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Ratings for ‘New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash’ Prove 2023 Was a Banner Year for Country Music
01/09/2024

Ratings for ‘New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash’ Prove 2023 Was a Banner Year for Country Music

New Year's Eve Live: Nashville's Big Bash was one of the most-watched specials of the year, drawing millions of viewers.

Morgan Wallen, Bailey Zimmerman and More Than a Dozen Country Stars Join Lineup for CBS’ Five-Hour Nashville New Year’s ...
12/27/2023

Morgan Wallen, Bailey Zimmerman and More Than a Dozen Country Stars Join Lineup for CBS’ Five-Hour Nashville New Year’s Eve Special

CBS' Nashville New Year's Eve 'Big Bash' will include Morgan Wallen, Bailey Zimmerman, Kane Brown, Cody Johnson, Blake Shelton and Lainey Wilson.

3 New Country Music Tours Announced
12/26/2023

3 New Country Music Tours Announced

Two major country tours were announced this week and one major slate of shows was extended just a little bit longer.

Morgan Wallen Scores 11th  #1 Single At Country Radio With “Everything I Love”
12/24/2023

Morgan Wallen Scores 11th #1 Single At Country Radio With “Everything I Love”

A RIFF on what country is really about.

GoldenSky Country Music Festival: Keith Urban, Thomas Rhett, Luke Bryan, Bailey Zimmerman, Riley Green & Turnpike Trouba...
12/23/2023

GoldenSky Country Music Festival: Keith Urban, Thomas Rhett, Luke Bryan, Bailey Zimmerman, Riley Green & Turnpike Troubadours Top Spectacular Music Lineup; Festival Expands To 3 Days (Oct. 18-20) At Discovery Park In Sacramento, CA

Get ready for an unforgettable weekend at the GoldenSky Country Music Festival as it expands to three days to celebrate its third year at Discovery Park in Sacramento, California. From October 18-20,…

The 21 most successful and influential groups in country music history
12/22/2023

The 21 most successful and influential groups in country music history

Flip through the gallery below for a look at 21 of Country Music's most successful — and influential — groups, ranging from record-shattering duo Brooks & Dunn to more classic collaborators like The Carter Family and The Highwaymen.

The biggest acts snubbed by the Country Music Hall of Fame
12/21/2023

The biggest acts snubbed by the Country Music Hall of Fame

Throughout the years, the Hall of Fame has failed to recognize the contributions of some true legends. Flip through the slideshow and get a look at the biggest acts snubbed by the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Multi-Platinum country music star Cole Swindell to headline Military Appreciation concert
12/20/2023

Multi-Platinum country music star Cole Swindell to headline Military Appreciation concert

Four-time ACM Award winning superstar and longtime PGA TOUR fan Cole Swindell will headline THE PLAYERS Military Appreciation Day concert, tournament officials announced today.

The 25 Best Country and Americana Albums of 2023
12/19/2023

The 25 Best Country and Americana Albums of 2023

The Best Country Music and Americana Albums of 2023, including Megan Moroney, Brandy Clark, Jason Isbell, and Zach Bryan.

A great end to the 2023 concert season - The Texas Tenors Deep In The Heart of Christmas 🎄
12/17/2023

A great end to the 2023 concert season - The Texas Tenors Deep In The Heart of Christmas 🎄

Trace Adkins, Blake Shelton & Morgan Wallen Among Country Music Stars Added To CBS’ ‘New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Bi...
12/17/2023

Trace Adkins, Blake Shelton & Morgan Wallen Among Country Music Stars Added To CBS’ ‘New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash’

CBS is adding to its New Year’s Eve country music bonanza. The network is ringing in the new year again with Nashville’s Big Bash, which will air for five hours on December 31. New performers inclu…

Is a trip to Vegas to see some country music on anyone's Christmas wish list?
12/16/2023

Is a trip to Vegas to see some country music on anyone's Christmas wish list?

Country singer extends a popular Las Vegas Strip residency with six more shows in October 2024.

The 10 Best Country Albums of 2023 according to Billboard:
12/15/2023

The 10 Best Country Albums of 2023 according to Billboard:

Our 10 favorite sets from the world of country this year, from breakout artists to underground favorites and established stars.

Hank Williams Jr. to Celebrate 45 Years of “Family Tradition” on Tour
12/14/2023

Hank Williams Jr. to Celebrate 45 Years of “Family Tradition” on Tour

Hank Williams Jr. doesn't tour very often. He’d rather spend his time in a deer blind or out on a dock these days. But the Country Music Hall of Famer is always good for a couple of weeks of tour dates each year.

Walker Hayes Gives No. 1 Hit 'Fancy Like' a Holiday Makeover (Exclusive)
12/12/2023

Walker Hayes Gives No. 1 Hit 'Fancy Like' a Holiday Makeover (Exclusive)

Walker Hayes' entire family appears in the hilarious new music video — and PEOPLE offers an exclusive behind-the-scenes peek.

