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  • Dolly Parton on Dollywood and a New Trio Reissue

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    CMT.com Staff
    30 Mar 2015 | 4:18 pm
    Dolly Parton’s career longevity and success across entertainment frequently makes her a trending topic in Internet searches, especially recently with the 30th anniversary of the Dollywood theme park in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. In a recent interview with CMT Hot 20 Countdown, Parton said that Dollywood’s success has surpassed her wildest dreams. “It’s just amazing,” she... Read more »
  • William Elliott Whitmore Brings Radium Death to Life

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    31 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    William Elliott Whitmore‘s Radium Death fortifies broad universal themes (“Healing to Do”) with acutely personal narratives (“Ain’t Gone Yet”). CMT Edge spoke with the Iowa musician about his writing influences and his evolution from stark folk to a fuller rock sound. “It took a little longer than normal — a couple years to get this written and recorded — but it came together in a nice way,” Whitmore says. “I recorded in Iowa City with my cousin Luke because we have a studio there. We took our time to make something we thought was interesting.” CMT…
  • ‘Dylan, Cash and the Nashville Cats,’ an Unlikely Alliance of Rock and Country

    NYT > Country Music
    28 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    In the late 1960s and early 1970s, dozens of rock and folk acts traveled to Tennessee and emerged with an astonishing number of hits and classic recordings.
  • Hunt for Americana Photo Contest: Winners Announced!

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    Sadee Hanson
    29 Mar 2015 | 11:01 pm
    At Great American Country, we are total suckers for vintage Americana. Whether it’s a roadside motel from years past, a cross-country trip in a retro RV or an old Patsy Cline album, it just doesn’t get any better than the classic pieces of American culture that take us back to the good ol’ days. Inspired by this fascination with historical America, we started the Hunt for Americana photo contest with Popular Photography magazine a few months back to find out what American nostalgia looks like to all of you. We asked our fans to submit their own images of iconic Americana and had a…
  • Elite Multimedia Productions Adds Elation Cuepix LED Blinders To Inventory

    Country Music News
    31 Mar 2015 | 9:28 am
    … the Cuepix Blinders out on country music artist Luke Bryan’s 2015 …
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  • Dolly Parton on Dollywood and a New Trio Reissue

    CMT.com Staff
    30 Mar 2015 | 4:18 pm
    Dolly Parton’s career longevity and success across entertainment frequently makes her a trending topic in Internet searches, especially recently with the 30th anniversary of the Dollywood theme park in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. In a recent interview with CMT Hot 20 Countdown, Parton said that Dollywood’s success has surpassed her wildest dreams. “It’s just amazing,” she... Read more »
  • Miranda Lambert Keeps It Real at Madison Square Garden

    Jim Allen
    30 Mar 2015 | 2:49 pm
    NEW YORK CITY — The more country stars tend to eschew the raw, rootsy side of their sound in favor of electronic production touches and hip-hop heavy programmed beats, the more remarkable — and reassuring — it is that an artist as uncompromisingly organic-sounding as Miranda Lambert can be so successful. With songs and vocal... Read more »
  • Brooks & Dunn Reuniting at ACM Awards

    CMT.com Staff
    30 Mar 2015 | 1:35 pm
    A reunion of Brooks & Dunn and a surprise duet featuring Christina Aguilera have been added to the 50th annual Academy of Country Music Awards set for April 19 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Alan Jackson, Martina McBride, Brad Paisley, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town and Rascal Flatts are other new additions to the... Read more »
  • Willie Nelson Confirms Eric Church, Merle Haggard for Fourth of July Picnic

    CMT.com Staff
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:39 pm
    Eric Church, Merle Haggard, Kacey Musgraves, Sturgill Simpson, Jamey Johnson, Jason Isbell and Chris Stapleton have signed up to join Willie Nelson for his 42nd annual Fourth of July Picnic in Austin, Texas. More than 20 artists will be performing on two stages during the July 4 event at the Circuit of the Americas’ Austin360... Read more »
  • First Photo of Carrie Underwood’s Baby

    Alison Bonaguro
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:31 am
    Even better news than the Nashville Predators making it into the playoffs? The fact that it gave Carrie Underwood a reason to post a new (and more complete) picture of her baby boy Isaiah. “The Predators are in the playoffs! Just waiting to get called up! #PutMeInCoach,” Underwood posted on Twitter on Sunday (March 29)... Read more »
 
