Country Music News from CMT

Embedded from www.youtube.com. Mickey Guyton’s journey to actualizing self-empowerment through music will include the artist’s debut album Remember Her Name, which will be released on Sept. 24. Today sees the debut of the empowering torch song title track. Guyton’s past 12 months have included several profile-raising moments, including co-hosting the 56th Academy of Country Music... Read more »
Author: Marcus K. Dowling
Posted: July 30, 2021, 6:56 pm
Lauren Alaina will release her third full-length studio album, Sitting Pretty on Top of the World, on Sept. 3. The new 12-song collection follows her previous EPs Getting Good and Getting Over Him. Alaina offered fans a glimpse into the new project via the album’s lead-off song “It Was Me.” Alaina co-wrote 14 of the... Read more »
Author: Jessica Nicholson
Posted: July 30, 2021, 6:01 pm
CMT’s Cody Alan is adding another title to his resume–author. His upcoming book, Hear’s The Thing: Lessons on Listening, Life & Love, will release Oct. 19. Country star Keith Urban wrote the foreword for the book. Alan serves as host and executive producer for CMT Radio. He is also a host for CMT’s Hot 20,... Read more »
Author: Jessica Nicholson
Posted: July 30, 2021, 5:52 pm
CMT’s Weekly Roundup of new hits this week features songs from living legends, could-be legends, and current country stars. Click here to take a listen to the following tunes. Embedded from www.youtube.com. Yola – Dancing Away In Tears Soulful, British-born folk-country vocalist Yola dives deeper than ever into the retro vibes for yet another track... Read more »
Author: Marcus K. Dowling
Posted: July 30, 2021, 4:01 pm
Luke Combs might be breaking sales records left and right with his albums and consistent string of No. 1 country radio hits, but he’s also keen on sharing the spotlight with others rising through the ranks. Combs recently surprised Drew Parker, a co-writer with Combs on Combs’ hit “Forever After All” and an artist in... Read more »
Author: Jessica Nicholson
Posted: July 30, 2021, 3:12 pm
Embedded from www.youtube.com. Nashville-based and Pennsylvania-born singer-songwriter Ben Gallaher’s latest video for “Every Small Town” highlights how the performer is “cut from the same cloth as [his fanbase],” the artist notes to CMT. The David Abbott-directed video is a visual representation of the lyric, Gallaher adds. He continues, “From the small-town scenes to the white... Read more »
Author: Marcus K. Dowling
Posted: July 30, 2021, 2:03 pm
Embedded from www.youtube.com. Nashville-based singer/songwriter Sam Williams’ debut album, Glasshouse Children, will be released on Aug. 20. In preparation for the occasion, he’s shared the Kwaku Ospinto-directed video for “10-4,” a song which, according to a press release, “captures the feeling of idealizing a perfect love that can seem so pure and simple, but in... Read more »
Author: Marcus K. Dowling
Posted: July 29, 2021, 8:42 pm
Parker McCollum is gearing up for the release of his album Gold Chain Cowboy, and in the meantime, he spent some quality time recently with one of country music’s legendary artists, Randy Travis. McCollum posted a video to Instagram of himself with Travis at the “Forever and Ever, Amen” singer’s home, as the two enjoyed... Read more »
Author: Jessica Nicholson
Posted: July 29, 2021, 7:17 pm
ZZ Top is far more than just a band where the guy named Beard is clean-shaven, and the other guys were bizarrely hirsute. As well, they’re more than just a band with seductive music videos. Ultimately, they’re sonically the link between how all of country’s disparate roads unified to develop the genre’s most lucrative pop... Read more »
Author: Marcus K. Dowling
Posted: July 29, 2021, 5:46 pm
Martina McBride’s stunning vocal strength and range have made her one of country music’s most formidable vocalists, one capable of nailing a power ballad, but equally effective with a light-hearted, uptempo piece. Today, McBride celebrates her 55th birthday, and in celebration, CMT looks back at 10 of McBride’s most impactful songs. Additionally, McBride will celebrate... Read more »
Author: Jessica Nicholson
Posted: July 29, 2021, 5:36 pm