If anyone can lead a massive music festival featuring Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Little Big Town, Dierks Bentley, Brantley Gilbert, Justin Moore, The Band Perry, Sam Hunt and Tyler Farr, it’s Jennifer Nettles and Darius Rucker. Nettles and Rucker have been tapped to host the 2015 iHeartRadio Country Festival, taking place Saturday (May... Read more »
This weekend on an all-new CMT Hot 20 Countdown, we’re at the Grand Ole Opry to celebrate its 90th anniversary and will also be backstage with Scotty McCreery, Frankie Ballard, Kellie Pickler and Florida Georgia Line. Does FGL’s Brian Kelley have babies on the brain? Plus, his marriage advice to musical partner Tyler Hubbard, and... Read more »
It’s May. And that means summer is almost here. And more importantly, it means the Kenny Chesney/Jason Aldean co-headlining tour is already here. In addition to their other individual tour dates, the two superstars will kick of a string of a dozen stadium dates together — combining Chesney’s Big Revival tour and Aldean’s Burn It... Read more »
This episode starts off on a positive note: Howie, Tiffany’s dad, is doing better, and Tiffany is coming back to the house! Once the house finds out, they decide to go out to the bars to celebrate. However, Mattie can’t because her teeth still hurt. No worries though, a good night’s rest is probably good... Read more »
(Straight From Nashville is a weekly column written by CMT.com managing editor Calvin Gilbert.) Tim McGraw probably has a better understanding these days of the old adage that “no good deed goes unpunished.” Now that the 24/7 news cycle has finally drifted away from the headlines about his upcoming concert supporting the Sandy Hook Promise... Read more »
On Thursday morning (April 30), Toby Keith’s daughter, Krystal Keith, did what any young woman with big news to share did. She shared it via social media. “So about that project I’ve been working on!! We are over the moon about expecting our first little bundle of joy!!” she wrote with a photo of herself... Read more »
In the world of show business, newcomer Jon Pardi knows you’ve got to give the people what they want. So when you fans demand more music, that’s exactly what you deliver. And that’s exactly what the California native plans to do on May 19. He’s pulling a pretty creative and sophisticated artistic move, digitally unleashing... Read more »
The cast of Party Down South can get pretty wild. And, believe it or not, they were once well-behaved kids. This rowdy bunch of Southerners actually received gold stars and participated in after-school activities. How sweet. Can you guess who’s who? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Play Party Down South Bingo while watching... Read more »
There were a few really important life lessons on Wednesday’s (April 29) episode of Nashville. But the most important one had to be this: Fight like hell to get what you want, and if that doesn’t work, throw a million dollars and Tiffany necklaces at the problem. Rayna spent the entire episode trying to strong... Read more »
Every great country song has a story to tell. And lucky for Easton Corbin fans, this one’s being told at Pinewood Social in Nashville. Corbin and his band — who have never joined him in a video until now — recently shot the “Baby Be My Love Song” video at the popular Nashville gathering place... Read more »
The unmistakable twang, those braids, that cheeky yet endearing grin, the bandana and, of course, the songs. Is there anything more timeless or iconic than music legend Willie Nelson? I don’t think so. Nelson is once again taking two days this week to celebrate his 82nd birthday, and he’s still cooler than you and I... Read more »
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill have three beautiful daughters, Gracie, 17, Maggie, 16 and Audrey, 13. But you know what comes with beautiful daughters? A long line of guys who want to date them. So when McGraw was on Extra, he told Mario Lopez exactly what needs to happen if you want to take one... Read more »
When Reese Witherspoon texted Miranda Lambert, she wanted a song that was simultaneously Southern and Latin. Now, Lambert already had plenty of the Southern. But this combination in “Two of a Crime” is a new one for her. “Reese texted me and told me about the movie and wanted me to write something or sing... Read more »
CMT is kicking off summer a little early with a wet and wild season premiere of the smash hit series Party Down South 2, along with the premiere of Pontoon Payday, the first-ever game show on a boat where contestants can either get drenched in cash or just plain drenched. Both series, from the masterminds... Read more »
Kenny Chesney is co-producing a new album for singer-songwriter David Lee Murphy, who scored a series of Top 10 hits as a country artist during the ‘90s. The two co-produced the album, No Zip Code, with Chesney’s longtime producer Buddy Cannon. A record label and release date have not been announced. Signed to MCA Records,... Read more »