Nikki Lane: Inside the Life of a Highway Queen
Nikki Lane had a pretty treacherous drive home from the 30th annual MusicFest in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Days before our CMT.com interview, she was in the drivers' seat of a rental Durango with no chains on the tires navigating the way home in a snow storm. It was a complete white-out with little to no... Read more »
ICYMI: Sun Records Behind The Scenes [PHOTOS]
If you haven't watched the series premiere of Sun Records, do it now. However, if you have and can't get enough of the giant roster of rock 'n' rollers, enjoy the many behind-the-scenes photos taken by the actors on location in Memphis.
Aubrie Sellers: Calling It as She Sees It
Aubrie Sellers, a member of CMT Next Women of Country, jokes she's become a master at seeing through "other people's crap," and it shows in the observant songs on her breakout album New City Blues. "Magazines" casts a sarcastic eye on celebrity culture. In "Paper Doll," she knows where she stands in a sea of... Read more »
LOCASH Revels in First No. 1 Single, "I Know Somebody"
You could have crowd-surfed the entire length of Nashville's Lower Broadway late Thursday evening (Feb. 23) as guests trampling each other's feet poured into the Valentine saloon to celebrate the writers of LOCASH‘s first No. 1 single, "I Know Somebody." Jointly written by Rhett Akins, Ross Copperman and Jeremy Stover, "I Know Somebody" was also... Read more »
Little Big Town's "Better Man" Is Country's Most-Played Song
Maybe it was the recent Grammy Awards show, maybe it was low hanging clouds of fairy dust, but something boosted country album sales a few thousand units this week over last, according to Nielsen SoundScan. But let us first note that Little Big Town is back at the top of the country airplay chart with... Read more »
#NashvilleCMT Recap [SPOILER ALERT]
"Meet me at the hospital": the five words no one wants to hear. Ever. But after Rayna was in a car accident at the end of last week's episode of Nashville, that's exactly how Thursday night's (Feb. 23) show started. After Deacon got the call about Rayna, he called Maddie. Gunnar called Scarlett. Someone called... Read more »
The Cast of Nashville Reacts to the Shocking Twist [SPOILERS]
WARNING: This article contains spoilers for Nashville: Season 5, Episode 9: If Tomorrow Never Comes. On the latest episode of Nashville (Feb 23), we said goodbye to the legendary Rayna Jaymes. As the story unfolded on our TV screens, our beloved cast reacted on social media.
Courtney Cole Gets Sassy With "Ladylike"
Try not to feel invincible and on top of the world when you listen to Courtney Cole‘s music. The Louisiana native is on a mission to empower you and inspire you with her passion, her dazzling personality and her vibrant and sweet pop-country, drawling vocals. She grew up right outside New Orleans on all types... Read more »
Sun Records? Chad Michael Murray on Playing the Pioneer Sam Phillips
Sam Phillips once said, "If you're not doing something different, you're not doing anything." And he certainly lived his life that way. Phillips, among many other accomplishments, founded the famous Sun Records, discovered artists like Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis, and is often credited with the invention of rock ‘n' roll. Beyond... Read more »
Luke Bryan and Keith Urban Bookend CRS Lunch in Nashville
Right before Luke Bryan walked onto the Ryman Auditorium stage to open the Country Radio Seminar's annual Universal Music Group lunch show on Thursday (Feb. 23), the label's Royce Risser told the packed house that this was the eighth show of its kind, that 14 artists would perform and that each one would do one... Read more »
Garth Brooks: "You're Working to Get an Invitation Back"
When Garth Brooks delivered Thursday's (Feb. 23) Inside Studio G keynote address at the Country Radio Seminar 2017, the conversation kept coming back to his connection with his fans. And when he talked about their experience just getting to a concert, the CMA's reigning entertainer of the year said he understands the financial sacrifice fans... Read more »
Lindsay Ell: CMT Next Women of Country Live Exclusive
Let’s finally put to bed this notion that to be a world-class guitarist, you have to be a guy. And Lindsay Ell is one of the women to dispel the myth. Ell’s guitar skills rank right up there with her singing and songwriting, which all combined have her journeying down her own path on Music... Read more »
A Full-Circle Moment for Jason Aldean
Picture Jason Aldean as a kid, glued to his radio, listening to the countdown of the week’s country songs. Now fast forward to Aldean as a grown man and a big part of those countdown shows himself. Those two sides of Aldean came together Wednesday night (Feb. 22) inside the Country Music Hall of Fame,... Read more »
Carrie Underwood's Note to Self
At some point in 1998, Carrie Underwood was just like any other teenager singing country songs at the top of her lungs. Especially the ones from artists like Mindy McCready. And when a CBS radio station posted a vintage video from 1998 of Underwood singing McCready’s “Maybe He’ll Notice Her Now" — the late singer's... Read more »
Sun Records: Margaret Anne Florence on Playing the Other Woman
Interestingly enough, Florence was born and raised in Charleston, S. C., and has deep roots in Memphis as her mother grew up there in the 50s. So you might say, this project is one dear to her heart.