Luke Bryan on the Hugs of Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 -- 11:16 am EDT

This is how Luke Bryan's 2013 win as the ACM's entertainer of the year stands out in his mind.


Dierks Bentley's 12-Pack Is Complete

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 -- 7:04 am EDT

"Drunk on a Plane" is Dierks Bentley's 12th No. 1 song. Or, as he explained it to me, his 12-pack is now complete.


Tim McGraw Previews New Album at Private Party

Monday, September 15, 2014 -- 4:45 pm EDT

Tim McGraw gathered family, friends and some of country music's biggest power players together Sunday night (Sept. 14) in Franklin, Tennessee, to preview his brand new album, Sundown Heaven Town.


Darius Rucker Plans Christmas Album

Monday, September 15, 2014 -- 4:09 pm EDT

Darius Rucker will release his first Christmas album, featuring two new original songs, on Oct. 27. The project will be titled Home for the Holidays.


CMA Awards Add Lambert, Shelton, Urban

Monday, September 15, 2014 -- 11:51 am EDT

Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton and Keith Urban have been confirmed as performers for the 48th annual CMA Awards, taking place Nov. 5 in Nashville.


Garth Brooks' Daughter Joins Him Onstage

Monday, September 15, 2014 -- 10:10 am EDT

When Garth Brooks took the stage for his final Chicago show on Sunday night (Sept. 14), there was one more rookie in his backing band.


Live @ CMT: Old Crow Medicine Show

Monday, September 15, 2014 -- 7:15 am EDT

If you're looking for a "big bang" moment in the modern rise of hard-driving string bands, look for further than Old Crow Medicine Show.


Hear the Bacon Brothers' "493 Miles"

Monday, September 15, 2014 -- 7:04 am EDT

The Bacon Brothers -- comprised of brothers Michael and Kevin Bacon -- traveled countless highways this summer promoting a new album, 36 Cents.


If Dolly Parton Ruled the World

Monday, September 15, 2014 -- 7:04 am EDT

There's a new Q&A with Dolly Parton in Southern Living magazine. And here's my takeaway: The world would be a much better place if she were in charge and could be everyone's role model.


Kenny Chesney Has America's Top Country Song With "American Kids"

Saturday, September 13, 2014 -- 7:04 am EDT

At the end of a relatively brisk 12-week ascent, Kenny Chesney's "American Kids" now tops Billboard's country airplay chart.