Country News Archive

November 28, 2012

  • OFFSTAGE: Tim McGraw’s Video Shoot Reveals His Love of ’80s CountryNov 28 2012 | 12:45 PM EST

    (CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that’s happening with country music artists behind the scenes and out of the spotlight.) When a Tim McGraw video shoot starts with him asking, “What else can we do by Keith Whitley?” you know it’s going to be a good shoot. I mean, his two-hour live stream [...]

November 27, 2012

  • CMT Edge Sampler Available as Free Download at Amazon.comNov 27 2012 | 07:15 PM EST

    A 16-track playlist of artists featured on CMT Edge is now available as a free download for a limited time only at Amazon.com. The digital sampler, featuring several of roots music’s most acclaimed performers, is a collaboration between RED Distribution and CMT. CMT Edge launched in September to celebrate music from artists on the fringe [...]

  • Zac Brown Band, More Confirm Louisiana FestivalNov 27 2012 | 06:45 PM EST

    The Zac Brown Band, Luke Bryan, Lady Antebellum and Miranda Lambert will perform at the 2013 Bayou Country Superfest scheduled for May 25-26 at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, La. Lady Antebellum and Lambert will headline the May 25 show on the Louisiana State University campus. That day’s lineup also includes Darius Rucker, Thompson Square [...]

  • OFFSTAGE: Blake Shelton’s Mom Is Christmas Co-WriterNov 27 2012 | 06:15 PM EST

    (CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that’s happening with country music artists behind the scenes and out of the spotlight.) Blake Shelton and his mom wrote a song together. And as if that’s not already the sweetest thing you’ve ever heard, he talks about her in the most loving way in the new [...]

  • Scotty McCreery Welcomes Christmas With New MusicNov 27 2012 | 05:45 PM EST

    Long before winning American Idol in 2011, Scotty McCreery landed his first starring role at his hometown church. About two months after he was born, he took center stage as baby Jesus in the Christmas pageant. Since then, he’s been actively involved in his hometown church’s holiday offerings. “Yeah, we had the Christmas musicals, and [...]

  • OFFSTAGE:  Carrie Underwood Calls “Cadillacs” Video “Juicy”Nov 27 2012 | 05:45 PM EST

    (CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that’s happening with country music artists behind the scenes and out of the spotlight.) We have to wait until January to see Carrie Underwood’s video for “Two Black Cadillacs.” But we do know this about it: It’s juicy. That’s what Underwood told radio station WYCD in Detroit. [...]

  • OFFSTAGE: Taylor Swift Names Her Mom as Most InfluentialNov 27 2012 | 05:45 PM EST

    (CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that’s happening with country music artists behind the scenes and out of the spotlight.) Every time there’s a new Taylor Swift interview, it seems like there are long lists of the people who influenced her music. But in the recent Ladies’ Home Journal, when Swift was asked [...]

  • CMT Artists of the Year Special Secures All-Star LineupNov 27 2012 | 11:45 AM EST

    The celebrity lineup for the 2012 CMT Artists of the Year special continues to heat up with appearances or performances by some of the biggest names in entertainment, including Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, the Eli Young Band, Sammy Hagar, Hunter Hayes, Toby Keith, Miranda Lambert, Kacey Musgraves, Duck Dynasty star Willie [...]

November 26, 2012

  • 12 Country Christmas Albums for 2012Nov 26 2012 | 07:15 PM EST

    It’s a Miracle on Music Row, twinkling lights keeping time, Country artists bearing gifts of Christmas twang and rhyme. Nashville’s finest have avoided the rut With their first yuletide albums and much reason to strut. Classics abound: reimagined, tried and true And new collections burst with Carrie and Colt Ford, too. Here are 12 of [...]

  • Around the Web: Watch Carrie Underwood’s “Two Black Cadillacs” TeaserNov 26 2012 | 07:15 PM EST

    Carrie Underwood warms up her “Two Black Cadillacs” video. Tim McGraw invites fans to watch him make a music video. Scotty McCreery finds his footing in New York City. Lady Antebellum get in the holiday spirit for On This Winter’s Night. Willie Nelson shares a few laughs with Piers Morgan on CNN.