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  • Trace Adkins:“Music Will Still Do That to Me”
    Saturday, March 25, 2017 2:48 PM
    If there is one artist who is not afraid to speak the truth, it’s Trace Adkins. He gets real about the past, present and his inner demons in his deeply nostalgic and honest new single “Watered Down,” a song about growing older and wiser, all while still retaining a spark of youth. That fire never... Read more »
  • A Spring Wedding Is Sam Hunt’s No. 1 Priority
    Friday, March 24, 2017 3:48 PM
    Sam Hunt felt right at home when CMT Hot 20 Countdown caught up with him at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. That night, Hunt’s headlining set at the NRG Stadium attracted 70,263 fans — a far cry from the smaller outdoor stage he first played at the Houston Rodeo three years ago. But that... Read more »
  • Which Nashville Season 5 Song Should You Listen To Right Now?
    Friday, March 24, 2017 1:44 PM
  • Why RaeLynn Is OK with Husband’s Decision
    Friday, March 24, 2017 1:16 PM
    RaeLynn might be a little bummed that her brand new husband Josh Davis isn’t home. But then she remembers why, and everything is fine. “How can you get upset at something that’s so honorable? Serving your country is the most selfless, amazing thing you could ever do,” she told CMT.com of Davis’ decision to enlist... Read more »
  • Darius Rucker Takes Over CMT
    Friday, March 24, 2017 1:00 PM
    If you’re a Darius Rucker fan, then CMT is the place you need to be. Starting this Thursday (March 23), the “Wagon Wheel” singer will be taking over the airwaves. First, you can spot him crooning in black and white stripes while portraying Johnny Bragg of the The Prisonaires on the new episode of Sun... Read more »
  • See John Mellencamp and Darius Rucker Rock“Pink Houses”
    Friday, March 24, 2017 12:45 PM
    In case you haven’t heard, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member John Mellencamp and Darius Rucker recently taped a CMT Crossroads special together and, yes, the pairing was pretty much perfect. We have a sneak peek of them performing one of Mellencamp’s classic hits, “Pink Houses.” Rucker nails his part on the politically-charged, patriotic... Read more »
  • Who Will Follow in Kris Kristofferson’s Footsteps?
    Friday, March 24, 2017 12:30 PM
    Editor’s note: Kris Kristofferson will perform on CMT’s all-star concert special Outlaw: Celebrating the Music of Waylon Jennings, airing April 7 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Can you picture Luke Bryan on stage in 2056? Is it possible that Miranda Lambert will sell out shows in 2063? Could Sam Hunt still be performing in 2064? After... Read more »
  • Soul Assembly: A Musical Fellowship That Can’t Be Repeated
    Friday, March 24, 2017 7:00 AM
    Marc Broussard, Luther Dickinson, JJ Grey and Anders Osborne each front raucous rock ‘n’ roll bands, but when the four musicians tour as Soul Assembly, their American Southern roots take center stage. The tour debuted in 2014 and returned in 2017 for a rare month-long trek that wraps Sunday (March 26) in Indianapolis. “JJ’s team... Read more »
  • Faith Hill and Tim McGraw Call New Song Lesson for Young Men
    Thursday, March 23, 2017 3:50 PM
    By Thursday evening (March 23), everyone will know what Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s brand new song “Speak To A Girl” is all about. But until then, here is what I know. It’s about honesty. And teaching men how to speak to women, while they are young. I know that because of what McGraw and... Read more »
  • It’s Up to Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley to Create a Vegas Vibe
    Thursday, March 23, 2017 1:20 PM
    There are only 10 days left until the Academy of Country Music Awards broadcast live from Las Vegas. And co-hosts Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley know exactly how important that setting is for the show. “I think the Vegas factor is always very important for the whole vibe of the show. The fans are coming... Read more »
  • Why Darius Rucker Missed John Mellencamp
    Thursday, March 23, 2017 1:01 PM
    Editor’s note: CMT Crossroads: John Mellencamp and Darius Rucker airs exclusively on CMT on Friday (March 24) at 10 p.m. ET/PT. When Darius Rucker and I sat down to compare notes on growing up with a John Cougar Mellencamp soundtrack — in our cars and in our minds — the first thing I wanted to... Read more »
  • Faith Hill: Holding On and Letting Go
    Thursday, March 23, 2017 12:15 PM
    Is the secret to Faith Hill’s enduring beauty the three teenage girls she’s raised? It sounds like it might be. Because in the new issue of New Beauty, Hill opens up about getting back on the road after taking care of things at home for nearly a decade, and taking care of herself along the... Read more »
  • Luke Bryan Joins Men-Are-Idiots Club
    Thursday, March 23, 2017 12:00 PM
    You know how when you take your wedding vows, you promise to love someone for better or for worse? Well, this is not what that means. In a recent conversation with KSON radio in San Diego, Luke Bryan admitted that he’s had some fights with his wife Caroline that he handled, well, like an idiot.... Read more »
  • Keith Urban on the Spiritual Wake-Up Call
    Thursday, March 23, 2017 8:08 AM
    Keith Urban is going to turn 50 in October, and he sure is making middle age look good. So when he was on Canada’s Global News Morning recently to promote his upcoming show in Montréal, Québec on Aug. 12, the show hosts rattled off all the awards Urban has collected in all his years in... Read more »
  • Sam Hunt, Rascal Flatts, Reba McEntire and More Join ACM Awards Lineup
    Wednesday, March 22, 2017 12:45 PM
    The 52nd annual ACM Awards has added performances by Sam Hunt, Rascal Flatts, Reba McEntire, Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton, Cole Swindell, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban and Christian artist Lauren Daigle. They join previously announced performers Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne, Luke Bryan, Lady Antebellum, Kelsea Ballerini, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Maren... Read more »
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