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A Look Back at the 55th Annual CMA Awards Show Performances

A Look Back at the 55th Annual CMA Awards Show Performances

Did you catch last week’s CMA Awards? Along with all the trophies handed out, the broadcast also included amazing performances from host Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Chris Stapleton, Thomas Rhett, Luke Combs, Gabby Barrett, Dan + Shay, Zac Brown Band, Chris Young and Kane Brown, Jimmie Allen, Eric Church, Ashley McBryde and Carly Pearce, Jason…MORE

Chris Young Was Blown Away by his Trio of CMA Award Nominations

Chris Young Was Blown Away by his Trio of CMA Award Nominations

Congrats to Chris Young who is a 3-time CMA Award nominee this year. His song “Famous Friends”, which he sings with Kane Brown, racked up nominations in the categories of Single, Musical Event, and Video of the Year. Talking about his nominations, Chris says “I was blown away by the fact that there were three…MORE

Watch Chris Stapleton’s Stunning Performance of “Starting Over” at the CMA Awards

Watch Chris Stapleton’s Stunning Performance of “Starting Over” at the CMA Awards

Chris Stapleton may not have taken home any trophies at the CMA Awards on Nov. 11, but he reminded everyone watching why he is regarded as one of music’s finest vocalists—in any genre—with a breathtaking performance of his new single, “Starting Over.” Penned by Chris and Mike Henderson, “Starting Over” is the title track to…MORE

Watch Miranda Lambert Perform New Single, “Settling Down,” at the CMA Awards

Watch Miranda Lambert Perform New Single, “Settling Down,” at the CMA Awards

Miranda Lambert performed her new single, “Settling Down,” at the CMA Awards in Nashville on Nov. 11. Penned by Miranda, Luke Dick and Natalie Hemby, “Settling Down” is featured on Miranda’s 2019 album, Wildcard. The mid-tempo tune is currently No. 38 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart after seven weeks. The new single juxtaposes Miranda’s…MORE

Luke Combs Wins 2 CMA Awards for Male Vocalist & Album of the Year

Luke Combs Wins 2 CMA Awards for Male Vocalist & Album of the Year

Luke Combs continued his hot streak at the CMA Awards in Nashville on Nov. 11. Luke picked up two CMA Awards for Male Vocalist of the Year and Album of the Year (What You See Is What You Get). Luke now has five CMA Awards, including wins in 2019 for New Artist, Male Vocalist and…MORE

Maren Morris Wins 3 CMA Awards for Female Vocalist, Single & Song of the Year

Maren Morris Wins 3 CMA Awards for Female Vocalist, Single & Song of the Year

Maren Morris had a huge night at the 54th CMA Awards on Nov. 11 in Nashville. Maren picked up three trophies, including Female Vocalist of the Year, Single of the Year (“The Bones”) and Song of the Year (“The Bones”). Maren now has six CMA Awards, including New Artist of the Year (2016) and Album…MORE

Eric Church Wins First CMA Entertainer of the Year Award

Eric Church Wins First CMA Entertainer of the Year Award

After receiving four nominations for CMA Entertainer of the Year (2015, 2017, 2019, 2020), Eric Church finally won country music’s most-coveted award on Nov. 11 at the 54th CMA Awards in Nashville. The win marks Eric’s fourth CMA Award, following trophies for Album of the Year (2012, 2016) and Musical Event of the Year (2015).…MORE

The Winners: 2020 CMA Awards

The Winners: 2020 CMA Awards

The winners for the 54th annual CMA Awards will be revealed on Nov. 11 beginning at 7 p.m. CT on ABC. We’ll keep the list of winners updated as they are announced, including the early winners. Musical Event of the Year “10,000 Hours” – Dan + Shay (with Justin Bieber), Producer: Dan Smyers “Be A Light” –…MORE

Everything You Need to Know About the 2020 CMA Awards on Nov. 11

Everything You Need to Know About the 2020 CMA Awards on Nov. 11

Here’s everything a country music fan needs to know about the 2020 CMA Awards. Date: Wednesday, Nov. 11 Time: 7 p.m.–10 p.m. CT Location: Nashville’s Music City Center Television Station: ABC Hosts: Reba McEntire and Darius Rucker Red Carpet: None Performers: Jason Aldean, Jimmie Allen, Ingrid Andress, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne, Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber,…MORE

