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  1. New Shania Twain Album on the Way
    All the reporters on the red carpet at the 2016 CMT Artists of the Year had one major question to ask Shania Twain: What exactly is happening in these Instagram photos? On a roll… 😉🎤🎸🎹 A photo posted by Shania Twain (@shaniatwain) on Aug 3, 2016 at 9:00am PDT Told you I was on a... Read more »
  2. Behind the Scenes at CMT Artists of the Year
    If you missed Thursday’s (Oct. 20) premiere of the 2016 CMT Artists of the Year special, it’s one heck of a show. Fortunately, you can catch re-airings throughout the weekend and view the entire show online here at CMT.com. In addition to what was captured onscreen, there was a lot of excitement within the audience,... Read more »
  3. 7 Scary Movies Starring Country Artists
    Whether you're getting into the Halloween spirit, or just want a good scare -- here are seven scary movies starring country artists.
  4. Shania Twain Celebrates Her “Best Friend” at 2016 CMT Artists of the Year
    Shania Twain was the center of attention at the 2016 CMT Artists of the Year celebration, but what got her attention was a powerhouse performance by Kelsea Ballerini, R&B vocalist Jill Scott and pop star Meghan Trainor. The three vocalists sang a medley of three of Twain’s biggest hits — “Still the One,” “Any Man... Read more »
  5. Thomas Rhett, Zara Larsson Shine in CMT Artists of the Year Mashup
    In his first-ever acceptance speech at the CMT Artists of the Year party, Thomas Rhett was quick to thank international pop star Zara Larsson for going out of her way to join him onstage in Nashville. Backed by a band with a hefty, soulful horn section, Rhett and Larsson performed a mashup of his crossover... Read more »
  6. Carrie Underwood Gets Emotional at 2016 CMT Artists of the Year
    Carrie Underwood got visibly emotional after Olympic gymnasts Aly Raisman and Madison Kocian presented her with her CMT Artists of the Year trophy. But Underwood handled the moment with grace. “Aw, man,” she said, smiling at her husband Mike Fisher in the audience. “I don’t know why I’m getting teary-eyed. I think it was seeing... Read more »
  7. Luke Bryan’s Trophy Came With Training Wheels
    “Dude, seriously,” Little Big Town’s Jimi Westbrook told Luke Bryan, “what are you thinking trying to learn how to ride a bike at 40 years old? It doesn’t make a lot of sense.” Bryan’s bike accident during his 2016 Farm Tour made him an easy target for humorous jab at the CMT Artists of the... Read more »
  8. Kelsea Ballerini Celebrates Breakthrough Year With Shania Twain, Carrie Underwood
    When Kelsea Ballerini took the stage to sing her third No. 1 single, “Peter Pan,” at the 2016 CMT Artists of the Year, it was an awards show moment that showed women in music at their best: They genuinely support one another. When Ballerini soared into the chorus, cameras caught Shania Twain and Carrie Underwood... Read more »
  9. Chris Stapleton Brings Down the House at 2016 CMT Artists of the Year
    One voice and one guitar — that’s all Chris Stapleton needed to bring down the house during the 2016 CMT Artists of the Year special. He performed “Whiskey and You,” which has also been recorded by Tim McGraw, Aaron Lewis, Julie Roberts and Jason Eady. Fellow 2016 honoree Luke Bryan presented Stapleton his award, calling... Read more »
  10. Florida Georgia Line Kick Off 2016 CMT Artists of the Year
    Florida Georgia Line‘s Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley traded lead vocals to kick off the 2016 CMT Artists of the Year show with “May We All,” the current Top 10 hit they recorded with Tim McGraw. Hubbard and Kelley appeared to be as grateful as ever to accept their fourth Artists of the Year honor.... Read more »
  11. CMT Artists of the Year: Video Preview
    If you can’t wait for the 2016 CMT Artists of the Year special to premiere Thursday (Oct. 20) at 9 p.m. ET/PT, we’ve got a preview of just a few highlights from the celebration with Carrie Underwood, Chris Stapleton, Florida Georgia Line, Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Bryan, Shania Twain and Thomas Rhett. Taped Wednesday night at... Read more »
  12. LOCASH and Jason Aldean Claim Top Song and Album Slots
    It’s a leap Superman would envy. Without bothering to tiptoe respectfully into the lower reaches of the Top 5 and wait its turn to move up, LOCASH‘s “I Know Somebody” has vaulted straight from No. 6 to No. 1 this week on Billboard’s country airplay chart. It’s taken the duo — formerly known as the... Read more »
  13. Keith Urban: Why He’s a High School Dropout
