CMT Country News

Jimmie Allen Set To Release New Single “On My Way” With Icon Jennifer Lopez

The secret is out – Jimmie Allen has joined forces with pop phenomenon Jennifer Lopez. The country crooner took to social media early Monday morning (May 23) to reveal a cross-genre duet with the “Let’s Get Loud” artist. The single titled “On My Way,” will be featured on Allen’s highly anticipated record, “Tulip Drive.” The...… ... Continue Reading

Exclusive: Jameson Rodgers Talks Rapid Rise To Fame And Relationship With Luke Combs: “I Can’t Believe This Is Happening.”

If a country music fan were a fly on a wall in Jameson Rodgers tour bus or green room – they would watch the breakout star shake nerves with a glass of Jack Daniels on the rocks, while relishing in a playlist that includes AC/DC. Despite touring with music sensation Luke Combs, the Mississippi native...… ... Continue Reading

Ashley McBryde Steps In As Backup Singer For Eric Church In NYC

Country phenomenon Eric Church could attest that not all heroes wear capes. Hours before the Church Choir flocked to Madison Square Garden (May 20) to see the “Springsteen” singer wrap The Gather Again Tour, his background singer Joanna Cotton fell ill. Church had to call an audible and turned to long-time friend Ashley McBryde to...… ... Continue Reading

CMT Premiere: Blane Howard Calls For Fans To “Boot ‘N’ Rally” In New Music Video

Country music artist Blane Howard understands the power of music and is using his extraordinary talents to give fans a small dose of positivity to persevere forward. In early February – the Arkansas native released “Boot ’N’ Rally,” an up-tempo anthem that serves as an inspiring reminder that everyone experiences a few bumps in the...… ... Continue Reading

Zac Brown Band’s John Driskell Hopkins Reveals ALS Diagnosis

Standing shoulder-to-shoulder with his bandmates in Zac Brown Band, singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist John Driskell Hopkins revealed in a social media video that he was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. According to the Mayo Clinic, ALS is a progressive nervous system disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal...… ... Continue Reading

Military Vet Zach Bryan Shares Story Behind His Accidental Country Music Career

Military man and Oologah, Oklahoma, native Zach Bryan is winning over country music fans with his raspy, stripped-down sound to the tune of 4.4M monthly listeners on Spotify alone. Now he has a new album, “American Heartbreak,” home to his song “Something In the Orange,” to continue the momentum. “’Something In the Orange’ was a...… ... Continue Reading

Chase Rice Honors Late Father In Upcoming Album: “Can’t Wait For Him To Hear It”

Country music star Chase Rice has turned over a new leaf, as he has recently been opening up with fans to prepare them for his upcoming raw record. The “If I Were Rock & Roll” singer shared (May 19) a tribute to his father, who passed away in 2008. The social media post featured a...… ... Continue Reading

Tyler Hubbard Finds Solo Music “Freeing,” Says It Took Time To Accept FGL Was Taking a Break

Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard is adjusting to the term solo artist. However, with today’s release of his debut solo single, “5 foot 9,” that’s exactly what he is. “It’s getting more normal (to hear),” Hubbard told Audacy’s Rob + Holly. “It’s actually just exciting, man. I kind of have this new, ignited energy in...… ... Continue Reading

Craig Morgan Inducted Into U.S. Field Artillery Hall of Fame: “Honored And Humbled”

Toby Keith, Carrie Underwood, Trace Adkins, Dierks Bentley, Jason Aldean, and more have used their extraordinary talents to honor the brave men and women who have served for the United States of America. Now, the country music genre is celebrating one of their own – Craig Morgan. Multi-platinum artist Craig Morgan was recently inducted into...… ... Continue Reading

WATCH: Maren Morris Gives Fans A Sneak Peek Inside Her Luxury Tour Bus

Country music star Maren Morris is gearing up for her nationwide Humble Quest Tour. The “Hummingbird” singer recently took to TikTok to give fans a sneak peek inside her chic home on wheels. Since her trek doesn’t start until the second week of June, the multi-platinum artist found extra time to spare. She tidied up...… ... Continue Reading

WATCH: Chris Stapleton Honors Lionel Richie With “Say You, Say Me” At Gershwin Prize Ceremony

