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Darius Rucker Takes Over CMT

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 -- 1:57 pm EDT

If you’re a Darius Rucker fan, then CMT is the place you need to be. Starting this Thursday (March 23), the “Wagon Wheel” singer will be taking over the airwaves. First, you can spot him crooning in black and white stripes while portraying Johnny Bragg of the The Prisonaires on the new episode of Sun... Read more »

 

Why Darius Rucker Missed John Mellencamp

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 -- 1:46 pm EDT

Editor’s note: CMT Crossroads: John Mellencamp and Darius Rucker airs exclusively on CMT on Friday (March 24) at 10 p.m. ET/PT. When Darius Rucker and I sat down to compare notes on growing up with a John Cougar Mellencamp soundtrack — in our cars and in our minds — the first thing I wanted to... Read more »

 

Sam Hunt, Rascal Flatts, Reba McEntire and More Join ACM Awards Lineup

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 -- 1:45 pm EDT

The 52nd annual ACM Awards has added performances by Sam Hunt, Rascal Flatts, Reba McEntire, Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton, Cole Swindell, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban and Christian artist Lauren Daigle. They join previously announced performers Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne, Luke Bryan, Lady Antebellum, Kelsea Ballerini, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Maren... Read more »

 

Little Big Town Calls Song Hope for Happiness

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 -- 1:43 pm EDT

While Little Big Town is still touring Down Under, over here on this side of the world, their fans are celebrating the release of their latest single, “Happy People.” The song was written by Lori McKenna (“Humble and Kind,” “Girl Crush,” and “I Want Crazy,” just to name a few) and Hailey Whitters, and Little... Read more »

 

Melissa Etheridge’s Nashville Night Out

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 -- 1:20 pm EDT

If you know anything about the Nashville music scene, you know there’s never a loss of live music choices on any given night. On Monday (March 20), Melissa Etheridge, Cam, Sonia Leigh and alternative artist Troi Irons had their pick of the litter of local showcases to crash. The Bluebird hosts a weekly open mic... Read more »

 

Lollapalooza 2017 Books Tucker Beathard and Ryan Adams

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 -- 9:30 am EDT

Tucker Beathard and Ryan Adams are among the country and rock acts booked for the 26th Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago. The 2017 lineup was announced Wednesday (March 22). Muse, Chance the Rapper, The Killers and Arcade Fire will headline the four-day, all-genre event starting Aug. 3 in Grant Park. The festival will also feature... Read more »

 

After Five-Year Lull, Josh Turner Scores Top Album with Deep South

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 -- 7:41 pm EDT

Let’s have a rousing “Welcome back, honey!” for Josh Turner, whose Deep South debuts this week at No. 1 on Billboard‘s country albums chart and at No. 18 on the Billboard 200 all-genres rankings. The deep-singing Turner last favored his fans with an album — Punching Bag — in June 2012. His last No. 1... Read more »

 

Sun Records’ Jerry Lee Lewis and Peggy Sutter are #RelationshipGoals IRL

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 -- 6:50 pm EDT

Christian Lees and Cait Pool actually met on set, and their romance continues to blossom. Lees describes their relationship as an instant connection.

 

Meet the Inspiring Women Behind RaeLynn’s WildHorse

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 -- 6:08 pm EDT

The music on RaeLynn’s spirited debut WildHorse wouldn’t be what it is without the love and support of some strong women in her life. Before competing on Blake Shelton’s team on The Voice season two, she was raised in a musical family in East Texas and surrounded by relatives who all could write, sing and... Read more »

 

Brad Paisley: “I Bled For This”

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 -- 3:27 pm EDT

Standing in his in-studio Irishish pub on Friday evening (March 17), Brad Paisley talked with two of his co-writers — and thousands of fans watching on Facebook — about his upcoming album Love and War. And the track that kicks all the new music off: “Heaven South.” Paisley, Brent Anderson and Chris DuBois go back... Read more »