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CMT Announces 2020 “Next Women of Country” Class & Tour

CMT Announces 2020 “Next Women of Country” Class & Tour

CMT revealed its 2020 Next Women of Country class during its seventh annual showcase at the CMA Theater at the Country Music Hall of Fame on Nov. 12. Martina McBride introduced the 2020 class, which included Abbey Cone, Avenue Beat, Caylee Hammack, Gabby Barrett, Hailey Whitters, Kylie Morgan, Madison Kozak, Renee Blair, Sycamore, Tiera and…MORE

Everything You Need to Know About the 53rd CMA Awards Show, Including Performers, Presenters, Nominees & More

Everything You Need to Know About the 53rd CMA Awards Show, Including Performers, Presenters, Nominees & More

From nominations and notes to performers and presenters, here’s everything a country music fan needs to know about the 2019 CMA Awards. Date: Wednesday, Nov. 13 Time: 7 p.m.–10 p.m. CT Location: Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena Television Station: ABC Hosts: Carrie Underwood with special guests Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton Red Carpet: live streamed on CMAawards.com/redcarpet…MORE

Blake Shelton Wins People’s Choice Award for Country Artist of 2019

Blake Shelton Wins People’s Choice Award for Country Artist of 2019

The winners of the 2019 People’s Choice Awards—voted on by we the people—were announced on Nov. 10. On the country music front, Blake Shelton bested Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan and more for Country Artist of 2019. “WOW! Thank y’all! To the people & the fans—very grateful for this! @peopleschoice,” said Blake via Twitter.…MORE

Video Premiere: Carrie Underwood Overcome With Emotion After Hearing Miranda Lambert’s Praise: “We Lift Each Other Up”

Video Premiere: Carrie Underwood Overcome With Emotion After Hearing Miranda Lambert’s Praise: “We Lift Each Other Up”

During a sit-down interview on The Ty Bentli Show this week, Carrie Underwood was overcome with emotion after hearing Miranda Lambert’s praise regarding her nomination for CMA Entertainer of the Year. Here’s a little backstory regarding Miranda’s praise. Last month in a lengthy Instagram post, Miranda Lambert shared her personal thoughts about the five nominees…MORE

Thomas Rhett to Perform at American Music Awards on Nov. 24

Thomas Rhett to Perform at American Music Awards on Nov. 24

Thomas Rhett will perform at the American Music Awards on Nov. 24. TR, who is nominated for Favorite Male Artist – Country, joins previously announced performers Taylor Swift, Camila Cabello, Billie Eilish, Selena Gomez, Dua Lipa and Lizzo. Prior to taking the stage at the AMAs, TR will volunteer at a local food bank as…MORE

Army Vet Craig Morgan Shares Veterans Day Message: “Thank God We Have a Military Full of People Willing to Put Themselves in Harm’s Way”

Army Vet Craig Morgan Shares Veterans Day Message: “Thank God We Have a Military Full of People Willing to Put Themselves in Harm’s Way”

Craig Morgan has a unique—and respected—perspective when it comes to his brothers-and-sisters-in-arms. Craig spent 10.5 years on active duty in the U.S. Army in the 101st and 82nd Airborne Divisions and 6.5 years in the Army Reserves. As a country star, Craig has been part of 11 USO Tours. When Craig speaks about about the…MORE

Kane Brown Announces “Worldwide Beautiful Tour” With Russell Dickerson & Chris Lane

Kane Brown Announces “Worldwide Beautiful Tour” With Russell Dickerson & Chris Lane

Kane Brown announced he will hit the road in 2020 for his Worldwide Beautiful Tour. The 20-plus-date tour includes stops in Ireland, England, the Netherlands, France, Germany, the U.S. and Canada. Kane will kick off the tour on Feb. 2 in Dublin, Ireland, with additional stops in London, Amsterdam, Paris, Berlin, Atlantic City, Buffalo, Ottawa,…MORE

CMA Awards to Celebrate Legendary Women in Country Music With All-Star Collaborations

CMA Awards to Celebrate Legendary Women in Country Music With All-Star Collaborations

