Darius Rucker’s “Wagon Wheel” Turns Eight-Times Platinum

by CMT.com Staff 2h ago Somebody pick a bouquet of dogwood flowers for Darius Rucker, who was surprised with a plaque celebrating the RIAA’s recent 8x-Platinum certification for “Wagon Wheel” during a visit to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville yesterday. Since topping the charts for back-to-back weeks in 2013, “Wagon […]

All the Things from Kelsea Ballerini’s First NYFW

by Alison Bonaguro 31m ago Even with the chaos of an album release just a month away, Kelsea Ballerini found time in her schedule for her first ever trip to New York Fashion Week. And we are not mad about it. Because Ballerini is just like us. So when she saw Blake Lively in real […]

Black History Month: How These Musicians Shaped Classic Country

by Edward Morris 49m ago Charley Pride has been such a commanding figure in country music that it’s tempting to see him as the only really significant African American contributor to the genre. And, indeed, he does still stand alone in that category when it comes to recording hits and longevity. Over a period of […]

What We Know About Tim McGraw’s Split with Sony

by Alison Bonaguro 5h ago Tim McGraw and Sony have called it quits. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing. It’s not unheard of for country artists and Nashville record labels to go their separate ways. But for McGraw — one of the most prolific country music makers of our time — the scenario is […]

Lainey Wilson to Make Grand Ole Opry Debut This Friday | Country Music News Blog

Spend Valentine’s Day with Lainey Wilson! NASHVILLE, TN—(February 12, 2020)— Rising Country artist, Lainey Wilson, shared her Valentine’s Day plan to make her official Grand Ole Opry debut on Friday night. In the spirit of the holiday, Lainey will be spending time with her first and biggest love, Country music, and realize her dream of standing […]

Two Country Classics Among Billboard’s Greatest Love Song Duets

by Craig Shelburne 2h ago What would you consider the all-time greatest love song duets? Billboard critics set out to get them with a fine-tooth comb (to borrow a lyric from one of the songs), coming up with 25 tracks across all genres. For “Islands in the Stream,” they noted its chart-topping dominance on the […]

Sugarland Offer Something More Than Summer Tour

by Craig Shelburne 5m ago Sugarland’s summer tour just got sweeter, with a rotating cast of female singer-songwriters opening their shows and a live EP dropping later this month. The duo will issue the Bigger, Louder, Live EP on February 28 with concert recordings of “On a Roll,” “Bigger,” and “Babe,” all originally found on […]

Brooks & Dunn: 10 Songs Sung Straight to the Heart

by Edward Morris 59m ago Sure, Brooks & Dunn have created a tapestry of honky-tonkin’, boot-scootin’, good-timin’ songs, but woven throughout that tapestry is a thread of sensitive songs in which the guys express their deepest feeling directly to the ladies who’ve captured their affection. You’ll notice that a great number of these lyrics were […]

Granger Smith Finds a New Way to Traverse Dirt Roads

by Alison Bonaguro 46m ago Embedded from www.youtube.com. This new Granger Smith song is special. Because it’s so good, and it’s so him. But also because it’s the first new one he’s shared since his youngest son, River Kelly Smith, died at the age of three in a drowning at the Smith’s home in Texas […]