Listen Live

Country Music Headlines From CMT

CMT
  • Kelsea Ballerini and Her New Groove
    Tuesday, November 21, 2017 9:51 AM
    Sometimes, I judge a song by its title. Other times, it takes a line or two for me to realize if I will love or hate a song. And that’s how I feel about Kelsea Ballerini‘s “In Between.” It’s one of the first cuts I fell for off her new album Unapologetically. Because, lyrics. I’m... Read more »
  • Cam Introduces World to“Diane”
    Tuesday, November 21, 2017 9:08 AM
    Thanksgiving is going to lean a little more country this year, when Cam takes part in the 91st annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day on Thursday (Nov. 23). But she’s not just rolling down the streets of Manhattan, she is actually performing her brand new single “Diane.” “How amazing to be coming in on Thanksgiving when people... Read more »
  • Kesha and Old Crow Medicine Show Set for CMT Crossroads
    Monday, November 20, 2017 10:00 AM
    It will be a totally original Nashville night when Kesha shares the stage with Old Crow Medicine Show live on an all-new CMT Crossroads. Both the pop superstar and the Grammy-winning acoustic Americana band call Music City home, and the concert experience will be filmed in the Tennessee capital. The hour-long concert special will premiere... Read more »
  • 2017 American Music Awards: Keith Urban Has Some Backseat Gratitude
    Monday, November 20, 2017 9:30 AM
    When you take the stage to accept any honor, you might not have enough time to thank everyone on your mind. So what Keith Urban did after Sunday night’s (Nov. 19) 2017 American Music Awards — where he took home awards for favorite male artists — country, favorite album-country forRipcord, and favorite song-country for... Read more »
  • Little Big Town Play Brentwood Benefit
    Monday, November 20, 2017 9:17 AM
    This is the life. Going to an intimate Little Big Town concert, being greeted with trays of champagne, and knowing the whole night that you’re a part of something even greater. That was the scene on Thursday evening (Nov. 16) at the Nashville estate of celebrated jewelry designer Johnathon Arndt and his husband, Newman. The... Read more »
  • Last Weekend’s Greatest Hits
    Monday, November 20, 2017 9:13 AM
    Sometimes, the best part of my weekend is just virtually following the country stars all over. With a little help from social media. This last weekend, I got to see exactly what they were up to. Like the way Maren Morris was digging the British singalong on her most profane song. And Kacey Musgravesadmitted... Read more »
  • Country Stars Mourn Mel Tillis
    Monday, November 20, 2017 9:06 AM
    Even though country legend Mel Tillis had his heyday a few decades ago — from the late ’60s to the early ’80s — he made an indelible mark on the country singers and songwriters who followed his lead. And after the news of his death at age 85 spread on Sunday morning (Nov. 19), the... Read more »
  • Mel Tillis Dies at Age 85
    Sunday, November 19, 2017 10:56 AM
    Country Music Hall of Fame member Mel Tillis died on Sunday (Nov. 19) at the Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala, Florida. He was 85. The suspected cause of death is respiratory failure, according to his publicist, Don Murry Grubbs. Despite his many distinctions as a performer, songwriter, actor and music publisher, Tillis was most... Read more »
  • Hear Kelleigh Bannen’s Soulful“O Holy Night”and“Deck the Halls”
    Friday, November 17, 2017 12:28 PM
    On Thursday (Nov. 16), Kelleigh Bannen, one of CMT’s Next Women of Country, showed she is one of country music’s greatest storytellers to emerge from Nashville within the last decade. And she did it in less than a minute. To plug her new soulful versions of “O Holy Night” and “Deck the Halls,” Bannen parodied... Read more »
  • The Inspiration Behind Taylor Swift’s“New Year’s Day”
    Thursday, November 16, 2017 4:05 PM
    Last week, she won the CMA song of the year as the sole writer behind Little Big Town’s No. 1 hit “Better Man.” But “New Year’s Day” marks Taylor Swift‘s official return to country radio. Her label Big Machine Records sent the song to country radio programmers nationwide on Wednesday night (Nov. 15). Co-written with... Read more »
  • Eddie Montgomery Will Continue Montgomery Gentry
    Thursday, November 16, 2017 2:45 PM
    In music, artists are on a constant search to find their forever creative partners. Mick Jagger has Keith Richards. Jimmy Page has Robert Plant. Paul McCartney had John Lennon. In country music, Montgomery Gentry‘s Eddie Montgomery had Troy Gentry. In a new interview with People, Montgomery said he lost a piece of his soul when... Read more »
  • With Blake Shelton, Christmas Is Always Merry
    Thursday, November 16, 2017 11:55 AM
    One Christmas in Oklahoma, then another Christmas in California. That definitely sounds like twice as much fun, if you love the holidays as much as Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani do. Stefani told Extra that that’s their plan for this Christmas season so that they don’t have to be apart when it matters most. “We... Read more »
  • How Darius Rucker Felt About“Hold My Hand”
    Thursday, November 16, 2017 11:39 AM
    When the Country Music Association called Darius Rucker and asked if he’d help open the Nov. 8 Awards show with his 1994 hit song “Hold My Hand,” he said he was shocked. “For the song that (Hootie & the Blowfish) played in clubs for years and years to be opening the CMAs — with a... Read more »
  • PHOTOS: Tour Faith Hill and Tim McGraw’s New Exhibit
    Thursday, November 16, 2017 11:21 AM
    Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum hosted a private preview of the new exhibit Faith Hill & Tim McGraw: Mississippi Woman, Louisiana Man on Wednesday (Nov. 15). In their opening remarks (which lasted 12 minutes), the country power couple wanted to thank every soul that has ever been part of their respective careers.... Read more »
  • What Garth Brooks’Book Taught Me
    Thursday, November 16, 2017 10:37 AM
    Garth Brooks’ new book The Anthology: Part 1 starts 32 years ago. His first chapter is titled “Late Summer, 1985,” and it begins with Brooks’ pre-Nashville days. His band at the time — a cover band that played all over Oklahoma — was called Santa Fe. But a couple years later, he packed up his... Read more »
Suncrest Home Health
John Roberts ToyotaFoster & Foster Realty and AuctionHigh Funeral HomeCiphertek SystemsRoberts NissanCiphertek Systems, LLC


PEG Broadcasting

Drive @ Five

Right after the news at 5:00, Duke Rice kicks off the Drive @ 5, playing the 5 most requested songs of the day and giving you the chance to win if you can tell him what they were!

Vote Now

105.3 WOW COUNTRY Poll

What are you Thankful for?






Vote Now!

View Results

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Nashville

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Nashville

Honor Thy Music