Country Music News from CMT

Blake Shelton's New Album Arrives Sept. 30

August 1st

If Blake Shelton insists we wake up and watch him on NBC's Today, it's only fair for him to deliver some big news. That's what he did Friday morning (Aug. 1) by announcing plans for his new album. [Read More...]

Keith Urban Makes Plea for Historic Preservation

August 1st

Keith Urban has written an editorial advocating the historic preservation of country music landmarks. [Read More...]

How Luke Bryan's Guitar Player Got on the "Roller Coaster"

August 1st

For nearly 20 years, Michael Carter has been playing Luke Bryan's songs. And now Byran is singing one of Carter's. [Read More...]

Brad Paisley Has Hundreds of Words for His <em>Rising Star</em> Co-Stars

August 1st

When Brad Paisley and I caught up recently about all things Rising Star, I asked him to describe each of his co-stars in three words or less. [Read More...]

Jake Owen Set to Host ACM Honors in Nashville

July 31st

Jake Owen will host the eighth annual ACM Honors ceremony recognizing the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the 49th annual Academy of Country Music Awards. [Read More...]

12 Country Songs for Troubled Times

July 31st

Ever since country music emerged as a distinct art form in the 1920s, it has serenaded, aroused and comforted generations through the Great Depression, World War II, the Cold War and conflicts in Korea, Vietnam and the Middle East. [Read More...]

Jason Aldean Burns It Up With "Burnin' It Down"

July 31st

His tour and new single may be called "Burnin' It Down," but Jason Aldean is clearly burnin' it up. [Read More...]

Carrie Underwood Is This Week's Silver Lining

July 31st

After all the talk this week about concert arrests, public drunkenness and bitch-slapping, it's refreshing to take a break from the cloud of all that bad news and just scroll through Carrie Underwood's latest tweets. [Read More...]

Dierks Bentley Retraces Songwriting Roots

July 31st

Dierks Bentley used a tried-and-true technique for honing his way with words when he first moved to Nashville. [Read More...]