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Kenny Chesney, David Lee Murphy, Thomas Rhett win early CMA Awards

The 52nd Annual CMA Awards air tonight on ABC, but Kenny Chesney, David Lee Murphy and Thomas Rhett are already winners. This morning on ABC's Good Morning America, it was revealed that Kenny and David Lee have won the Musical Event of the Year category for their #1 duet "Everything's…... Read More

Watch now: CMA nominee Kelsea Ballerini insists she won't win: "It's not time for me yet"

Kelsea Ballerini is up for Female Vocalist of the Year at Wednesday's CMA Awards, but she's convinced that she has no chance of winning...because she's practical. "I feel like hopefully there will be a year where I feel like maybe it might be this year, but it's not this year,"…... Read More

Watch now: CMA nominees Lady Antebellum look forward to watching new stars, hugging old friends and rooting for Kelsea Ballerini at this year's show

Lady Antebellum are up for Vocal Group of the Year at Wednesday's CMA Awards.  They've been attending the show for about a decade now and Charles Kelley, Dave Haywood and Hillary Scott say there are certain things they look forward to seeing on the show each year. "Seeing these new…... Read More

Watch now: Brett Young on his "fairy-tale" wedding, "fantastic" honeymoon and "validating" CMA nomination

Brett Young married his longtime girlfriend Taylor Mills earlier this month in California, but he's returned from his honeymoon in enough time to attend the CMA Awards on Wednesday, where he's up for New Artist of the Year.  He tells ABC Radio his wedding couldn't have gone better -- thanks…... Read More

Watch now: CMA nominee Lauren Alaina looks back on her "crazy" year of "pinch-me" moments

Lauren Alaina is the only female artist nominated in the Best New Artist category at this Wednesday night's CMA Awards.  While she'd like to win, she thinks she doesn't have much chance, especially against one particular nominee in her category. "I got to tour all summer with Luke Combs and…... Read More

Scotty McCreery's "Barefootin'" named National Song of the Year at 2018 Carolina Beach Music Awards

Scotty McCreery's successful 2018 continues with recognition for his song "Barefootin.'" Penned by Scotty, David Lee Murphy and Frank Rogers, "Barefootin'" was named National Song of the Year at the 2018 Carolina Beach Music Awards this past weekend. "Barefootin'" is featured on Scotty's latest album, Seasons Change, released in March. The song hit number one…... Read More

Watch now: Winning a CMA Award? LANCO would need to get a trophy case first

LANCO is nominated for Vocal Group of the Year at Wednesday's CMA Awards, and lead singer Brandon Lancaster says he can barely handle the fact that they're nominated, let alone imagine actually winning. "It does sound cliche but really, we're new to the scene. Last year, going to the CMAs,…... Read More

Watch now: Toby Keith releases new "Should've Been a Cowboy" 25th anniversary video

Toby Keith celebrates the 25th anniversary of his debut single, "Should've Been a Cowboy," this year with a brand-new music video. The five-minute clip includes concert footage from Toby's USO Tours over the years. "I feel the need to get western on, y'all," Toby says from the stage at the clip's…... Read More

Watch now: Kacey Musgraves appreciates being recognized for *her* version of country music

Kacey Musgraves is nominated for Album of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year going into Wednesday's CMA Awards.  Kacey's album Golden Hour has been one of the most universally acclaimed releases of the year, but it's not exactly what you'd call a "country" album. That's why Kacey says…... Read More

Walker Hayes announces 2019 The Dream On It Tour

Walker Hayes will embark on a 2019 tour beginning January 31 in Houston, TX. The Dream On It Tour borrows its name from a fan submission posted to Walker's social channels earlier this year and was selected by the singer himself. “I’m so jacked to announce my Dream On It Tour and get…... Read More

Amid star-studded performances and plenty of laughs, Brad and Carrie say we shouldn't forget there are some awards to pass out, too

When you tune in for the 52nd CMA Awards Wednesday night at 8 p.m. ET on ABC, you can expect three hours of unforgettable performances, plenty of comedy from hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood -- and there are some trophies to pass out, too. Having won their share of CMAs themselves, Brad and…... Read More