Jason Aldean on the Hunting/Music Connection

Monday, October 24, 2016 -- 7:04 pm EDT

When Jason Aldean was 11, his dad and his grandfather took him deer hunting in Monticello, Georgia. They gave him a double-barrel shotgun, took him to the base of a tree in the woods and said, “Just sit here. Maybe something will come by.” Aldean told me what he was thinking that day: “Yeah, right.”... Read more »


How Carrie Underwood Makes Holidays Happy

Monday, October 24, 2016 -- 5:46 pm EDT

Once you get married, the holidays can get kind of rough to navigate. Whose family do you spend Christmas with? What about Christmas Eve? And what if your parents and your in-laws are 1,200 miles apart? That’s what Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher are faced with every year since her family lives in Oklahoma and... Read more »


Phil Vassar Packs in Fans and Hits

Monday, October 24, 2016 -- 5:35 pm EDT

One of the first stories Phil Vassar told Sunday (Oct. 23) during his City Winery show in Chicago was about how his daughter Haley’s curiosity had inspired his hit song “American Child.” She was even in the video, Vassar said, which brought back all the memories of that sweet little blonde 3-year-old in the video.... Read more »


CMA Awards Will Feature Seven Former Entertainer of the Year Winners

Monday, October 24, 2016 -- 1:55 pm EDT

Seven former CMA entertainer of the year winners will perform during the 50th annual CMA Awards on Nov. 2 in Nashville. Alabama, Brooks & Dunn, Vince Gill, Alan Jackson, Charley Pride, Reba McEntire and George Strait are set to appear on the show at Bridgestone Arena. All seven acts also participated in “Forever Country,” a... Read more »


Dierks Bentley: “I Was Just Very Into Country”

Monday, October 24, 2016 -- 1:42 pm EDT

Sure, Dierks Bentley spent a little time at the University of Vermont. But that doesn’t make him an automatic fan of the jam band Phish, who got their start on the UVM campus in Burlington. “They were big, man. And don’t get me wrong, it’s great music. It’s awesome. I was just so militant about... Read more »


New Shania Twain Album on the Way

Friday, October 21, 2016 -- 4:49 pm EDT

All the reporters on the red carpet at the 2016 CMT Artists of the Year had one major question to ask Shania Twain: What exactly is happening in these Instagram photos? On a roll… 😉🎤🎸🎹 A photo posted by Shania Twain (@shaniatwain) on Aug 3, 2016 at 9:00am PDT Told you I was on a... Read more »


Behind the Scenes at CMT Artists of the Year

Friday, October 21, 2016 -- 4:43 pm EDT

If you missed Thursday’s (Oct. 20) premiere of the 2016 CMT Artists of the Year special, it’s one heck of a show. Fortunately, you can catch re-airings throughout the weekend and view the entire show online here at In addition to what was captured onscreen, there was a lot of excitement within the audience,... Read more »


7 Scary Movies Starring Country Artists

Friday, October 21, 2016 -- 3:36 pm EDT

Whether you're getting into the Halloween spirit, or just want a good scare -- here are seven scary movies starring country artists.


Shania Twain Celebrates Her “Best Friend” at 2016 CMT Artists of the Year

Thursday, October 20, 2016 -- 11:06 pm EDT

Shania Twain was the center of attention at the 2016 CMT Artists of the Year celebration, but what got her attention was a powerhouse performance by Kelsea Ballerini, R&B vocalist Jill Scott and pop star Meghan Trainor. The three vocalists sang a medley of three of Twain’s biggest hits — “Still the One,” “Any Man... Read more »


Thomas Rhett, Zara Larsson Shine in CMT Artists of the Year Mashup

Thursday, October 20, 2016 -- 11:00 pm EDT

In his first-ever acceptance speech at the CMT Artists of the Year party, Thomas Rhett was quick to thank international pop star Zara Larsson for going out of her way to join him onstage in Nashville. Backed by a band with a hefty, soulful horn section, Rhett and Larsson performed a mashup of his crossover... Read more »