Country Music News from CMT

Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley, Brad Paisley Headline FarmBorough

June 29th

Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley and Brad Paisley were the headliners this weekend at FarmBorough, the first-ever country music festival in New York City. The event took place Friday through Sunday (June 26-28) on Randall’s Island in the East River. The s… [Read More...]

Brandy Clark: “Buy a Female’s CD”

June 29th

When Brandy Clark was in New York City on Saturday (June 27), playing FarmBorough at Randall’s Island, she talked with the Village Voice about everything from the Big Apple to the loyalty of country fans to the vibe at festivals. But then, they had … [Read More...]

Chris Janson’s Boat Would Be Icing on the Cake

June 29th

If all you did was listen to Chris Janson’s hit song “Buy Me a Boat,” you might think he was getting his priorities mixed up. Like he’d make buying a boat one of his life’s goals. But I’ve met him. And his wife. And I k… [Read More...]

Justin Moore: Behind the Fishing Scenes

June 29th

About a week ago, Justin Moore posted the most adorable photo of his daughter Ella, 5, holding up a fish. Now, I don’t fish, but I asked Moore if that was the right age to start. He told me that he’d tried to take her once before — when … [Read More...]

Kelsea Ballerini Spirits Debut Single, “Love Me Like You Mean It,” to No. 1

June 27th

It took 38 weeks to do it — somewhat longer than growing a sequoia seedling to maturity — but Kelsea Ballerinihas taken “Love Me Like You Mean It” to the top of Billboard’s country airplay songs chart. In so doing, she become… [Read More...]

Lynyrd Skynyrd, Brantley Gilbert Share Music on CMT Crossroads

June 26th

Saturday night (June 27) will rock hard with the premiere of CMT Crossroads: Lynyrd Skynyrd and Brantley Gilbert. It marks the legendary rock band’s second CMT Crossroads appearance. It’s the first for Gilbert, who says the collaboration has b… [Read More...]

Chris Young Goes to Jamaica on CMT Hot 20 Countdown

June 26th

Jamaica goes country this weekend on an all-new CMT Hot 20 Countdown. We travel to the Caribbean island for Boots on the Beach. We’ll set sail on a catamaran down the Jamaican coast with Chris Young, sample some local cuisine with Jerrod Niemann and… [Read More...]

Keith Urban Breaks Down the Johns

June 26th

The first time Keith Urban performed “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16″ back in February, he wasn’t even sure if he’d remembered all the lyrics right. But everyone else seemed to think it was pretty memorable. “Maybe two da… [Read More...]

Eric Church’s Unlikely Role in Jurassic World

June 26th

There’s a great song on Eric Church‘s The Outsiders album called “Dark Side.” He wrote it with Travis Meadows and Jeremy Spillman. It’s one of those haunting ballads we can all relate to: how you have probably done some stuff… [Read More...]

Kacey Musgraves Finds Inspiration in Jim Croce, Glen Campbell

June 26th

Just when you thought it couldn’t get better than her big debut, Same Trailer Different Park, singer-songwriter Kacey Musgraves drops an even more sparkling gem on us in the form of her brand new Pageant Material. Yep, it’s glorious. Released … [Read More...]