CMT Listen Up Reveals “18 for 2018”

A California country singer, a six-piece band, a trio, powerful female vocalists and soul-baring storytellers are among the talented artists featured in CMT’s “18 for 2018” Listen Up program. The year-long campaign will spotlight country music’s most promising newcomers across CMT platforms, exposing the network’s passionate music fan base to the diversity of today’s country... Read more »

Kacey Musgraves Records Golden Hour at Sheryl Crow’s

Grammy winner Kacey Musgraves initially wanted to make a reggae or surf rock album as the follow up to Pageant Material and A Very Kacey Christmas. But once she got into the recording studio, what came out was Golden Hour, a new collection she describes as having a “trippy” twist with influences of the Bee... Read more »

Luke Bryan: “This Is Good for the Soul”

“This is good for the soul.” That’s what Luke Bryan said when he walked into Lenox Hill Hospital in NYC to play for the staff and patients there. But his performance wasn’t the only thing that was good for their souls. Bryan was also at the hospital to launch the Music Pharmacy of Musicians on... Read more »

Jerrod Niemann’s Redneck Delivery from Kansas

Wait. You can get hay bales in the mail? Who knew? Well, Jerrod Niemann must have. Because in the latest issue of industry publication Country Aircheck, Niemann admitted to the most redneck thing he’s done. “I had a hay bale mailed to me from my hometown,” Niemann said. “I partnered with Corsair for some sunflower... Read more »

Kelsea Ballerini and Morgan Evans’ Tequila Wedding Toast

One can almost smell the ocean air blowing off the Pacific reading all the new details from Kelsea Ballerini and Morgan Evans’ wedding day. The two married on Dec. 2 at the Esperanza luxury resort in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, and it seems like every minute was tailored to the happy couple. The Nashville-based wedding... Read more »

Kenny Chesney: “There’s No Blueprint”

After Hurricane Irma hit Kenny Chesney‘s home away from home — St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands — he got to work right away helping rebuild for the locals who were struggling with how to get things done. “We did all we could to try for the people who were struggling there. We flew... Read more »

How Publix Keeps Carly Pearce Grounded

Carly Pearce‘s new single is called “Hide the Wine,” so naturally the people at Food & Wine wanted to talk to her. And naturally, they talked all about food and wine. First, the food. Pearce said that the foods she loves the most are the ones from growing up in Kentucky. Chicken and dumplings, collard... Read more »

Chris Lane: “Everybody Has an Old Flame”

Who will be digging Chris Lane‘s new “Old Flame”? Let me guess. All of Lane’s loyal fans, minus about four or five ex-girlfriends. Last week, Lane tweeted that he’ll be releasing the new song, and a couple of days later I had the chance to ask him about it when he was in Chicago for... Read more »

Dylan Scott Becomes a Father

On Tuesday evening (Dec. 12), Dylan Scott and his wife Blair welcomed their first child, a son named Beckett Scott Robinson. The Scott family announced the new arrival via social media. Their son was welcomed to the world weighing eight pounds and measuring 21 inches long. “Thanks to everyone for all the prayers,” Scott said.... Read more »

Is Sugarland “Still the Same”?

It’s been thirteen years since the world first met Sugarland. Since their 2004 debut with “Baby Girl,” the trio has turned into a duo, made five studio albums, taken a break from the band to work on solo projects, and now, finally, has come back together to make music as a duo again. And the... Read more »