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  • William Elliott Whitmore Brings Radium Death to Life

    31 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    William Elliott Whitmore‘s Radium Death fortifies broad universal themes (“Healing to Do”) with acutely personal narratives (“Ain’t Gone Yet”). CMT Edge spoke with the Iowa musician about his writing influences and his evolution from stark folk to a fuller rock sound. “It took a little longer than normal — a couple years to get this written and recorded — but it came together in a nice way,” Whitmore says. “I recorded in Iowa City with my cousin Luke because we have a studio there. We took our time to make something we thought was interesting.” CMT…
  • Caroline Spence Has a Taste for “Whiskey Watered Down”

    30 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Caroline Spence is a bright spot on Nashville’s local music scene. A native of Virginia, Spence has been winning songwriting competitions in prominent festivals like Rocky Mountain Folks Fest and Kerrville Folk Festival. She also claimed the grand prize among all song submissions to American Songwriter in 2013. With a sweet voice and a disarming honesty in her music, it isn’t a surprise that she’s racking up the awards so early in her promising career. Spence’s next gig is in Nashville on Thursday (April 2) at 3rd & Lindsley, followed by a string of shows that…
  • 5 Questions With Brandi Carlile

    27 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Brandi Carlile and her family made a quick detour through Nashville on their way to SXSW a few weeks ago. She was still riding high on the instant success of her latest album, The Firewatcher’s Daughter, and eager to talk about the new music. Check out the CMT Edge Q&A with Carlile, then take a look at “The Eye.”
  • Nora Jane Struthers Sees the Big Picture in “The Wire”

    26 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Nora Jane Struthers reinvented herself with Wake, an insightful and personal collection of songs underscored by a more assertive delivery. What more could you want from a former high school English teacher in Brooklyn? These days she’s based in Nashville, where much of Wake was written. She was inspired to compose one of its standout tracks, “The Wire,” while having some morning coffee in her writing room. “I was just looking out my window and all of a sudden my eyes stopped on this bird that was not flying, but that was just stationary in the middle of the air,” she recalls. “And…
  • Humming House Hopes You Dance to Revelries

    25 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Right out of college, singer-songwriter Justin Wade Tam undertook a seriously high-concept musical project with his then-active folk duo, Quote. It was more than an album — it was a veritable coffee table art object, featuring not just original songs, but lengthy stories, poems and visual art by other artists compiled in a 150-page book. “We barely broke even,” Tam chuckles, “but it was a great coming of age project. “Getting out of that, I sort of decided that I didn’t really wanna be in a project where I had to go to a bar and feel like I’m yelling over an audience…
 
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  • Hunt for Americana Photo Contest: Winners Announced!

    Sadee Hanson
    29 Mar 2015 | 11:01 pm
    At Great American Country, we are total suckers for vintage Americana. Whether it’s a roadside motel from years past, a cross-country trip in a retro RV or an old Patsy Cline album, it just doesn’t get any better than the classic pieces of American culture that take us back to the good ol’ days. Inspired by this fascination with historical America, we started the Hunt for Americana photo contest with Popular Photography magazine a few months back to find out what American nostalgia looks like to all of you. We asked our fans to submit their own images of iconic Americana and had a…
  • Summer Music Festival Outfit Inspiration

    Molly Spining
    28 Mar 2015 | 11:01 pm
    A typical music festival outfit looks something like this: flower crown, crop top, high-waisted jean shorts, mirrored sunglasses. But why not switch it up this year? The ’70s are back in a big way for spring (and fall), so tap into those groovy vibes with platform sandals, crochet tanks and mini skirts. After all, there’s no better time to try out a trend than at a music festival. Get inspired by our summery outfit picks below, and let us know which music festivals you’re attending this year! Sure, pants may not be the coolest option for a hot daytime concert, but this flowy…
  • Carrie Underwood Returns To No. 1 on Top 20

    Sarah Wyland
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:45 pm
    On this week’s show, Scotty McCreery drops by to chat with Suzanne Alexander. Carrie Underwood is back in the top spot on this week’s Top 20 Country Countdown with her latest, “Little Toy Guns.” Blake Shelton with Ashley Monroe and Chris Young round out the Top 3, while new clips from Miranda Lambert, Cole Swindell and Reba McEntire make their countdown debuts. Plus, host Suzanne Alexander is joined by special guest Scotty McCreery. Top 20 Photo Gallery » Want to re-watch some of your favorite interviews? Get Top 20 online extrasincludingvideos and photos. You can also cast…
  • Krystal Keith in the Kitchen: Bananas Foster Pancakes

