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Kesha and Old Crow Medicine Show Set for CMT Crossroads

Monday, November 20, 2017 -- 11:00 am EST

It will be a totally original Nashville night when Kesha shares the stage with Old Crow Medicine Show live on an all-new CMT Crossroads. Both the pop superstar and the Grammy-winning acoustic Americana band call Music City home, and the concert experience will be filmed in the Tennessee capital. The hour-long concert special will premiere... Read more »

 

2017 American Music Awards: Keith Urban Has Some Backseat Gratitude

Monday, November 20, 2017 -- 10:30 am EST

When you take the stage to accept any honor, you might not have enough time to thank everyone on your mind. So what Keith Urban did after Sunday night’s (Nov. 19) 2017 American Music Awards — where he took home awards for favorite male artists — country, favorite album-country for Ripcord, and favorite song-country for... Read more »

 

Little Big Town Play Brentwood Benefit

Monday, November 20, 2017 -- 10:17 am EST

This is the life. Going to an intimate Little Big Town concert, being greeted with trays of champagne, and knowing the whole night that you’re a part of something even greater. That was the scene on Thursday evening (Nov. 16) at the Nashville estate of celebrated jewelry designer Johnathon Arndt and his husband, Newman. The... Read more »

 

Last Weekend’s Greatest Hits

Monday, November 20, 2017 -- 10:13 am EST

Sometimes, the best part of my weekend is just virtually following the country stars all over. With a little help from social media. This last weekend, I got to see exactly what they were up to. Like the way Maren Morris was digging the British singalong on her most profane song. And Kacey Musgraves admitted... Read more »

 

Country Stars Mourn Mel Tillis

Monday, November 20, 2017 -- 10:06 am EST

Even though country legend Mel Tillis had his heyday a few decades ago — from the late ’60s to the early ’80s — he made an indelible mark on the country singers and songwriters who followed his lead. And after the news of his death at age 85 spread on Sunday morning (Nov. 19), the... Read more »

 

Mel Tillis Dies at Age 85

Sunday, November 19, 2017 -- 11:56 am EST

Country Music Hall of Fame member Mel Tillis died on Sunday (Nov. 19) at the Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala, Florida. He was 85. The suspected cause of death is respiratory failure, according to his publicist, Don Murry Grubbs. Despite his many distinctions as a performer, songwriter, actor and music publisher, Tillis was most... Read more »

 

Hear Kelleigh Bannen’s Soulful “O Holy Night” and “Deck the Halls”

Friday, November 17, 2017 -- 1:28 pm EST

On Thursday (Nov. 16), Kelleigh Bannen, one of CMT’s Next Women of Country, showed she is one of country music’s greatest storytellers to emerge from Nashville within the last decade. And she did it in less than a minute. To plug her new soulful versions of “O Holy Night” and “Deck the Halls,” Bannen parodied... Read more »

 

The Inspiration Behind Taylor Swift’s “New Year’s Day”

Thursday, November 16, 2017 -- 5:05 pm EST

Last week, she won the CMA song of the year as the sole writer behind Little Big Town’s No. 1 hit “Better Man.” But “New Year’s Day” marks Taylor Swift‘s official return to country radio. Her label Big Machine Records sent the song to country radio programmers nationwide on Wednesday night (Nov. 15). Co-written with... Read more »

 

Eddie Montgomery Will Continue Montgomery Gentry

Thursday, November 16, 2017 -- 3:45 pm EST

In music, artists are on a constant search to find their forever creative partners. Mick Jagger has Keith Richards. Jimmy Page has Robert Plant. Paul McCartney had John Lennon. In country music, Montgomery Gentry‘s Eddie Montgomery had Troy Gentry. In a new interview with People, Montgomery said he lost a piece of his soul when... Read more »

 

With Blake Shelton, Christmas Is Always Merry

Thursday, November 16, 2017 -- 12:55 pm EST

One Christmas in Oklahoma, then another Christmas in California. That definitely sounds like twice as much fun, if you love the holidays as much as Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani do. Stefani told Extra that that’s their plan for this Christmas season so that they don’t have to be apart when it matters most. “We... Read more »