Walker Hayes on the Uppercut of a Song

Walker Hayes on the Uppercut of a Song Walker Hayes knows he’s not for everyone. “People might get mad at my style or my delivery, and say it’s not country,” Hayes told me when he was in Chicago last week. “But the country music that brought me to Nashville? Man, I will always have that […]

Willie Nelson’s Fourth of July Picnic Books Sturgill Simpson and More

Willie Nelson’s Fourth of July Picnic Books Sturgill Simpson and More Sturgill Simpson and the Head and the Heart are among the artists scheduled to perform at Willie Nelson’s annual Fourth of July Picnic at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. Joining the 2018 lineup are Ryan Bingham, Edie Brickell & New Bohemians, […]

Keith Urban Voices Praise for Surgeon

Keith Urban Voices Praise for Surgeon When Keith Urban was first getting his start as a singer in Australia, he’d sing every time he could; even when it was for four hours a night, five nights a week. That took a toll on one of Urban’s most valued instruments: his voice. At a Raise Your […]

ACM Awards: Jason Aldean, Bebe Rexha, Florida Georgia Line Among 2018 Performers

ACM Awards: Jason Aldean, Bebe Rexha, Florida Georgia Line Among 2018 Performers The initial lineup for the 53rd annual Academy of Country Music Awards includes performances by Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris and Thomas Rhett. The night will also feature a live Florida Georgia Line […]

CMT Plans All-Female Takeover for International Women’s Day

CMT Plans All-Female Takeover for International Women’s Day CMT and CMT Music will celebrate International Women’s Day with an inaugural all-female music takeover on Thursday (March 8). Starting at 4 a.m. ET on CMT and 6 a.m. ET on CMT Music, the network will air back-to-back music videos by some of country music’s most beloved […]