    Krystal Keith
    26 Mar 2015 | 11:01 pm
    Photo courtesy of Krystal Keith. This is one of my favorite indulgent breakfasts. It combines one of my favorite breakfast foods, pancakes, with one of my all-time favorite desserts, Bananas Foster. If you haven’t ordered Bananas Foster at a restaurant, go ahead and put it on your foodie bucket list because it is a must! Bananas sautéed in brown sugar, butter and rum. They light the mixture on fire, which is always fun, and serve it over vanilla ice cream. Sounds like the perfect topping for pancakes, too, huh? I also thought so.  Bananas Foster Pancakes Make pancakes using…
  • Spring Salvage on Great American Country

    Sarah Wyland
    25 Mar 2015 | 11:01 pm
    This spring, Great American Country is out to prove that one man’s — or woman’s — trash is, indeed, a treasure just waiting to be discovered. Whether it’s about reclaiming one-of-a-kind vintage architecture, snatching up buildings about to be demolished or restoring classic RVs and trailers, our primetime lineup is focused on making the old new again. First up is the  West End Salvage marathon on Monday, March 30 starting at 8/7c.  Watch as Don Short and his team of pickers, carpenters and designers come up with innovative uses for antique, industrial and…
 
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  • Quotable Country – 03/29/15 Edition

    C.M. Wilcox
    29 Mar 2015 | 7:07 pm
    Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. Every song I’ve written in the last couple of years, I was always thinking of who’s recording now, or who’s looking for songs, or what I could do to write for somebody else and get another ‘Truck Yeah.’ ● — Actual thing said by “Buy Me a Boat” singer Chris Janson. Dear God. I really do believe the music should be first. That’s what people come to see and hear, their favorite songs. If we get that music first, then the other stuff is just gravy. I’ve said over the years…
  • Quotable Country – 03/22/15 Edition

    C.M. Wilcox
    22 Mar 2015 | 8:16 pm
    Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. This is the best day ever – I’ve got my girl here, my friends, my family – it’s the best day ever! ● — Jason Aldean at his Mexican wedding to ‘girl’ Brittany Kerr. If you look at her career, she’s in a space that, historically, I don’t know that anybody’s ever been in. Everybody always compares her to Madonna, but I don’t know, man. Madonna at 25, was she at this spot? No, I don’t think so, especially if you look at what she’s done in country prior to kind of moving into pop. She has such a unique…
  • Country Haiku #533

    Country Haiku
    16 Mar 2015 | 2:01 pm
    Rings and old barstools Are incompatible as First-cousin love songs
  • Quotable Country – 03/15/15 Edition

    C.M. Wilcox
    15 Mar 2015 | 6:03 pm
    Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. I don’t have a ton of money in the bank. I was getting to a point where I can’t do this independently anymore. That’s why it became really clear when they called that this was the right decision. ● — Meghan Linsey, speaking frankly of her reason for trying “The Voice.” Rock was for the unpopular guy who couldn’t get a girl, started by a kid who was bullied. Then fathers even liked it and it became as American as apple pie. […] Now the singer is the quarterback. But I don’t want to…
  • Country Haiku #532

    Country Haiku
    12 Mar 2015 | 10:24 am
    Because I broke her She can’t love you/anyone LOL, my bad
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  • The Weekly New Release Report For March 31, 2015

    Matt Bjorke
    31 Mar 2015 | 9:28 am
    This week, Darius Rucker enters with his latest album for Capitol Nashville while we discuss Brenn Hill’s release, Cam’s debut EP and Canaan Smith’s debut EP, the new Jon Wolfe project, the two disc Now That’s What I Call ACM Awards 50 Years album while looking at new albums released in the roots/American realm from James McMurtry and The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band. Jon Wolfe -Natural Man (Fool Hearted Productions/Tone Tree Music) If you’ve missed the kind of sturdy neb-traditionalist music that George Strait makes then you’re in for luck as Jon Wolfe’s Natural Man is a…
  • 5th Annual Music Video Madness: The Final 4

