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Remember When Loretta Lynn Became the First Female CMA Entertainer of the Year?

Loretta Lynn is one of only five solo female artists to ever take home the top honor at the CMA Awards.

Laura Hostelley • October 19, 2017

Album Review: Carly Pearce’s ‘Every Little Thing’

Carly Pearce’s debut album makes a bold statement for the rising singer on the male-dominated landscape of the country music genre. 

Laura Hostelley • October 12, 2017

Remember When Alabama Collaborated with *NSYNC on the CMA Awards?

Justin Timberlake made headlines when he performed on the CMA Awards with Chris Stapleton, but did you know that wasn’t his first appearance on the show?

Laura Hostelley • October 12, 2017

Remember When Faith Hill Made Her Silver Screen Debut?

Faith Hill made her debut on the big screen when she played “the perfect housewife” in the 2004 remake of The Stepford Wives

Laura Hostelley • September 21, 2017


Remember When Billy Currington Made Luke Bryan’s Song a Chart-Topping Hit?

Long before he was a country superstar, Luke Bryan was a songwriter and wrote the smash hit “Good Directions” for Billy Currington.

Laura Hostelley • August 10, 2017

Remember When Brett Eldredge Stripped it Down for His ‘Mean to Me’ Music Video?

Brett Eldredge cemented his status as country music’s most eligible bachelor after releasing the steamy music video for his song “Mean to Me.”

Laura Hostelley • August 3, 2017

Album Review: Joe Nichols’ ‘Never Gets Old’

Throughout Never Gets Old, Nichols proves why he has stayed a prominent name in country music for so long. 

Laura Hostelley • July 26, 2017

Remember When Chase Rice Competed on ‘Survivor?’

Did you know that before he was a country music sensation, Chase Rice competed to be the ultimate competitor on Survivor: Nicaragua?

Laura Hostelley • July 20, 2017


Throwback to the Time Blake Shelton was Live From New York and Discovered the ‘Wishin’ Boot’

“It’s the wishin’ boot, just believe it’s true/It’s hope in the form of little ol’ dirty boot/You’re the wishin’ boot, the boot is you/Tell all your friends ‘bout the boot,” the chorus sings.

Laura Hostelley • July 13, 2017

Throwback to the Time Brad Paisley Was a Co-Conspirator for a Surprise Proposal

Brad Paisley is well known for his high-jinx and pranks while on tour, but he pulled off a special trick when he helped a fan propose.

Laura Hostelley • July 6, 2017

Throwback to the Time Kris Kristofferson Was a Janitor

Before becoming a world-renowned country artist, Kris Kristofferson began with humble beginnings, working as a janitor in a recording studio.

Laura Hostelley • June 22, 2017

Throwback to the First Time We Met Lady Antebellum

It’s been nearly 10 years since we met Lady Antebellum so ahead of their seventh album, we’re looking back at the song that started it all.

Laura Hostelley • June 8, 2017


2017 CMT Music Awards – Complete List of Winners

The 2017 CMT Music Awards were ones for the ages with Keith Urban taking home the top prize and an exciting list of performances.

Laura Hostelley • June 7, 2017

Keith Urban Takes Home the Trophy for Video of the Year at 2017 CMT Awards

It was sweet victory as Keith Urban earned the trophy for the 2017 Video of the Year accolade, voted by fans until right before the 2017 CMT Music Awards broadcast.

Laura Hostelley • June 7, 2017

Carrie Underwood Triumphs as 2017 Female Video of the Year Recipient

“Thank you for voting, this awards show is really cool because it’s voted on by you guys and you guys are the ones that buy our music and come see us play, that support us in every single way,” she said to the crowd.

Laura Hostelley • June 7, 2017

Keith Urban Voted In As 2017 CMT Social Superstar of the Year

After getting those hashtags to trend, Keith Urban took home the award for the 2017 CMT Social Superstar of the Year at the CMT Music Awards.

Laura Hostelley • June 7, 2017


Florida Georgia Line Claims 2017 Duo Video of the Year at 2017 CMT Awards

It was Florida Georgia Line’s for the taking as the country duo claimed the honor of the 2017 Duo Video of the Year.

Laura Hostelley • June 7, 2017

Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood Take Home Title of 2017 Collaborative Video of the Year

Awarded to the artists for their creative chemistry and work done together in the video, Carrie Underwood felt honored to be alongside Keith Urban while accepting their prize.

Laura Hostelley • June 7, 2017

Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood Blend Vocals Smoothly on ‘The Fighter’ at CMT Awards

Urban and Underwood’s video for “The Fighter” was nominated within the 2017 Collaborative Video of the Year category thanks to its gritty street dancer parading the streets during a quiet night out.

Laura Hostelley • June 7, 2017

Luke Bryan and Jason Derulo Win 2017 CMT Performance of the Year

It was a stellar moment for all as Luke Bryan and Jason Derulo were awarded the honor of the 2017 CMT Performance of the Year.

Laura Hostelley • June 7, 2017