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Garth Brooks Helps Honor Sam & Dave at “Grammy Salute to Music Legends” TV Special [Watch Preview]

Garth Brooks Helps Honor Sam & Dave at “Grammy Salute to Music Legends” TV Special [Watch Preview]

The Recording Academy hosted its fourth Grammy Salute to Music Legends television special in July at Los Angeles’ Dolby Theatre to honor its 2019 Special Merit Awards recipients. This year’s Lifetime Achievement Award honorees included Sam & Dave, Black Sabbath, George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic, Billy Eckstine, Donny Hathaway, Julio Iglesias, and Dionne Warwick, while Lou…MORE

Keith Urban Announces 2020 Las Vegas Residency

Keith Urban Announces 2020 Las Vegas Residency

Keith Urban is coming to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas for 12 dates in 2020. The Sin City residency—dubbed Keith Urban Live—features multiple dates in January, April, July, August and November. The 12-date residency follows two sold-out performances at the newly renovated venue in September 2019. Keith Urban Live Jan. 10, 11,…MORE

Josh Turner Wins First GMA Dove Award for “I Saw the Light”

Josh Turner Wins First GMA Dove Award for “I Saw the Light”

Josh Turner won his first Gospel Music Association Dove Award at the 50th annual GMA Dove Awards on Oct. 15 in Nashville. Josh took home the trophy for Bluegrass/Country/Roots Recorded Song of the Year for “I Saw The Light.” “I Saw the Light” is featured on Josh’s first album of gospel music, I Serve a…MORE

Radio Hall of Fame Member Bob Kingsley Dies at 80

Radio Hall of Fame Member Bob Kingsley Dies at 80

One of the most recognizable radio voices in the world, Bob Kingsley, 80, passed away at his home in Weatherford, Texas, on Oct. 17 after a battle with cancer. As the former host and executive producer of Bob Kingsley’s Country Top 40, Bob has been inducted into both the Country Music DJ Hall of Fame…MORE

CMT Artists of the Year Recap & Red Carpet Photo Gallery

CMT Artists of the Year Recap & Red Carpet Photo Gallery

CMT’s Artists of the Year celebration invaded Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center on Oct. 16. The star-studded evening featured performances from some of country’s biggest names as CMT honored its five Artists of the Year—Carrie Underwood, Dan + Shay, Kane Brown, Luke Combs and Thomas Rhett—as well as Reba McEntire (Artist of a Lifetime award) and…MORE

Blake Shelton Releases Soulful New Song, “Jesus Got a Tight Grip” [Listen]

Blake Shelton Releases Soulful New Song, “Jesus Got a Tight Grip” [Listen]

Blake Shelton dropped a soulful new song, “Jesus Got a Tight Grip,” on Oct. 16. Co-penned by Blake, Chase McGill, Jessi Alexander and Rhett Akins, “Jesus Got a Tight Grip” will be featured on Blake’s upcoming album, Fully Loaded: God’s Country, which will drop on Dec. 13. The 12-song offering will feature five new tunes—including…MORE

Cam and Hubby Announce They Are Expecting Their First Child

Cam and Hubby Announce They Are Expecting Their First Child

Cam and husband Adam Weaver announced they are expecting their first child via a video on social media on Oct. 15. “We’ve been keeping a secret to ourselves for the past seven months, but I feel like it’s time to let you guys in on it,” says Cam in the clip, as the camera pans…MORE

Everything You Need to Know About Tonight’s “CMT Artists of the Year” Special

Everything You Need to Know About Tonight’s “CMT Artists of the Year” Special

From honorees and awards to performers and presenters, here’s everything a country music fan needs to know about CMT’s Artists of the Year television special. Date: Oct. 16 Time: 8 p.m. ET Location: Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center Television Station: CMT Honorees: Carrie Underwood, Dan + Shay, Kane Brown, Luke Combs and Thomas Rhett Artist of a…MORE

Garth Brooks Reveals Fifth Stop on “Dive Bar Tour”

Garth Brooks Reveals Fifth Stop on “Dive Bar Tour”

After taking his Dive Bar Tour to Chicago (July 15), Bakersfield (Aug. 15) and New Braunfels (Sept. 23)—and with an upcoming date in Sanford, Fla., on Oct. 16—Garth Brooks announced the fifth stop on his seven-date tour: The Dusty Armadillo in Rootstown, Ohio. “This is going to be like coming home for us,” says Garth.…MORE

Dwight Yoakam, Larry Gatlin, Marcus Hummon & More Get Inducted Into Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame [Photo Gallery]

Dwight Yoakam, Larry Gatlin, Marcus Hummon & More Get Inducted Into Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame [Photo Gallery]

On Oct. 14 at Nashville’s Music City Center, the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inducted its Class of 2019: Larry Gatlin, Dwight Yoakam, Marcus Hummon, Kostas, Rivers Rutherford and Sharon Vaughn. The star-studded dinner and induction ceremony featured performances from a cache of country luminaries who performed songs from the inductees’ catalogs, including Garth Brooks…MORE

Performing Live Is Both Fun & Therapeutic for Brothers Osborne

Performing Live Is Both Fun & Therapeutic for Brothers Osborne

With John on lead guitar and T.J. providing lead vocals, the guys from Brothers Osborne have been entertaining crowds with their neo-traditional country stylings since dropping their debut album, Pawn Shop, in 2016. The three-time CMA Vocal Duo of the Year winners recently commemorated their sold-out, three-night run at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium in February 2019…MORE

Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood Spend the Week Volunteering in Nashville With Habitat for Humanity

Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood Spend the Week Volunteering in Nashville With Habitat for Humanity

For more than a decade, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood have been swinging hammers and climbing ladders as volunteers with Habitat for Humanity, a global nonprofit housing organization that helps homeowners build their own homes alongside volunteers. Last week, Garth and Trisha worked alongside hundreds of volunteers—including former President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady…MORE

Trace Adkins Marries Victoria Pratt as Blake Shelton Officiates

Trace Adkins Marries Victoria Pratt as Blake Shelton Officiates

Trace Adkins, 57, and actress Victoria Pratt, 48, got married in New Orleans on Oct. 12  . . . with a very special wedding officiant conducting the service: Blake Shelton. Trace’s official Instagram account shared a photo of the trio during the ceremony, saying: “Join us in congratulating Trace & Victoria! They tied the knot…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).