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  • Eli Young Band Comes Full Circle With Fingerprints
    Tuesday, April 25, 2017 5:07 PM
    On the surface, there’s some basic math behind Eli Young Band. They’re four guys — Mike Eli, James Young, Chris Thompson and Jon Jones. They’ve been in a band since 2000. So that’s 17 years of making music together, and there are four kids among them. “There’s eight children total, counting us,” Thompson joked during... Read more »
  • Sam Hunt Takes Airplay Crown With“Body Like a Back Road”
    Tuesday, April 25, 2017 4:56 PM
    Will someone please trot over to Music Row and wake up the record labels? They seem to be dozing this week. Where’s that torrent of new albums and songs we’ve come to expect in the spring — the ones propelled into prominence by the Grammy and Academy of Country Music awards shows?Drat! First, though,... Read more »
  • Dylan Scott:“Nothing Is an Overnight Success”
    Tuesday, April 25, 2017 3:02 PM
    There were only so many professions available growing up in the small Louisiana community that raised rising artist Dylan Scott. His hometown is Beekman, Louisiana, a 15-minute drive north from the nearest small town, Bastrop. For years, the area’s primary employer was International Paper until the company closed its local mill in 2008. Folks driving... Read more »
  • Brad Paisley Makes Nostalgia New Again
    Tuesday, April 25, 2017 12:46 PM
    Life is full of lasts. That’s what I’ve been thinking almost every day, as my last child is spending her last days in high school. And just when I think I might be able to keep my tears at bay, Brad Paisley releases a song that makes it all so much more bittersweet. In his... Read more »
  • Hunter Hayes:“Art’s Not Easy to Find”
    Tuesday, April 25, 2017 12:21 PM
    Hunter Hayes at 25 might not sound exactly like Hunter Hayes at 18. And he’s more than cool with that. “I feel like I went through a big change going from 18 to 25. I went through a lot of figuring it out, and the music was driven by that,” Hayes told Billboard. “This record... Read more »
  • Is Blake Shelton a Shania Twain Superfan?
    Tuesday, April 25, 2017 10:11 AM
    As the coach to the coaches on The Voice this week, Shania Twain talked to Entertainment Tonight about meeting Blake Shelton for the first time during the show’s tapings. “He is just really sweet and kind. He was very nurturing and caring and welcoming to me. A true gentleman,” Twain said, adding that Shelton told... Read more »
  • Kelsea Ballerini vs. Thomas Rhett
    Monday, April 24, 2017 5:38 PM
    I get that boxing is a solid workout. And I get that workouts are important when you’re out on tour. But, still, I just cannot wrap my head around the concept of Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini boxing. Do they just bob and weave? Are they perfecting their footwork? Did they buy their own boxing... Read more »
  • Brothers Osborne Hit the Beach for New Album
    Monday, April 24, 2017 4:30 PM
    Poor John and TJ Osborne. The ACM and CMA-winning vocal duo of the year Brothers Osborne has had to endure the most dreadful conditions as they record their next album. Just kidding. They were in paradise. The siblings hit the Gulf of Mexico to work on brand new music, and with those two, you know... Read more »
  • Brad Paisley, Bill Anderson, John Fogerty and Timbaland Live on Lower Broadway
    Monday, April 24, 2017 12:08 PM
    “There are 500 bands covering John Fogerty songs tonight, but we’re the only one doing it with John Fogerty.” That’s what Brad Paisley said according to Nashville’s Tennessean while playing next to Fogerty live at Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge on Sunday (April 23) night. Paisley, Fogerty, Bill Anderson and Timbaland were performing at the famous Lower... Read more »
  • Last Weekend’s Greatest Hits
    Monday, April 24, 2017 8:03 AM
    What a weekend, right? If you weren’t able to scroll through the country artists’ social feeds, this is what was going on in Nashville and on the road. Carrie Underwood caught up on some binge watching, Dierks Bentley finally put a cowboy hat on, Lee Brice‘s wife Sara and their sons surprised him live onstage... Read more »
  • Thomas Rhett’s Home Team Tour Comes Home
    Saturday, April 22, 2017 4:41 PM
    Night two of Thomas Rhett‘s Home Team Tour at Nashville’s Ascend Amphitheater on Friday (April 21) was “24K Magic.” Rhett’s live version of the Bruno Mars hit was so explosive, even a Nashville Metro Police officer directing traffic outside the venue was caught dancing and singing along. Rhett’s cover capped nearly four hours of live... Read more »
  • See Charlie Worsham Tell His Truth in“Cut Your Groove”
    Saturday, April 22, 2017 2:36 PM
    If ever there was a champion for truth in life and music, it would hands-down be Charlie Worsham. After releasing his debut album in 2013, Worsham admittedly had fallen out of love with music and lost his way a bit. Quality time spent honestly reflecting and consistently journaling led him to rediscover his musical purpose:... Read more »
  • Matthew McConaughey Sings With Jack Ingram, Kris Kristofferson, Little Big Town
    Saturday, April 22, 2017 12:35 PM
    All right. All right. All right. Matthew McConaughey won the unofficial award for best Friday night (April 21) in Austin when he sang with Jack Ingram, Kris Kristofferson, Little Big Town and hit-maker Jon Randall. The concert moment happened live at the ACL Moody Theatre during the Jack & Friends guitar pull, closing the fifth... Read more »
  • Brad Paisley Hints of More Songs With Mick Jagger
    Friday, April 21, 2017 4:32 PM
    When Mick Jagger flies into Nashville to record, Brad Paisley says the pressure to not blow the opportunity is massive. “You don’t want to be like, ‘Well, we didn’t get anything,'” Paisley tells Katie Cook on an all-new CMT Hot 20 Countdown airing Saturday (April 22) and Sunday (April 23) at 9 a.m. ET. Paisley... Read more »
  • Brandy Clark and Charlie Worsham Share Common History
    Friday, April 21, 2017 4:14 PM
    Those who catch Brandy Clark and Charlie Worsham on their spring tour will get more than just one incredible night of live music. Together, the two artists have more than three decades of experience working in Nashville’s music scene and they’ve always led musical lives. Washington state native Clark moved to Nashville to pursue music... Read more »
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