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  1. Brett Eldredge just wrapped the first weekend of Blake Shelton’s Country Music Freaks Tour, kicking off what promises to be another exciting year on the road. His first headlining tour The Long Way Tour with Devin Dawson and Jillian Jacqueline launches in New Jersey on April 5. But between gigs when Eldredge returns to Nashville,... Read more »
  2. Let’s play Nashville trivia! Don’t miss new episodes of Nashville Thursdays at 9pm ET/PT on CMT. 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.
  3. With all the tragedy of the past week — the school shooting in Florida that left 17 dead on Feb. 14, and all the social media confrontations that followed — it’s hard to find any kind of silver lining. But we tried. We tried to look for news from the country stars that would show... Read more »
  4. 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.
  5. Sunny and 77, it felt like baseball weather Thursday afternoon (Feb. 15) as throngs from Music Row crowded into Von Elrod’s Beer Garden and Sausage House to celebrate the writers of Thomas Rhett‘s latest two chart-toppers — “Craving You” and “Unforgettable.” Adding to the baseball vibe was the fact that Von Elrod’s is directly across... Read more »
  6. Has Brad Paisley gotten a little too comfortable in his role as a headliner? Does he just kind of phone it in? Not a chance. According to Dustin Lynch, who is currently on tour with Paisley, the guy is never content to just rest on his laurels. Which makes him the best kind of role... Read more »
  7. Jealousy shows its true colors in the latest episode of Nashville. Check out the episode’s biggest moments: Don’t miss new episodes of Nashville Thursdays at 9pm ET/PT on CMT. 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.
  8. Morgan Evans didn’t grow up in Nashville. He didn’t even grow up near Nashville. Evans was raised a good 9,000 miles away, in New South Wales all the way down under in Australia. But eventually, his passion for country music lured him to Tennessee. And when I had the chance, I asked Evans about some... Read more »
  9. “I wish every artist was like Kip Moore. To see your fan base freak out every single night that you play, it’s inspiring.” That’s what hitmaker Steven Lee Olsen said of the Georgia native at the No. 1 celebration for Slowheart‘s “More Girls Like You;” the first song Moore, Olsen, Josh Miller and Slowheart‘s co-producer,... Read more »
  10. 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. Grapefruit Brûlée French Toast Total: 25 min Prep: 15 min Cook: 10 min Yield: 4 servings (two pieces of French toast per... Read more »
  11. Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium brings out the best in every performer who graces its stage. And that was certainly the case for Kelsea Ballerini on Wednesday (Feb. 14) when she brought her Unapologetically Tour to the venerable concert hall. The event was sold-out, and despite battling the flu, Ballerini commanded the stage, captivating everyone in the... Read more »
  12. On the eve of Valentine’s Day (Feb. 13), Vince Gill, Maren Morris, Emmylou Harris and Kesha assembled to honor their love of country music live at New York City’s Times Square Playstation Theater. The evening was an intimate guitar pull benefiting the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s education programs, which teach folks about... Read more »
  13. There is no denying that Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium is a special place. For country fans, for country artists, and in Lauren Alaina‘s case, for American Idol hopefuls. “One of the biggest (Country Radio Seminar) moments for me was last year at Universal’s Ryman Auditorium show,” Alaina told industry publication Country Aircheck. “I got to play... Read more »
  14. If you’re a single woman, Chris Janson has some advice for finding love. He says do nothing. “He should approach you if he’s a real man,” Janson told Chicago’s WEGB. “He’ll do all the work. A man who is a real man — not a boy, not a child, not a man-child — will pursue... Read more »
  15. After four years of creating music in Nashville, Brett Young continues to make making in Music City look easy. On Monday afternoon (Feb. 12), he took over the Nashville Underground bar on downtown’s Lower Broadway to celebrate his latest hit from his 2017 self-titled debut, “Like I Loved You” with the song’s co-writer, Jesse Lee,... Read more »
  16. Good things happen when Blake Shelton takes the stage. There’s good music, obviously, and then sometimes, there’s also a good cause. The cause was the case over the weekend when Shelton donated $50,000 of his ticket sales from concerts at his Ole Red Tishomingo restaurant-venue to his hometown. And what the city plans to do... Read more »
  17. It’s not always about Patron and clothes falling off, or going ten rounds with Jose Cuervo. Sometimes, if you’re careful, you can write a song about tequila that’s not about a party. And if you’re Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney, you can even make it a ballad. The duo talked to Billboard Country Update and... Read more »
  18. Other than Grammys, CMAs, ACMs, RIAA and No. 1 plaques, one of the most coveted pieces of hardware in country music is a Luck Reunion ring. Made of sterling silver and handcrafted by Brett Fox of Maker And Smith, the Luck Reunion ring is considered the country music’s championship ring. Every year, Willie Nelson presents... Read more »
  19. Before Kelsea Ballerini became a bona fide country star, she was a 20-year-old songwriter just singing songs at Country Radio Seminar four years ago. She took industry publication Country Aircheck down that memory lane in its February issue. “My first CRS was four years ago, which is crazy. I had just signed my record deal,... Read more »
  20. Any waves that might have rolled in from the Grammys have now subsided. But there a few ripples to report. Old Dominion‘s “Written in the Sand” has crested as the most played song on Billboard‘s country airplay list. It arrived at that prominence in just 22 weeks. This is the band’s fifth chart-topper, its first... Read more »
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