How to Watch an Album

Thursday, April 27, 2017 -- 11:55 am EDT

We probably all listen to albums in some form or another almost every day. But I think this might be the first time we can all watch an album. Brad Paisley has outdone himself on his latest album Love and War, not only with his songwriting, singing, and playing, but with the artistic way he... Read more »


Florida Georgia Line and The Chainsmokers Live in Cincinnati

Thursday, April 27, 2017 -- 11:24 am EDT

Florida Georgia Line reconnected with The Chainsmokers live in Cincinnati for a surprise performance of “Last Day Alive” on the EDM duo’s Memories: Do Not Open Tour. A tweet teased Wednesday’s (April 26) collaboration. What a freaking Wednesday night let's do this more @drewtaggart @alexpall @thubbmusic @thechainsmokers A post shared by Brian Kelley (@playbkplay) on... Read more »


Angaleena Presley Talks Wrangled and Writing With Guy Clark

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 -- 6:56 pm EDT

Angaleena Presley‘s her first meeting with Guy Clark is forever burned into her memory. She remembers feeling scared to death while heading to his place to write music with one of her idols. At the time, she thought, “How in the heck did I get here?” “We went down into his workshop where he has... Read more »


Miranda Lambert on When Life Shakes You Up

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 -- 6:23 pm EDT

The best thing about artists is their ability to observe life through a different creative lens. That’s certainly the case for Miranda Lambert. In an exclusive new interview with CMT After MidNite With Cody Alan, Lambert said she believed there is a reason behind every shake-up in life — and some of them are connected.... Read more »


Maren Morris Pens a Lenny Letter

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 -- 4:33 pm EDT

“A banjo or fiddle doesn’t make a country song. It’s the core-cutting truth that does, and I intend to explore it one day or beer at a time.” These words are a fitting summation of Maren Morris’ thoughts as she begins working on her second album, which she wrote about Wednesday (April 26) for Lena... Read more »


Carrie Underwood: “A Joy, a Pleasure and a Privilege”

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 -- 12:23 pm EDT

On Tuesday night (April 25), Carrie Underwood won big in Las Vegas. She was honored at the 69th annual BMI/NAB Dinner with the BMI Board of Directors Award. It is the award that goes to the artist who has had a major impact on the broadcast industry. BMI also used the annual dinner to present... Read more »


Eli Young Band Comes Full Circle With Fingerprints

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 -- 6:07 pm EDT

On the surface, there’s some basic math behind Eli Young Band. They’re four guys — Mike Eli, James Young, Chris Thompson and Jon Jones. They’ve been in a band since 2000. So that’s 17 years of making music together, and there are four kids among them. “There’s eight children total, counting us,” Thompson joked during... Read more »


Sam Hunt Takes Airplay Crown With “Body Like a Back Road”

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 -- 5:56 pm EDT

Will someone please trot over to Music Row and wake up the record labels? They seem to be dozing this week. Where’s that torrent of new albums and songs we’ve come to expect in the spring — the ones propelled into prominence by the Grammy and Academy of Country Music awards shows? Drat! First, though,... Read more »


Dylan Scott: “Nothing Is an Overnight Success”

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 -- 4:02 pm EDT

There were only so many professions available growing up in the small Louisiana community that raised rising artist Dylan Scott. His hometown is Beekman, Louisiana, a 15-minute drive north from the nearest small town, Bastrop. For years, the area’s primary employer was International Paper until the company closed its local mill in 2008. Folks driving... Read more »


Brad Paisley Makes Nostalgia New Again

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 -- 1:46 pm EDT

Life is full of lasts. That’s what I’ve been thinking almost every day, as my last child is spending her last days in high school. And just when I think I might be able to keep my tears at bay, Brad Paisley releases a song that makes it all so much more bittersweet. In his... Read more »