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Eric Church Goes the Distance at Minneapolis Concert

Monday, January 23, 2017 -- 5:24 pm EST

MINNEAPOLIS — George Strait’s Vegas concerts have been featuring 33 or 34 songs. Garth Brooks typically delivers 24 to 29 tunes per show. Eric Church trumps them with 37. That’s right — 37! Chief has recorded only 57 songs on his five albums. By contrast, King George has scored 45 No. 1 hits, and GarthGantuan... Read more »

 

Keith Urban: A Guy Among Girls at the Grammys

Monday, January 23, 2017 -- 4:26 pm EST

In just a few short weeks, on Feb. 12 to be exact, Keith Urban will find himself surrounded with women. When the 59th annual Grammy Awards show airs, he will be the lone man in the category for best country solo performance. And when the Academy of Country Music’s Tempo magazine asked him how he... Read more »

 

Luke Bryan: “It’s a Little Chance to Serve”

Monday, January 23, 2017 -- 1:27 pm EST

When Luke Bryan was asked to sing the national anthem at the 2017 Super Bowl, he didn’t say yes. He said, “Hell yes.” According to People, Bryan was 100 percent in when he was asked to sing at the big football game on Feb. 5 in Houston. “I never served in the military — that’s... Read more »

 

Nashville: The Big Moments From Season 5 Episode 4

Monday, January 23, 2017 -- 1:03 pm EST

We laughed. We cried. We sang. And then we hit rewind and did it all again because it was just that good. Now that we’ve had some time to process it, let’s chat about Thursday’s (Jan. 19) new episode of Nashville. Get all of the latest Nashville news, videos and behind-the-scenes action on the Nashville... Read more »

 

Top Instagrams From Luke Bryan’s Crash My Playa 2017

Monday, January 23, 2017 -- 11:51 am EST

While America settled into the new Donald Trump presidency, thousands of Luke Bryan fans hit the beach in Riviera Maya, Mexico, for the 2017 Crash My Playa concert vacation. The four-day event featured live performances by Bryan, Kelleigh Bannen, Randy Houser, Little Big Town, Adam Craig, Old Dominion, Brooke Eden, Dustin Lynch, Blake Shelton, Lucie... Read more »

 

Thomas Rhett: “Chicago Fans are Crazy”

Monday, January 23, 2017 -- 9:25 am EST

On Monday morning (Jan. 23), the headliners and performers for Chicago’s third annual Country LakeShake festival were announced. And it sounds like one of them, Thomas Rhett, is almost as crazy about the news as the fans will be this summer. “People might not think of Chicago as a big place for country music, but... Read more »

 

Bonnie Bishop Begs for “Mercy”

Monday, January 23, 2017 -- 9:15 am EST

Bonnie Bishop is bringing the blues. With a powerful, soulful voice that aches and cracks with experience and authenticity in all the right places, Bishop is one of the most dynamic vocalists to emerge onto the Americana landscape in recent years. Sure, she’s always been a formidable songwriter. Remember the heartbreakingly haunting “Not Cause I... Read more »

 

Nashville Trivia: Season 5, Episode 4: Leap Of Faith

Sunday, January 22, 2017 -- 9:26 pm EST

Let’s play! Don’t miss new episodes of Nashville Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Get all of the latest Nashville news, videos and behind-the-scenes action on the Nashville Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram and join the conversation using #NashvilleCMT.

 

Dierks Bentley Brings What the Hell Tour to Nashville

Sunday, January 22, 2017 -- 12:27 pm EST

Dierks Bentley may never come down from Saturday’s (Jan. 21) headlining debut at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. After 23 years of calling Nashville home, attracting thousands of fans for his annual Miles & Music for Kids benefit concerts at Riverside Park and performing several CMA Music Festivals at Nissan stadium, Bentley sold out the arena —... Read more »

 

Crystal Gayle Joins the Grand Ole Opry

Sunday, January 22, 2017 -- 12:15 pm EST

Crystal Gayle became a member of the Grand Ole Opry during Saturday night’s (Jan. 21) show at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. Her sister Loretta Lynn oversaw her induction. Gayle made her Opry debut onstage at the Ryman Auditorium when she was 16, singing the Gordon Lightfoot classic “Ribbon of Darkness.” That night, she performed in place... Read more »