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Dylan Scott Talks Growing Up in Louisiana, Early Musical Influences, Moving to Nashville, No. 1 Hit, “My Girl,” New Single, “Hooked,” & More

Dylan Scott Talks Growing Up in Louisiana, Early Musical Influences, Moving to Nashville, No. 1 Hit, “My Girl,” New Single, “Hooked,” & More

Jim Casey talks with Dylan Scott about growing up in Louisiana, his early musical influences, moving to Nashville when he was 19, how his wife inspired his No. 1 single, “My Girl,” his new Deluxe album . . . and Dylan reveals the title of his new single, “Hooked.” Show Participants Dylan Scott Jim Casey, NCD director of editorial…MORE

Scotty McCreery Stopped at Airport with Loaded Handgun

Scotty McCreery Stopped at Airport with Loaded Handgun

On Thursday (July 13), Scotty McCreery was stopped by police at the Raleigh Durham International Airport after TSA X-ray screening identified a handgun in his luggage, according to ABC11 News in Raleigh-Durham, N.C.. The police searched the country star’s backpack and found a 9mm Smith & Wesson handgun and ammunition. According to the police report,…MORE

Morgan Evans Releases Debut Single, “Kiss Somebody”

Morgan Evans Releases Debut Single, “Kiss Somebody”

While his fiancée Kelsea Ballerini has been having a super-busy 2017, singer/songrwriter Morgan Evans has been having his own eventful, world-traveling year. In April he opened for the Dixie Chicks in New Zealand. In May he signed a record deal with Warner Music Nashville. In June he had a busy week performing throughout CMA Music Fest…MORE

Social Media Roundup: Thomas Rhett’s “Unforgettable” Song Reveal, RaeLynn’s Hair Bleach Dance, Carrie Underwood’s CMA Awards Throwback & More

Social Media Roundup: Thomas Rhett’s “Unforgettable” Song Reveal, RaeLynn’s Hair Bleach Dance, Carrie Underwood’s CMA Awards Throwback & More

If you don’t have time to comb through social media all day, here’s what you’ve been missing over the last 24 hours or so in the country music world: Thomas Rhett reveals his next single, “Unforgettable” (coming July 28). Carrie Underwood throws back to last year’s “Dirty Laundry” CMA Awards Show performance with Orianthi, Lindsay…MORE

Shania Twain Releases New Song, “Poor Me,” From Upcoming Album “Now”

Shania Twain Releases New Song, “Poor Me,” From Upcoming Album “Now”

Last night (June 20), the best-selling female artist in the history of country music—Shania Twain—released a new song, “Poor Me,” the second track made available from her upcoming fifth studio album, Now. Shania wrote “Poor Me”—along with all of the other songs on this new album—as an act of independence. “I was determined to do it alone. Because…MORE

Lady Antebellum Parodies Sam Hunt with “Party In a Bathrobe”

Lady Antebellum Parodies Sam Hunt with “Party In a Bathrobe”

Lady Antebellum is almost halfway through their big You Look Good world tour, but they show no signs of being road weary. Maybe they are just natural road warriors. Maybe they just know how to live comfortably on a tour bus. Their latest video shows us that surviving on the road is all about good friends and a positive…MORE

Sara Evans Talks Career Highlights, Being a Woman in Today’s Male-Dominated Industry, New Album, “Words,” & More

Sara Evans Talks Career Highlights, Being a Woman in Today’s Male-Dominated Industry, New Album, “Words,” & More

Jim Casey talks with Sara Evans about some of her career highlights over the last 20 years, being a woman in today’s male-dominated country music industry, her new album, Words, selecting songs for the new project, being a lyric-driven artist and the family connection throughout the record. Show Participants Sara Evans Jim Casey, NCD director of editorial…MORE

Scotty McCreery Talks Songwriting, Performing on the Opry, Upcoming Album and New Single, “Five More Minutes”

Scotty McCreery Talks Songwriting, Performing on the Opry, Upcoming Album and New Single, “Five More Minutes”

Jim Casey talks with Scotty McCreery about releasing his new single, “Five More Minutes,” working on his upcoming album, the cathartic songwriting process, making a very personal music video, performing on the Grand Ole Opry, how Laurent Alaina’s success has been validating and more. Show Participants Scotty McCreery Jim Casey, NCD director of editorial Show Notes &…MORE

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Hosted by Little Big Town, the CMT Music Awards will air live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena at 8 p.m. ET on June 5.