Jelly Roll & Lainey Wilson ‘Save’ the Best for First on Country Airplay Chart
12/10/2023

Jelly Roll & Lainey Wilson ‘Save’ the Best for First on Country Airplay Chart

Plus, Riley Green’s “Different ‘Round Here” featuring Luke Combs hits the top 10.

Maren Morris Is Leaving the ‘Toxic’ Parts of Country. What Does That Mean for Women in the Genre?
12/09/2023

Maren Morris Is Leaving the ‘Toxic’ Parts of Country. What Does That Mean for Women in the Genre?

As one of the rare female artists to find success on country radio, Morris’ decisions reverberate far and wide.

Country Dominates Spotify, Apple Year-End Charts—But:
12/08/2023

Country Dominates Spotify, Apple Year-End Charts—But:

Morgan Wallen’s country hit “Last Night” dominated the year-end charts.

The "CMT Campfire Sessions: Christmas Edition" is returning in 2024. Brittney Spencer, Caitlyn Smith, Priscilla Block an...
12/07/2023

The "CMT Campfire Sessions: Christmas Edition" is returning in 2024. Brittney Spencer, Caitlyn Smith, Priscilla Block and Tenille Townes are on board for the holiday special.

It's never too early to get the Christmas tunes going! Celebrate the season with the official CMA Country Christmas play...
12/06/2023

It's never too early to get the Christmas tunes going! Celebrate the season with the official CMA Country Christmas playlist featuring songs from your favorite Country Music artists including Carly Pearce, Toby Keith, Reba McEntire, Darius Rucker, O.N.E The Duo and more.

Go to CMA Country Christmas.

5 New Country Music Tours Announced This Week (Nov. 25-Dec. 1, 2023)
12/05/2023

5 New Country Music Tours Announced This Week (Nov. 25-Dec. 1, 2023)

Five country music tours for 2024 were announced or expanded this week, including new dates from Jason Aldean and Brothers Osborne.

Lee Brice to take the stage at Carolina Country Music Fest
12/03/2023

Lee Brice to take the stage at Carolina Country Music Fest

Saving Country Music’s 2023 Album of the Year Nominees
12/02/2023

Saving Country Music’s 2023 Album of the Year Nominees

'Tis the season to go through all the albums released in country music this year, and attempt to asses what we think will withstand the test of time and ultimately define 2023. This isn't about turning art into competition...

Hot topic at Saving Country Music: We Need to Discuss the Curation of These New Texas Country Fests https://buff.ly/47bV...
11/21/2023

Hot topic at Saving Country Music: We Need to Discuss the Curation of These New Texas Country Fests https://buff.ly/47bV4P3

November 21, 2023 On Dolly Parton Playing The Thanksgiving Halftime Show 9 Comments Dolly Parton may be a living country legend, but the reason she landed this gig is she just released her new rock album called “Rockstar,” fulfilling a promise to those who voted for her to be in the Rock and Rol...

Country Music Had A Blockbuster Year But Failed To Earn Top Grammy Nominations
11/19/2023

Country Music Had A Blockbuster Year But Failed To Earn Top Grammy Nominations

Morgan Wallen, Jason Aldean and Oliver Anthony received no Grammy nominations despite topping the charts.

The Country Music Association has revealed this year's hosts and performers for its 14th annual holiday television speci...
11/18/2023

The Country Music Association has revealed this year's hosts and performers for its 14th annual holiday television special, "CMA Country Christmas." Hosted by Country Music stars Amy Grant and Trisha Yearwood

Watch "CMA Country Christmas" Thursday, December 14 8/7 on ABC.com, the ABC app and stream next day on Hulu and Disney+.

COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS:Watch 'CMA Country Christmas' on ABC Thursday, December 14 8/7c and Stream Next day on Hulu & Dis...
11/17/2023

COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS:
Watch 'CMA Country Christmas' on ABC Thursday, December 14 8/7c and Stream Next day on Hulu & Disney+

Watch "CMA Country Christmas" Thursday, December 14 8/7 on ABC.com, the ABC app and stream next day on Hulu and Disney+.

Who feels like getting fired up?The 18 most controversial songs in country music history
11/16/2023

Who feels like getting fired up?
The 18 most controversial songs in country music history

Even though country music is mostly known as a genre that revels in nostalgia, it's not completely devoid of controversy and hard-hitting subject matter. Flip through the slideshow below for a look at the genre's most controversial tunes.

Clint Black Sets Killin’ Time – The 35th Anniversary World Tour: ‘I Think I’m Singing These Songs Better Now’The 2024 to...
11/15/2023

Clint Black Sets Killin’ Time – The 35th Anniversary World Tour: ‘I Think I’m Singing These Songs Better Now’
The 2024 tour will feature Black performing his 1989 debut album 'Killin' Time' from start to finish.

The 2024 tour will feature Black performing his 1989 debut album ‘Killin’ Time’ from start to finish.

Jason Aldean & Kid Rock to Headline Small-Town Festival Series Rock the Country
11/14/2023

Jason Aldean & Kid Rock to Headline Small-Town Festival Series Rock the Country

The seven-city shows will also feature Miranda Lambert, Lynyrd Skynyrd and more.

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