Country Music News from CMT

New Season of Nashville Coming to Thursdays in January on CMT

August 24th

It’s the news #Nashies have been waiting for! The fifth season of Nashville will kick off with a two-hour premiere on Thursday, Jan. 5 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Nashville is set against the backdrop of the city’s music scene and follows Rayna Jaymes an… [Read More...]

Alan Jackson’s Good Time Bar Coming to Nashville’s Lower Broadway

August 24th

Another Alan Jackson business is coming to Nashville’s Lower Broadway. Already a partner in the popular Acme Feed & Seed at 101 Broadway, Jackson has bought the 6,000-square-foot property formerly known as the Wheel and has plans to reopen the s… [Read More...]

Zac Brown on Family’s Road Life

August 24th

There’s a song — an outstanding song — on Zac Brown Band’s You Get What You Give album from 2010. It’s called “I Play the Road.” It’s about life in a touring band, but it’s a little more poetic than ot… [Read More...]

Keith Urban Celebrates “Break on Me” With Writers Ross Copperman, Jon Nite

August 23rd

Well-wishers from all over Music Row joined Keith Urban Monday afternoon (Aug. 22) at Jack White’s Third Man Records complex in Nashville to toast Ross Copperman and Jon Nite, the writers of Urban’s recent No. 1 single, “Break on Me.&rdq… [Read More...]

Alabama Honored as Country Music Hall of Fame Reception Heralds New Exhibit

August 23rd

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum heralded the opening of its Alabama: Song of the South exhibit with an elegant reception for several hundred guests Monday evening (Aug. 22). The gathering was held in the high-ceilinged sixth-floor event hall tha… [Read More...]

ACM Honors Adds Glen Campbell Tribute

August 23rd

The 10th annual ACM Honors has added an all-star tribute to Glen Campbell featuring Blake Shelton, Toby Keith, Dierks Bentley and Keith Urban. The foursome will sing a medley of Campbell’s biggest hits culminating with his iconic song “Rhinest… [Read More...]

Pilgrimage Music Festival Partners With Justin Timberlake

August 23rd

Justin Timberlake has signed on as a partner and producer of the Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival near Nashville with co-founders Kevin Griffin, Michael Whelan and Brandt Wood. The Memphis native has a home in Middle Tennessee and joined the Pilgrim… [Read More...]

Florida Georgia Line’s New Album: Zero Skips in 15 Songs

August 23rd

There are 15 tracks on Florida Georgia Line’s new album Dig Your Roots, due out Friday (Aug 26). And the band’s intention is that fans will listen to every single one. “We’ve still got the party songs, we’ve got the feel good… [Read More...]

Is Staying Humble Cole Swindell’s Secret?

August 23rd

Cole Swindell can pull off some full-blown country swagger when he needs to, like in his songs. But in interviews? He is about as humble as they come. In a new Q&A with Forbes.com, Swindell sounds like he never takes one single minute of his nine year… [Read More...]

Luke Bryan Sells Out New Home of the Minnesota Vikings

August 23rd

Luke Bryan entertained a sold-out crowd 50,000 country fans in purple seats at Saturday’s (Aug. 20) Kill the Lights tour stop at Minneapolis’ U.S. Bank Stadium. Bryan was the first music act to headline a show at the new home of the Minnesota … [Read More...]