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  1. Still weak and disoriented from the stroke she suffered in May, the incomparable Loretta Lynn nonetheless took to the stage Sunday night (Oct. 22) to fulfill Alan Jackson‘s wish that she be the one to induct him into the Country Music Hall of Fame. “When I met Alan he was like a scared little boy,”... Read more »
  2. Nashville’s Country Rising benefit has added a mini outdoor festival to due fan demand. Performing at the Ascend Amphitheater as part of the Nov. 12 Country Rising: Downtown Jam are Tucker Beathard, Bobby Bones & The Raging Idiots, Bailey Bryan, Lindsay Ell, Chris Janson, Jon Pardi, Eric Paslay, Carly Pearce and Drake White. More talent... Read more »
  3. In Miranda Lambert‘s 2007 hit “Famous in a Small Town,” she sings about what she thought it would be like to be famous: They say life is so much sweeter through the telephoto lens of fame. But now, in her real life, she knows fame. And she doesn’t think it really suits her. “I’m not... Read more »
  4. Parmalee bassist Barry Knox and Kristin “KJ” Joyner are now husband and wife. The happy couple tied the knot on Saturday (Oct. 21) during a beachside wedding ceremony at the Secrets Wild Orchid Resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Close family, friends and Knox’s band mates were there to witness Knox and Joyner exchange vows. Here... Read more »
  5. There are certain must-haves at every wedding: a couple, an officiant, some kind of music, and a hashtag. And two country music weddings over the weekend were no exception. Nashville‘s Clare Bowen married Brandon Robert Young, and together they were #foreverbowenyoung. And Dan + Shay‘s Shay Mooney married Hannah Billingsley, and after the ceremony, they... Read more »
  6. It looks like Trace Adkins cut his hair. But did he? His signature long ponytail seems to be M.I.A. while on a Home Depot run, but it could be just tucked under his hat. Other things went on in the lives of country stars. Like how Kelsea Ballerini had a major fangirl moment, Maren Morris... Read more »
  7. After this week’s cascade of good news, Kane Brown may find Christmas a letdown, no matter how high the gifts are piled under his tree. Now get this: His self-titled album which debuted at No. 1 last December is back as the No. 1 country album this week. And that’s just the start of it... Read more »
  8. After opening Wednesday night’s (Oct. 18) 2017 CMT Artists of the Year special with a heartfelt message about overcoming tragedy, Jason Aldean got back up on the stage again to deliver that same message in song. He was joined by fellow honorees Keith Urban and Chris Stapleton, plus Little Big Town, and together they paid... Read more »
  9. There might never be a better time to listen closely to the lyrics of Luke Bryan‘s 2016 hit song “Fast.” During Bryan’s performance at Wednesday night’s (Oct. 18) CMT Artists of the Year live broadcast, you could see it on the faces of the crowd. Everyone was moved by the song about slowing down and... Read more »
  10. A handful of some of Nashville’s finest songwriters — Zach Crowell, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne and Sam Hunt — were presented with the first ever CMT Song of the Year Award presented by Ram Trucks on Oct. 18 in Nashville. It was during the 2017 CMT Artists of the Year live broadcast at the Schermerhorn... Read more »
  11. The Backstreet Boys‘ Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell, AJ McClean and Kevin Richardson have been a band for almost 25 years. And Florida Georgia Line‘s Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley will forever be the Backstreet Boys biggest fans as they continue to perform for years to come. Wednesday’s (Oct. 18) 2017 CMT Artists of... Read more »
  12. Phillip Phillips won American Idol in 2012. But on Wednesday night (Oct. 18), he won the hearts of country music fans everywhere. He was there to honor one of the night’s winners, Sam Hunt, who wasn’t able to attend to CMT Artists of the Year show (Hunt was in Hawaii closing his 15 in a... Read more »
  13. Right after Vince Gill took the stage at Wednesday night’s (Oct. 18) 2017 CMT Artists of the Year to introduce one of the night’s honorees, Keith Urban, Urban came out with a very small band and a very mellow take on his “Blue Ain’t Your Color.” Watching Urban from the crowd at the live broadcast... Read more »
  14. Andra Day, Common, Danielle Bradbery, Little Big Town and Lee Ann Womack’s performance of “Stand Up for Something” at the 2017 CMT Artists of the Year was pure power. The song’s compassionate lyrics inspired everyone who listened to be the change for a better world, and serve others despite their differences because in the end,... Read more »
  15. Chris Stapleton‘s “Broken Halos” has an underlying message for those who search for understanding behind the senseless acts of violence and natural disasters that continue to plague the world. In the third verse, Stapleton sings, “Don’t go looking for the reasons / Don’t go asking Jesus why / We’re not meant to know the answers... Read more »
  16. Award shows are usually full of envelopes tearing, followed by trophy presentations and emotional acceptance speeches. But the only moment the 2017 CMT Artists of the Year honorees spoke as a group live onstage at Wednesday’s (Oct. 18) show was during the opening monologue. One by one, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Chris... Read more »
  17. Every moment of the 2017 CMT Artists of the Year on Wednesday (Oct. 18) in Nashville was dedicated to the spiritual connection country musicians have with their fans and the mutual admiration each honoree had for one another. As a night of unity, hope and healing following the devastating natural disasters that rocked North America... Read more »
  18. There’s a common thread that will forever hold the 58 victims of the Route 91 Harvest Festival together. Live country music. It’s the reason why nearly all of the 36 women and 22 men were there in Las Vegas on the night of the deadliest mass shooting in the U.S. And today (Oct. 18), we... Read more »
  19. The Backstreet Boys and American Idol champion Phillip Phillips have joined the all-star lineup for tonight’s (Oct. 18) 2017 CMT Artists of the Year. The 90-minute special, airing live from Nashville at 8 p.m. ET, has been transformed into a night of hope and healing following fall’s devastating hurricanes, wildfires and the tragedy at the... Read more »
  20. Editor’s note: Jason Aldean is among the honorees at the 2017 CMT Artists of the Year special premiering tonight (Oct. 18) at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Those lucky enough to participate in a Jason Aldean meet-and-greet on his 2008 CMT On Tour with Lady Antebellum witnessed him greeting every fan he met by name. That was... Read more »
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