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Jessie James Decker on CMA Glam, Country Mentors, and Her Carrie Underwood Intuition

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 -- 12:08 pm EST

One day before Wednesday night’s (Nov. 13) CMA Awards, as country fans everywhere started counting down the hours until showtime, I had the chance to catch up with Jessie James Decker about everything country. Starting with the end of the night. You know, that moment when they finally announce the artist who will take home... Read more »

 

Randy Travis, Top Songwriters Honored by ASCAP

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 -- 9:57 am EST

From performers such as Garth Brooks and Carrie Underwood, to honorees like Randy Travis and songwriter Hillary Lindsey, the ASCAP Country Music Awards honored the writers and publishers of its most-played songs of the past year on Monday evening (Nov. 10) at Nashville’s Renaissance Hotel. ASCAP president and board chairman Paul Williams (shown above with... Read more »

 

“You Wouldn’t Believe the Chaos Backstage,” Dolly Parton Says of CMA Awards

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 -- 9:39 am EST

“We’ve been at it a while.” That’s what Dolly Parton admitted about her long awards-show history. Parton and Reba McEntire took time out from their rehearsals for their co-hosting gig at the CMA Awards on Wednesday night (Nov. 13) to talk about how they are preparing with Carrie Underwood. “She’s a youngster, but she’s perfect... Read more »

 

Jimmie Allen Announces Baby Girl is on the Way

Monday, November 11, 2019 -- 11:15 am EST

Jimmie Allen first became a father when his son Aadyn was born five years ago. And now, the country newcomer is about to welcome a baby girl. Early on Monday morning (Nov. 11), Allen shared the news on country radio that Aadyn will be a big brother soon. And he shared the baby’s gender on... Read more »

 

The Old Dominion Song That Thomas Rhett Wrote

Monday, November 11, 2019 -- 10:17 am EST

This has to be one of the most selfless acts in the music business: writing a classically country piano ballad and then letting another artist cut it. So if you feel the way we feel about Old Dominion’s “Some People Do” — one of their most touching songs about forgiveness and hope and winning back... Read more »

 

Nashville Squares Bonus Scenes: Melissa Peterman Fangirls Over Jimmie Allen’s Boozed-Up ‘Tequila’

Monday, November 11, 2019 -- 10:05 am EST

Check out a pair of bonus scenes from the latest 'Nashville Squares' episodes, which find Carson Kressley making over Marie Osmond and Melissa Peterman fangirling over Jimmie Allen.

 

SESAC Salutes “Beautiful Crazy,” Songwriter of the Year Justin Ebach

Monday, November 11, 2019 -- 9:22 am EST

“Beautiful Crazy” earned Song of the Year honors by the performing rights organization SESAC in a gala held Sunday night (Nov. 10) at Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum. The song was co-written by SESAC-affiliated songwriter Wyatt Durrette III, published by Rosest Music, and recorded by Luke Combs. Durette shares writing credit with... Read more »

 

Do Not Rescue Miranda Lambert from These Flames

Monday, November 11, 2019 -- 8:14 am EST

There’s fire. And then there’s fire. One’s the kind that fills your lungs with smoke, and one fills your heart with heat. And Miranda Lambert knows just how to use one to describe the other, as she does in “Fire Escape” off her brand new Wildcard album. Embedded from www.youtube.com. And both fires started for... Read more »

 

The Bachelor, The Newcomer, and the Brand New Video

Monday, November 11, 2019 -- 8:00 am EST

With a new release called “Famous,” country newcomer Adam Doleac is giving his rose to The Bachelor’s Colton Underwood and Cassie Randolph. The single will ship to country radio in December but the video is out now. “Cassie and I have always felt the song is a perfect representation of our story and I’m grateful... Read more »

 

How Hozier Wound Up on a Maren Morris Song

Monday, November 11, 2019 -- 7:27 am EST

Embedded from www.youtube.com. According to Maren Morris, the making of this brand new collaboration was very organic. Morris and Hozier — the Irish musician, singer, and songwriter whose debut single “Take Me to Church” was his international breakout moment in 2015 — have just released a new version of her ballad “The Bones.” “I’ve been... Read more »