    Matt Bjorke
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:57 am
    The fifth Annual Video Madness tournament is underway and for this year we have 16 competing videos from all levels of country stars, from superstars (Reba, Luke Bryan) Rising stars (Logan Mize, Maddie & Tae) to upcoming stars (Casey James, Tyler Farr) and Americana/Roots star (Old Crow Medicine Show). After the first round where over 6000 votes were cast, some of these artists mentioned above are still standing while others have fallen to their competitors. Below you’ll see a rundown of the contenders. The Music Video Madness Contenders There are four regions with two games in…
  • The Most-Added Songs At Country Radio: March 30, 2015

    Matt Bjorke
    30 Mar 2015 | 2:59 pm
    This week’s list of The Most-Added Songs At Country Radio: March 30, 2015 starts out with The Brothers Osborne getting 42 first-week adds for “Stay A Little Longer,” their fun follow-up to “Rum,” last-summer’s Top 30 hit. The duo also have 49 total adds the first week of release with 7 stations adding the single before this week. Casey James starts off with 37 adds at radio for his single “Fall Apart.” The song is the lead single from his upcoming sophomore project for 19/Columbia Records. Jason Aldean’s “Tonight Looks Good On…
  • The Civil Wars’ Joy Williams To Release Solo Project

    Matt Bjorke
    30 Mar 2015 | 2:45 pm
    The first single from Joy Williams new album, Venus, which will hit stores this summer via Sensibility Music/Columbia Records finds the former member of The Civil Wars stepping back out into the solo world she once occupied prior to breaking out with the duo’s Barton Hollow in 2011 and their self-titled The Civil Wars album in 2013. That album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 Chart. Of the single, Joy comments, “The entire song is what it’s like to experience the beauty, the spark and strength of what it is to be inside your skin. It’s a song with energy and fire. I wanted to…
  • Brooks & Dunn, Nick Jonas, & Little Big Town To ACM Awards

    Matt Bjorke
    30 Mar 2015 | 2:27 pm
    The Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions today announced the another round of stars to their performance slate for the 50th annual edition of the iconic show known as “Country Music’s Party of the Year.” Alan Jackson, Martina McBride, Brad Paisley, Brooks & Dunn, and Nick Jonas with Dan + Shay will perform on the lineup. Rascal Flatts was also added as was Christina Aguilera, who will perform duets with surprise artists. The ceremony will be hosted by Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan (#Bluke) and will broadcast from 8-1130PM ET/WT via the CBS television network. The…
 
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  • Guess Who Danielle Bradbery Was Recently Writing with?

    Ashley Anne-Helene
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:48 am
    If you pay attention to Danielle Bradbery’s social media accounts then you know one thing is for sure, she is busy in the studio. She recently debuted a potential new song called “Friend Zone” while she joined Miranda Lambert’s tour for a stint. But she was back to the grind …
  • Brooks & Dunn To Reunite At ACM’s!

    Ashley Anne-Helene
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:26 am
    Off the heels of announcing the Vegas residency, we find out Brooks and Dunn will be performing together. on the same stage. at the same time. Eeeek….major fangirl moment! And for some added excitement we found out who else was just announced for the ACM’s big 50th Anniversary celebration! So far …
  • David Nail cuts Brothers Osborne song!

    Ashley Anne-Helene
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:16 am
    I don’t know what’s cooler the fact David Nail cut a Brother’s Osborne song or the fact they were so excited about it! The guys took to their Twitter to announce not only did they write the song but they would be lending some vocals to the track as well. …
  • ACM’s like their Pop/Country Collaborations

    Ashley Anne-Helene
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:02 am
      Last year we had Meghan Trainor and Ariana Grande hit the ACM stage and this year….Nick Jonas? Now to be fair he is joining Dan + Shay and they’re practically pop anyway so this makes perfect sense, but geez what is up with these pop collaborations? You think they’re …
  • Catch Jason Aldean in “Affordable” New Streaming Service Tidal’s Video

    Ashley Anne-Helene
    31 Mar 2015 | 6:52 am
      Jay Z has launched an affordable music streaming services to take on Spotify called Tidal and Jason Aldean is one of the pioneers involved in it. Oh and by affordable, I mean $20.00 a month which according to Jay Z is no different than forgoing a $6.00 bottle of …
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  • “Stand up, Little Sister, and let everyone see you.” — Willie Nelson

