Payton Smith Delivers Acoustic Take on “Like I Knew You Would”

by CMT.com Staff 10/30/2020 Payton Smith is taking it all back to the beginning with “Like I Knew You Would.” Accompanied only by an acoustic guitar, he delivers a story about inevitably falling in love, with all the fluttering syncopation we feel when it happens. He wrote the feel-good song with Ronnie Bowman and Dan […]

Blake Shelton Asked Gwen Stefani’s Boys to Help Him Propose

Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani’s engagement caught fans by surprise when they announced their happy news on Tuesday (Oct. 27), but at least a few people reportedly knew what was happening ahead of time — specifically, Stefani’s three sons. According to Entertainment Tonight, 14-year-old Kingston, 12-year-old Zuma and 6-year-old Apollo — Stefani’s children with her ex-husband, […]

Old Dominion Brighten Up a Breakup With “Never Be Sorry”

by Craig Shelburne 7h ago Old Dominion’s “Never Be Sorry” may be the band’s cheeriest-sounding breakup song yet. With fond memories stretching from Chicago to California, the guys are reflecting on the good moments… even though somebody’s just been dumped. Embedded from www.youtube.com. That dichotomy isn’t lost on the band. Members Matt Ramsey, Trevor Rosen, […]

‘American Idol’ Star Laine Hardy Has a New Title: RISER

Laine Hardy knows a thing or two about tiny towns. The Season 17 winner of American Idol and newest Taste of Country RISER grew up in a community of less than 2,000 people, so he’s testifying as much as he is singing about “wearing Main Street down” and store sign “letters burning out.” “Tiny Town” is Hardy’s debut single after winning […]

Miranda Lambert Stars as Miranda Lambert in New Make It Up As We Go Podcast

by Alison Bonaguro 7h ago With everything Miranda Lambert has going on in her life right now — her brand new single, her newlywed life with her husband, seven nominations at the upcoming CMA Awards, and the death of her dog Waylon — it’s hard to fathom how she fit one more thing on her […]

Willie Nelson Is a Proud Papa In Birthday Vid for Daughter Paula

Can we count the ways Willie Nelson and his wife Annie are adorable in their birthday video for his daughter, Paula? Paula Nelson shared the clip on her social media pages on Tuesday (Oct. 27) as she celebrated her 51st birthday. The video shows the Nelsons (a.k.a. Papa Bear and Annie) singing “Happy Birthday” to her. Along […]

Billy Joe Shaver, Texas Songwriting Hero, Dies at 81

by Craig Shelburne 5h ago Billy Joe Shaver, one of the most colorful country songwriters of the 1970s and beyond, died Wednesday (October 28) in Texas following a stroke. He was 81. Shaver was essential songwriter of the Outlaw movement, a cornerstone of the Texas music scene, and a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall […]

Kelly Clarkson, Brett Eldredge Meet ‘Under the Mistletoe’

Kelly Clarkson and Brett Eldredge meet “Under the Mistletoe” in their new Christmas duet. The festive love song, penned by Clarkson and Aben Eubanks, arrived on Wednesday (Oct. 28), just under two months out from the year-end holiday. A perfectly modern, Christmasy melody — with plenty of jingling bells, of course — accompanies Clarkson and Eldredge as they wonder […]

Blake Shelton Pops the Question, Gwen Stefani Says “Yes”

by Alison Bonaguro 5h ago After years and years of will-they-or-won’t-they speculation, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani are officially engaged to be married. And this is not from “a source close to the couple,” but from Shelton himself. He shared the news and a picture from inside a chapel on Tuesday (Oct. 27). “Hey @gwenstefani, […]

Blake Shelton Scoops Up Three-Chair Turner

The Voice season 19 Blind Auditions continued a new frontier on Monday night (Oct. 26)—with a carefully socially distanced panel but no shortage of the usual fun. Coaches Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson and John Legend, as well as Shelton’s sweetheart Gwen Stefani making a welcome return, put their ears to the test working on rounding out their respective teams on the […]