Still The King Coming Back for Season 2

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 -- 9:02 am EDT

Your favorite Sunday night comedy, Still The King, is officially coming back for round two. The series’ second season will again consist of 13 episodes starring Billy Ray Cyrus, Joey Lauren Adams and Madison Iseman. Still The King‘s premiere this past June was CMT’s highest rated original series premiere to date, grossing more than 4.7... Read more »


Maren Morris: CMT’s Next Women of Country Live

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 -- 6:29 pm EDT

Ask Maren Morris about her music, and you know that with a soulful voice like hers, she’s bound to have some solid influences, including Dolly Parton. In a new interview for CMT’s Next Women of Country Live, Morris reveals Parton as one of her biggest influences as a singer, songwriter and personality. “I was such... Read more »


Brett Eldredge Working on New Music

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 -- 3:54 pm EDT

Brett Eldredge’s latest album Illinois turns one on Sept. 11. But the No. 1 thing to understand about creative people is that they can’t stop creating. “I’m already writing for my third album,” Eldredge says in a new All Access Q&A. “I write a lot. I have songs that didn’t make the last album that... Read more »


Kip Moore Shares the Story Behind “Cigarette”

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 -- 3:51 pm EDT

Any pro songwriter knows that inspiration can come from anywhere at any time. One just has to pay attention. The day Frankie Ballard’s new single “Cigarette” was written, Kip Moore happened to be paying close attention to a stranger’s last drag. At the time, Moore was in the middle of a songwriting session with Chris... Read more »


Willie Nelson Prepares For the Good Times: A Tribute to Ray Price

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 -- 1:13 pm EDT

Willie Nelson‘s next album will be a tribute to fellow Country Music Hall of Fame member Ray Price. Working closely with two longtime friends — producer Fred Foster and conductor-arranger Bergen White — Nelson recorded the album at Nashville’s Ocean Way Studios. Price, who died in 2013 at age 87, and Nelson recorded two albums... Read more »


Carrie Underwood’s Son’s One Splash Worth a Million

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 -- 10:54 am EDT

Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher’s 17-month-old son Isaiah has officially mastered the belly flop. There’s no denying that after watching the Instagram post of his cautious technique in their kiddie pool earlier this week. But also noteworthy is his parents’ ability to share the tiny video of his tiny feat and together get a combined... Read more »


Aubrie Sellers Inks to Stevie Wonder

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 -- 10:32 am EDT

When one of CMT’s Next Women of Country Aubrie Sellers inked her new major label deal with Warner Music Nashville, she did it to the sounds of Stevie Wonder and a few bottles of champagne popping. At least that’s what it looked like in a new Instagram video of her toast set to the Wonder... Read more »


For Brad Paisley’s Sons, Film Scores Come First

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 -- 10:15 am EDT

I’m sure Brad Paisley’s sons Huck and Jasper love Brad Paisley songs. And yet, Paisley himself admits that they have a current obsession with a different kind of composer. “I’m not sure if I’m raising them correctly or completely wrong,” Paisley admitted in a new Billboard story. “You know what they listen to more than... Read more »


Still The King Recap: Hands on a Hard Vessel [SPOILERS]

Monday, July 25, 2016 -- 5:54 pm EDT

The episode opens with a TV-news reporter covering the Hands on a Hard Vessel contest, which is a contest to see who can keep their hand on the boat the longest. The winner of the contest gets to keep the boat. The reporter interviews four-time winner Vance Trecks, a dirtball oozing an unearned cockiness.


An Afternoon on the Water With Jake Owen

Monday, July 25, 2016 -- 5:38 pm EDT

Hand Jake Owen an ukulele and he’ll be quick to bust out his go-to tune. Hugging the little instrument to his chest while standing on his Malibu M235 speedboat, he sings Bobby McFerrin’s “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” for a few passengers onboard for a 30-minute cruise on Nashville’s Cumberland River. When it was time to... Read more »