Country Music News

  • Brantley Gilbert’s Expanded Just as I Am Returns as No. 1 Country Album

    Precisely a year after he first topped Billboard’s country albums chart with Just as I Am, Brantley Gilbert returns to that exalted position with Just as I Am: Platinum Edition, an amended configuration that features eight bonus tracks. By Nielsen SoundScan’s count, this new version sold 28,223 copies its first week out — compared to... Read more »

  • Erin Andrews and Brittany Snow Will Host 2015 CMT Music Awards

    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 ABC’s Dancing With the Stars as ratings soared to all-time highs... Read more »

  • CMT Hot 20 Countdown Welcomes Brad Paisley, Maddie & Tae

    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 Nashville’s LP Field. Will Brad get star-stuck during the big gig? You betcha, especially... Read more »

  • Miranda Lambert: The Silver Lining

    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 radio consultant’s comments about putting fewer female singers... Read more »

  • Recap: Party Down South 2: Girls Night!

    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, Raven confesses she might even want to... Read more »

  • Willie Nelson Tells His Own Story

    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 Ritz. It’s filled with new revelations and new recollections of some... Read more »

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