• Country Music Claims 10 Percent of Total U.S. Album Sales in 2016
    In terms of album sales and popularity, country music continues to hold its own, accounting for 10 percent of total album sales this past year, according to Nielsen’s “2016 U.S...
  • Brothers Osborne Bring Dirt Rich Tour to Nashville
    The last time Brothers Osborne headlined a show in Nashville it was four years ago, and they had just signed their record deal...
  • Luke Bryan: A Decade Since “Friends”
    I wonder if Luke Bryan is reflecting on his career right now like I am. It’s been a exactly 10 years since Bryan released his very first single — “All My Friends Say” –and yet it somehow seems like yesterday that I heard that song and thought, “I bet this guy’s going to sell out... Read more »
  • Carrie Underwood: Not That Kind of Daredevil
    Carrie Underwood was on NBC’s Today on Wednesday (Jan. 18), catching up with everyone about her Grammy nominations, her 2016 tour and her love of The Walking Dead. So naturally, actor-comedian Nick Offerman, the day’s co-host of sorts, asked her to take her clothes off. If Offerman’s name is unfamiliar to you, he’s known for... Read more »
  • Blake Shelton Wins Big at People’s Choice Awards
    “I know that somewhere out there,” Blake Shelton said at Wednesday’s (Jan. 18) People’s Choice Awards, “there’s someone going, ‘I mean, how did he win album of the year? Like, isn’t that just a country album full of stereotypical drinking and cheating and tailgates?’ And to that person, I say, ‘You’re damn right it is!’”... Read more »
  • Lady Antebellum Reveal New Single, Album and Tour
    Lady Antebellum had some good news for their fans this morning (Jan. 19) — they’re back with new music and a new tour. Available now, the groovy, horn-driven “You Look Good” is the first single from their upcoming album Heartbreak, which lands June 9. A live preview of the collection via Facebook Live is scheduled... Read more »
  • Martina McBride Talks New Music, CMT’s Next Women of Country Tour
    It might get loud for Martina McBride in 2017. Her calendar is filled with music starting with the return of the Love Unleashed Tour, partnering with CMT for its third annual Next Women of Country Tour. The tour resumes Feb. 2 in St. Louis, with Lauren Alaina, who is a new addition to the CMT... Read more »
  • Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban Among First Grammy Performers
    Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban are the first country performers announced to appear on the 59th annual Grammy Awards...
  • Toby Keith, Lee Greenwood, Big & Rich and More Performing at Inaugural Celebrations
    Country music is the official soundtrack for several presidential inauguration events in Washington, D.C., this week...
  • Blake Shelton Takes “A Guy With a Girl” to Country Airplay Summit
    Well, emerging 2017 has yet to bring us any significant chart excitement. No new albums come aboard this week and only three new songs. Chris Stapleton‘s Traveller is again the week’s bestselling country album, while Blake Shelton boasts the most played country song with ”A Guy With a Girl.” This is Shelton’s 23rd No. 1... Read more »
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