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Brett Eldredge, Martina McBride & more to help light NYC's Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and several country stars will help celebrate the occasion by taking part in the annual lighting of New York City's famed Rockefeller Center Christmas tree. Brett Eldredge, Marina McBride and Kellie Pickler will help kick off the holidays with performances on NBC's Christmas in Rockefeller Center, airing on…... Read More

Brad Paisley, Keith Urban & more country stars reflect on Roy Clark's passing

The country world lost a beloved member of its community today when Roy Clark died of pneumonia, and now many of his fellow country stars have issued statements or taken to their socials to express their sadness at his loss. A Country Music Hall of Fame inductee and Grand Ole Opry member,…... Read More

After skipping CMA Awards, Vince Gill postpones concert dates due to kidney stones

Vince Gill was scheduled to perform on Wednesday's CMA Awards with Ricky Skaggs but had to cancel his appearance because he's being treated for kidney stones. The two singers and longtime friends were planning on performing Ricky's "Highway 40 Blues" together, but after Vince had to bow out, Keith Urban and Brothers Osborne's John Osborne stepped in. Vince's…... Read More

Kenny Chesney is proud of CMA Award-winning hit "Everything's Gonna Be Alright"

Kenny Chesney wasn't able to make it to the CMA Awards last night due to a death in his family but that didn't stop the singer from congratulating his friend and duet partner, David Lee Murphy, on their trophy. Ahead of the broadcast, the longtime collaborators were named CMA Musical Event of…... Read More

Midland releases "East Bound and Down" following CMA Awards performance

Midland performed a spirited cover of "East Bound and Down" last night during the CMA Awards. Following their appearance, the band has made the song available for purchase. "'East Bound and Down' is a balls to the wall, honky tonk, fast tempo tornado of a song that was a great challenge…... Read More

Roy Clark, Country Music Hall of Fame member and former "Hee Haw" host, dead at 85

Roy Clark, the Grammy, ACM and CMA-winning Country Music Hall of Fame member and celebrated picker who's best-known by most as co-host of TV's Hee Haw, has died at age 85. Clark's publicist confirmed he died Thursday morning at his Tulsa, Oklahoma home of complications from pneumonia. Just two years ago,…... Read More

Country star trivia

Can you name the youngest country artist ever to win the CMA Entertainer of the Year trophy? ANSWER: Taylor Swift. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.... Read More

Jimmy Kimmel hosts fourth edition of "Mean Tweets: Country Music Edition"

The 52nd Annual CMA Awards aired Wednesday night on ABC, and later on, so did a fourth installment of Jimmy Kimmel Live!'s Mean Tweets: Country Music Edition. As always, celebs took some time out to see what nasty things people say about them: This time around, Dan + Shay, Lauren…... Read More

Backstage at the 52nd Annual CMA Awards: Country Music's Biggest Night turns into an evening of Universal love

It was a Universal night backstage at the 52nd Annual CMA Awards. Universal Music Group artists swept every major category during Country Music’s Biggest Night, except for New Artist, Vocal Group, Video, and Musical Event. Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, and Brothers Osborne were all emotional -- and somewhat stunned -- at the new…... Read More

Nashville notes

Brett Young was named 2018 ASCAP Country Songwriter-Artist of the Year on Monday evening at a celebration in Nashville. The following evening, his song "In Case You Didn't Know" --  penned by Brett, Trent Tomlinson, Tyler Reeve and Kyle Schlienger -- was recognized with the Song of the Year Award at the BMI Country Awards. Home…... Read More

Keith Urban, Chris Stapleton and Carrie Underwood big winners at the CMA Awards

Keith Urban was the big winner at the 52nd annual CMA Awards, airing live from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena Wednesday night on ABC. Keith walked off with Entertainer of the Year honors, but Chris Stapleton also had a big night, grabbing Single and Song of the Year, along with his fourth…... Read More

Keith Urban wins Entertainer of the Year, co-host Carrie Underwood nabs Female Vocalist of the year, at 52nd annual CMA Awards

The 52nd Annual CMA Awards aired tonight on ABC, live from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena. Here's a list of the winners: Entertainer of the YearKeith UrbanMale VocalistChris StapletonFemale VocalistCarrie UnderwoodVocal GroupOld DominionVocal DuoBrothers OsborneAlbumGolden Hour by Kacey MusgravesProducers: Musgraves, Ian Fitchuk and Daniel TashianNew ArtistLuke CombsSong of the Year“Broken Halos”Songwriters: Chris…... Read More

Chris Lane has a new girlfriend -- and you've probably seen her on "The Bachelor"

Chris Lane is officially off the market: The country singer is now dating The Bachelor alum Lauren Bushnell. The couple made their red carpet debut Tuesday night, walking the red carpet together at the BMI Country Awards in Nashville. “It’s brand-new and they are enjoying spending time together,” a representative of Chris' told People. Chris…... Read More

Listen now: Chris Young previews new song "Raised On Country"

Chris Young is hard at work in the studio and he's giving fans an early listen to the fruits of his labors. While he's usually not one to share music before it's ready, Chris decided to switch things up this time, posting a snippet of a new song called "Raised On…... Read More