    LindaLee
    31 Mar 2015 | 9:12 am
      It’s a highlight of every Willie Nelson & Family show.  While Willie Nelson’s set list changes every night, he always calls on his sister Bobbie to play a solo.  It is such a treat to hear her play, whatever song Willie calls out to her.  And at the end, he always asks her to stand so her fans can see her.   There is so much love between them.  
  • Farm Aid and Dollars and Sense Collaboration (introduction by Willie Nelson)

    LindaLee
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:58 am
    Farm Aid has collaborated with the magazine Dollars & Sense to create an issue that examines the current economic state of agriculture in America. Read Willie Nelson’s introduction and then browse and download the entire issue below. The Wealth of the Land and the Power of the People By Willie Nelson Last year at the annual Farm Aid concert in Raleigh, N.C, I met Phillip and Dorathy Barker, Black farmers who, like many minority farmers, lost much of their farmland as a result of discriminatory lending practices by banks and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Today, Phillip and…
  • Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard at Whitewater Amphitheater (March 26,27,28, 2015)

    LindaLee
    30 Mar 2015 | 7:16 pm
    photo: John Doyle www.RollingStone.com by: Chuck Eddy Capping three evening pairings with Willie Nelson at WhiteWater Amphitheater on Saturday, 15 minutes outside the Central Texas river-tubing paradise of New Braunfels, Merle Haggard thought the audience wasn’t being responsive enough to his “we don’t smoke marijuana in Muskogee” line, so he tried it again. A minute or so later, Nelson came out to finish “Okie From Muskogee” with him, for fans who by then were all in on the joke, and from there they both went into what Haggard called a new song…
  • Willie Nelson and Paula Nelson, “Have You Ever Seen the Rain”

    LindaLee
    30 Mar 2015 | 6:33 pm
    Thanks, Lisa Pittman, for the video!
  • The Texas Flag flies tonight in tonight in Missouri behind Willie Nelson

    LindaLee
    30 Mar 2015 | 5:47 pm
    Thank you Budrock, for sending these photos from tonight’s show in Missouri. Buddy said he was happy because he gets to hang the Texas flag, after going five shows without the flag. It looks great back where it belongs. Bobby Flaco wasn’t as happy though. His console would not fit in the sound booth at the venue.  He had to go digital!
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  • Council Member Renteria Making Changes to Barbecue Proposal

    Jo Clifton
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:19 am
    From the Austin Monitor: In response to owners of barbecue restaurants worried about their future in Austin, City Council Member Pio Renteria is making some changes to his resolution directing city staff to create rules to regulate smoke from commercial barbecue smokestacks.Originally, the resolution was written to require restaurants and mobile food vendors who use a wood or charcoal burning stove or grill within 150 feet of properties zoned residential to install exhaust systems called smoke scrubbers or similar devices.
  • How an Austin Company's Using 3D Printing to Shape the Future of Breast Reconstruction

    Joy Diaz
    31 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    In 1998, the federal government mandated that breast reconstructions after a mastectomy be covered by health insurance. That was the last time anything really big happened in the field of breast reconstruction, and while it was a huge development, it wasn't an improvement to the procedure itself.But an Austin company is aiming to transform outcomes for breast reconstruction patients through the use of 3D printing technology.
  • Texas Senate Gives First OK to Grading Schools A Through F

    Veronica Zaragovia
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:39 am
    The Texas Senate is moving forward with a proposal to assign letter grades to Texas public schools.Supporters say this bill would boost failing schools, while opponents say these grades will stigmatize schools and create more of a problem. State Sen. Larry Taylor, a Friendswood Republican, says his bill, SB 6, would empower parents. They’d have more information about how their children’s schools are doing once their school gets an A through F grade based on standardized test scores.
  • Pharmacists Group Votes To Discourage Members From Providing Execution Drugs

    Eyder Peralta
    31 Mar 2015 | 4:28 am
    The largest pharmacist association in the country has voted to discourage its members from participating in executions.The move could make executions harder for states that have been ordering their drugs from compounding pharmacies. As we've reported, some states like Texas turned to the pharmacies after big pharmaceutical companies — under pressure from death penalty opponents — decided to stop selling their drugs to U.S.
  • How Texas Summers Inspired a Novel Change to the Water Balloon Fight

    Laura Rice
    30 Mar 2015 | 11:37 am
    This story comes from Texas Standard.The weather is warming up and kids across Texas are finding ways to stay cool as they play outside. One longtime favorite is a good old-fashioned water balloon fight. But a Texas man may have changed the game forever.“Where I’m from in West Texas originally, it’s very hot and dry in the summers, and there’s very much a lack of things to do,” Kendall Harter says.
 
