• Thomas Rhett Has the No. 1 All-Genre Album, Two New Singles


    Well, it’s been a week of tragedy and triumph on Music Row, and the new Billboard charts vividly reflect this. First to the triumphs, most of which accrue to Thomas Rhett, whose new album, Life Changes, debuts at No. 1 on both the country and all-genre Billboard 200 rankings. Add to that the comforting fact... Read more »
  • Dierks Bentley May Never Come Down From This U2 Moment


    When Dierks Bentley released his Modern Day Drifter album way back in 2005, I interviewed him about it. And he told me that he knew exactly how it felt to be a fan, because he was a card-carrying member of the U2 fan club. He even offered to show me said card in his wallet.... Read more »
  • Jason Aldean Still Has a Story to Share


    There are always more stories to tell. That’s what I’ve learned after years and years of sitting down with country stars. No matter how many times they tell you a story from their past, they never run out of material. So I’m not surprised that Jason Aldean has written a book — Family, Friends and... Read more »
  • What We Know About Faith Hill: Girl Boss


    This is how Faith Hill executive produces a show: like a boss. But like a nice boss that everyone adores and wants to have on the set at all times. That’s how it felt on the first episode of Pickler & Ben, the daytime talk show where Hill is behind the scenes as one of... Read more »
  • How Lady Gaga Brought Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real’s “Find Yourself” to Life


    Lukas Nelson and Lady Gaga. They are two names you probably thought you would never see in the same sentence. So it might come as a bit of a surprise that the two are collaborators on the latest self-titled album by Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real. Gaga’s pristine vocals appear on two tracks... Read more »
  • Farm Aid 2017: Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews and More [PHOTOS]


    Farm Aid 2017 attracted thousands of music fans to the KeyBank Pavilion in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania on Saturday (Sept. 16) for a day of live performances by board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews with Tim Reynolds and more. The 32nd annual event also hosted live sets by the Avett Brothers, Lukas Nelson... Read more »
  • Miranda Lambert Listened to the Cry


    Almost exactly 15 years ago, Faith Hill released her one and only pop crossover attempt. Her Cry album came out in October 2002. And while it may not have garnered the critical acclaim of her other albums, it made a fan out of one 19-year-old girl in Texas. Miranda Lambert. In a radio interview, Lambert... <a href="http://www.cmt.com/news/1786613/miranda-lambert-listened-to-the-cry/" title="Read Miranda Lambert Listened to the Cry">Read more »
  • Keith Urban’s Big Win at the Emmy Awards


    Back when Keith Urban won four CMT Music Awards earlier this year, he thanked his wife Nicole Kidman. He really, really thanked her. “I wanna say a massive thanks to my wife Nicole Mary (Kidman), because you have no idea how much of what I do she is involved in. Every little piece of it.... Read more »
  • Last Weekend’s Greatest Hits


    Summer may be almost over, but the country stars are making the most of what they have left by getting out there day and night. Dierks Bentley might not have his place up on the ridge anymore, but he found another rural spot for s’mores, Thomas Rhett‘s wife Lauren was literally the star of his... Read more »
  • See Rodney Crowell’s Poignant and Honest “It Ain’t Over Yet”


    Rodney Crowell has long been a master storyteller, the most fascinating of which are always his own. “It Ain’t Over Yet” is no exception and quite possibly the hardest-hitting one yet. Never has a song more brilliantly and emotionally captured the journey of a man at a crossroads in his life, where sometimes it feels... Read more »