Country Music News from CMT

Kacey Musgraves is set to release the follow-up project to her 2018 Grammy-winning Golden Hour later this year. According to a press release, Musgraves’ label home UMG Nashville has teamed with Interscope Records to jointly release the upcoming new album. In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Musgraves dropped a few hints as to what... Read more »
Author: Jessica Nicholson
Posted: April 20, 2021, 6:34 pm
Embedded from www.youtube.com. “There’s nothing like feeling the love that you guys give to us, and we’re trying to give to you, and I just can’t wait to get back to that. The COVID-19 vaccines are going to help us all get back to the moments we miss.” Alongside Ashley McBryde and Eric Church, Darius... Read more »
Author: Marcus K. Dowling
Posted: April 20, 2021, 5:38 pm
While promoting his upcoming May 7 album Set In Stone, multi-platinum selling artist Travis Tritt revisited the early days of his country music career in a new interview for Audacy’s Coop’s Rockin’ Saturday Night program. Regarding breaking through in what was then — and will always be — an ever-crowded country music marketplace, the “T-R-O-U-B-L-E”... Read more »
Author: Marcus K. Dowling
Posted: April 20, 2021, 4:06 pm
HARDY’s rise as a singing songwriter in country music is not unique in the genre. However, his current position as a country artist with a Top 5 album, number one song, and Academy of Country Music Awards nomination for Songwriter of the Year in the same 12-month span does make him rather noteworthy. The artist... Read more »
Author: Marcus K. Dowling
Posted: April 20, 2021, 3:29 pm
“How I celebrated my win? I went back and changed a dirty diaper, that’s what I did. My life is just flipped upside down with my sweet little girl.” While at the 56th ACM Awards, Best New Female Artist award winner Gabby Barrett noted that she celebrated her momentous award win in a very commonplace... Read more »
Author: Marcus K. Dowling
Posted: April 20, 2021, 3:23 pm
Fresh off her Academy of Country Music Awards wins for Female Artist of the Year and Song of the Year (for her multi-week No. 1 hit “The Bones”), Maren Morris says she is already hard at work on her third studio album. She told reporters in the ACM virtual press room that she is about... Read more »
Author: Jessica Nicholson
Posted: April 20, 2021, 3:17 pm
Given that they performed twice at Sunday evening’s 56th Academy of Country Music Awards, John and T.J. Osborne have achieved a higher profile than ever before as star country music performers. However, reaching this point after overcoming difficult mental and emotional obstacles makes their heightened acclaim so much sweeter to savor. Much has already been... Read more »
Author: Marcus K. Dowling
Posted: April 19, 2021, 6:35 pm
Reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan recently released the music video for his romantic new single, “Waves,” and CMT is exclusively sharing some behind-the-scenes shots from the video. The video’s lush beach setting was filmed in Malibu, with the video clip directed by Dano Cerny (known for his work with Diplo, Halsey, Dolly... Read more »
Author: Jessica Nicholson
Posted: April 19, 2021, 5:26 pm
Embedded from www.youtube.com. When country music legend Glen Campbell died on Aug. 8, 2017, at age 81, he left behind an illustrious catalog of hits, such as “Rhinestone Cowboy,” “I Wanna Live,” “Wichita Lineman,” and more. On this day in 1969, Campbell’s song “Galveston” hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart, where it... Read more »
Author: Jessica Nicholson
Posted: April 19, 2021, 5:14 pm
“I have had so many people reach out personally and reach out to my label and check on me all the way through the process. Jimmie Allen, Jason Aldean, Keith Urban, Tyler [Hubbard] from Florida Georgia Line — the list goes on, man. It’s just — I’m speechless.” Many describe the Academy of Country Music... Read more »
Author: Marcus K. Dowling
Posted: April 19, 2021, 3:51 pm