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  • CMT Artist Discovery Adds Four Rising Artists

    From a love worth fighting for to a love that never dies, even a love of the open road, these four artists are keeping love and joy at the center of their latest videos. Julia Cole Embedded from media.mtvnservices.com. It happens to every couple at some point — life starts to get in the way... Read more »

  • Maren Morris Is the Nashville in “The Middle”

    Maren Morris was on her honeymoon with Ryan Hurd when she got the exciting news — her pop collaboration “The Middle” with Zedd and Grey had officially topped the pop charts. One listen to her soulful, acrobatic vocal, and it’s self-evident that song was made for her. But it almost wasn’t hers at all. Embedded... Read more »

  • EXCLUSIVE: How Sara Evans Relates to Rayna Jaymes

    Throughout Nashville’s six seasons, anyone who has ever watched the drama has wondered: are the show’s characters based on real country stars? Longtime locals Callie Khouri (Thelma and Louise) and Steve Buchanan produce the series alongside Thirtysomething creators Marshall Herskovitz and Ed Zwick. And they’re not going to settle for anything less than capturing the... Read more »

  • Taylor Swift Thanks Everyone for “Babe” Love

    The life of Sugarland’s new Taylor Swift collaboration “Babe” started six years ago. In a new Instagram video, Swift revealed she wrote it with Pat Monahan — the frontman for the rock band Train — way back when she was working on songs for her 2012 Red album. “I just wanted to say thank you... Read more »

  • How a Change Did Jake Owen Some Good

    With a new label, an epic new video, and a brand new outlook, this new season of life looks to be his best yet. Sheryl Crow once famously sang, “A change’ll do you good,” and if you need proof of that, just ask Jake Owen. The country star has entered into a brand new season... Read more »

  • Last Weekend’s Greatest Hits

    Obviously, Nashville was all about their beloved Predators last weekend. But first, there were a few other things happening in the artists’ lives; things like Coachella. Tim McGraw hit up California’s Coachella music festival for Beyoncé’s performance. And then Carrie Underwood threw her parents Steve and Carole a 50th anniversary party. Kelsea Ballerini and her... Read more »

  • Thomas Rhett: A Sucker for a Good, Sad Song

    “Marry Me” is sad enough as a song. But then the video? I can barely get one minute in — when Thomas Rhett reveals that she wants to get married, but just not to him — before the tears kick in. Embedded from www.youtube.com. So when I talked to Thomas Rhett about the video after... Read more »

  • Kelly Clarkson Doesn’t Seek Validation Through Likes

    As if we all needed another reason to absolutely adore Kelly Clarkson — now the singer and superstar mom is getting brutally honest about life lived through apps and social networks. In People’s “Most Beautiful” issue, Clarkson just laid it all out there, her feelings on a world obsessed with posting online. “I am one... Read more »

  • Hot 20: Rodney Atkins Details First New Album in Seven Years

    When Rodney Atkins sat down with CMT Hot 20 Countdown’s Katie Cook, it had been a while since the two had talked about new music. “Caught Up in the Country” is the lead single from what will be Atkins’ first collection of new music in seven years. The project started in 2014, and he says... Read more »

  • Carrie Underwood Isn’t Immune to Life’s Ugly Moments

    She sings about it in her new song “Cry Pretty,” but now Carrie Underwood is also explaining what the emotions behind the song mean for her. “As humans, we’re expected to have our crap together all the time. And being a mom and a wife and trying to navigate all that we do, every once... Read more »

 

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