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CMT Hot 20 Decade: “Blue Ain’t Your Color,” Keith Urban

CMT Hot 20 Decade: “Blue Ain’t Your Color,” Keith Urban

Keith Urban discusses "Blue Ain't Your Color" on CMT Hot 20 Countdown's Decade ... Continue Reading
CMT Hot 20 Decade: “Need You Now,” Lady Antebellum

CMT Hot 20 Decade: “Need You Now,” Lady Antebellum

Editor’s Note: CMT Hot 20 Countdown takes a look back on 10 years of incredible music with Decade, a weekly segment that features a modern country classic that made its greatest impact between 2010 and 2019. This week, Lady Antebellum’s Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, and Hillary Scott talk about their 2010 single, “Need You Now.”...… ... Continue Reading
Watch What Happens When Chris Tomlin Crashes a Florida Georgia Line Party

Watch What Happens When Chris Tomlin Crashes a Florida Georgia Line Party

It’s one thing to collaborate. But when two artists start popping up at each other’s shows, you have to wonder if something more is in store. Or not. Either way, seeing Chris Tomlin and Florida Georgia Line together is next-level cool, for Tomlin’s fans and Florida Georgia Line’s fans. View this post on Instagram A...… ... Continue Reading
“We’re Naturally Becoming Parents,” Kane Brown’s Wife Says

“We’re Naturally Becoming Parents,” Kane Brown’s Wife Says

View this post on Instagram angel baby, I am forever changed A post shared by katelyn rose brown ☾ (@katelynbrown) on Nov 2, 2019 at 8:15am PDT “Angel baby, I am forever changed.” That’s what Kane Brown’s wife Katelyn recently told her baby girl Kingsley Rose via an Instagram post. And in a rare interview,...… ... Continue Reading
BACKSTAGE AND UPFRONT: Garth Brooks

BACKSTAGE AND UPFRONT: Garth Brooks

Just how important is the CMA Award for entertainer of the year anyway? Here’s what it means to Garth Brooks. “If Keith Urban’s name is on an award, it’s one you want,” Brooks said backstage after he picked up the coveted grand prize on Wednesday night (Nov. 13). “It’s one that’s cool to have.” He...… ... Continue Reading
Women in Country, From a Record Label’s Perspective

Women in Country, From a Record Label’s Perspective

In the midst of a CMT celebration inducting the 2020 Class of Next Women on Country, five of Nashville’s top label executives were given the platform to talk about getting females back onto country radio. They were introduced by CMT’s Leslie Fram and country icon Martina McBride. Speaking from the Country Music Hall of Fame...… ... Continue Reading
Maren Morris’ “GIRL” Became a Bigger Message Than She Intended

Maren Morris’ “GIRL” Became a Bigger Message Than She Intended

Maren Morris claimed a CMA Award this year for her exceptional album, GIRL. Backstage in the press room, she responded to questions from the media about her accomplishment. When you were writing GIRL, did you write it with a sense of, “I want this to be about empowerment”? Not really. “GIRL” was the last song...… ... Continue Reading
Why the Son of a Backstreet Boy Called on 615 for 770-Country

Why the Son of a Backstreet Boy Called on 615 for 770-Country

Baylee Littrell, the 16-year-old son of the Backstreet Boys’ Brian Littrell, has had a hat hanging in his bedroom in Alpharetta, Georgia for the past two years. And it belongs to Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley. On the eve of his debut country album release, 770-Country, Littrell told me why that hat was kind of...… ... Continue Reading
BACKSTAGE AND UPFRONT: Luke Combs

BACKSTAGE AND UPFRONT: Luke Combs

Technically, Luke Combs didn’t win the CMA Award for entertainer of the year on Wednesday night (Nov. 13), and yet, he was still winning. Because as Garth Brooks accepted that particular trophy, he said that the award had Combs’ name on it down the road. And to Combs, that alone felt like a win. “I...… ... Continue Reading
BACKSTAGE AND UPFRONT: Blake Shelton

BACKSTAGE AND UPFRONT: Blake Shelton

After Blake Shelton picked up his CMA Award for single of the year, he headed backstage to bask in the glory of “God’s Country.” And the first thing he talked about was the message of the song, written by Hardy, Devin Dawson and Jordan Schmidt. “You know, kind of where we are right now and...… ... Continue Reading