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CMT Music Awards Nominees Announced Wednesday

CMT Music Awards Nominees Announced Wednesday

CMT revealed the nominees for the 2020 CMT Music Awards Wednesday, with multiple country stars tied for most nominations and the plethora of first-time nominees. Lukes Combs, Ashley McBryde, Thomas Rhett, Kelsea Ballerini, Dan + Shay and Sam Hunt lead with three nominations each. First-time selections include Blanco Brown, Caylee Hammack, Gabby Barrett, Ingrid Andress, Riley Green, Travis Denning, The Highwomen and…Read more…

Now and Then: ‘A Broken Wing’ with Carrie Underwood

Now and Then: ‘A Broken Wing’ with Carrie Underwood

After closing a medley of hits from female 90’s country icons with Martina McBride’s “A Broken Wing,” a Carrie Underwood fan on social media shared a side-by-side clip of the singer performing the ballad at the ACMs and as a high school freshman. The throwback portion of the video, which dates back to the late…Read more…

Lauren Alaina Gives Exclusive Tour of Nashville Home

Lauren Alaina Gives Exclusive Tour of Nashville Home

Rising country star Lauren Alaina was recently exclusively featured in People magazine, sharing personal stories from her new EP Getting Over Him and providing a tour of her Nashville home. Purchased by the singer earlier this year, the 2200-square-foot property features a variety of sentimental items for Alaina, including a rug made from her family’s cow,…Read more…

Carrie Underwood, Thomas Rhett Tie for Top ACM Award

Carrie Underwood, Thomas Rhett Tie for Top ACM Award

“2020, man!” That was Carrie Underwood’s reaction after learning she and Thomas Rhett tied for Entertainer of the Year at Wednesday night’s Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards, a first in the history of the awards show. The win marked the first of Rhett’s career, and the third overall for Underwood, who said in her…Read more…

‘Beautiful Crazy’ Luke Combs, Nicole Hocking First Dance

‘Beautiful Crazy’ Luke Combs, Nicole Hocking First Dance

Whether “Beautiful Crazy,” “Better Together,” or another from his award-winning catalog of music, Luke Combs had plenty to pick from for a first dance with his wife Nicole Hocking. According to a recent interview with Taste of Country, Combs said “Beautiful Crazy” made the cut after debate between the newlyweds. “We wrestled with the idea…Read more…

Kane Brown Announces Drive-In Theater Performance

Kane Brown Announces Drive-In Theater Performance

Following the leads of Garth Brooks and Blake Shelton, Kane Brown has announced a full-band, full concert performance to air at nearly 300 drive-in and outdoor theaters across the United States and Canada. According to CMT, Encore Drive-In Nights said the performance will be aired September 26, including a front row experience with hit songs,…Read more…

ESPN to Drop Hank Williams Jr. Theme Amid Pandemic

ESPN to Drop Hank Williams Jr. Theme Amid Pandemic

Monday Night Football is set to get a little less rowdy. According to Sports Business Daily, ESPN, host of the event’s programming, and top executives decided to replace the song due to COVID-19, because the song “will not resonate for games that will be contested in mainly empty stadiums.” The network will replace the theme,…Read more…

Sam Hunt: Hannah ‘Keeps Me Honest’ When Making Music

Sam Hunt: Hannah ‘Keeps Me Honest’ When Making Music

When it comes to working on music in quarantine, Sam Hunt told People recently he wants the stamp of approval from his better half, Hannah, before anyone else. “I run everything by her and make sure to get her sign-off,” Hunt said. “I’m not sure that I’m honest to the point that I need to…Read more…