Country Music News from CMT

Granger Smith Recovering at Home After Stage Fall

December 6th

Granger Smith’s final eight shows of the year have been canceled following Friday’s (Dec. 2) stage fall at Sayreville, New Jersey’s Starland Ballroom. He is currently back home in Texas recovering from the accident that left him with two… [Read More...]

Grammy Nominations: Maren Morris, Sturgill Simpson and Kelsea Ballerini Score in Top Categories

December 6th

Maren Morris, Sturgill Simpson and Kelsea Ballerini are each nominated in top all-genre categories at the 59th annual Grammy Awards. The nominations were revealed Tuesday morning (Dec. 6). Ballerini and Morris represent country in the best new artist cate… [Read More...]

Lauren Alaina’s Road Less Traveled Lands Jan. 27

December 6th

Lauren Alaina, one of CMT’s Next Women of Country and American Idol alum, will release her sophomore album Road Less Traveled on Jan. 27. She co-wrote all the material throughout the 12-song collection including the title track single, which just br… [Read More...]

Jason Aldean’s Best Christmas Ever

December 5th

Jason Aldean was only 5 when he had his best Christmas ever. And like most little boys in the early ’80s, he said he was really, really into Star Wars. “I remember waking up one Christmas morning — and I don’t know what my mom did … [Read More...]

Behind the Scenes With Brantley Gilbert

December 5th

A few weeks ago, we introduced you to Brantley Gilbert’s new video for the “The Weekend.” Now, we can take you behind the scenes of his two-day shoot with director Shane Drake. Gilbert just released a really neat video with all kinds of … [Read More...]

Chris Young’s Well-Traveled Christmas Album

December 5th

Chris Young agrees — writing original Christmas songs with the goal of creating tomorrow’s standards might be one of music’s greatest ambitions. Any result has to compete with iconic classics by Irving Berlin, “Rudolph the Red-Nose… [Read More...]

New Music From the Late Chris LeDoux

December 5th

It’s uncanny how much Ned LeDoux sounds like his dad, Chris LeDoux. The late country singer and rodeo star is survived by five kids, but his son Ned, 39, is the only one who has been following in his dad’s footsteps. “I’ve always k… [Read More...]

Shane McAnally Reveals Story Behind Song Written for The Shack

December 5th

How do you even begin to write the end theme for a film? First, according to Shane McAnally, you have to get up off the floor. “Keep Your Eyes on Me” — the song he wrote with Tim McGraw, Faith Hill and Lori McKenna for The Shack — … [Read More...]

Mark Gray, ‘80s Hitmaker, Dead at 64

December 4th

Songwriter and recording artist Mark Gray died Friday (Dec. 2) in Lebanon, Tennessee. He was 64. Among the No. 1 songs he co-wrote were Alabama’s “Take Me Down” and “The Closer You Get” and Janie Fricke’s “It Ain&… [Read More...]

Granger Smith Hospitalized After Stage Fall

December 3rd

Granger Smith has been admitted to a trauma center in Brunswick, New Jersey, after crashing off the stage mid-show at Sayreville’s Starland Ballroom on Friday night (Dec. 2). Video footage online shows that Smith was standing on a monitor when it ga… [Read More...]