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May 29, 2015

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Miranda Lambert: The Silver Lining

You can criticize the critic. You can stir up trouble. You can even lash out at the backlash. But Miranda Lambert? She’s got the right idea: Stay positive and use your power for good. After the pot was stirred (or the salad tossed) this week over a radio consultant’s comments about putting fewer female singers... Read more »


Erin Andrews and Brittany Snow Will Host 2015 CMT Music Awards

Dancing With the Stars co-host Erin Andrews and Pitch Perfect star Brittany Snow will co-host the 2015 CMT Music Awards airing live June 10 at 8 p.m. ET/PT from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. Andrews recently wrapped up her third season as co-host of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars as ratings soared to all-time highs... Read more »


Recap: Party Down South 2: Girls Night!

In the recent episode of Party Down South 2, the girls kick things off with a good old fashioned girls night. The guys promise to stay home only if they do the same for their guys night when Duke gets back from visiting home. Deal. Before heading out, Raven confesses she might even want to... Read more »


Willie Nelson Tells His Own Story

Willie Nelson says it feels good to share his life in a new memoir — or, in his words, “flush out your system a little bit.” The Country Music Hall of Fame member co-wrote It’s a Long Story: My Life with veteran biographer David Ritz. It’s filled with new revelations and new recollections of some... Read more »


Would You Like Your Salad Dressing on the Side?

(Straight From Nashville is a weekly column written by CMT.com managing editor Calvin Gilbert.) Country radio consultant Keith Hill stirred up a proverbial hornets’ nest this week when he told a Nashville-based industry trade publication, “If you want to make ratings in country radio, take females out.” That was incendiary enough, but he also equated... Read more »


Billy Currington Keeps Summer Forever

Temperatures and hemlines are rising, which can only mean one thing: Summer is on its way, and Billy Currington is not complaining. The Georgia native says summer is his favorite season, and it’s all because of his Southern upbringing. “I’m a big fan of not being cold,” Currington says. “I grew up in the warmth.... Read more »


Jake Owen’s Real Life on the Road

Jake Owen is on the road right now, and he will be all summer long. He has his own shows, plus all the Kenny Chesney concerts he’s opening, so he knows exactly what it takes to make life on the road the best it can be. Starting with his own Jeep. Owen told Country Aircheck,... Read more »


Frederick Dierks Bentley Is His Name

Forget about his 2003 hit, “My Last Name.” I can’t get past Dierks Bentley’s first name. It’s Frederick. And I for as long as I have been interviewing Bentley — since the first time I covered one of the shows during his High Times and Hangovers tour in 2007 — I don’t think I was... Read more »


Inside the Mind of Party Down South Creator SallyAnn Salsano

Things sure have changed since we first met the Party Down South 2 family in Biloxi, Mississippi. And to many fans, it’s like a totally different dynamic this go around. To help make sense of everything, we brought in the expert of all experts: SallyAnn Salsano, @sallyannsalsano, Founder and President of 495 Productions, also creator... Read more »


Brad Paisley Ready to Win Over Stones Fans

Brad Paisley is the first to admit he’ll need to win over some skeptical Rolling Stones fans when he opens the British band’s June 17 stadium concert at Nashville’s LP Field. “I haven’t thought about this in about a decade — about what it means to be an opening act and what the difference is,”... Read more »


Men Are Lettuce, Women Are Tomatoes?

By now, you’ve probably heard all about radio consultant Keith Hill’s interview in Country Aircheck, the Nashville-based industry journal. The one where he says you need to take female singers off of country radio. His exact words were, “If you want to make ratings in country radio, take females out.” Ouch. He also talked about... Read more »


Mickey Guyton Finds Inspiration in Big Voices

Newcomer Mickey Guyton is loving every minute of achieving her dream to be a successful country singer. Now that her debut single, “Better Than You Left Me,” has put her on the hot list of rising country stars, it’s even sweeter to reflect on where it all began — back in her home state of... Read more »


