Country Music News from CMT

The Voice Win Goes to Team Blake’s Craig Wayne Boyd

December 17th

The fourth time proved to be yet another charm for Blake Shelton. The megastar’s team member Craig Wayne Boyd was crowned the winner of The Voice during Tuesday’s (Dec. 16) season finale, making it the fourth win for Team Blake in seven season… [Read More...]

More Performers Announced for CMT Ultimate Kickoff Party

December 17th

Jake Owen, Maddie & Tae and Thomas Rhett have joined the star-studded lineup of CMT Ultimate Kickoff Party Live From the College Football Playoff National Championship. Airing live on Jan. 9 at 9 p.m. ET from Dallas, the 90-minute concert special is t… [Read More...]

Will Cole Swindell Sing About Farmers, Preachers and Teachers?

December 17th

“Three Wooden Crosses,” the Randy Travis hit from 2002, is kind of my benchmark for a story song. Not just because there’s a beginning, a middle and an end, but because there’s a twist. (Spoiler alert: Everyone dies. Except the hoo… [Read More...]

Toby Keith Gets Back to What He Does Best

December 16th

Toby Keith is preparing for the release of his upcoming album, 35 MPH Town, with a brand new single and music video.   “Drunk Americans” is reminiscent of several of Keith’s earlier hits, which the singer says is for good reason. &n… [Read More...]

5 Tweets Country Artists Want to Forget

December 16th

Whether you’re a politician who doesn’t know the difference between “direct message” and “new tweet” or a corporation that makes an off-color joke, the Twitterverse is always waiting for you to slip up so it can embarra… [Read More...]

Beyond the Basics at American Country Countdown Awards

December 16th

It took me a while to figure out what was happening Monday night (Dec. 15) on the American Country Countdown Awards. Every time someone won, they were already onstage. What a cool coincidence, right? But what that meant was that no one was apparently caug… [Read More...]

Nashville‘s Villain May Not Be All Bad

December 16th

There is no Nashville this week. I mean, there’s Nashville. But there’s no Nashville, the TV series.. So to bide some time, let’s think about how far Jeff Fordham has come in the season and a half that we’ve known him. I think his … [Read More...]

Nashville’s Hayden Panettiere Welcomes Baby Girl

December 16th

Hayden Panettiere — actress, singer, activist, philanthropist and now a proud mama. The star of ABC’s hit series Nashville welcomed her first bundle of joy with fiance Wladimir Klitschko last week, a daughter named Kaya Evdokia, according to P… [Read More...]

Luke Bryan Gets Serious at American Country Countdown Awards

December 16th

As soon as Luke Bryan was named the American Country Countdown Awards’ male vocalist of the year on Monday night (Dec. 15) night — and after he’d performed his hit song “Roller Coaster” — he had a special message to his… [Read More...]

Winners: American Country Countdown Awards

December 15th

Florida Georgia Line and Luke Bryan took home multiple honors, but radio was the big star Monday night (Dec. 15) during the very first-ever American Country Countdown Awards. The show, hosted by radio darlings Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley and… [Read More...]