Blake Shelton, Chris Stapleton, Kelly Clarkson, Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Bryan and Sam Hunt Join 2018 CMT Music Awards

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 -- 5:00 pm EDT

The 2018 CMT Music Awards will showcase some of country music’s biggest voices with performances by Blake Shelton, Chris Stapleton, Kelly Clarkson, Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Bryan and Sam Hunt. Tickets to the show happening live on June 6 at 8 p.m. ET with host Little Big Town at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena are on sale now.


The Notes Michael Ray Took from Kenny Chesney

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 -- 3:46 pm EDT

Kenny Chesney has become the ultimate mentor and teacher for rising country stars, and Michael Ray is watching and learning.


Chris Janson Takes “Drunk Girl” to the Next Level

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 -- 2:27 pm EDT

SPOILER ALERT: Janson's emotional video for "Drunk Girl" comes with a warning, but it's also a positive message that shows the difference between boys and men.


Lindsay Ell Revisits John Mayer’s Continuum

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 -- 6:00 am EDT

Ell will release The Continuum Project on May 25.


Skip a Night Out for Madeline Merlo’s “Neon Love”

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 -- 5:05 am EDT

Why would anyone want to go out when they stay in and bask in the catchy hooks in Merlo's funky new video, “Neon Love?”


Music City’s Alexandra Harper Wraps Miss USA Run Among Top 10

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 -- 11:10 pm EDT

“There’s been laughter, lots of tears, total mental and physical exhaustion, anxiety, broken toes and injuries…. etc. But I wouldn’t have traded a moment of it for the world,” Harper wrote on Instagram.


Patriotic Festival Mixes Military Appreciation with Live Country Music

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 -- 8:28 pm EDT

One of the strongest connections country music has in this world is with the U.S. military. That dedication will be on full display at the Patriotic Festival when it celebrates its 13th year in Virginia Beach, Va. on June 1-3. CMT Hot 20 Countdown will be onsite filming all the action for a special episode... Read more »


PHOTOS: My First #CMTawards Red Carpet

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 -- 5:41 pm EDT

This photo gallery of long-forgotten CMT Music Awards red carpets will give you life, we promise. Little Big Town hosts the 2018 CMT Music Awards live from Nashville on June 6.


Jason Aldean and Kane Brown Score Again With Top Album and Song

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 -- 12:45 pm EDT

This week’s Billboard country charts look pretty much like a photocopy of last week’s. Jason Aldean’s Rearview Town is again the top album, and Kane Brown’s “Heaven” still reigns as the most-played song. Embedded from There are no new albums to report and only one new song. That song is Sam Hunt’s “Downtown’s Dead,”... Read more »


The Latest Feeling-Very-Blessed Post

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 -- 11:24 am EDT

Thomas Rhett posted a bit of a thank-you note on Instagram, all about how blessed he feels to have his "Life Changes" autobiography of a song on the radio.