CMA Awards Reveal Additional Performers, Including Keith Urban, Ashley McBryde, Carly Pearce, Dierks Bentley & More

CMA Awards Reveal Additional Performers, Including Keith Urban, Ashley McBryde, Carly Pearce, Dierks Bentley & More

The Country Music Association revealed additional performers for the 54th annual CMA Awards on Nov. 11: Jason Aldean, Jimmie Allen, Ingrid Andress, Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne, Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber, Jenee Fleenor, Little Big Town, Old Dominion, Jon Pardi, Carly Pearce and Lee Brice, Keith Urban, and Morgan Wallen. Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne, Jenee Fleenor and Ashley McBryde will…MORE

Miranda Lambert Says Female Representation at the CMA Awards “Is a Little Bit of a Step in a Good Direction”

Miranda Lambert Says Female Representation at the CMA Awards “Is a Little Bit of a Step in a Good Direction”

Miranda Lambert recently added a new bullet point to her impressive résumé: most nominated female artist in CMA Awards history. Miranda leads all artists this year with seven nominations at the upcoming 54th CMA Awards on Nov. 11, bringing her total number of career nominations to 55, which surpasses Reba McEntire’s 51 nominations. Miranda’s seven…MORE

CMA Awards Announce First Round of Performers, Including Miranda Lambert, Luke Combs, Maren Morris, Thomas Rhett & More

CMA Awards Announce First Round of Performers, Including Miranda Lambert, Luke Combs, Maren Morris, Thomas Rhett & More

The Country Music Association revealed the first round of performers for the 54th annual CMA Awards on Nov. 11: Reba McEntire, Darius Rucker, Lady A, Gabby Barrett feat. Charlie Puth, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Florida Georgia Line, Miranda Lambert, Ashley McBryde, Maren Morris, Rascal Flatts, and Thomas Rhett feat. Reba McEntire, Hillary Scott and Chris Tomlin. More performers will be announced in…MORE

Reba McEntire & Darius Rucker to Co-Host CMA Awards on Nov. 11

Reba McEntire & Darius Rucker to Co-Host CMA Awards on Nov. 11

The Country Music Association announced Reba McEntire and Darius Rucker will host the 54th annual CMA Awards on Nov. 11. The show will air live from the Music City Center in downtown Nashville at 8 p.m. ET. “I’m thrilled to be back hosting the CMA Awards and even more thrilled that I get to share…MORE

Reba Says She’s “Thrilled With the Girls Getting Back in There” for CMA Entertainer of the Year: “Carrie Has Worked Her Tail Off”

Reba Says She’s “Thrilled With the Girls Getting Back in There” for CMA Entertainer of the Year: “Carrie Has Worked Her Tail Off”

When the nominations for the 54th annual CMA Awards were announced on Sept. 1, both Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert earned CMA Entertainer of the Year nominations. This marks the first time two solo female artists have been nominated for the award in the same year since Crystal Gayle and Barbara Mandrell in 1979. Eric…MORE

2020 CMA Awards Nominations: 13 Snubs & Surprises

2020 CMA Awards Nominations: 13 Snubs & Surprises

The nominations for the 54th CMA Awards were announce on Sept. 1, and there were more than a few questionable omissions—as well as surprising inclusions—in the nomination process. Here are 13 Snubs and Surprises—off of the top of my head sans any deep research—from the 54th annual CMA Awards nominations, which recognized artists’ works from…MORE

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Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter talk about “Thinking ‘Bout You”

Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter talk about “Thinking ‘Bout You”

Dustin Lynch recalls the exact moment during the writing of “Thinking ‘Bout You” when they thought it could work as a collaboration, “We realized, after we got to the chorus, wait a second, this is the duet moment we’ve been looking for. We can have the girl on the other end of the line, and her come in on the second verse, and now it’s a conversation. And I do think that’s why it’s so approachable and people relate to it and those phone calls can be life changing sometimes.”

As the song is knocking on the door to the number-one spot on the country music airplay chart, MacKenzie Porter shares that she and Dustin haven’t had a lot of opportunities to perform the hit song together, “The crazy part is like, we’ve actually probably sang it separately, more than we’ve sang it together, because our touring schedules are different. So then when we do get to do it together, it’s like oh yeah this is how, this is how it’s supposed to go, I’m not supposed to sing Dustin’s first verse, which I do in my own show. It just feels so natural.”

Photo Courtesy of Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter