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Kylie Morgan Says that Music Is Cheaper Than Therapy

Kylie Morgan Says that Music Is Cheaper Than Therapy

Kylie Morgan recently released her EP, Love Kylie… After having a hand in writing all 6 tracks on the project, Kylie jokes that creating music is “cheaper than therapy.” But it’s always been that way for her. Kylie shares that her special connection to music, dates back to when she was a little girl, “My…MORE

Old Dominion’s Day On a Boat Started Out as a Joke

Old Dominion’s Day On a Boat Started Out as a Joke

The guys in Old Dominion say their new song “I Was On A Boat That Day” has been around since their debut hit “Break Up With Him” — but they just thought it was a joking title. Lead singer Matthew Ramsey shares the story, “We had this idea we were kicking it around for a…MORE

Carly Pearce Is Excited For Fans To Hear Her New Music – This Friday

Carly Pearce Is Excited For Fans To Hear Her New Music – This Friday

Carly Pearce is set to release a collection of song this Friday that is probably the most personal music she’s put out in her career so far. 29 is 7 songs that cover the events and emotions that Carly lived through over the past almost two years — and she can’t wait for fans to…MORE

Lady A Is Celebrating Their Number-One Song Champagne Night

Lady A Is Celebrating Their Number-One Song Champagne Night

Congrats to Lady A as “Champagne Night” not only becomes their latest number-one hit, but it’s the first chart topper in country music for 2021! Did you know Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood discovered this song on the show Songland? Originally titled “I’ll Drink To That” and presented to the group by Madeline Merlo,…MORE

Check Out The Evolution of Lady A’s Latest Hit “Champagne Night”

Check Out The Evolution of Lady A’s Latest Hit “Champagne Night”

Lady A has been cranking out hit after hit for more than a decade now, but at the heart of the trio’s success is songwriting. Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood all proudly wear the title of songwriter before anything else. That’s why they’re so happy about their latest hit “Champagne Night”, which is…MORE

Virtual Tin Pan South Festival to Feature Carly Pearce, Jimmie Allen, Wade Bowen, Lori McKenna & More

Virtual Tin Pan South Festival to Feature Carly Pearce, Jimmie Allen, Wade Bowen, Lori McKenna & More

The Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) revealed the lineup for this year’s virtual Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival on Oct. 19–24. The five-day event will feature more than 20 pre-recorded performances from 70-plus singer/songwriters, including Josh Osborne, Lori McKenna, Shane McAnally, Carly Pearce, Liz Rose, Jimmie Allen, John Paul White, Trevor Rosen, Matthew Ramsey, Ernest,…MORE

Luke Combs, Thomas Rhett, Tyler Hubbard & 7 Others Win “CMA Triple Play Awards”

Luke Combs, Thomas Rhett, Tyler Hubbard & 7 Others Win “CMA Triple Play Awards”

The Country Music Association announced 10 new recipients of the CMA Triple Play Award, an honor presented to songwriters who pen three No. 1 songs within a 12-month period. This year’s honorees include Luke Combs, Jesse Frasure, Nicolle Galyon, Ashley Gorley, Tyler Hubbard, Josh Kear, Shane McAnally, Chase McGill, Josh Osborne and Thomas Rhett. The…MORE

Old Dominion Teases New Album

Old Dominion Teases New Album

Riding high from their current No. 1 single, “Hotel Key,” Old Dominion teased via Twitter that their third studio album is in the works. The photo depicted OD’s frontman Matthew Ramsey alongside producer Shane McAnally in the studio with the caption: “It’s getting real. #OD3.” It’s getting real. #OD3 pic.twitter.com/Jyc1qDU8uM — Old Dominion (@OldDominion) September…MORE

Little Big Town Talks New Single “Summer Fever,” Touring With Miranda Lambert, the Possibility of a Future Christmas Album & More

Little Big Town Talks New Single “Summer Fever,” Touring With Miranda Lambert, the Possibility of a Future Christmas Album & More

 Jim Casey talks with Little Big Town about: hosting the CMT Music Awards the standout performance from the CMT Awards, including Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Kelsea Ballerini and Dan + Shay winning Group Video of the Year at the CMT Awards for “When Someone Stops Loving You” the chart success of past singles releasing new…MORE

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill Take Manhattan For the Premiere of “The Shack”

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill Take Manhattan For the Premiere of “The Shack”

New York City’s Museum of Modern Art was getting countrified Tuesday night (Feb.28) when Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Dan+Shay, Lori McKenna and songwriter Shane McAnally hit the red carpet for the world premiere of “The Shack.” The movie, based on the New York Times best-selling book of the same name, stars Sam Worthington, Octavia Spencer…MORE

The Academy of Country Music Announces More Than 50 Artists in the Lineup for Events Surrounding the ACM Awards, Including Darius Rucker, Chris Stapleton, Kelsea Ballerini & More

The Academy of Country Music Announces More Than 50 Artists in the Lineup for Events Surrounding the ACM Awards, Including Darius Rucker, Chris Stapleton, Kelsea Ballerini & More

The Academy of Country Music revealed today (Feb. 9) the musical lineup and additional fan events for the 5th annual Party for a Cause in Las Vegas, March 30–April 2. The four-day country music smorgasbord culminates with the 52nd annual ACM Awards on April 2 in Las Vegas. The Week Vegas Goes Country will feature…MORE

Thomas Rhett and a Few of His Friends, Including Dierks Bentley & FGL, Raise More Than $250,000 in Inaugural Charity Event

Thomas Rhett and a Few of His Friends, Including Dierks Bentley & FGL, Raise More Than $250,000 in Inaugural Charity Event

Last night (Oct. 5), Thomas Rhett’s inaugural charity concert event—aptly named Thomas Rhett & Friends—raised more than $250,000 for 147 Million Orphans, an organization that provides food, water, medicine, shelter and education to children in need. The event took place at Nashville’s The Old School, a nine-acre retreat that houses a restaurant, bar and live-music…MORE

5 Songs That Hit Songwriter Shane McAnally Wishes He Had Penned

5 Songs That Hit Songwriter Shane McAnally Wishes He Had Penned

Grammy-winning songwriter/producer Shane McAnally is on fire right now. In just the past two weeks, Shane earned another No. 1 song as a songwriter (Dierks Bentley’s “Black”) and is getting props for producing and arranging the CMA’s new single, “Forever Country,” which features 30 of country music’s biggest stars. Over the course of his career,…MORE

5 Questions With “Forever Country” Producer Shane McAnally, Who Reveals What Other Songs Were in Contention for the Mashup

5 Questions With “Forever Country” Producer Shane McAnally, Who Reveals What Other Songs Were in Contention for the Mashup

By now you’ve probably seen and heard that 30 of country music’s biggest stars—both past and present—have come together to record a new song and video, “Forever Country,” for the CMA Awards’ 50-year anniversary. The star-studded mashup features a fresh take on three of country’s most classic songs: John Denver’s “Take Me Home,” Willie Nelson’s…MORE

Watch New “Forever Country” Music Video With George Strait, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Carrie Underwood & More

Watch New “Forever Country” Music Video With George Strait, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Carrie Underwood & More

By now you’ve probably heard that 30 of country music’s biggest stars—both past and present—have come together to record a new song and video, “Forever Country,” for the CMA Awards’ 50-year anniversary. The star-studded mashup features a fresh take on three of country’s most classic songs: John Denver’s “Take Me Home,” Willie Nelson’s “On the…MORE

Our 28 Favorite Photos from CMA Music Fest Week

Our 28 Favorite Photos from CMA Music Fest Week

We picked out 28 photos of our favorite moments from the 2016 CMA Music Fest week. The laws of CMA Fest and physics made it impossible to see everything but, we put a lot of steps on the old pedometer to catch a few great shows and events.MORE

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Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Chris Young Earns 3 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 award nominations for the song. I mean, there’s so much that’s gone into it and so many people that have fallen in love with it and supported it and, you know, just having a hit with your friend in the first place is great with a song like “Famous Friends” with my buddy Kane Brown, but then to be nominated for three different CMA Awards, including Single of the Year. It’s just incredible.”

Chris, Kane and all the other nominees will learn if they’re taking home trophies, when the 55th Annual CMA Awards are handed out in Nashville on Wednesday November 10 – broadcasted live on ABC.

Photo Credit: Jeff Johnson