I realize that the love between a husband and a wife isn’t huge news. It shouldn’t be, anyway. But this is just kind of too sweet not to share. In a recent People.com story, Miranda Lambert played the Two Truths and a Lie game. The lie was that “Monster Mash” is her least favorite song... Read more »
Why, Saturday Night Live, why? Why did you have to immediately put a bale of hay on your stage from the get-go? That’s a rookie mistake. Just because you have Blake Shelton as your host doesn’t mean you have to go there. And then why did you have to write a bad country song titled... Read more »
As the controversy surrounding American Sniper continues to swirl, Kid Rock has offered some unkind words for Michael Moore, Blake Shelton has elaborated on a tweet he issued earlier in the week and Rolling Stone is taking heat from its readers. All along, the Clint Eastwood-directed film starring Bradley Cooper is one of the biggest... Read more »
Capping a 17-week climb, Kenny Chesney’s “Til It’s Gone” now stands at No. 1 on Billboard’s country airplay charts. Equally inspiring is the fact that Sam Hunt’s Montevallo returns to the top of the country albums chart 12 weeks after it debuted at No. 1. For several intervening weeks, Montevallo slipped entirely from the Top... Read more »
Regardless of what you think about the state of the union or President Obama’s State of the Union address earlier this week, at least country music has a lengthy history of offering optimism to Americans. A case in point is Brooks & Dunn’s “Only in America,” which seemed like just another catchy single when it... Read more »
The prestigious hosting job on Saturday Night Live has been filled with some of the biggest names in entertainment through the years, and this weekend, Blake Shelton will become part of the legendary list. The gig comes as a great honor for anyone but especially for the handful of country artists who have been offered... Read more »
Blake Shelton will appear as both host and musical guest on Saturday Night Live (Jan. 24), marking his first attempt at either gig. These are rare roles among country artists, judging from the relatively few appearances of the genre’s stars over the show’s 40 years. The stars that do appear are big ones, and some... Read more »
Carrie Underwood won’t be at the Grammys this year. I mean, she’ll be there in spirit. She just can’t be there in person. She told Now With Ryan Fox she wishes she could go to Los Angeles for the show, but the timing’s not right. (She is, I think, in her third trimester.) “Traveling at... Read more »
Angaleena Presley felt right at home during her big debut at the recent 30A Songwriters Festival in South Walton, Florida. “Being around songwriters is my favorite thing in the world because we’re just … all of us are crazy,” she admitted. “We’re just a different breed. It’s good to get to hang out with all... Read more »
Ryan Bingham’s tried on plenty of hats over the years, from bull-riding rodeo kid to day laborer and troubadour by night, recording artist on a label roster that boasted Lucinda Williams and Ryan Adams, and owner of a Golden Globe, Grammy and Oscar for “The Weary Kind” from the 2009 film, Crazy Heart. On the... Read more »
This year will mark the end of an era for Luke Bryan, as he raises a final beer to the fans of his long-running spring break concert series. For the past six years, Bryan has been throwing a massive, free beach concert at Spinnaker Beach Club in Panama City, Florida. Last year, the two-day event... Read more »
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady called a press conference to address “deflategate,” and the results are pretty hilarious. Last Lap for Jeff Gordon Four-time NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon announced he will retire as a full-time driver after the 2015 season. The 43-year old spent his entire career in the iconic No. 24 car and... Read more »
My bad. I was wrong, and I’m sorry. A couple of weeks ago, I thought maybe Jason Aldean and Brittany Kerr were getting married in Punta Cana. They did not get married that weekend. Go inside Jason Aldean and Brittany Kerr's swanky engagement party in Nashville: http://t.co/DwhHOrv4PQ — Us Weekly (@usweekly) January 22, 2015 I... Read more »
(Straight From Nashville is a weekly column written by CMT.com managing editor Calvin Gilbert.) Sturgill Simpson was the big winner when the Nashville Scene’s 15th annual Country Music Critics Poll was released Thursday (Jan. 22), and God bless the weekly newspaper for giving music critics a voice. The Kentucky-born Simpson was named best male vocalist... Read more »
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