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Thomas Rhett Has the No. 1 All-Genre Album, Two New Singles

Well, it’s been a week of tragedy and triumph on Music Row, and the new Billboard charts vividly reflect this. First to the triumphs, most of which accrue to Thomas Rhett, whose new album, Life Changes, debuts at No. 1 on both the country and all-genre Billboard 200 rankings. Add to that the comforting fact... Read more » read more

Songwriter and Recording Artist Mark Selby Dead at 56

Songwriter Mark Selby, who co-wrote such hits as the Dixie Chicks‘ “There’s Your Trouble” and Kenny Wayne Shepherd’s “Blue on Black,” died Monday (Sept. 18) of cancer at the age of 56. Apart from songwriting, the Oklahoma-born Selby was also a talented singer and guitarist. He was married to fellow composer, Tia Siller, co-writer of... Read more » read more

Jason Aldean Still Has a Story to Share

There are always more stories to tell. That’s what I’ve learned after years and years of sitting down with country stars. No matter how many times they tell you a story from their past, they never run out of material. So I’m not surprised that Jason Aldean has written a book — Family, Friends and... Read more » read more

What We Know About Faith Hill: Girl Boss

This is how Faith Hill executive produces a show: like a boss. But like a nice boss that everyone adores and wants to have on the set at all times. That’s how it felt on the first episode of Pickler & Ben, the daytime talk show where Hill is behind the scenes as one of... Read more » read more

Miranda Lambert Listened to the Cry

Almost exactly 15 years ago, Faith Hill released her one and only pop crossover attempt. Her Cry album came out in October 2002. And while it may not have garnered the critical acclaim of her other albums, it made a fan out of one 19-year-old girl in Texas. Miranda Lambert. In a radio interview, Lambert... Read more » read more

Keith Urban’s Big Win at the Emmy Awards

Back when Keith Urban won four CMT Music Awards earlier this year, he thanked his wife Nicole Kidman. He really, really thanked her. “I wanna say a massive thanks to my wife Nicole Mary (Kidman), because you have no idea how much of what I do she is involved in. Every little piece of it.... Read more » read more

Last Weekend’s Greatest Hits

Summer may be almost over, but the country stars are making the most of what they have left by getting out there day and night. Dierks Bentley might not have his place up on the ridge anymore, but he found another rural spot for s’mores, Thomas Rhett‘s wife Lauren was literally the star of his... Read more » read more

Carrie Underwood on Opportunities for Unknowns

When Ryan Seacrest said goodbye on the last episode of the last season of American Idol in 2016, he left things kind of open-ended. “And one more time — this is so tough — we say to you from Hollywood, goodnight America,” Seacrest said, adding, “for now.” He was right, of course, and now American... Read more » read more

Little Big Town: “This Is for the Dreamers”

When Keith Urban took the stage at the Music City Walk of Fame ceremony in downtown Nashville, he recalled the first time he heard Little Big Town’s “Boondocks” about 12 years ago. “I was fascinated to meet the people who made that sound, and I realized what it was. It’s the closest thing to a... Read more » read more

Celebration is Big & Rich’s Main Motivation on New Album

Big & Rich’s Big Kenny Alphin and John Rich have always delivered albums that offer a healthy balance of good-time party music with songs that bare their souls. When asked what their No. 1 goal was when making their latest release Did It for the Party, Alphin had one word to say: “Hits!” “We definitely... Read more » read more

Celebrating the Life of Troy Gentry

On Thursday morning (Sept. 14), the seats at the Grand Ole Opry House were full, the music was heartfelt, and the applause was generous. But it was not your typical Opry show. This show was a celebration of Troy Gentry’s life. A way for his family, friends and fans to come together to share stories... Read more » read more

CMT Adds Pickler & Ben to Daytime Lineup

Pickler & Ben, co-hosted by CMT star Kellie Pickler and Emmy winner Ben Aaron, is coming to CMT. The new, Nashville-based daytime talk show will re-air on CMT as part of the network’s daily morning lineup starting Tuesday (Sept. 19) at 9 a.m. ET. The series will feature Pickler, star of CMT’s I Love Kellie... Read more » read more
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