Jo Walker-Meador, who built the Country Music Association from a tiny, ragged startup into one of the nation's most visible and successful trade organizations, died Wednesday (Aug. 16) in Nashville at the age of 93. Under her leadership, which extended from 1959 until her retirement in 1991, the CMA established the Country Music Hall of... » [...]
Wed, Aug 16, 2017
The all-new CMT Crossroads premiering Aug. 30 will be the only place fans will get to see Florida Georgia Line and the Backstreet Boys performing new arrangements of their biggest hits as one big super group. The hour-long special will feature new collaborations of the Backstreet Boys' “I Want It That Way,” “As Long As... » [...]
Wed, Aug 16, 2017
Brett's the name and Brett's the game this week, as Brett Eldredge's self-titled collection bows at No. 1 on Billboard‘s country albums chart. To add to the dazzle, it also comes in at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 all-genres list. Meanwhile, Billy Currington's “Do I Make You Wanna” settles in for its third week... » [...]
Wed, Aug 16, 2017
Currently on the road with Sam Hunt's 15 in a 30 Tour, former Hot Chelle Rae front man Ryan Follesé surprised fans with an announcement on Wednesday (Aug. 16) that his self-titled debut country album lands Friday (Aug. 18). Most of the music was written or co-written by Follesé and his hit-making family. His father... » [...]
Wed, Aug 16, 2017
When Kelsea Ballerini started writing and recording songs for Unapologetically, her second album, she said she had to act her age. “I had to let myself be 23,” Ballerini told Vulture. “I think for a while I tried to get back into the headspace that I made my first album in. But not only was... » [...]
Wed, Aug 16, 2017
You may not know who Allison Moorer is. But Miranda Lambert does, and she recently told the alt-country singer-songwriter that she is her hero. Moorer had tweeted out a long-read post about how she was about to release a new album — a her first collaborative album with her sister Shelby Lynne — and that... » [...]
Wed, Aug 16, 2017
Shania Twain has joined the cast of John Travolta's new racing movie Trading Paint. The 2016 CMT Artist of a Lifetime has been tapped for the role of “Becca.” Variety reports pre-production is underway in Alabama and shooting is scheduled through mid-September. Actors Michael Madsen (Kill Bill: Vol. 1 and Vol. 2), Kevin Dunn (Veep)... » [...]
Wed, Aug 16, 2017
The judges have narrowed it down to 119 women. Now, the hopefulls must quickly learn a power pom routine and the famous kick-line in order to perform it an hour later before the judges. [...]
Tue, Aug 15, 2017
Dolly Parton‘s music and literature are for children of all ages. But on Sept. 29, a digital version of the country icon's first children's album, I Believe In You, arrives. All of the music was written and performed by Parton. The 14-song collection includes a new recording of “Coat of Many Colors” and closes with... » [...]
Tue, Aug 15, 2017
Kip Moore and Tony Hawk have partnered to host the Music City Skate Jam Presented by Harley-Davidson on Sept. 10 at Nashville's Music City Walk of Fame Park. The family-friendly, day-long event will feature a skate demo by Hawk, as well as live music by Moore, rising artist Jordan Davis and DJ sets by Dee... » [...]
Tue, Aug 15, 2017