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Maren Morris adds three more awards to her "Artists of the Year" honor

Maren Morris was honored as a member of CMT’s first all-female Artists of the Year class Wednesday in Nashville, but that wasn’t the only bright spot in her evening. She also found out her first three hits have achieved new sales milestones. “As if last night couldn’t fit any more magic into it,”…... Read More

A visit with the "Coal Miner's Daughter": Sissy Spacek talks about the possibility of working with Loretta Lynn again

Loretta Lynn couldn't attend Wednesday night's CMT Artists of the Year gala to accept her Artist of a Lifetime honor, but her friend Sissy Spacek reminisced about the visit she'd had with the legend earlier in the day. "She's so excited about tonight. She's so disappointed that she couldn't be here," the actress explained as…... Read More

Country star trivia

Twenty-five years ago this week, Clay Walker scored his first #1 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart with his debut single. Can you name it? ANSWER: "What's It to You." Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.... Read More

This One's for the Girls: CMT honors its first-ever all-female "Artists of the Year"

Country music's girl power was in full force Wednesday night at Nashville's Schermerhorn Symphony Center, as CMT honored its first-ever all-female class of Artists of the Year. Miranda Lambert and Pistol Annies kicked things off with plenty of attitude, debuting the new track "Sugar Daddy" before Elle King presented Miranda her award. "Not a day…... Read More

Nashville notes

Zac Brown Band will sing the national anthem next Wednesday before the Atlanta Hawks take on the Dallas Mavericks at Georgia's State Farm Arena. Morgan Evans makes his Today show debut Thursday, performing his #1 hit "Kiss Somebody" on the NBC morning show. Craig Morgan celebrated his tenth anniversary as a member of the Grand…... Read More

Get Your 'Shine On: Cole Swindell gets into the moonshine business

Cole Swindell is now officially in the business of selling 'shine. The Georgia native’s signature brand of 100 proof Peppermint Moonshine is now available from Sugarlands Distilling in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Swindell’s spirit comes in a Mason jar, complete with Cole’s likeness and autograph on the label. “You ready for some MOONSHINE?”…... Read More

Morgan Wallen to headline If I Know Me Tour in 2019

"Up Down" hitmaker Morgan Wallen will kick off his 2019 headlining tour January 5 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Morgan made the announcement Wednesday afternoon at the #1 party for his breakthrough hit at Nashville's Thompson Hotel. Taking its name from his debut album, the If I Know Me Tour will hit 26 cities, including…... Read More

Luke Bryan's What Makes You Country trek can hang with the pop stars when it comes to hot tours

Luke Bryan ranks #3 on Billboard’s latest rundown of Hot Tours, lagging behind only pop superstars Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift. The latest Billboard Boxscore reports add $31.1 million to Luke’s tally, courtesy of 23 new shows on the What Makes You Country Tour. In all, Luke’s made $65.5 million since the trek started in February in…... Read More

Shania Twain's "Real Country" arrives on USA Network November 13

USA Network’s new country music talent show, Real Country, is set to premiere Tuesday, November 13. Executive producer Shania Twain, Jake Owen, and Travis Tritt will serve as the competition show’s judges. Graham Bunn from ABC’s Bachelor in Paradise will be its host. “I have never seen a show like…... Read More

An "excited, scared and nervous" Garth Brooks announces 2019 stadium tour

Looks like Garth Brooks' recently completed world tour just wasn't enough for the six-time CMA Entertainer of the Year: He's hitting the road again. At a Nashville press conference Wednesday, Garth announced that he'll be putting five shows on sale before Christmas, and the tour will kick off in the…... Read More

Kenny Chesney and Thomas Rhett join Jason Aldean to headline the beachfront Tortuga Music Festival

Kenny Chesney and Thomas Rhett are joining Jason Aldean as the headliners of next year’s Tortuga Music Festival. This will be Kenny’s fourth time playing the Florida gathering in its seven-year history. Kane Brown, Dustin Lynch, Maren Morris, Chris Janson, Morgan Evans, Midland, Carly Pearce, Michael Ray, Maddie & Tae, Mitchell Tenpenny, Lindsay Ell and more will take the stage in Fort Lauderdale Beach Park during…... Read More

Country star trivia

This legendary singing cowboy is the only person who's been inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum twice: first as a member of the Sons of the Pioneers, and then as an individual. Can you name him? ANSWER: Roy Rogers. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.... Read More

Garth Brooks to star in new TV special "Garth: Live at Notre Dame!"

Garth Brooks will star in a new CBS primetime TV special on Sunday, December 2.  Called Garth: Live at Notre Dame!, the special will document the superstar's October 20 concert at Notre Dame Stadium at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana.  It's the first live concert ever held at…... Read More

Faith Hill helps bring "The World's Best" to CBS after Super Bowl 53

CBS is hoping you’ll make a date with Faith Hill after next year’s Super Bowl. Faith’s new talent competition show, The World’s Best, is set to premiere on Sunday, February 3 at approximately 10 p.m. ET after Super Bowl 53. Drew Barrymore, RuPaul Charles, and The Late Late Show’s James Corden join Faith on the judging panel.…... Read More