CMT All-Time Top 40: Hank Williams Jr.

Saturday, July 26, 2014 -- 6:09 pm EDT

Hank Williams Jr. stepped out of his father's long shadow to become one of the most popular country stars of the 1970s and 1980s. He lands at No. 21 on CMT All-Time Top 40: Artists Choice.


Blake Boots Miranda to Seize Top Album Title

Saturday, July 26, 2014 -- 5:14 am EDT

Blake Shelton is probably serving his wife, Miranda Lambert, breakfast in bed this week to ease the sting of his Based on a True Story knocking her Platinum off the top of Billboard's country albums chart.


12 Songs About Doing Time

Friday, July 25, 2014 -- 2:54 pm EDT

Back when country music was the artistic province of poor, uneducated white people, there were lots of songs about folks landing in jail or on chain gangs or even on Death Row.


Garth Brooks Launching Tour With 10 Chicago Shows

Friday, July 25, 2014 -- 1:54 pm EDT

Tickets for Garth Brooks' comeback tour went on sale Friday morning (July 25).


If Brad Paisley Were a Rising Star

Friday, July 25, 2014 -- 1:24 pm EDT

Brad Paisley would have made it this far at least.


Justin Moore and Friends Heading to Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Friday, July 25, 2014 -- 12:46 pm EDT

Justin Moore, The Band Perry and Brantley Gilbert will headline the Brickfest Music Festival on Saturday and Sunday (July 26-27) at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.


Lucy Hale Debuts Webisode Series

Friday, July 25, 2014 -- 11:16 am EDT

Newcomer Lucy Hale, one of CMT's Next Women of Country, has debuted her new webisode series, The Road Between With Lucy Hale, exclusively on


Raising Your BPM With a Country Workout Playlist

Friday, July 25, 2014 -- 6:27 am EDT

I appreciate the workout tips, Shape magazine. But come on? Billy Currington's "We Are Tonight" is the best you've got?


Randy Travis Releasing New Album

Thursday, July 24, 2014 -- 6:59 pm EDT

It was a shock felt around the music world last year when news of iconic country singer Randy Travis' viral heart infection and subsequent stroke hit the headlines.


Taylor Swift: Crushes Can Be Crushing

Thursday, July 24, 2014 -- 6:09 pm EDT

Taylor Swift gave some personal advice to a fan who contacted her via Instagram.