The CMA Awards on Nov. 13 will celebrate legendary women in country music throughout its broadcast. The show will kick off with a decades-spanning medley by Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton that will also feature Terri Clark, Sara Evans, Crystal Gayle, The Highwomen (Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby, Maren Morris and Amanda Shires), Martina…MORE

Alan Jackson Announces 2020 Tour

Alan Jackson Announces 2020 Tour

Since dropping his debut studio album in 1990, Alan Jackson has been keeping it country—selling nearly 60 million albums worldwide and ranking as one of the 10 best-selling country artists of all-time. As you probably imagined, Alan will be keeping it country in 2020 during his 30th year in the biz with a new tour.…MORE

Chris Janson Pens Wife-Inspired New Single, “Done” [Listen]

Chris Janson Pens Wife-Inspired New Single, “Done” [Listen]

Chris Janson will follow up his recent No. 1 hit, “Good Vibes,” with the release of “Done.” The new tune, which was penned by Chris, Mitch Oglesby, Jamie Paulin and Matt Roy, will impact country radio on Nov. 25. “Done” is featured on Chris new album, Real Friends, which dropped on Oct. 28. “The story…MORE

Dustin Lynch Announces New Album and Tour

Dustin Lynch Announces New Album and Tour

Dustin Lynch will follow-up his 2017 album, Current Mood, with the release of his fourth studio album, Tullahoma, on Jan. 17. The new project takes its name from Dustin’s Tennessee hometown, which is about 80 miles southeast of Nashville. “It’s all about me and growing up in my hometown,” says Dustin. “Every song on this…MORE

Garth Brooks Announces Final Two Stops on Dive Bar Tour

Garth Brooks Announces Final Two Stops on Dive Bar Tour

After taking his Dive Bar Tour to Chicago (July 15), Bakersfield (Aug. 15), New Braunfels (Sept. 23), Sanford (Oct. 16) and Rootstown (Oct. 28), Garth Brooks announced the final two stops on the tour: Prospectors in Mt. Laurel, N.J., and Six String in Foxboro, Mass. Both tour stops will take place on Dec. 2. The…MORE

Reba McEntire Splits From Boyfriend Skeeter Lasuzzo

Reba McEntire Splits From Boyfriend Skeeter Lasuzzo

Reba McEntire and Anthony “Skeeter” Lasuzzo are no longer an item. The couple called it quits in May, according to Us Weekly. “Skeeter and I broke up in May, so, unfortunately, we will not be spending [the holidays] together,” said Reba. “We still talk and we’re friends, but just decided to go our separate ways.”…MORE

Carly Pearce Announces Self-Titled Sophomore Album for February 2020

Carly Pearce Announces Self-Titled Sophomore Album for February 2020

Carly Pearce announced she will release her self-titled sophomore album on Feb. 14, 2020. “So much has happened to me in the last few years,” says Carly. “My fans have changed my life and given my music a home in this world. I grew up, let go of things that needed to go, fell in…MORE

Miranda Lambert Says Carrie Underwood “Deserves” CMA Entertainer of the Year Award: “I Really Felt Compelled to Say Something”

Miranda Lambert Says Carrie Underwood “Deserves” CMA Entertainer of the Year Award: “I Really Felt Compelled to Say Something”

Last month in a lengthy Instagram post, Miranda Lambert shared her personal thoughts about the five nominees for Entertainer of the Year—Keith Urban, Garth Brooks, Eric Church, Chris Stapleton and Carrie Underwood—at the upcoming CMA Awards on Nov. 13. While Miranda had positive things to say about each nominee, she stumped for Carrie to be…MORE

Kris Kristofferson to Be Honored With CMA 2019 Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award

Kris Kristofferson to Be Honored With CMA 2019 Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award

The Country Music Association announced that Kris Kristofferson will be honored with the 2019 Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award. The Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award was established to recognize an artist who has achieved both national and international prominence and stature through concert performances, humanitarian efforts, philanthropy, record sales, and public representation at the highest…MORE

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CMA Awards

CMA Awards

Hosted by Carried Underwood with special guests Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire, the CMA Awards will air live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Nov. 13 on ABC (photo by Tammie Arroyo).