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CMT PREMIERE: Cameron Hawthorn’s “Love at First Sight” Is An Inspirational, Visionary Creation

Embedded from www.youtube.com. “Music videos are a chance for me to tell more of the story of the song. So while I always strive for my music to be universal, I’ve been letting more of my personal story play a part in the videos,” says Cameron Hawthorn to CMT about the video for his latest... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Reba McEntire Talks How Her Career Rebounded After Divorce

Apple’s Apple Fitness+ Time to Walk experience continues its connection to country music icons with their latest app broadcast featuring the legendary Reba McEntire. Of the many topics she discusses, the most notable is detailing how she took charge of her business and career direction following her 2015 divorce from Narvel Blackstock. “There were four... Read more » ... Continue Reading

2021 CMT Artists Of The Year Honoree: Kane Brown

In a July Pollstar interview, Kane Brown summarized the inclusive allure of the unique universal appeal that has led him to be honored as one of CMT’s 2021 Artists of the Year. “I’ve got people who like all kinds of music and say, ’I don’t like country music, but I like you.’ There are country... Read more » ... Continue Reading

The Roundup: New Music From Blake Shelton, Tyler Childers, Dylan Scott, And More

This week, CMT’s’ Weekly Roundup of new hits features a series of familiar favorites back in time for fall with eagerly anticipated new tunes. Click here to take a listen to the following tunes. Embedded from www.youtube.com. Blake Shelton – Come Back As A Country Boy Blake Shelton is particularly excited about “Come Back As... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Lily Rose’s ‘Stronger Than I Am’ EP Highlights Her “Leveling Up” Into Country Stardom

Lily Rose taking over a decade to become an “overnight” success via the digital viral success of her single “Villain,” is only scratching the surface of her story. Because her rise took ten-plus years, it also — upon taking with her — highlights something else: she’s had a decade to study precisely how, if given... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Hannah Ellis “Us” Passionately Celebrates Love And Togetherness

Embedded from www.youtube.com. In May, Hannah Ellis and Nick Wayne were famously married at Reba McEntire’s former home, the Estate at Cherokee Dock, in Lebanon, Tennessee. Thus, her new video for “Us,” in that it, according to the vocalist, “captures the essence of that someone that we feel like we can always be ourselves with,”... Read more » ... Continue Reading

CMT and Bluebird Café Partner For 22nd Annual NSAI Song Contest

The Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) and presenting sponsors The Bluebird Cafe and CMT have announced that the 22nd Annual NSAI Song Contest will begin on October 1, 2021, at noon Central. Songwriters of all genres worldwide are encouraged to submit their songs and/or lyrics for a chance to win up to $5,000 cash, a... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Randy Travis To Recieve “Artist Of A Lifetime” Honor At CMT’s “Artists Of The Year” Event

On October 13, at CMT’s annual “Artists of the Year” event, music legend Randy Travis will be honored with the “Artist of a Lifetime” award presented by The Ram Truck Brand. The celebration will air LIVE from Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center at 9p/8c on CMT. Travis is one of the biggest multi-genre record sellers of... Read more » ... Continue Reading

CMT Premiere: Jessie James Decker’s “Not In Love With You” Addresses The Vulnerability Heartbreak Brings

Embedded from www.youtube.com. A stated desire to “[address] the vulnerability of being somewhere in the middle of being heartbroken while also not being in love with someone anymore” led Jessie James Decker to have directors Kevin + King dive into water themes for her latest, CMT-premiered video for new single “Not In Love With You.”... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Pistol Annies Announce A Christmas Album, “Hell Of A Holiday,” Out On October 22

Pistol Annies — the trio of Miranda Lambert, Angaleena Presley, and Ashley Monroe — have announced they are coming together for Hell Of A Holiday, a Christmas album due on October 22. A recent social media post by the trio stated, “It’s gonna be a Hell of a Holiday y’all! Our first Christmas album will... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Kane Brown’s Next Release Is H.E.R. Duet “Blessed & Free”

