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  • Cole Swindell teams with Toby Keith on CMT Awards, with Trisha, Brantley, Midland & more to hand out trophies

    Cole Swindell teams with Toby Keith on CMT Awards, with Trisha, Brantley, Midland & more to hand out trophies

    Cole Swindell will join Toby Keith to sing one of the Oklahoma native’s signature hits on Wednesday night’s CMT Music Awards in Nashville. Toby will also do his new single, “That’s Country Bro,” on the show. CMT has also unveiled the night’s star-studded list of presenters, with Trisha Yearwood, Brantley Gilbert, Midland, Carly Pearce, Michael Ray, Jimmie Allen, Maddie & Tae, Lindsay Ell, Hunter Hayes, Kiefer Sutherland and more set to take the stage. For the second year in a row, Little Big Town will host the show, which is packed with practically every country star you can imagine. Tune in Wednesday night at 8 p.m. ET to watch the CMT Music Awards live from Nashville’s Bridgestone […]

  • Randy Houser will leave “No Stone Unturned” on the Magnolia Tour

    Randy Houser will leave “No Stone Unturned” on the Magnolia Tour

    Randy Houser’s mapping out a fall tour named for his new album, Magnolia, inspired by the record’s new single, “No Stone Unturned.” “My true passion is being out on the road, playing music,” the Mississippi native says. “That’s kind of what ‘No Stone Unturned’ is all about — I’ve always fancied myself a little bit of a traveling man so I’m looking forward to getting back out there and doing what I love.” Pre-sales for the Magnolia Tour start on Wednesday, before tickets become available to the public on Friday. Here’s a look at the complete itinerary: 10/24 — Dallas, TX, Bomb […]

  • Vince Gill takes listeners inside his relationship with Amy Grant on “When My Amy Prays”

    Vince Gill takes listeners inside his relationship with Amy Grant on “When My Amy Prays”

    Vince Gill tackles tough topics like abuse, race relations, and religion on his new album, Okie, which comes out August 23. He also tips his hat to legends like Merle Haggard and Guy Clark, and gives listeners a glimpse into his relationship with his wife, legendary Christian/pop singer Amy Grant. “When My Amy Prays” is available to stream or download now, and you can also check out its lyric video on YouTube.  “I believe that this song features one of the best vocals I’ve ever done,” Vince says of the track. Right now, the Country Music Hall of Famer happens to be on tour in Europe with […]

  • Reba regrets recording Beyonce’s “If I Were a Boy”

    Reba regrets recording Beyonce’s “If I Were a Boy”

    In retrospect, Reba McEntire thinks cutting Beyonce’s “If I Were a Boy” was a misstep. “We had done that for [Unplugged on CMT in 2010],” she tells Billboard, “and the record label really wanted me to record it and put it out as a single.” “I didn’t feel real good about it,” Reba admits. “It wasn’t that successful. The people in the music industry, they’re professionals, and sometimes you have to go with the team. It just didn’t work out.” “If I Were a Boy” was the second single from Reba’s 2010 All the Women I Am album. While the record’s first release, “Turn on the Radio,” […]

  • Thomas Rhett thanks his wife Lauren for the “Dream [She] Never Had” on “Center Point Road”

    Thomas Rhett thanks his wife Lauren for the “Dream [She] Never Had” on “Center Point Road”

    Thomas Rhett scored a career-defining smash in 2015 when he released “Die a Happy Man,” the autobiographical ode to his relationship with his wife Lauren. TR’s confessional trend continues on his new album, Center Point Road, which is out today. On “Dream You Never Had,” the father of two thanks his bride for the sacrifices she’s made so he can pursue the career he loves. “I think in every marriage, you have to have compromise, and you have to do this weight balance thing, because each of you have to support each other so much,” Thomas Rhett explains. “And that song really is […]

  • Runaway June is sending you “Blue Roses” on June 28

    Runaway June is sending you “Blue Roses” on June 28

    The long-awaited debut album from Runaway June will finally arrive on June 28. Blue Roses contains their current top-25 hit, “Buy My Own Drinks,” and their cover of the Dwight Yoakam classic “Fast As You,” plus eight more songs. “We’ve been together for four years now, but this is our debut album,” Hannah Mulholland explains. “We really harmonized as a band through songwriting and being out on the road, so I feel like, through that journey we were able to learn more about ourselves as people — as women, as performers, as artists — and figure out what we wanted to say.” “All of that is reflected […]

  • Cole Swindell hits the million mark with “Break Up in the End”

    Cole Swindell hits the million mark with “Break Up in the End”

    Cole Swindell’s Grammy-nominated number one, “Break Up in the End,” has now been certified platinum. The Georgia native found out the first single from his All of It album is now a million seller on Wednesday night, as he shot the video for his follow-up single, “Love You Too Late.” Tonight, Cole kicks off his summer stint on Luke Bryan’s Sunset Repeat Tour in the Philadelphia area. Next Wednesday, “Break Up in the End” competes for both Video of the Year and Male Video of the Year at the CMT Music Awards in Nashville. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.