PHOTOS: #CMTawards Behind the Scenes

Thursday, May 24, 2018 -- 6:31 pm EDT

You never know who you’ll run into backstage at the CMT Music Awards. Remember John Mayer’s random abs competition with Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino from The Jersey Shore? How about that awkward moment 2006 host Jeff Foxworthy had with Hank Williams Jr.? Thankfully, there’s plenty of photo evidence of all the best behind-the-scenes moments from... Read more »


Luke Combs and Leon Bridges Set for Outdoor CMT Crossroads

Thursday, May 24, 2018 -- 5:25 pm EDT

Luke Combs has always wanted to do a CMT Crossroads, and it’s finally happening. The Asheville, N.C. native and Texas soul singer Leon Bridges will film the next CMT Crossroads live in downtown Nashville on the night before Little Big Town hosts the 2018 CMT Music Awards. The concert will reimagine Combs and Bridges’ top... Read more »


See Nashville Through the Eyes of Nashville

Thursday, May 24, 2018 -- 3:46 pm EDT

CMA Fest is right around the corner, and chances are, if you’re one of the thousands flocking to Music City for the week, you’ve already started planning your itinerary of things to do and places to see. With the final episodes of Nashville returning on June 7 at 9 p.m. ET, we thought we’d give... Read more »


Cassadee Pope to Headline CMT and Pedigree’s Paws & Play

Thursday, May 24, 2018 -- 2:30 pm EDT

CMT, Pedigree and the Nashville Humane Association have partnered for the first Paws & Play music festival in Nashville on June 3, featuring dog-friendly events and a concert from Cassadee Pope.


Scotty McCreery Celebrates First No. 1 “Five More Minutes”

Thursday, May 24, 2018 -- 1:56 pm EDT

Family, friends and business associates crowded the reception hall of the Country Music Assn. in Nashville Wednesday afternoon (May 23) to help Scotty McCreery celebrate his first No. 1 single, “Five More Minutes.” In 2011, McCreery became the tenth season winner of American Idol. Being honored as well were Monty Criswell and Frank Rogers, who... Read more »


CMT Greenlights Bachelorette Weekend and More Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders

Thursday, May 24, 2018 -- 12:00 pm EDT

A star-studded 2018 CMT Music Awards and an all-new CMT Crossroads with Luke Combs and Leon Bridges are just the beginnings of the hot new summer programming coming to CMT.


Tim McGraw Reaches Out Across Language Barrier

Thursday, May 24, 2018 -- 11:30 am EDT

Tim McGraw explains how his 2016 hit "Humble and Kind" became the Spanish version, “Nunca Te Olvides De Amar."


Blake Shelton, Chris Stapleton, Kelly Clarkson, Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Bryan and Sam Hunt Join 2018 CMT Music Awards

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 -- 5:00 pm EDT

The 2018 CMT Music Awards will showcase some of country music’s biggest voices with performances by Blake Shelton, Chris Stapleton, Kelly Clarkson, Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Bryan and Sam Hunt. Tickets to the show happening live on June 6 at 8 p.m. ET with host Little Big Town at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena are on sale now.


The Notes Michael Ray Took from Kenny Chesney

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 -- 3:46 pm EDT

Kenny Chesney has become the ultimate mentor and teacher for rising country stars, and Michael Ray is watching and learning.


Chris Janson Takes “Drunk Girl” to the Next Level

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 -- 2:27 pm EDT

SPOILER ALERT: Janson's emotional video for "Drunk Girl" comes with a warning, but it's also a positive message that shows the difference between boys and men.