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  • It’s all about the music… right?

    Shauna "WhiskeyChick" Castorena
    25 Mar 2015 | 8:57 am
    Many times in country music history a major country star has gotten themselves in a load of trouble for stepping outside of the marital lines. From Johnny Cash to Willie Nelson, and more recently Garth Brooks to Leann Rimes. Now before I go any further I will point out that I am of the absolute opinion that dishonesty, infidelity, and disrespect like that has no place in a marriage and is a terrible trait in a human being. But to the point I want to make today: Is it really any of our business? As I watch yet another country artist who had risen to the top after years of hard work and a few…
  • See Shania Twain Live… Almost

    Shauna "WhiskeyChick" Castorena
    12 Mar 2015 | 8:40 am
    Can’t make it out to see Shania Twain in concert? Well have no fear, her Vegas show is coming to a living room near you! New York, NY (March 11, 2015)– International superstar Shania Twain wrapped up her successful two-year residency in Las Vegas, NV as her SHANIA: Still the One stage show came to a close in December. The five-time GRAMMY winner entertained concert-goers from all over the world at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace during the course of her 105 performances and now, fans have an opportunity to bring the Vegas production home with the release of Twain’s live Blu-ray and…
  • Brad Paisley, FGL, Hunter Hayes, Taylor Swift and more honored in the 2015 YouTube Music Awards

    Shauna "WhiskeyChick" Castorena
    3 Mar 2015 | 10:54 am
    Brad Paisley and Taylor Swift are among the many artists who will be honored later this month at the YouTube Music Awards. These YTMA artists were chosen by the fans. The winning artists showed the biggest growth in views, subscribers and engagement over the last six months on YouTube. That’s what makes them artists to watch on YouTube in 2015, and YTMA winners. These artists prove that YouTube is not only a place to launch new music and be discovered by fans around the world, but also where artists and fans truly connect. At its best, music is about the full experience of sight, sound and…
  • Top Ten Country Christmas Songs

    Shauna "WhiskeyChick" Castorena
    28 Nov 2014 | 4:42 am
    As the holidays roll around we all break into our CD collection and blow the dust off our favorite holiday albums. We’ve gotten together with the staff here at CountryMusicNewsBlog.com to create a list of our favorite country Christmas songs (in no particular order)! We’ve mixed a little of the Holy Spirit, with a lot of the holiday fun. Please feel free to add your favorites in the comments below! O Holy Night – Martina McBride Let It Be Christmas – Alan Jackson Angels Among Us – Alabama Hard Candy Christmas – Dolly Parton Mary Did You Know – Wynonna…
  • THE BIG REVIVAL TOUR AND THE BURN IT DOWN TOUR COME TOGETHER

    Country Music News
    27 Oct 2014 | 11:21 am
    Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean join their two hot tours together for a special ten night stadium run! The forecast for summer 2015 just got a little bit hotter as we find out heavy headliners Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean are teaming up for TEN stadium shows together! The Burn It Down Tour and The Big Revival Tour presented by Corona Light, will meet up for 10 stadium shows next summer. The first shows to go on sale for the unprecedented pairing are New England’s Gillette Stadium on Aug. 28, 2015 and San Francisco’s Levi’s Stadium on May 2, 2015. More on-sale information and…
 
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  • New Music Video From Randy Rogers and Wade Bowen- "Standards"

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    31 Mar 2015 | 5:42 am
  • New Live Performance Music Video From Martina McBride and Sara Evans- "Jolene"

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    30 Mar 2015 | 6:37 am
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd Schedules New Live Album For June 2 Release

    That Nashville Sound
    29 Mar 2015 | 6:40 am
    Lynyrd Skynyrd will release a new live album, Sweet Home Alabama, this summer.Sweet Home Alabama was recorded during the band's appearance on German music program Rockpalast in 1996. In addition to the show, the new reissue includes three songs ("Workin' for MCA, "Free Bird" and "Sweet Home Alabama") recorded at the Hamburg Musikhalle on December 5, 1974.The 1996 songs were recorded after the band's return to activity as a working band following the long period of inactivity prompted by the plane crash that claimed the lives of three band members, including singer and co-founder Ronnie Van…
  • New Music Video From Blake Shelton- "Sangria"

