Kelsea Ballerini Pays It Forward Thanks to Hillary Scott and Taylor Swift

As a two-time CMT Artist of the Year, Ballerini will perform with Alison Krauss at the ceremony, premiering live from Nashville Oct. 17 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. In a recent interview with, Ballerini said she wouldn’t be a 2018 honoree without the women who came before her.

Last Weekend’s Greatest Hits

Love was in the air. Well, at least for Maren Morris, Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. They were all all about professing their mutual adoration over the weekend. Morris and Swift heaped praise onto one another when they were rehearsing for their performance in Morris’ hometown Dallas. Their Instagram stories tell the whole... Read more »

CMA Awards: A Breakdown of the Last Decade

A Timeline of Top Winners and Nominees Since 2008 From Kenny Chesney to Taylor Swift and Chris Stapleton

When You Think Taylor Swift

A look at the much-too-brief Tim McGraw and Faith Hill sighting at the recent Taylor Swift show in Nashville.

Taylor Swift Thanks Everyone for “Babe” Love

The life of Sugarland’s new Taylor Swift collaboration “Babe” started six years ago. In a new Instagram video, Swift revealed she wrote it with Pat Monahan — the frontman for the rock band Train — way back when she was working on songs for her 2012 Red album. “I just wanted to say thank you... Read more »

ACM Awards: Backstage and Upfront with Sugarland

When Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush stopped backstage at the ACM Awards on Sunday (April 15) to talk about their comeback album Bigger, the first track they detailed was their collaboration with their longtime fan, Taylor Swift. “When she was just getting started, we had just had our first little EP out called Premium... Read more »

US country singer joins Way Out West line up – The North West Star

US country singer joins Way Out West line up
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FRESH ARTIST: Charlie Worsham was born in Jackson, Mississippi, and toured with Taylor Swift in 2011. A US country music star has been added to the Winton's Way Out West Fest bill. Singer Charlie Worsham will be playing alongside countrymen Kip Moore ...

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Taylor Swift Returns to Where Her Nashville Career Began

Patrons at Nashville’s Bluebird Cafe on Saturday night (March 31) not only got what they paid for, which was an evening of songs and stories with the Grammy-winning hitmaker Craig Wiseman. They also got a surprise performance by Taylor Swift. “I wanted to say a big thank you to the Bluebird Cafe,” Swift said. “I... Read more »

How Kenny Chesney Inspired Walker Hayes

There’s a song on Walker Hayes’ debut album boom. called “Shut Up Kenny.” It’s kind of like Taylor Swift‘s debut single “Tim McGraw” or Eric Church‘s “Springsteen,” all about how melodies can spark memories. “‘Shut Up Kenny’ is also a true story. My wife (Laney) and I associate so many memories in our relationship with... Read more »

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

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 »