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Watch What Happens When Chris Tomlin Crashes a Florida Georgia Line Party

Fri, 11/15/2019 - 11:47
It’s one thing to collaborate. But when two artists start popping up at each other’s shows, you have to wonder if something more is in store. Or not. Either way, seeing Chris Tomlin and Florida Georgia Line together is next-level cool, for Tomlin’s fans and Florida Georgia Line’s fans. View this post on Instagram A... Read more »
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“We’re Naturally Becoming Parents,” Kane Brown’s Wife Says

Fri, 11/15/2019 - 09:38
View this post on Instagram angel baby, I am forever changed A post shared by katelyn rose brown ☾ (@katelynbrown) on Nov 2, 2019 at 8:15am PDT “Angel baby, I am forever changed.” That’s what Kane Brown’s wife Katelyn recently told her baby girl Kingsley Rose via an Instagram post. And in a rare interview,... Read more »
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BACKSTAGE AND UPFRONT: Garth Brooks

Fri, 11/15/2019 - 09:10
Just how important is the CMA Award for entertainer of the year anyway? Here’s what it means to Garth Brooks. “If Keith Urban’s name is on an award, it’s one you want,” Brooks said backstage after he picked up the coveted grand prize on Wednesday night (Nov. 13). “It’s one that’s cool to have.” He... Read more »
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Women in Country, From a Record Label’s Perspective

Fri, 11/15/2019 - 08:38
In the midst of a CMT celebration inducting the 2020 Class of Next Women on Country, five of Nashville’s top label executives were given the platform to talk about getting females back onto country radio. They were introduced by CMT’s Leslie Fram and country icon Martina McBride. Speaking from the Country Music Hall of Fame... Read more »
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Maren Morris’ “GIRL” Became a Bigger Message Than She Intended

Fri, 11/15/2019 - 07:00
Maren Morris claimed a CMA Award this year for her exceptional album, GIRL. Backstage in the press room, she responded to questions from the media about her accomplishment. When you were writing GIRL, did you write it with a sense of, “I want this to be about empowerment”? Not really. “GIRL” was the last song... Read more »
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Why the Son of a Backstreet Boy Called on 615 for 770-Country

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 16:22
Baylee Littrell, the 16-year-old son of the Backstreet Boys’ Brian Littrell, has had a hat hanging in his bedroom in Alpharetta, Georgia for the past two years. And it belongs to Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley. On the eve of his debut country album release, 770-Country, Littrell told me why that hat was kind of... Read more »
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BACKSTAGE AND UPFRONT: Luke Combs

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 10:51
Technically, Luke Combs didn’t win the CMA Award for entertainer of the year on Wednesday night (Nov. 13), and yet, he was still winning. Because as Garth Brooks accepted that particular trophy, he said that the award had Combs’ name on it down the road. And to Combs, that alone felt like a win. “I... Read more »
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BACKSTAGE AND UPFRONT: Blake Shelton

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 09:23
After Blake Shelton picked up his CMA Award for single of the year, he headed backstage to bask in the glory of “God’s Country.” And the first thing he talked about was the message of the song, written by Hardy, Devin Dawson and Jordan Schmidt. “You know, kind of where we are right now and... Read more »
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Ashley McBryde Can Find a Way to Entertain You

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 09:09
Ashley McBryde visits the press room after winning a CMA Awards for best new aritst.
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Avenue Beat Has Your Back on “Be a Bro”

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 23:01
Check out Avenue Beat's brand new video, "Be a Bro."
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CMA AWARDS: Garth Brooks Wins Entertainer of the Year

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 22:13
At the end of the three-hour broadcast of the CMA Awards on Wednesday night (Nov. 13), it was finally time to reveal the coveted grand prize of the night, the CMA Award for entertainer of the year. And this year, it went to Garth Brooks, who was vying for the title along with nominees Eric... Read more »
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CMA Awards 2019: Red Carpet Arrivals

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 16:58
See photos of red carpet arrivals at the 2019 CMA Awards
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Nashville Squares Sneak Peek: It Ain’t Over Till the [Small] Lady Sings

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 12:58
On the next episode of 'Nashville Squares,' Bob Saget will introduce an opera singer to sing a country classic — check out the sneak peek for some hilarious crossover magic.
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Dwight Yoakam Receives BMI President’s Award

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 10:34
Despite the onset of bone-chilling cold, BMI soldiered on with its awards ceremonies Tuesday night (Nov. 12), during which country traditionalist Dwight Yoakam was honored with the President’s Award and “Rocky Top,” the bluegrass classic, was cited with the newly inaugurated Evergreen Award. The temperature, which had dropped into the mid-teens by showtime, was particularly... Read more »
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Miranda Lambert Is Reaching Goals She Set as a Little Girl

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 10:14
When Miranda Lambert was backstage rehearsing for Wednesday night’s CMA Awards (Nov. 13), she stopped to answer a few questions about what the show really means to her. Not just the awards themselves, but the whole night. “I love being part of the CMAs. It’s like a reunion, kind of,” Lambert said, “and it feels... Read more »
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“Country Music Raised Me”: Brandi Carlile Accepts CMT Impact Award

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 09:37
Brandi Carlile picked up the Next Women of Country Impact Award at the Next Women of Country Class of 2020 Reveal on Tuesday morning, then used her moment with the microphone to the invitation-only crowd, packed with young and eager talent. “What an incredible honor. I’ve never received anything like this in my life and... Read more »
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CMA AWARDS: The Ongoing List of Winners

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 09:36
The winners are in at the 53rd Annual CMA Awards. Well, a few of them anyway. Before the broadcast of the awards show on Wednesday night (Nov. 13), the Country Music Association announced the early wins in a handful of categories. NOTE: This story will be updated as winners are announced in every category. Winners... Read more »
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CMT Next Up Now, Volume 12

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 06:00
Next Up Now brings together a variety of country music videos each week. Check out these artists and find out who their influences are — directly from the musicians themselves. Then come back each week to discover who you should be listening to next. Haley Mae Campbell, “Ghost Stories” Embedded from www.youtube.com. Writers: Haley Mae... Read more »
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How Country Music Became a Voice for the Veterans

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 15:27
Darius Rucker was right. Just saying “thank you” is not enough. But this Veterans Day, there’s a glimmer of hope that with almost all of country music coming out to say it together on social media, the veterans who served our country felt the gratitude in that magnitude on Monday (Nov. 11). Luke Combs, for... Read more »
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Miranda Lambert Wins the Hand With Wildcard

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 14:24
It’s a Lucky 7 for Miranda Lambert as Wildcard becomes her seventh consecutive album to debut at No. 1 on Billboard’s top country albums chart — and just a day after her 36th birthday. She’s already won seven CMA female vocalist of the year awards and is up for her eighth on Wednesday (Nov. 13).... Wildcard">Read more »
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