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'Hard Times': Why Sheryl Crow believes America needs to watch Ken Burns' new 'Country Music' film

Noted filmmaker Ken Burns traces the history of Country Music -- along with the history of America -- in his new sixteen-hour documentary that premieres Sunday on PBS. For Nashville-based rocker Sheryl Crow, it's a connection that's easy to see. "I think the journey of country artists and the journey…... Read More

Blanco Brown's debut album 'Honeysuckle & Lightning Bugs' coming October 11

It's a big day for "The Git Up" artist Blanco Brown. The singer, who calls his brand of music, "TrailerTrap," has debuted the official video for "The Git Up" and also announced that his debut album Honeysuckle & Lightning Bugs, will be out October 11.  The album was inspired by…... Read More

After pushing Craig Morgan to #1 on iTunes, Blake Shelton predicts Craig's song will top the radio chart, too

More than a day after Blake Shelton helped push Craig Morgan’s “The Father, My Son, and the Holy Ghost” to #1 on the iTunes country chart, it's still hanging on at the top. What's even more surprising is that it's fluctuating between one and two on the all-genre ranking as well. Craig wrote the emotional…... Read More

The new documentary, Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice, looks at the life and career of the celebrated singer before Parkinson's disease forced her retirement. It features new interviews with Ronstadt herself and her famous friends and collaborators Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Don Henley, Bonnie Raitt, and more. Co-directed…... Read More

Country star trivia

Once known as the "King of Country Music," in 1948, this Grand Ole Opry star ran unsuccessfully on the Republican ticket for governor of Tennessee. Can you name the Country Music Hall of Famer, known for songs like "Wabash Cannonball" and "Great Speckled Bird?" ANSWER: Roy Acuff. Copyright © 2019, ABC…... Read More

HARDY's got a hit, a 'Hixtape,' a CMA nod, and a dilemma about what to keep and what to give away

Right now, HARDY's enjoying his first top twenty-five hit as an artist with "Rednecker," while also savoring his CMA nomination for writing "God's Country" for Blake Shelton. He spent the summer on Florida Georgia Line's Can't Say I Ain't Country Tour, and somehow found time to make his superstar-packed Hixtape…... Read More

Nashville notes

Florida Georgia Line, Riley Green, and Ryan Hurd are all joining the lineup for Monday's Hope 4 Hope Town benefit at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. Dierks Bentley, Darius Rucker, LOCASH, Devin Dawson and more are already set to play the fundraiser, which will raise money for parts of the Bahamas hard hit by Hurricane Dorian. Tickets are…... Read More

Miranda Lambert

Miranda Lambert not only kicks off her all-girl, all-star Roadside Bars & Pink Guitars Tour on Friday -- she’s also put together a little something extra for her fans. On Friday, September 13, she’ll release a new cover of the 1976 pop hit “Fooled Around and Fell in Love” that also…... Read More

You've followed the instructions. You've done the dance.  But now, the official video for Blanco Brown's viral hit "The Git Up" premieres Friday at 6 a.m. on MTV, CMT, BET, and on a billboard in New York's Times Square.  Not bad for a track that Blanco says he created just to make people smile.…... Read More

Chris Stapleton, Emmylou Harris and more join Sheryl Crow for new

Sheryl Crow’s collaborative Threads record is a perfect set up for a new edition of CMT Crossroads, and on September 27, that’s exactly what will happen. The country-friendly rocker shot the new episode of the CMT series even before Threads came out late last month. Chris Stapleton and Jason Isbell join her in her home studio in Music City,…... Read More

You can expect more of Luke Combs’ plain-spoken, everyman appeal on his sophomore album, judging from its title: It's called What You See Is What You Get. While Luke hasn’t revealed the track listing for the album, which arrives November 8, we do know it’ll have seventeen tracks, including all five songs…... Read More