    That Nashville Sound
    28 Mar 2015 | 8:17 am
  • HoneyHoney To Release III on June 9 on Rounder Records

    That Nashville Sound
    28 Mar 2015 | 7:52 am
    The LA-based duo HoneyHoney are giving fans a sneak peek at their first single, “You and I,” from their third full-length release, III, due out June 9 on Rounder Records. The project is was recorded in Nashville and produced by Dave Cobb (Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson). According to the press release:"It delivers straight-from-the-gut honesty and elegance of storytelling that makes the new album both cathartic and electrifying. While the album finds HoneyHoney offering their most finely crafted melodies and richly textured sound to date, the band also embodies a loose and scrappy…
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  • New Music Video From Randy Rogers and Wade Bowen- "Standards"

    That Nashville Sound
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:42 am
  • New Live Performance Music Video From Martina McBride and Sara Evans- "Jolene"

    That Nashville Sound
    30 Mar 2015 | 6:37 am
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd Schedules New Live Album For June 2 Release

    That Nashville Sound
    29 Mar 2015 | 6:40 am
    Lynyrd Skynyrd will release a new live album, Sweet Home Alabama, this summer.Sweet Home Alabama was recorded during the band's appearance on German music program Rockpalast in 1996. In addition to the show, the new reissue includes three songs ("Workin' for MCA, "Free Bird" and "Sweet Home Alabama") recorded at the Hamburg Musikhalle on December 5, 1974.The 1996 songs were recorded after the band's return to activity as a working band following the long period of inactivity prompted by the plane crash that claimed the lives of three band members, including singer and co-founder Ronnie Van…
  • New Music Video From Blake Shelton- "Sangria"

    That Nashville Sound
    28 Mar 2015 | 8:17 am
  • HoneyHoney To Release III on June 9 on Rounder Records

    That Nashville Sound
    28 Mar 2015 | 7:52 am
    The LA-based duo HoneyHoney are giving fans a sneak peek at their first single, “You and I,” from their third full-length release, III, due out June 9 on Rounder Records. The project is was recorded in Nashville and produced by Dave Cobb (Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson). According to the press release:"It delivers straight-from-the-gut honesty and elegance of storytelling that makes the new album both cathartic and electrifying. While the album finds HoneyHoney offering their most finely crafted melodies and richly textured sound to date, the band also embodies a loose and scrappy…
 
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  • Josh’s Top Ten Country Songs – March 2015

    Josh Schott
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    We started off 2015 with two great months of country music. So it was only natural that March would be a let down. Mainstream country music only produced one pretty good album along with a bunch of garbage. Fortunately independent and alt-country came through with some great releases, including an album of the year candidate. […]
  • Album Review – Striking Matches’ Nothing But The Silence is an Energetic, Entertaining Debut

    Derek Hudgin
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Watch out Florida Georgia Line. Why don’t you boys take a step aside and watch a brand new mainstream country duo do what you guys have never done, which is making worthy, entertaining music. Now, I know Striking Matches aren’t quite brand new; their self-titled EP back in 2012 was praised by outlets like NPR […]
  • Review – Laura Joy’s “Takes A While”

    Josh Schott
    29 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    The Chicago music scene is certainly an interesting one and over the years has produced a variety of different artists from nearly every genre. One artist you might find playing at a local bar cheering up local bar patrons is singer-songwriter Laura Joy. Her approach to music would be described as a minimalist, as she […]
  • Billboard Top 25 Country Albums This Week [April 4]

    Josh Schott
    28 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Luke Bryan – Spring Break…Checkin’ Out (Grade: 2.5/10) Sam Hunt – Montevallo  (Grade: 1/10) Jason Aldean – Old Boots, New Dirt (Grade: 3/10) Florida Georgia Line – Anything Goes (Grade: 0/10) Chase Rice – Ignite the Night (Grade: 2/10) Eric Church – The Outsiders Carrie Underwood – Greatest Hits: Decade #1 Miranda Lambert – Platinum Luke Bryan – Crash […]
  • Watch: Karen Jonas Performs New Song “Country Songs”

    Josh Schott
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:22 pm
    Country Perspective’s 2014 (Co) Female Artist of the Year winner Karen Jonas is back with new music. Her 2014 debut album Oklahoma Lottery was one of the absolute gems of country music in 2014 and was a strong contender to win Country Perspective’s 2014 Album of the Year award. Simply put if you haven’t heard […]
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