    For someone who dropped out of school at 15, Keith Urban was really persuasive when he was a teenager. “For me, I was in public school and the curriculum was super basic,” he said. “I was already playing in a band on the weekend and the band would play during the week without me “I... Read more »
  14. Carrie Underwood Airs “Laundry” Details
    “Dirty Laundry”, Carrie Underwood‘s new single, isn’t so much about laundry as it is about the lies she finds inside the pile of it: the wrong lipstick, the cheap perfume and the red wine, for starters. The lyrics all tell the story, so Underwood says she wanted the video to be a little more abstract.... Read more »
  15. Florida Georgia Line’s Year Capped by Dig Your Roots
    Editor’s note: Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan, Thomas RhettChris Stapleton and Carrie Underwood are the honorees at the 2016 CMT Artists of the Year special premiering Thursday (Oct. 20) at 9 p.m. ET/PT. They’d had a stellar year prior to August’s release of Dig Your Roots, but Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley... Read more »
  16. Luke Bryan’s Five Years With CMT Artists of the Year
    Editor’s note: Luke Bryan will join Florida Georgia Line, Thomas RhettChris Stapleton and Carrie Underwood as honorees at the 2016 CMT Artists of the Year special premiering Thursday (Oct. 20) at 9 p.m. ET/PT. “Hey, I remember not being one, so I’m enjoying being one for five years,” Luke Bryan says of his CMT Artists... Read more »
  17. Tortuga Music Festival Books Kenny Chesney, Luke Bryan and Chris Stapleton
    Kenny Chesney, Luke Bryan and Chris Stapleton will headline the 2017 Tortuga Music Festival, running April 7-9 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. The all-genre three-day event will feature mix live country, pop and rock with performances by Alan Jackson, Darius Rucker, Brett Eldredge, Dustin Lynch, Old Dominion Maren Morris, Granger Smith, Kane Brown, Michael Ray, LOCASH,... Read more »
  18. Maren Morris’ Hero Gets a Tour
    Maren Morris will launch the Hero Tour 2017 on Feb. 3 in Boston. The initial 11 dates include stops in Philadelphia, Washington, D.C. and Dallas. Additional shows will be announced in the coming weeks. Tickets go on Friday (Oct. 21). She is currently opening for Keith Urban on the ripCORD World Tour 2016. Her last... Read more »
  19. Blake Shelton Joins Gwen Stefani at State Dinner
    Early on Wednesday morning, Gwen Stefani posted an Instagram picture with a simple three-hashtag caption: #mrpresident #obama #whitehouse. In the picture, she’s holding hands with President Obama. #mrpresident #obama #whitehouse Gx 🇺🇸 A photo posted by Gwen Stefani (@gwenstefani) on Oct 19, 2016 at 4:15am PDT Stefani performed at his final State Dinner, where she... Read more »
  20. Thomas Rhett Looks Back on His Biggest Year Yet
    Editor’s note: Thomas Rhett will join Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Chris Stapleton and Carrie Underwood as honorees at the 2016 CMT Artists of the Year special premiering Thursday (Oct. 20) at 9 p.m. ET/PT. For a guy who’s only released two albums, Thomas Rhett has established himself as one of the most consistent hitmakers... Read more »
  21. Miranda Lambert’s Collection of Songs and Songwriters
    When you’re Miranda Lambert, and you decide to make a double album packed with 24 songs, the world is kind of your oyster when it comes to songwriters. Lambert probably could have knocked out all 24 songs by herself, honestly, or gone on a few writer’s retreats with her usual tight-knit handful of hitmakers. But... Read more »
  22. Carrie Underwood’s Haunted Sunday Night
    Late Sunday night (Oct. 16), Carrie Underwood posted a little video on social media, with her band, saying, “Right now, we’re going to a haunted house, and it’s gonna be awesome.” They were headed to the Soap Factory’s Haunted Basement, housed inside the historic National Purity Soap Factory in downtown Minneapolis. And like any quality... Read more »
  23. Runaway June Seal Opry Debut in “Lipstick”
    Runaway June’s Naomi Cooke, Hannah Mullholland and Jennifer Wayne had a very powerful message to share when they made their Grand Ole Opry debut on Friday (Oct. 14): Never settle for anything less than the love you deserve. In the hook of their lead single “Lipstick,” they sing, “If you’re going to love somebody, you... Read more »
  24. Carly Pearce Answers Her Calling
    Kentucky-born Carly Pearce always knew her calling was to sing country music. Early years spent singing bluegrass introduced her to influences like Allison Krauss and Dan Tyminski. Women like Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris and Patty Loveless also made a lasting impression. “I love real, true female voices with a lot of tone and... Read more »

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