Under The Big Sky Music Festival Combines Ranching, Mountains and Music for Unforgettable Experience

When Johnny Shockey founded the Under The Big Sky Rodeo, Round-up and Music Festival in Whitefish, Montana, in 2019, he had a few goals. The rancher and CEO of Outrider’s Present wanted to showcase Montana’s summertime beauty, give a spotlight to a wide range of singers, and preserve the nearly 400-acre ranch that he bought...… ... Continue Reading

WATCH: Luke Bryan Pays Tribute To Hometown Heroes In New “Country On” Music Video

Luke Bryan is honoring courageous first responders and hometown heroes in his latest music video, “Country On.” The hitmaker premiered the tribute clip on Facebook Monday (Aug. 15) afternoon. While America might feel more divided than ever, Bryan is using his powerful vocals to drive unity. The country-rock anthem was penned by critically acclaimed songwriters...… ... Continue Reading

Reba McEntire Celebrates 45th Anniversary Of Self-Titled Album

It has been 45 years since Reba McEntire broke into the country genre with her self-titled debut record. The 11-track collection propelled the Oklahoma native into the spotlight in 1977, and she hasn’t stepped out since. To celebrate the career milestone, the legend jumped on social media Monday (Aug. 15) evening to share the album...… ... Continue Reading

Rissi Palmer Surprises Miko Marks With Grand Ole Opry Debut: “A Dream Come True”

After over a decade in the music industry, Miko Marks will officially make her Grand Ole Opry debut. The genre-bending artist brought her Americana-country sound with a powerful punch of blues to the sacred venue Friday (Aug.12) evening to accompany Rissi Palmer on stage. The “Whiskey River” singer joined Palmer for two songs during her...… ... Continue Reading

Premiere: Chris Young Featured in CMT’s New Digital Series “CMT Stages”

Chris Young is taking country music fans on a trip to his alma mater MTSU in his hometown, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, in CMT’s new digital franchise “CMT Stages.” The series, which debuts with Young today, features headlining artists who reflect on their career highlights, iconic songs and musical influences. Young filmed his “CMT Stages” episode in...… ... Continue Reading

Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood: The Story Behind “In Another’s Eyes”

Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood are celebrating the 25th anniversary of their seminal duet “In Another’s Eyes” this week. The pair chatted about the song on Brooks’ Inside Studio G Monday night. Come to find out, Brooks was nearly staring into another female singer’s eyes during the song. “People think that this song was written...… ... Continue Reading

Tracy Lawrence Hand-Delivers Donations To Homelessness Organizations: “It Was A Little Overwhelming”

Country music star and philanthropist Tracy Lawrence is paying it forward once again. Nearly four months after his second Mission: Possible Celebrity Classic Golf Tournament, the “Time Marches On” singer has hand-delivered the donations to nonprofits that support the homeless in middle Tennessee. In mid-May, A-listers flocked to Old Hickory Country Club in Nashville to...… ... Continue Reading

Taylor Swift Named Songwriter/Artist of the Decade

Taylor Swift won’t want to shake this off. The Nashville Songwriters Association International revealed Monday that it will honor the country-star-turned-pop-icon as its ’Songwriter-Artist of the Decade.’ Swift, who writes or co-writes all of her songs, has nabbed 11 Grammy Awards and is the only female artist in history to win the Grammy Award for...… ... Continue Reading

Pic: Blake Shelton Debuts Mullet In New 90s-Inspired Cover Photo

The resurgence of 90s country trends is an undeniable force on country radio, but Blake Shelton is taking it a step further with the cover for his new single “No Body.” Shelton’s once-signature mullet is in full flow in the picture. He said the song makes him feel like a teenager. “I get excited and...… ... Continue Reading

Gabby Barrett Says Touring While Pregnant Has Become More “Difficult” And Opens Up About Daily Struggles

Country star Gabby Barrett is slowly ending her run with Jason Aldean due to pregnancy. The “Footprints On The Moon” singer is expecting her second child with her husband and “American Idol” alum Cade Foehner in early November. The 22-year-old hitmaker held an impromptu Q&A session Sunday (Aug. 14) on social media, where she opened...… ... Continue Reading