On September 30, Kane Brown will follow the success of his August-released single “One Mississippi” with a superstar duet with an unexpected country-adjacent performer: Grammy and Oscar-winning R&B artist, H.E.R.. Entitled “Blessed & Free,” the song has roots in 2020 but has been previewed with video and audio clips via Brown’s Instagram. View this post... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Alan Jackson Reveals He’s Suffering From Hereditary Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disorder

Recently, country music superstar Alan Jackson has revealed he is living with Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disorder, a degenerative nerve condition impacting his ability to tour and perform. “I’ve been reluctant to talk about this publicly and to my fans, but I have this neuropathy – a neurological disease that’s genetic that I inherited from my daddy,” Jackson... Read more » ... Continue Reading

2021 CMT Artists Of The Year Honoree: Kelsea Ballerini

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Kelsea Ballerini was a country star surging towards more significant mainstream acclaim. However, blending intelligent strategy with capitalizing on a hyper-engaged social media following of nearly five million fans between Instagram, Tik Tok, and Twitter led to her continuing her rise to greater success amid the pandemic. Ultimately, she was able... Read more » ... Continue Reading

CMT Rewind: Willie Nelson Hits The Top Of The Country Charts With “If You’ve Got the Money I’ve Got the Time”

By 1976, Willie Nelson was already an icon. However, he arguably had yet to truly discover himself as an artist capable of crafting a legacy. Nineteen albums into his career, he’d finally found success at Columbia Records by merging his Austin, Texas-honed outlaw ways with a songwriting pen that just fifteen years prior had written... Read more » ... Continue Reading

CMT Premiere: Trace Adkins, Luke Bryan, And Pitbull Join Forces For Party Anthem “Where The Country Girls At”

Embedded from www.youtube.com. Today, CMT premieres the video for Trace Adkins’ pairing with Luke Bryan and Pitbull for the single “Where The Country Girls At.” The track is from his 25th-anniversary album The Way I Wanna Go. The video, directed by David Rousseau, highlights pretty much everything one would expect from lyrics highlighting what happens... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Jason Aldean Announces ‘Macon, Georgia’, His 10th Studio Album

If you’re captivated by “If I Didn’t Love You,” veteran country crooner Jason Aldean’s latest duet with Carrie Underwood, you’re not going to have to wait for long for much more new material from the Georgia-born star. He’s recently announced that on November 12, fans will have access to nine more new tracks and five... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Country Girls Can Go Pop, According To A Viral Tik Tok Meme

For the past half-century, country music fans have always called into question when their favorite stars — especially female performers — err in the direction of less twang and more pop-aimed sounds and styles in their music. Now, thanks to a new Tik Tok meme inspired by Lukas Graham’s single “Mama Said,” Dolly Parton, Shania... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Maren Morris Ends “‘GIRL’ Chapter,” Promises New Music Soon

Fans of Maren Morris should be excited, given some recent news from her social media feed. It appears that she’s preparing to release a new full-length project — the follow-up to GIRL, her gold-selling, CMA Album of the Year, 2019 album featuring Billboard chart-topping mega-hit “The Bones” — possibly even relatively soon. End of an... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Pryor & Lee’s “Right Now” Is A Good Time With “Good Friends, A Big Fire, And A Bigger Field”

Embedded from embed.vevo.com. From The Voice roommates to country stages nationwide, Pryor & Lee — the pairing of Pryor Baird and Kaleb Lee — continue their surge to acclaim with their latest video for “Right Now.” “The video brings to life the party happening ’Right Now,’ wherever you are! It brings to life the happiness... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Ashley McBryde Shares Details of Accident That Landed Her in Emergency Room

Country singer Ashley McBryde has announced the postponement of September 25 & 26 shows in Portland and Seattle. The news comes on the heels of a social media post dated September 22 which shared that McBryde, while “enjoying her time in the beautiful state of Montana […] had an accident while riding a horse.” The... Read more » ... Continue Reading