How George Strait Made Chris Stapleton’s 2017 The Best Year Ever

Editor’s note: Chris Stapleton is among the honorees at the 2017 CMT Artists of the Year special premiering Wednesday (Oct. 18) at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Chris Stapleton‘s history with the annual CMT Artists of the Year special goes back to 2014 when he performed Luke Bryan’s “Drink a Beer” with Lady Antebellum. That night was... Read more »

Keith Urban: “The Audience is Everything”

Editor’s note: Keith Urban is among the honorees at the 2017 CMT Artists of the Year special premiering Wednesday (Oct. 18) at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Anyone who has met Keith Urban knows he is one of the most genuine and present human beings on Earth. He is always quick to thank those who contributed to... Read more »

How Luke Bryan Stays True to His Fans

The victims of the shooting at Las Vegas’ Route 91 Harvest music festival were top of mind when Luke Bryan, a 2017 CMT Artist of the Year, closed his 2017 Farm Tour in Centralia, Missouri. Live onstage in front of a field full of fans on Saturday (Oct. 7), Bryan honored the 58 lives lost,... Read more »

2017 CMT Artists of the Year Will Be a Night of Hope and Healing

The 2017 CMT Artists of the Year has been transformed into a night of hope and healing following the devastating hurricanes and the deadly mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest music festival in Las Vegas. Forgoing formal award presentations and acceptance speeches, the night’s honorees Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Chris Stapleton... Read more »

Charles Esten Brings Country Back to Vegas

On the final night of the Route 91 Harvest music festival, thousands of fans had flocked to see their favorite country singers. And now, one week after the tragic shooting, country stars are flocking to the fans in Las Vegas. On Tuesday (Oct. 10), singer-singwriter Charles Esten (known to some as Deacon Claybourne, the star... Read more »

Charlie Daniels Discusses New Memoir and NFL Controversy

Charlie Daniels, 80, can recall the moment he first heard the news about the bombing of Pearl Harbor. He details the day vividly in his new memoir Never Look at the Empty Seats, which comes out Oct. 24. At the time, Daniels was five years old, and he was at his grandmother’s house in North... Read more »

New Docu-Series Music City Coming to CMT in 2018

CMT has announced the new unscripted docu-series Music City is coming to the network in 2018. The eight-episode series is helmed by Adam DiVello, the creator of MTV’s popular drama-filled shows Laguna Beach, The Hills and The City. Music City will follow a group of rising artists as they chase their dreams in the Nashville... Read more »

Kellie Pickler and Kyle Jacobs Recreate Their First Cracker Barrel Date [WATCH]

Believe it or not, Kellie Pickler and Kyle Jacobs had their first date at one of America’s most beloved family restaurants, Cracker Barrel. Yes, these two lovebirds fell hard for each other at a Music City Cracker Barrel. On the recent episode of I Love Kellie Pickler, Pickler and Jacobs recall how they spent their... Read more »

Kellie Pickler Answers Fans’ Advice Qs

Kellie Pickler has performed all of the world, seen a lot of things, fallen in love and is the mother of two adorable fur babies. But, is she prepared to answer her fans’ toughest questions about love and life? You bet! One fan asks the singer, “What if you are feeling doubtful of fulfilling your... Read more »

CMT Empowering Education Enlists Courtney Cole for Outreach Initiative in Louisiana

CMT has partnered with the Louisiana Community and Technical Colleges System (LCTCS) and the nonprofit Louisiana Calling for a unique opportunity to increase awareness of career training and higher education in the Pelican Sate. The news was announced on Thursday (Sept. 21) at the 2017 LCTCS Annual Conference in New Orleans. Rising artist and Louisiana... Read more »