Inside a Florida Georgia Line Bachelor Party Weekend

This is Florida Georgia Line we’re talking about. So it’s not like I expected that Tyler Hubbard’s bachelor party would be at a swanky white-tablecloth restaurant and everyone would be cleaned up and in suits and ties, sipping on vodka martinis and taking in a show. Hubbard’s bachelor party sounds like it was exactly what... Read more »


Inside Carrie Underwood’s Idol Heaven

Monday (May 25) was a big day for Carrie Underwood. It was Memorial Day, obviously. So she tweeted out her gratitude to everyone who has served our nation. “I hope you all are enjoying #MemorialDay. I am so thankful for those who have sacrificed their lives to keep us safe & free. #GodBlesstheUSA,” she wrote.... Read more »


Jason Aldean Shares the Screen in New Music Video

Jason Aldean says he’s “almost like a secondary person in the video” for his current single, “Tonight Looks Good on You,” and that’s fine with him. The sultry video premiered this past weekend on CMT Hot 20 Countdown, and Aldean offered a behind-the-scenes look at the video shoot. “This is kinda one of those things... Read more »


CMT Next Women of Country Sets CMA Music Festival Performance

CMT Next Women of Country artists Kelsea Ballerini, Danielle Bradbery, Cam, Angaleena Presley and RaeLynn will perform and sign autographs during the upcoming CMA Music Festival in Nashville. Taking place June 11 at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, the noon performance will be hosted by CMT senior vice president of music strategy... Read more »


Indiana Man Killed Following Trace Adkins Concert

A 42-year-old man has been arrested on murder charges after driving his SUV through a crowd following Trace Adkins’ Saturday night (May 23) concert during an ATV festival in Huntsville, Tennessee. Adkins had completed his performance at the Full Throttle festival when Billy Jason Carson was allegedly intoxicated and started a fight in the concert... Read more »


Luke Bryan: First Song From the Piano Bench

Now that the Luke Bryan: Dirt Road Diary exhibit is open at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville you can see everything that made Bryan who he is today. Or everything his mom could dig up that made him who he is today, from his second grade jean jacket to his... Read more »


Darius Rucker Brings New Favorites to Southern Style Tour

Sure, we’re all loving and listening to Darius Rucker’s latest album Southern Style these days, but who is he digging, musically speaking? He says three rising artists have his ears, First up? The Brothers Osborne. “Their harmonies, man, it just kills me when brothers can sing like that, you know?” he says of the sibling... Read more »


Memorial Day: A Country Playlist

Country music’s history of honoring those who serve in the armed forces dates back to Ernest Tubb‘s “Soldier’s Last Letter,” which spent four weeks at the top of the country chart in 1944. Those brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation have remained on the minds of country artists throughout... Read more »


Tyler Farr Has No. 1 Single With “A Guy Walks Into a Bar”

Tyler Farr trots into the winner’s circle on Billboard’s country airplay chart this week with “A Guy Walks Into a Bar.” It’s been a long haul. The song began its upward journey 42 weeks ago. And for the third straight week, the Zac Brown Band’s Jekyll + Hyde is country music’s bestselling album. The highest... Read more »


Jason Aldean’s New Video Takes Him Back to Clock-Punching Days

Jason Aldean used to be a soft drink delivery guy. Let that image sink in a little before you hear this. His new video for his sexy new single, “Tonight Looks Good on You,” premieres Saturday (May 23) on CMT Hot 20 Countdown. In it, Aldean plays a part — not a starring part, just... Read more »


Why Brad Paisley Fears Blake Shelton’s Phone Call

This weekend on an all-new CMT Hot 20 Countdown, we’re in Atlanta for the inaugural Shaky Boots music festival! We’ve got hot performances and interviews with Brad Paisley, Kip Moore, The Band Perry, Justin Moore, Sara Evans and more. And we have the exclusive world premiere of Jason Aldean’s brand new video, “Tonight Looks Good... Read more »


Luke Bryan Overwhelmed by Hall of Fame Exhibit

From his grade school backpack to his first guitar and a lengthy list of accolades and awards, fans anxious for a glimpse into the life of superstar Luke Bryan don’t have to look any farther than his new Dirt Road Diary exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville. “It’s an... Read more »


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