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Charley Pride’s Biggest Hits and Moments

Charley Pride’s Biggest Hits and Moments

Have you ever heard a knock at the door, and when you went to answer, Charley Pride was awaiting there? I’m sure the expression on my face was a look of disbelief. The man whose records frequently spun around my vinyl player, right in front of me?  While...

Joe Diffie: His Impact on 90s Country Music

Joe Diffie: His Impact on 90s Country Music

“The only thing I see ahead is just the heat rising off the road. The rainbows I’ve been chasing keep on fading ‘fore I find my pot of gold.” Thirty years ago this week, Joe Diffie’s debut single, “Home,” became the most-played song on country radio. It hit number one...

Christmas in the Country

Christmas in the Country

The colder temps, twinkling lights, and the sounds of holiday tunes coming from a vinyl record player. Sounds like a cozy way to kick off the Christmas season, right? We’ve done the work for you and have gathered the best country music Christmas albums in 2020 for...

The CMA’s – Country Music’s Biggest Night

The CMA’s – Country Music’s Biggest Night

The CMA’s - Country Music’s Biggest Night – air live on ABC on Wednesday, November 11. Consider this your guide to performers, nominees, and predictions. The iconic Reba McEntire joins forces with Darius Rucker to host this year’s show. Who’s Performing Eric Church,...

2020 American Music Award Nominations

2020 American Music Award Nominations

Doesn’t it seem like just yesterday we were feeling all the vibes with Post Malone as he sang along to Shania Twain’s iconic American Music Awards performance last year?  Who will give us buzzworthy performances that we’ll all end up tweeting and posting about...

Turning the world PINK

Turning the world PINK

Five of the biggest names in entertainment are teaming up for a brand-new song that supports an important cause. And when I say “big names,” I mean Dolly Parton, Monica, Jordin Sparks, Sara Evans, and Rita Wilson. What?? Yes. Icons. Legends. Women who command the...

Ronnie Milsap

Ronnie Milsap

‘Tis the season for brand new Christmas music. And there seems to be a plethora of it lately, right? Well, add Country Music Hall of Fame member Ronnie Milsap to that list. He’s released “Merry, Merry Christmas Baby,” just in time for the holidays.  “I...

Nashline News Break-CMT Music Awards Preview

Nashline News Break-CMT Music Awards Preview

The CMT Music Awards air on Wednesday, October 21, and Nashline Country has your complete preview! Kane Brown, Sarah Hyland, and Ashley McBryde have been tapped to host the fan-voted celebration.  “I am beyond excited, and maybe a little nervous, to host an...

Nashline News Break

Nashline News Break

All kinds of big stuff happening in the country music world…let’s get to it! The CMA Awards happen in a little over a month, and now the show’s hosts have finally been revealed. Reba McEntire and Darius Rucker will host the organization’s 54th annual celebration,...

Cody Johnson and Reba Team Up For “Dear Rodeo”

Cody Johnson and Reba Team Up For “Dear Rodeo”

Cody Johnson self-proclaims that “Dear Rodeo” is the most important song he’s ever written or recorded.  The song, his latest single on country radio, depicts the ups and downs of working the rodeo scene. It’s so pivotal, Cody has filmed a documentary that is pieced...

The Return of Travis Tritt

The Return of Travis Tritt

Any card-carrying member of Travis Tritt’s “Country Club” was elated to hear the news that Travis Tritt returned to the studio to record his much-anticipated new album. Travis has hinted through social media that the album is forthcoming, and now fans have their first...

Nashline News Break

Nashline News Break

Here’s your weekly dose of country music happenings: Big news out of Nashville this week! The world-famous Grand Ole Opry is allowing a limited audience for their upcoming October 3 show. 500 hundred audience members are permitted for the first time since March. Vince...

2020 CMT Music Award Nominations

2020 CMT Music Award Nominations

And the award shows keep coming! This week, CMT announced nominees for their annual star-studded celebration honoring the year’s best country music videos. The 2020 CMT Music Awards air Wednesday, October 21, at 8 PM ET/7 PM CT with epic outdoor musical performances....

Tracy Byrd “Live at Billy Bob’s” Album

Tracy Byrd “Live at Billy Bob’s” Album

Tracy Byrd finds himself as the star of the iconic "Live at Billy Bob's" series – his latest release. The Texas native has the rare luxury of achieving so much chart success that it's impossible to fit them into a single show. But this live nineteen-song collection...

55th Annual ACM Awards Recap

55th Annual ACM Awards Recap

What a night for the 55th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards! First, huge congrats to the entire production team for executing a seamless viewing experience – in three locations! They organization adapted and gave fans an unforgettable night of music.  My Favorite...

