Although it may seem cliché to write music about being a musician, some of the very best songs to come out of country music over the years have been about that very topic. Whether artists are writing from the road, shining a light on the harsher realities of the music business or paying homage to the music
During an October 2020 episode of her Living & Learning With Reba McEntire podcast, Reba McEntire shared a big piece of news: She’s found love with her new boyfriend Rex Linn, the former CSI: Miami star who’s also guest-starred in 13 episodes of the Big Bang Theory spinoff Young Sheldon. It makes sense that some fans would assumed the pair met
Thomas Rhett‘s “What’s Your Country Song” includes references to no less than 16 country hits: Songs by everyone from Hank Williams to Jake Owen and Ricky Skaggs to Garth Brooks create a nostalgic list of questions about a beloved’s life. Rhett first shared a snippet of “What’s Your Country Song” via Instagram in April of 2020, while quarantining during the early
The idea of Dolly Parton posing for Playboy magazine again seems to be one step closer to fruition. Back in March, Parton told 60 Minutes Australia that she might be interested in recreating her iconic 1978 Playboy cover in January, to mark her milestone 75th birthday. That idea seems to be more than just a flash in the
Last summer, Chris Stapleton wrote and recorded a song with rocker John Mayer, but it’s since vanished. The “Starting Over” singer explained why. Fans called it “I Just Remembered That I Didn’t Care,” even though neither performer gave it a name upon taking the stage in Nashville in August of 2019 to perform the song.
Will Ticketmaster require future concertgoers to have documentation of a COVID-19 vaccination or proof of a recent negative test to enter a live show? Reports suggesting as much made headlines recently, when Billboard revealed news about the ticketing giant’s plans for in-person concerts in a post-pandemic world. One idea floated for when live events come back is for all
In September, Chris Stapleton voiced his support for the Blacks Live Matter movement during an interview on CBS This Morning, explaining that as long-standing racial tensions were coming to the surface in 2020, he felt it was his job, as a white man, to pay attention to the experiences of others. “Do I think Black lives matter? Absolutely …
Carrie Underwood has shared more details of her Christmas special on HBO Max. The singer is set to perform traditional holiday songs and music from her new My Gift album with help from John Legend and her son Isaiah. Isaiah appears on Underwood’s studio version of “Little Drummer Boy,” and the My Gift: A Christmas
The possibility of a full-scale return of live music in 2021 is still a big ol’ question mark, thanks to the novel coronavirus pandemic, but that hasn’t stopped artists and fans from starting to fill their calendars with plans for festivals in the new year. The already-announced events promise both fun and safe ways to see
Rascal Flatts singer Gary LeVox has been hinting for a while now that he’s thinking about dropping a solo country album. On Friday (Nov. 13), he kicked off that new chapter with the release of a holiday original, “Christmas Will Be Different This Year.” LeVox penned his forlorn new tune with Natalie Hemby and composer Stephan Moccio,
When you hear the word ‘Country’, sometimes, it just doesn’t ring a bell anymore. Some would say that it’s a one-of-a-kind music genre while others think would think of the southern state populated by lovers of rodeo riding and football. But when you’re asked ‘What’s Your Country Song?’ you definitely have a list to tell.
Here’s Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood with their iconic 2017 CMT Music Awards performance. Tune in tomorrow at 8/7c to watch all of the live performances at the 2019 CMT Music Awards! SUBSCRIBE now for more CMT: https://bit.ly/2EUv0Nc For updates on all things country, follow CMT! CMT News & More: http://www.cmt.com CMT on FB: https://www.facebook.com/cmt
A timeless #CMTCrossroads episode featuring Martina McBride and Pat Benatar. Here they are belting out “Independence Day” ? #PatBenatar #MartinaMcBride #CMT #Crossroads SUBSCRIBE now for more CMT Crossroads: https://bit.ly/2KPSNQD For updates on all things country, follow CMT! Crossroads on CMT: http://www.cmt.com/shows/cmt-crossroads CMT on FB: https://www.facebook.com/CMTCrossroads/ CMT on Twitter: https://twitter.com/cmt CMT on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cmt/ Great music
American Idol winner Laine Hardy is part of a multi-artist live concert called Friendsgiving that’s set to take place at the Ryman Auditorium on Wednesday (Nov. 18). The “Tiny Town” singer joins Matt Stell, Riley Green, Laci Kaye Booth and more for a concert that will also be livestreamed. A limited, socially distanced live audience will
The Voice showrunners wanted Reba McEntire in the coaching spot that went to Blake Shelton, but she turned down the offer. McEntire told the TV singing competition, “No, thanks,” back before it premiered in 2011. Country music fans are likely already familiar with the tale of McEntire’s could-have-been role on The Voice, which Shelton first shared in 2019. But why did the “Fancy” singer
Kalie Shorr lays all of her insecurities and imperfections bare on “Lying to Myself,” an unflinchingly honest new single that the singer wrote after a failed relationship that took place in Los Angeles, Calif., late in 2019. “Am I out of my mind? Was this all in my head? / Am I making it up?
Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Little Big Town, Kelsea Ballerini and Tim McGraw will all perform on this year’s CMA Country Christmas television special, the Country Music Association announced on Monday (Nov. 16). Thomas Rhett, who will be hosting the show with his wife, Lauren Akins, is also planning to sing during the holiday event. Darius Rucker, too,
Award-winning songwriter Luke Dick teams up with Dierks Bentley on “Blazer,” the newest release to come off of Dick’s upcoming project, Music From the Documentary Red Dog. “Blazer” is a groovy earworm dedicated to living a road-dog life that never goes out of style — just like an old-fashioned Chevrolet Blazer truck. Bentley and Dick trade
Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood have announced a new television special to celebrate Christmas 2020, Garth & Trisha Live! A Holiday Concert Event. Set to air on CBS, the program follows the successful Garth and Trisha: Live By Request! special that premiered on the same network in April. This time around, however, the superstar country
Vince Gill gets the chance to show off exactly what he brings to the table as a member of the Eagles in a killer version of “Seven Bridges Road” from the iconic group’s new live album. Gill joins classic-era members Don Henley, Timothy B. Schmit and Joe Walsh, along with Glenn Frey‘s son Deacon and guitarist Steuart