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CMA Awards: THE WINNERS

CMA Awards: THE WINNERS

We’ll be updating this post as the winners for the 52nd CMA Awards are announced. TV broadcast begins at 7 p.m. CT on ABC. Two awards were announced earlier in the day. Musical Event of the Year “Burning Man” – Dierks Bentley feat. Brothers Osborne “Dear Hate” – Maren Morris (Feat. Vince Gill) “Drowns the…MORE

Thomas Rhett Hosts Volunteer Event to Support U.S. Military

Thomas Rhett Hosts Volunteer Event to Support U.S. Military

On Nov. 13 at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena Plaza, Thomas Rhett teamed with Crown Royal for the Purple Bag Project to benefit U.S. servicemen and women stationed overseas. TR hosted the volunteer takeover and helped fans fill purple Crown Royal bags with uplifting notes and food items. Chris Lucas and Preston Brust of Locash also stopped…MORE

Chris Young Teases New Tune, “Raised On Country” [Listen]

Chris Young Teases New Tune, “Raised On Country” [Listen]

Earlier this week, Chris Young scored the 11th No. 1 single of his career as “Hangin’ On” topped the Mediabase chart. The tune is the second single from Chris’ 2017 album, Losing Sleep, to hit No. 1, following the title track in February. While Chris has the option of choosing from eight more possible singles…MORE

Stars Walk the Red Carpet at BMI Awards, Including Luke Bryan, Scott McCreery, Thomas Rhett & More [Photo Gallery]

Stars Walk the Red Carpet at BMI Awards, Including Luke Bryan, Scott McCreery, Thomas Rhett & More [Photo Gallery]

Broadcast Music Inc. held its 66th annual BMI Country Awards on Nov. 13 at its Nashville office to celebrate the songwriters and publishers of the most-performed country songs of the past year. Award recipients included: BMI Icon Award: Steve Cropper Country Songwriter of the Year: Jesse Frasure (Thomas Rhett’s “Marry Me” and “Unforgettable,” Old Dominion’s…MORE

Thomas Rhett, David Lee Murphy & Kenny Chesney Win CMA Awards in Early Announcement

Thomas Rhett, David Lee Murphy & Kenny Chesney Win CMA Awards in Early Announcement

Good Morning America hosts Lara Spencer and Adam Rippon had the honor of announcing the winners in two CMA Awards categories Wednesday (Nov. 14) morning as they broadcast live from Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row restaurant in Nashville. The announcements were made ahead of tonight’s CMA Awards telecast at 7 p.m. CT. In the Musical Event of…MORE

CMT Announces 2019 “Next Women of Country” Class & Tour Lineup

CMT Announces 2019 “Next Women of Country” Class & Tour Lineup

CMT revealed its 2019 Next Women of Country class during its sixth annual showcase at Nashville’s City Winery on Nov. 13. Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild introduced the 2019 class, which included Anna Vaus, Emily Hackett, Ingrid Andress, Lainey Wilson, Lauren Duski, Leah Turner, Rachel Wammack (pictured), Stephanie Quayle and Tenille Townes. CMT also announced…MORE

Walker Hayes Announces “Dream On It Tour”

Walker Hayes Announces “Dream On It Tour”

Walker Hayes will hit the road in 2019 for his headlining Dream On It Tour, which earned its moniker from a fan-driven contest on social media. Kicking off on Jan. 31 in Houston, the 27-date trek will make additional stops in Nashville, Atlanta, Boston, Denver, Seattle and more. “I’m so jacked to announce my Dream…MORE

Midland Sends “Love” to California Fire Victims and Shares How You Can Help Via the Red Cross & Airbnb

Midland Sends “Love” to California Fire Victims and Shares How You Can Help Via the Red Cross & Airbnb

While speaking to Nash Country Daily ahead of the CMA Awards, Midland—the trio comprised of Mark Wystrach, Cameron Duddy and Jess Carson—had something on their minds besides their three CMA nominations: the current wildfires in California that have killed 42 people and caused billions of dollars of damage. Midland’s connection to California and the West…MORE

Everything You Need to Know About the 52nd CMA Awards Show, Including Performers, Presenters, Nominees & More

Everything You Need to Know About the 52nd CMA Awards Show, Including Performers, Presenters, Nominees & More

From nominations and notes to performers and presenters, here’s everything a country music fan needs to know about the 2018 CMA Awards. Date: Wednesday, Nov. 14 Time: 7 p.m.–10 p.m. CT Location: Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena Television Station: ABC Hosts: Carrie Underwood & Brad Paisley Red Carpet: 5:30 p.m. CT on ABC’s YouTube Channel & CMAawards.com…MORE

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