Country Music News from CMT

Erin Andrews and Brittany Snow Will Host 2015 CMT Music Awards

May 29th

Dancing With the Stars co-host Erin Andrews and Pitch Perfect star Brittany Snow will co-host the 2015 CMT Music Awards airing live June 10 at 8 p.m. ET/PT from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. Andrews recently wrapped up her third season as co-host of… [Read More...]

CMT Hot 20 Countdown Welcomes Brad Paisley, Maddie & Tae

May 29th

This weekend on an all-new CMT Hot 20 Countdown, Brad Paisley goes from headliner to opening act. The country superstar hopes to win over a rock ‘n’ roll crowd when he goes onstage to open the Rolling Stones’ upcoming concert at Nashvill… [Read More...]

Miranda Lambert: The Silver Lining

May 29th

You can criticize the critic. You can stir up trouble. You can even lash out at the backlash. But Miranda Lambert? She’s got the right idea: Stay positive and use your power for good. After the pot was stirred (or the salad tossed) this week over a … [Read More...]

Recap: Party Down South 2: Girls Night!

May 29th

In the recent episode of Party Down South 2, the girls kick things off with a good old fashioned girls night. The guys promise to stay home only if they do the same for their guys night when Duke gets back from visiting home. Deal. Before heading out, Rav… [Read More...]

Willie Nelson Tells His Own Story

May 29th

Willie Nelson says it feels good to share his life in a new memoir — or, in his words, “flush out your system a little bit.” The Country Music Hall of Fame member co-wrote It’s a Long Story: My Life with veteran biographer David Ri… [Read More...]

Would You Like Your Salad Dressing on the Side?

May 28th

(Straight From Nashville is a weekly column written by CMT.com managing editor Calvin Gilbert.) Country radio consultant Keith Hill stirred up a proverbial hornets’ nest this week when he told a Nashville-based industry trade publication, “If … [Read More...]

Billy Currington Keeps Summer Forever

May 28th

Temperatures and hemlines are rising, which can only mean one thing: Summer is on its way, and Billy Currington is not complaining. The Georgia native says summer is his favorite season, and it’s all because of his Southern upbringing. “I&rsqu… [Read More...]

Frederick Dierks Bentley Is His Name

May 28th

Forget about his 2003 hit, “My Last Name.” I can’t get past Dierks Bentley’s first name. It’s Frederick. And I for as long as I have been interviewing Bentley — since the first time I covered one of the shows during his… [Read More...]

Inside the Mind of Party Down South Creator SallyAnn Salsano

May 27th

Things sure have changed since we first met the Party Down South 2 family in Biloxi, Mississippi. And to many fans, it’s like a totally different dynamic this go around. To help make sense of everything, we brought in the expert of all experts: Sall… [Read More...]

Brad Paisley Ready to Win Over Stones Fans

May 27th

Brad Paisley is the first to admit he’ll need to win over some skeptical Rolling Stones fans when he opens the British band’s June 17 stadium concert at Nashville’s LP Field. “I haven’t thought about this in about a decade &m… [Read More...]