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  • Little Big Town Go Gold for “Day Drinking”
    I know what you’re thinking. Even on Black Friday, it’s definitely too early for day drinking, right? No matter how convincing Little Big Town‘s latest hit might be or because it’s a long, holiday weekend with lots of shopping to do. Technically, however, this would be a celebration — one in honor of the single... […]
  • Kid Rock Helped Bring Jason Aldean and Bob Seger Together
    What happens when one of country’s biggest stars joins forces with an icon of classic rock? The type of magic that happened during the recent taping of CMT Crossroads: Bob Seger and Jason Aldean. As it turns out, the pairing of Seger and Aldean has been four years in the making. “We both know Kid... […]
  • Bro Country Is Still Selling This Year
    (Straight From Nashville is a weekly column written by CMT.com managing editor Calvin Gilbert.) In times of country music turmoil, you can always turn to the gospel according to Willie. While a few signs have been signaling the possible decline of bro country, perspective can be found in a short chapter Willie Nelson wrote more... […]
  • CMT Artists of the Year Honoree Miranda Lambert Breaks All Kinds of Records
    Award after award, No. 1 singles, a smash album and a powerhouse duet that had everyone talking are just a few reasons 2014 is a year to remember for Miranda Lambert. On Tuesday (Dec. 2), she’ll be honored during the CMT Artists of the Year special alongside Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line and... […]
  • Nine #blessed Moments: From Garth Brooks to Luke Bryan
    I know, I know. Family, friends and faith. Those are the true blessings we’re all counting on Thanksgiving Day this year, and every year. But come on. If we’re being brutally honest, aren’t there some country music moments from 2014 you’re really, seriously thankful for, too? I know I am. I counted my blessings, and... […]
  • Eat Your Way Through Thanksgiving Like a Country Star
    Whip out those stretchy pants, everybody, especially if you plan to celebrate Thanksgiving like Darius Rucker. “My favorite part of Thanksgiving is easy,” he says. “It’s food. It’s eating. It’s hanging out with family and getting some great food. Thanksgiving is about giving thanks for all the great things you’ve got, and I always give... […]
  • Eric Church’s Six Favorite Eric Church Songs
    When I caught up with Eric Church in Chicago last week, he explained that when he puts together the set list for his live show, about half of the 27 songs were never on the radio. Still, his fans know all the words. So after playing all those deep cuts night after night, I thought... […]
  • Jake Owen: “I Was Raised Better Than That”
    Somewhere, right this minute, I bet Jake Owen’s parents are bursting with pride. Especially his mom. Because in a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight, Owen said what every mother hopes her son says (or even thinks) someday: “I was raised better than that.” He was talking about the kind of country music that leans a... […]
  • How to Make a Pumpkin Beer-Funnel
    Thought funneling beers was crazy? Try funneling beer from a pumpkin. Now, that’s Daddy Hard! This holiday season, Daddy brings true innovation to the beer funnel game with the pumpkin beer-funnel as seen on Party Down South: Drunksgiving. Watch the full episode of Party Down South: Drunksgiving online or on the CMT App. Step One:... […]
  • CMT Artists of the Year Honorees Florida Georgia Line Love What They Do
    In 2014, Florida Georgia Line made sure everyone knew how they rolled. After another banner year raking in awards and selling out concert venues across the nation, they’ll be honored during the CMT Artists of the Year special on Tuesday (Dec. 2). Their most recent achievement came at the CMA Awards, where they were crowned... […]

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