Cooper Alan’s “Small Town Celebrities” “Raises A Little Hell” While “Having Fun”

Embedded from Fun-loving North Carolina native Cooper Alan pairs with country legend Colt Ford for “Small Town Celebrities,” his latest track and video. Regarding the clip, it’s the first of his career, so being able to highlight as much of his own authentic self — while also featuring Colt Ford — was incredibly important.... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Jimmie Allen’s Wife, Alexis, Gives Birth To Couple’s Third Child

Jimmie Allen’s not just “Dancing WIth The Stars” these days. On Saturday, October 16, he and his wife, Alexis Gale, welcomed their second (and Allen’s third) child into the world. “💖Zara James Allen 💖The new addition to our family is here and we couldn’t be happier to finally meet her. Alexis you’re a champion, I... Read more » ... Continue Reading

CMT PREMIERE: O.N.E The Duo’s “Guilty” Is A Tale Of Redemption And Revenge

Embedded from Nashville’s Tekitha and Prana Supreme Diggs’ roots are borne deep within the annals of hip-hop lore. Tekitha is the female voice of the Wu-Tang Clan, and her daughter Prana’s father is RZA, Wu-Tang’s founder, producer, and de-facto leader. However, “Guilty” — their collaborative single as O.N.E The Duo — is pure country... Read more » ... Continue Reading

The Roundup: New Music From Miranda Lambert, Jason Isbell, Blanco Brown, And More

This week, CMT’s Weekly Roundup of new hits features output from country stars who could easily be early front-runners to potentially be CMT’s Artists of the Year in 2022. Click here to take a listen to the following tunes. Embedded from Miranda Lambert – If I Was A Cowboy Wild, western, whiskey-soaked vibes dominate... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Walker Hayes, Kane Brown Have An Inspirational Conversation About “Fancy Like”

Everyone, worldwide, likely has an “opinion on “Walker Hayes’ mega-viral and country chart-topping hit “Fancy Like.” Following closing the 2021 CMT Artists of the Year event with a performance sponsored by Applebees, Hayes took to Instagram Live for a nearly fifteen-minute conversation regarding his thoughts that not all opinions of his smash are necessarily positive.... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Relive Randy Travis’ CMT Artist of a Lifetime Award Presented by Ram Trucks

CMT honored country music icon Randy Travis with the Artist of a Lifetime award presented by Ram Trucks. Garth Brooks presented the honor during October 13th’s live Artists of the Year broadcast. “If you’re like me, you pray that another Randy Travis [type talent] shows up every day,” noted the “Friends In Low Places” singer.... Read more » ... Continue Reading

CMT PREMIERE: Cody Johnson’s “‘Til You Can’t” Tells A Beautiful, Powerful Story In Video Form

Embedded from “I just showed up and sang in the last video I did because I’m really not used to making music videos. So when it came to this one, I asked, ’can we do that same thing where I just show up and sing again, because that was really cool,'” says Cody Johnson... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Lainey Wilson Is “Hungry For More” Chart-Topping Success

“Women have so much to say. I tell the boys all the time, ’you better watch out, we’re coming for y’all,” said 2021 Billboard Country Airplay chart-topper Lainey Wilson on the carpet before the 2021 CMT Artists of the Year event at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center. 2021 has seen Taylor Swift, Kelsea Ballerini, Gabby Barrett,... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Lee Brice Achieves His Ninth Consecutive Number-One Hit With “Memory I Don’t Mess With”

Veteran country star Lee Brice has followed up “One of Them Girls,” duet “I Hope You’re Happy Now” with Carly Pearce, and “Rumor” with the ballad “Memory I Don’t Mess With.” The song has now simultaneously achieved chart-topping status on both the Billboard and Mediabase radio charts. Regarding the achievement, he noted via social media,... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Kane Brown Covers Randy Travis At CMT’s 2021 “Artists Of The Year”

