The 2012 CMT Music Awards winners will undoubtedly be the best of the best, as the show honors country music’s top videos — mostly decided by fans. Female artists dominate the nominees, with Carrie Underwood leading the way with five and Miranda Lambert close behind with four. Eight total awards will be decided by the fan vote. Who do you think will win each award at the 2012 CMT Music Awards?
Kenny Chesney's new single makes a Top 10 debut on the Taste of Country list of the Top 40 Country Songs of June 2012. 'Come Over' is one of three songs about 'Over' — including 'Over' by Blake Shelton and 'Over You' by Miranda Lambert — to m
The debut album from country trio the FARM will be in stores and online on July 17. The cover art from this highly-anticipated project has just been revealed, and Taste of Country has the official first look.
Country music has a long tradition of supporting the troops, with stars like Toby Keith, Kellie Pickler and Darryl Worley taking frequent trips overseas to play for the men and women stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan. Of course, before the Gulf Wars, country musicians were quick to join the USO to play for troops stationed just about anywhere. While only a minority of Nashville’s best served in the military, more than a few on this list may surprise you.
Tim McGraw and Taylor Swift are now labelmates. Just this morning McGraw announced that he signed a recording contract with Big Machine Records. In a press release, the country music legend explained how the deal — signed on May 9 — is the start of his next chapter.
A man every bit as important to country radio as country music’s biggest stars has died. Rusty Walker — a Country Radio Hall of Famer and industry veteran admired by everyone he helped — passed away in a Tupelo, Miss. hospital on Monday morning after suffering a heart attack over the weekend.
The first month of summer is the biggest month of music yet. Country superstars like Alan Jackson and Kenny Chesney will be releasing new projects in the list of new country music releases for June 2012, in addition to other hitmakers like Josh Turner and Edens Edge. Start saving now so you’re not left out on the new music on the list below.
Willie Nelson‘s new album ‘Heroes’ is an eclectic collection of ambient emo-country, Texas swing and jazzy ballads. The singer isn’t confined by the country genre on any of the 14 songs. No one will ever doubt his credentials, so even songs like ‘The Scientist’ feel like one Hank Sr. may have chosen decades ago. OK, perhaps that’s an exaggeration, but few other singers could give the political lyric the proper twang.
Very few who’ve seen the controversial cover of this week’s issue of Time Magazine walk away without an opinion, and country star Sara Evans is no different. She is one of two female vocalists outraged by the photo, which shows a three-year-old boy standing on a chair and breastfeeding from his mother.
It’s been a busy few days for Jake Owen. The singer committed his love to fiancee Lacey Buchanan on Monday morning during a sunrise ceremony in his hometown. Read all the details and find out whose idea the early wedding was in the Daily Roundup below. Also, learn which coach from ‘The Voice’ may soon be joining Blake Shelton for a duet.
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