turned to American Idol, host Jon Stewart asked her a question. A really good question. “When are we, as a nation, going to run out of people who can sing? Am I the only asshole in America that cannot carry a tune?”... Read more »
  22. Mickey Guyton’s Ex Accidentally Inspired Hit
    Sometimes it takes some hype to get me to fall in love with a new artist. Sometimes all it takes is a complete bastard. Newcomer Mickey Guyton told ABC News Radio all about the ex who inspired her new single “Better Than You Left Me,” and I was instantly obsessed with the song and the... Read more »
  23. Eight Facts About Party Down South’s Newest Family Member
    And now, for the moment you’ve all been waiting for. Meet the newest addition to the original crew: Hannah “Hott Dogg.” By the looks of it, she’s going to stir things up in the house. On Feb. 26 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, Party Down South returns for a third season featuring Daddy, Lyle, Murray, Walt,... Read more »
  24. Exclusive: The Band Perry Join Grammy Salute to Stevie Wonder
    The Band Perry will sing on the upcoming CBS special, Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life — An All-Star Grammy Salute. They will join Janelle Monáe, Ed Sheeran and Usher on the two-hour special airing Feb. 16. Wonder has won 25 Grammys in his career, including honors for his 1976 album, Songs in... Read more »

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