Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum Team Up for CMT’s Ultimate Kickoff Party

Nov 21, 2014 by

In a match made in football heaven, country music and college football collide at CMT Ultimate Kickoff Party Live From the College Football Playoff National Championship. Featuring performances from Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum, Big & Rich and...

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Brantley Gilbert Is Feeling Free Onstage

Nov 21, 2014 by

Brantley Gilbert’s been sober for three years. At the recent Billboard Touring Conference, he revealed the epiphany that led to his decision to stop drinking. He said it felt like God was letting him do a lot of awesome things, but he wasn’t...

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10 Songs for Country Grannies to Get Stoned To

Nov 20, 2014 by

This video of three grandmas trying marijuana for the first time is totally burning up the Internet … see what I did there? They were taking part in voluntary experiment in the state of Washington, where marijuana is legal. Conclusion? The...

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Faith Hill Heads Back to the Big Screen

Nov 20, 2014 by

Uh oh, Tim McGraw. Is your wife Faith Hill trying to steal your cinematic thunder? No, she would never do that, but Hill is apparently following in her hubby’s footsteps by making some time in her career for another acting project — the...

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Billy Gilman Comes Out as Gay

Nov 20, 2014 by

Billy Gilman, who found success in country music as a child in the early 2000s, has come out as gay. Gilman, 26, made the announcement with a YouTube video posted Thursday (Nov. 20), the same day that fellow country artist Ty Herndon came out of the...

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Eric Church: Already Had “Talladega” Moments as a Dad

Nov 20, 2014 by

Three-year-old boys don’t pack up Winnebagos and go down to Talladega on a wing and a prayer. But then again, that’s not really the point of Eric Church’s new single, “Talladega.” The point, Church told me Wednesday night (Nov. 19) when he...

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Florida Georgia Line Just Wanna Go Fast

Nov 20, 2014 by

Since their explosion onto the country scene in 2012, Florida Georgia Line have gone the distance to bring the party to their fans. And it’s paid off with record breaking sales, show-stopping tours and awards that continue to mount. They’ll...

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Ty Herndon Comes Out as Gay

Nov 20, 2014 by

Ty Herndon, known for 1990s chart-toppers like “What Mattered Most,” “Living in a Moment” and “It Must Be Love,” has come out as a gay man. Herndon will discuss his sexuality with Entertainment Tonight on Thursday (Nov. 20). The news was...

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Tanya Tucker Strolls Through Strong Enough to Bend

Nov 20, 2014 by

Nobody makes an entrance like Tanya Tucker. Fresh out of the makeup chair, she wheels around the corner into the staging area where exhibits are assembled for installation in the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and makes a beeline for a...

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Nashville Recap: 10 Mind-Blowing Quotes

Nov 20, 2014 by

Having just recovered from the real CMA Awards, I wasn’t exactly looking forward to reliving the fictional CMA Awards on Wednesday night’s (Nov. 19) episode of Nashville. But then, Rayna won six awards and suddenly it was like all was right with...

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Miranda Lambert’s Four Current Obsessions

Nov 19, 2014 by

We all have them, right? Those current obsessions we can’t stop talking about and listening to? And Miranda Lambert is not immune. In a recent interview with CMT’s Cody Alan, Lambert raved about who and what she’s loving right now. Her...

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You’ll Never Guess Who’s Stuck on Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off”

Nov 18, 2014 by

Maybe not the best cover you’ve ever heard, but check out actor Steve Carell revealing his deep love for Taylor Swift’s smash hit “Shake It Off.” Carell was on ABC’s Popcorn With Peter Travers to talk about his new film Foxcatcher, but...

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Jason Aldean Wanted to Be a Big Leaguer

Nov 18, 2014 by

Jason Aldean has reached the pinnacle of country music success in recent years with a whirlwind of sold-out tours and hit records. He’ll be honored for another year of amazing firsts during the CMT Artists of the Year special airing live from...

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Dierks Bentley on the Roots of the Puke

Nov 18, 2014 by

Is this what happens when the theoretical tray in seat 7A is filled up with empty mini bottles? Or was this just a severe case of stage fright? During Dierks Bentley’s encore at Pennsylvania’s Hershey Giant Center on Thursday (Nov. 13), one of...

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Brantley Gilbert’s Fiancee: His Songs Tell Her Story

Nov 18, 2014 by

If you take Brantley Gilbert literally, you can learn a lot about his fiancee, Amber Cochran, just by listening to his music. She’s right there in the lyrics of his songs. After Cochran accompanied Gilbert to the CMA Awards earlier this month,...

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