Review: Caylee Hammack – “If It Wasn’t For You”

Review: Caylee Hammack – “If It Wasn’t For You”

2020 found me grasping for signs of hope. Between worry and desolation, music was an inviting respite. Situated with pillows scattered on my living room floor, I would perch for my phone on a table to catch Whiskey Jam’s weekly Instagram Live series. “Risky Jam,” they...

CMA Snapshot Series: Entertainer of the Year

CMA Snapshot Series: Entertainer of the Year

I've watched the CMA Awards all my life – the 22nd annual ceremony aired just two days after I was born. Growing up, I remember intently watching the show, interspersed with those iconic Clint Black Miller Lite commercials; it was the fall season's highlight. There...

Record Roundup: August Edition

Record Roundup: August Edition

August is full of new releases and I was excited to dig into a few of country’s latest projects. We’ve got award-winning legends, hit songwriters, and females blazing the country trail. What are you excited to listen to this month? Mary Chapin Carpenter - The Dirt And...

Jeannie Seely: An American Classic

Jeannie Seely: An American Classic

Listen to the full Jeannie Seely interview Grammy-winning country singer-songwriter Jeannie Seely is the quintessential powerhouse. Over the span of her career, she’s achieved every accolade possible with her impressive resume. On August 14, she’ll release “An...

Shania Twain’s Iconic “Any Man of Mine” Turns 25

Shania Twain’s Iconic “Any Man of Mine” Turns 25

The three iconic guitar chords that changed the world. A video that shook up CMT. A song that lit up request lines across America. Shania Twain’s “Any Man of Mine” turns 25 this year, and we look back at the song’s journey.  In a 1995 interview with CMT, Shania...

CAM’s Modern “Classic”

CAM’s Modern “Classic”

Cam is human sunshine. Pure and unfiltered, beaming blissfully. You can practically hear her vibrant smile through the lively “Classic.” And through this pandemic, she is the artist I’ve gravitated to the most. Her music, fashion, aesthetic, imagery on social media,...

Embarking on Brett Eldredge’s “Sunday Drive”

Embarking on Brett Eldredge’s “Sunday Drive”

"It’s the ordinary things that mean so much." – Brett Eldredge, "Sunday Drive" Brett Eldredge intertwines simplicity and sophistication that results in the artistry he finally deserves to have heard. The scaled-down approach complements the scenic imagery as the album...

Jimmie Allen: Confidence, Collaborations & Carrying On

Jimmie Allen: Confidence, Collaborations & Carrying On

Despite a break from touring, Jimmie Allen is everywhere this summer: radio (he recently scored another #1 song!), TV, and the digital world. He just co-hosted the CMA Summer Stay-Cay livestream, which included a Good Morning America spot to chat about the event....

Single Review: Runaway June “We Were Rich”

Single Review: Runaway June “We Were Rich”

Occasionally, a song comes along that stops you. It moves you. It knows you. That’s exactly what happened when I heard “We Were Rich” from Runaway June. The trio, consisting of Naomi Cooke, Jennifer Wayne, and the recent addition of Natalie Stovall, released the...

CMA Summer Stay-Cay & Best of Fest

CMA Summer Stay-Cay & Best of Fest

CMA Fest, country music’s longest-running music festival, was postponed this year, but no worries, there’s plenty of chances to see your favorite stars. First up, on Wednesday, July 1, Jimmie Allen and Lindsey Ell host “CMA Summer Stay-Cay presented by Budweiser Nitro...

Alan Jackson’s Drive-In Concert

Alan Jackson’s Drive-In Concert

In an open field in Cullman, Alabama, Alan Jackson arrived via pickup truck, greeting the thousands of fans at his drive-in style show on Friday, June 12, 2020. It marked the largest gathering in the entire world since the global pandemic shutdown earlier this year....

June Music Picks

June Music Picks

Tons of new tracks have recently dropped, making it a perfect time to refresh your country music playlists. There’s something about the simplicity of summer that I adore – those laid back, carefree feelings, and there are songs on this list that represent those...

Riley Green – “Valley Road”

Riley Green – “Valley Road”

“With all this goin' on, I found some right in all this wrong. And I finally see, the good Lord knows better than me.” Current conditions have paused the music industry, halting concert tours, award shows, promotional appearances, and beyond. But with all the ceased...

Looking Back: LeAnn Rimes and the Impact of “Blue”

Looking Back: LeAnn Rimes and the Impact of “Blue”

A 3-minute, steel guitar infused song with lyrics reminiscent of the Nashville Sound era became the surprise radio hit of 1996. Even more remarkable was that stop-you-in-your-tracks voice that emotionally wrapped around each word. It was 24 years ago this week when...

Nashville 2003

Nashville 2003

Although I had never been to Nashville, my heart knew Nashville. I must have walked up Music Row hundreds of times during “Chasin’ That Neon Rainbow,” with Alan Jackson, and Trisha Yearwood took me to that I-40 Nashville sign with every radio spin of “Wrong Side of...