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CMT announces 2021 Artists of the Year

CMT announces 2021 Artists of the Year

CMTWe now know which five artists will be named the 2021 CMT Artists of the Year. Chris Stapleton, Gabby Barrett, Kane Brown, Kelsea Ballerini and Luke Combs will all be honored at a special ceremony that will be held at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center on Wednesday, October 13. “We are honored to recognize these five incredible artists who have entertained and inspired millions…read more »

Lady A felt embraced by country music with Grand Ole Opry invitation

Lady A felt embraced by country music with Grand Ole Opry invitation

Chris HolloLady A never imagined they would be forced to spend more than a year off the road because of a pandemic, nor did they picture themselves being involved in a contentious lawsuit over their decision to change their name from Lady Antebellum. Amid all of the heartache, a silver lining appeared when the trio, made up…read more »

Carly Pearce was “fearful” no one would let her release “29”

Carly Pearce was “fearful” no one would let her release “29”

Allister AnnWhen Carly Pearce had the idea to tell her truth in the song, “29,” she had no idea that it would become the launching pad for her next album. Carly wrote the song with Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne, even though at the time she wasn’t sure if anyone would ever hear it. “I remember when that song was written,…read more »

Dolly Parton praised by Miley Cyrus as “godlike” in TIME 100 list

Dolly Parton praised by Miley Cyrus as “godlike” in TIME 100 list

TIMEDolly Parton is one of only two country artists, along with Kane Brown, who earned a spot on TIME magazine’s list of the most influential people of 2021. Dolly’s own goddaughter, Miley Cyrus, wrote the touching tribute for the country music legend. “At her core, she is the definition of a humanitarian,” Miley writes of Dolly. “She’s also the world’s most impeccably purposeful…read more »

She “Never Wanted to Be That Girl”: Carly Pearce says “Don’t steal from my hometown”

She “Never Wanted to Be That Girl”: Carly Pearce says “Don’t steal from my hometown”

Alexa CampbellIn the early eighties, Ricky Skaggs topped the chart with “Don’t Cheat in Our Hometown.” Now, another Kentucky native’s changed that to “don’t steal from my hometown.” You see, on September 2, Carly Pearce traveled home to be honored with a sign that read “Welcome to Taylor Mill: Hometown of Country Music Star Carly Pearce.” Within the next…read more »

Lady A says their “intentions are true” amid ongoing legal battle over name

Lady A says their “intentions are true” amid ongoing legal battle over name

Jason Kempin/Getty ImagesWhen Lady A changed their name from Lady Antebellum amid the racial tensions across the country last year, they never imagined the firestorm that would follow. But when blues singer Anita White, who also goes by Lady A, balked at their name change, Charles Kelley, along with band mates Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood, had an initially pleasant and hopeful conversation with…read more »

Reba McEntire thanks firefighters after rescue from old building

Reba McEntire thanks firefighters after rescue from old building

Jason Kempin/Getty Images for CMAReba McEntire is speaking out after the fire department had to rescue her from the second floor of a building in Oklahoma, when the stairs collapsed while she and her boyfriend, Rex Linn, were inside. “While my team and I were in Atoka, OK yesterday checking out an old historical building,…read more »

Luke Combs had a personal connection to Loretta Lynn’s Hometown Rising concert

Luke Combs had a personal connection to Loretta Lynn’s Hometown Rising concert

Chris HolloLuke Combs was one of the numerous artists who participated in Loretta Lynn’s Friends: Hometown Rising concert. The star-studded show was planned by Loretta Lynn to raise money for those affected by the devastating floods in Middle Tennessee last month. Luke, who sang “Forever After All” and “Beer Never Broke My Heart” at the show reveals it was Loretta…read more »

Carly Pearce found her courage by writing “Diamondback”

Carly Pearce found her courage by writing “Diamondback”

Timothy Norris/Getty ImagesBy the time the world knew that Carly Pearce and Michael Ray were divorcing, after less than a year of marriage, Carly had already been dealing privately with the heartbreak for months. Her wide range of emotions comes out in all of the songs on her upcoming album 29: Written in Stone, including “Diamondback,” the first track on…read more »