Country hitmaker Chris Stapleton was one of many musicians who honored R&B icon Lionel Richie recently during a pre-taped PBS special titled, Lionel Richie: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. To pay tribute to Richie’s prosperous music career, the soulful singer took center stage to tackle his beloved single “Say You, Say...… ... Continue Reading

CMT Roundup: New Music From Carrie Underwood, Catie Offerman and Madison Kozak and more

Carrie Underwood is singing about cheating. Catie Offerman is pleading over an impending breakup. Madison Kozak is channeling an old-fashioned heartbreak ballad. Country women are again leading the charge for new music on Friday. But other offerings include High Valley’s faith-based ode to women, Timmy Brown’s serendipitous run-in with an ex and Raleigh Keegan’s Memphis...… ... Continue Reading

Naomi Judd’s Public Memorial Service Set To Re-Air For A Double Encore On CMT

Members of the country community flocked to Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium Sunday (May 15) evening to pay their respect to the Judd Family and to honor the beautiful life of Naomi Judd. CMT will be re-airing the moving memorial service titled, “NAOMI JUDD: A RIVER OF TIME CELEBRATION” tonight, May 19 at 9p/8c and Saturday, May...… ... Continue Reading

Wynonna Transforms Judds Final Tour Into Tribute With Faith Hill, Trisha Yearwood, More

Wynonna Judd revealed Sunday during CMT’s “NAOMI JUDD: A RIVER OF TIME CELEBRATION” that she would continue with “The Judds: The Final Tour” this fall in her mother’s absence. Today she announced she planned to transform The Final Tour into the ultimate girls’ night out with the addition of Brandi Carlile, Faith Hill, Little Big...… ... Continue Reading

Jimmie Allen Celebrates No 1 Songs, Credits His Team For Continued Success

Jimmie Allen celebrated his newest No. 1 hits – “Make Me Want To” and “Freedom Was A Highway” –on Tuesday at SESAC with family, friends, and the songs’ writers Matthew J Rogers, Ash Bowers, Paul Sikes and Jennifer Denmark. “I’m thankful for the amount of success that I’ve been able to receive so far,” Allen...… ... Continue Reading

Miley Cyrus Reveals The Old Fashioned Way She Connects With Her Godmother Dolly Parton

Pop phenomenon Miley Cyrus recently appeared (May 16) on Late Night with Seth Meyers to promote her live performance record and to gush about her godmother Dolly Parton. Dressed in a blush pink silk dress, the “Wrecking Ball” singer sat beside Meyers to reveal that she communicates with Parton via fax. The fun fact caught...… ... Continue Reading

Lady A Reflects On Smash Single “What If I Never Get Over You”: “It Felt So Relatable To So Many People”

It’s been nearly three years since Lady A made a career leap to a new record label. When they signed with Big Machine Label Group, president Jimmy Harnen encouraged the country trio to push their musical boundaries in order to start their next chapter strong. Following several brainstorming exercises, they collectively decided that they wanted...… ... Continue Reading

Darius Rucker Hammers Into New Home Renovation Series

We knew that Darius Rucker knows his way around a microphone, but he’s apparently also pretty handy with a hammer. The Design Network announced Rucker would star in its new show “Rucker’s Reno,” which follows the “Beer and Sunshine” singer as he restores a historic mansion and vacant city landmark into his family home in...… ... Continue Reading

Dolly Parton Reveals New Christmas Special

The first day of summer is still more than one month away, but Dolly Parton is already thinking about Christmas – and so is NBC. The network recently revealed that the country music matriarch would return to television with “Dolly Parton’s Mountain Magic Christmas,” a new Christmas special this holiday season. A statement from NBC...… ... Continue Reading

Luke Combs Celebrates 13th Consecutive No.1 Single With “Doin’ This”

A celebratory cold beer is in order for CMA Entertainer of the Year, Luke Combs. The country music sensation recently (May 16) scored his 13th consecutive No. 1 single with “Doin’ This.” The reflective hit graced the top of the Billboard Country Airplay and Mediabase/Country Aircheck charts. The record-breaking news was announced on the fifth...… ... Continue Reading