Maren Morris Reveals New Collaboration With Zedd After Hitting Career Milestone With “The Middle”

Maren Morris and German DJ-producer Zedd’s 2018 collaboration “The Middle” previously went 6x platinum. On the heels of accumulating one billion audio and video on-demand streams, the dynamic duo is looking to dominate once again. The genre-bending artist took to social media early Monday [Aug. 15] morning to reveal that a new single titled “Make...… ... Continue Reading

See Pics: Madeline Edwards Gets Standing Ovation at Emotional Grand Ole Opry Debut

Madeline Edwards finished her song “Wolves” at the Grand Ole Opry Saturday night, and the audience leaped to its feet. Edwards thought she had cried all of her tears before making her debut on the famous stage, but when she saw the crowd’s enthusiastic response to her heartfelt song about never giving up, she bowed...… ... Continue Reading

Lady A’s Charles Kelley Thanks Fans For Overwhelming Support On His “Journey To Sobriety”

When Charles Kelley pushed pause on the upcoming Lady A tour to get sober, country fans rallied behind the hitmaker with support. The “Summer State Of Mind” singer recently jumped on social media to express his appreciation and to thank his devoted listeners for understanding. “I want to thank everyone who has shown me so...… ... Continue Reading

CMT Premiere: Sarah Ames Proves That Country Living Is More Than A Mentality, But A “Heart Thing”

Singer-songwriter Sarah Ames was born in Northern California, but her love for country living and music runs deep. Ames had an unconventional upbringing compared to other musicians in the honky tonk genre, as she was not raised in the country. When Ames fled the West Coast and settled in Nashville, she quickly discovered a new...… ... Continue Reading

Watch: Reba McEntire’s Hysterical Trailer for New Movie “The Hammer”

The trailer for Reba McEntire’s new Lifetime movie “The Hammer” is out and is McEntire in full flow at her most sassy. In other words, it’s hysterical. The clip shows McEntire telling off a police officer, clocking someone with a hammer and describes the movie as “a made-up story about a real-life judge.” Deadline revealed...… ... Continue Reading

Jordan Davis Talks New Single “Next Thing You Know” And Forthcoming Record: “This Is Where I Am At In My Life”

Jordan Davis has changed significantly since arriving in Nashville nearly a decade ago and understands how fast time flies. On the heels of his radio single, “What My World Spins Around,” the Louisiana native released “Next Thing You Know” to encourage fans to slow down and be present. The vulnerable ballad previews his highly anticipated...… ... Continue Reading

TUNE-IN: Brett Eldredge Set To Hold Acoustic Sing-Along During “CMT Campfire Sessions”

Platinum-selling performer Brett Eldredge will make sparks fly tonight, August 12, on the fan-favorite summer series “CMT Campfire Sessions.” The country crooner invited his bandmates and frequent co-writers to gather around a blazing fire to swap stories and share stripped-back versions of their chart-topping hits. Brett will display his buttery baritone vocals with 2017 single...… ... Continue Reading

Travis Denning Gives Update On Wedding Planning And Reveals The Star-Studded Guest List

Wedding bells are in Travis Denning and his fiancée Madison Montgomery’s near future. The “Dirt Road Down” singer recently caught up with “Taste Of Country Nights” host Evan Paul to give an update on wedding planning. Denning revealed that they will be tying the knot in May of 2023. With a date set in stone,...… ... Continue Reading

Dan + Shay’s Shay Mooney and Wife Hannah are Expecting Baby Number Three

Dan + Shay singer Shay Mooney and his wife Hannah just revealed they’re expecting their third baby – and it’s another boy. The couple is already parents to sons Asher and Ames, both of whom wanted a sister. Hannah posted an adorable video on Instagram of her asking the brothers if they wanted a brother...… ... Continue Reading

CMT Roundup: New Music From Little Big Town, Parmalee, Tyler Rich and More

Kids may be headed back to school, but that doesn’t mean summer is over. This week country singers brought breezy sing-alongs to help make the most of the warm weekend days. Embedded from Little Big Town, “Better Love”: A sassy mid-tempo about looking for love and taking chances, “Better Love” was written by LBT’s...… ... Continue Reading