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CMT All-Time Top 40: Dwight Yoakam

Honky-tonk revivalist Dwight Yoakam lands in the No. 23 spot on CMT All-Time Top 40: Artists Choice, a list of the most influential artists in history, chosen by country stars themselves. Each week, another honoree is revealed on CMT Hot 20 Countdown. One of country music’s true Renaissance men, Yoakam found fame in the late [...]

Jake Owen’s “Beachin’” Arrives at No. 1, Miranda Lambert’s Platinum Stays There

Light a firecracker and pop a beer. Jake Owen’s “Beachin’” has arrived at the top of Billboard‘s country airplay rankings after a 24-week trek. That means there was probably snow on the beach when the song first shivered onto the chart. And make some festive noises as well for Miranda Lambert’s Platinum, which continues its [...]

Does an Emmy Go to … Blake Shelton?

The 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards nominations were announced Thursday (July 10), and Blake Shelton is essentially on the list. Well, he’s not personally nominated, but NBC’s hit reality show The Voice is. And isn’t it kind of the same thing? Doesn’t that mean he and his fellow season seven coaches — Adam Levine, Usher [...]

Carrie Underwood Harvests a Great July Day

This is why I need to move to Tennessee — to pick blackberries, jam to ’90s country, then make baked goods and drink wine. Oh, and do it all with Carrie Underwood. It looks like Underwood had one of those perfect summer days, from start to finish, on Monday (July 7). First, she went blackberry [...]

Garth Brooks Will Make Good on Fan Promise

This is so Garth Brooks of Garth Brooks in making a promise to a random fan during a Q&A at a concert six months ago and making good on that promise. I know Brooks has done this kind of thing before. He’s known in the industry as a stand-up guy and true to his word. [...]

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