In presenting Kane Brown his second consecutive CMT Artists of the Year honor, multi-platinum rap and country superstar Nelly noted that songs dealing with “love, hope, equality, and fun” were vital in the recipe for Kane’s success. The hip-hop groundbreaker fond of speaking with “Country Grammar” added that Brown was one of his favorite artists... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Walker Hayes Gets “Fancy Like” Onstage To Close 2021 CMT Artists Of The Year Event

From viral acclaim to the stage of the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville is how veteran country artist Walker Hayes put the cherry on top of his Oreo shake with whipped cream with a 2021 CMT Artists Of The Year show-closing performance of “Fancy Like.” Presented by Applebees, fans of the artist and song were... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Mickey Guyton And Yola Bring Down The House With “Remember Her Name”

After this year’s CMT Artists of the Year, you will remember Mickey Guyton’s name. The Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter — with the help of British songstress Yola — brought down the house at the Artists of the Year event with their powerful performance of Guyton’s hit song, “Remember Her Name” — which led to a standing ovation... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Chris Stapleton Honored By Boyz II Men At 2021 “Artists Of The Year” Event

2021 CMT Artists of the Year honoree Chris Stapleton noting that 544 days passing between his live performances due to the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the level of heart and passion the Starting Over vocalist has for his craft as a country superstar. However, Nashville actress Connie Britton stating that six years had passed since Chris... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Kelsea Ballerini And The Jonas Brothers Cover A Beatles Classic On “Artists Of The Year”

Kelsea Ballerini is getting by with a little help from her friends — and her friends just happen to be the Jonas Brothers. The “Homecoming Queen” songstress was one of this year’s recipients at the CMT Artists of the Year, but she couldn’t be at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center in person to accept her award... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Randy Travis Honored By Garth Brooks, Kane Brown As Artist Of A Lifetime At 2021 CMT Artists Of The Year

“If you’re like me, you pray that another Randy Travis [type talent] shows up every day,” noted Garth Brooks before welcoming Randy Travis to the stage to receive the Artist of a Lifetime honor, presented by Ram Trucks at the 2021 CMT Artists of the Year event. Notably, Brooks has often stated that since his... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Gabby Barrett Honored, Performs “The Good Ones” At 2021 “Artists Of The Year”

As introduced by contemporary Christian icon Michael W. Smith, Gabby Barrett — as accompanied by her husband Cade Foehner on guitar, plus a pianist and violinist — performed her current soaring hit ballad, “The Good Ones,” before being honored live at the 2021 CMT Artists of the Year event. The song’s poignant lyrics about finding... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Luke Combs Kicks Off “Artists Of The Year” With “Forever After All”

From North Carolina to Nashville, Luke Combs is taking country music by storm. Combs opened this year’s CMT Artists of the Year event with a performance of his hit single, “Forever After All” — inspired by the marriage to his longtime partner Nicole Hocking in August 2020. After an introduction by Lady A’s Dave Haywood,... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Red Carpet Photos: 2021 “CMT Artists Of The Year”

Music City’s finest dusted off their boots and rhinestones and hit the red carpet at the 2021 CMT Artists of the Year event. After last year’s virtual tribute to the pandemic’s frontline workers, the CMT Artists of the Year celebration was back in-person, airing live from Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center — and some of country... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Randy Travis’ Remastered “No Place Like Home” Video Is A Fondly Enjoyed Memory

Embedded from “Regarding the unique moments of the shoot, for the 1986 clip for ’No Place Like Home,’ written by Paul Overstreet,…this is a tough one since there seems to be no one around that has a memory of it,” writes Randy Travis to CMT. “The director for the video shoot was highly touted... Read more » ... Continue Reading

2021 CMT Breakout Artist Of The Year Honoree: Mickey Guyton

Achieving “Nashville is a ten-year town” type superstardom while amid a global pandemic, personally unsettling social unrest, pregnancy, and recording your very long-awaited debut album is unprecedented. However, undaunted Mickey Guyton still rose and excelled through and past the pressure of an astounding occasion. Her honor as CMT’s 2021 Breakout Artist of the Year is... Read more » ... Continue Reading