• Nick Jonas, Thomas Rhett and the Power of Three Chords
    It’s a big week for Nick Jonas, whose new album Last Year Was Complicated, just debuted at No. 2 on the all-genres Billboard 200 chart. And it’s a big week for Jonas and his friend Thomas Rhett because their new episode of CMT Crossroads will premiere Friday (June 24) at 10 p.m. ET/PT. One of... Read more »
  • Florida Georgia Line Go Vintage for Dig Your Roots Cover
    There’s no telling how much digging Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard had to do to find the vintage baby pictures featured on the adorable cover of the new Florida Georgia Line album Dig Your Roots...
  • Get to Know the Last Bandoleros
    For those who haven’t seen the Last Bandoleros perform live, they deliver one helluva hot hola. On Wednesday (June 22), Nashville’s 95-degree summer heat was no match for the band from Texas and New York as they lit into a fiery rooftop show at Warner Music Nashville. The event was as part of the label’s... Read more »
  • When You Think Taylor Swift
    It’s been 10 years since “Tim McGraw.” Ten years since we first heard about this girl named Taylor Swift...
  • Country Stars Shine in Night of Healing in Orlando
    This week’s Country Strong Night of Healing & Country Music fundraiser in Orlando, Florida, may have been one of the first public events where it finally felt OK to smile following the June 12 shootings that killed 49 people...
  • Bluegrass Patriarch Ralph Stanley Dead at 89
    Bluegrass music pioneer and Grand Ole Opry star Ralph Stanley died Thursday (June 23) at his home in Coebun, Virginia, at age 89 following a long battle with skin cancer...
  • Jon Pardi Shines on California Sunrise
    Jon Pardi hopes fans find their own slice of country heaven in his latest album California Sunrise. Throughout the 12-song collection, Pardi shines at setting classic country melodies to modern percussion in a danceable throwback style that is all his own. His playful references to country fashion disarm the listener in the sexy “Cowboy Hat,”... California Sunrise">Read more »Read more »
  • Can Country Songs Take You to Church?
    In the latest Billboard Country Update, music journalist Tom Roland wrote a story about how a few newer country songs have almost crossed over into Christian music or even gospel-tinged tunes...
  • Nashville Cast Wraps First Overseas Tour
    The cast of Nashville just wrapped its first tour in Ireland and the UK on Monday (June 21) with sell-outs in Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow, Bristol and three concerts in London...
  • Randy Travis Honored by Country Radio Broadcasters
    Josh Turner provided a musical tribute to Randy Travis when the legendary singer was honored Wednesday night (June 22) during the annual Country Radio Hall of Fame ceremony in Nashville...
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