Articles Posted in the News Category

  • Dierks Bentley Counts His Blessings at "5-1-5-0" Party

    Dierks Bentley Counts His Blessings at "5-1-5-0" Party

    Well-wishers gathered Thursday (Aug. 30) at Nashville’s Tin Roof, a popular bar near Music Row, to celebrate Dierks Bentley‘s most recent No. 1 single, “5-1-5-0.” Written by Bentley, Brett Beavers and brother Jim Beavers, “5-1-5-0″…

  • Little Big Town’s “Pontoon” Is Platinum

    Little Big Town’s “Pontoon” Is Platinum

    Little Big Town photo courtesy of Capitol Nashville. Little Big Town’s “Pontoon” has reached platinum status, selling more than one million copies. The track is the band’s fastest-selling single to date and has spent four…

  • NBC Picks Up Drama Based on Miranda Lambert’s Life

    NBC Picks Up Drama Based on Miranda Lambert’s Life

    Miranda Lambert photo by Randee St. Nicholas, courtesy of Sony Music Nashville. Miranda Lambert‘s official website (via Deadline.com) reports NBC has bought a light drama executive produced by Miranda, based on her life. Miranda’s parents…

  • Top 20 Swaps Paint With Carl Edwards & Trevor Bayne

    Top 20 Swaps Paint With Carl Edwards & Trevor Bayne

    Top 20 Country Countdown host Nan Kelley with NASCAR driver Carl Edwards at Bristol Motor Speedway. The rubber meets the road and paint gets swapped on GAC’s Top 20 Country Countdown this week! Host Nan…

  • OFFSTAGE: Top 10 Taylor Swift Lyrics That Work When Love Works

    OFFSTAGE: Top 10 Taylor Swift Lyrics That Work When Love Works

    (CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that’s happening with country music artists behind the scenes and out of the spotlight.) After seeing Taylor Swift’s video for “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,”…

  • OFFSTAGE: Lady Antebellum’s Honey Boo Boo Names

    OFFSTAGE: Lady Antebellum’s Honey Boo Boo Names

    (CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that’s happening with country music artists behind the scenes and out of the spotlight.) Dave Haywood is Doornuts Harley. Charles Kelley is Cutie Kewpie. And Hillary Scott…

  • OFFSTAGE: Tim McGraw: "We Were Goo-Goo-Eyed"

    OFFSTAGE: Tim McGraw: "We Were Goo-Goo-Eyed"

    (CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that’s happening with country music artists behind the scenes and out of the spotlight.) “Goo-goo-eyed.” That’s how Tim McGraw describes how he and his wife Faith Hill…

  • Taylor Swift’s New Video Shot in One Take

    Taylor Swift’s New Video Shot in One Take

    Taylor Swift shot her eye-popping new video, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” with five different costumes — but without edits. She and her band rehearsed the video four times on a Los Angeles…

  • NASHVILLE SKYLINE: Johnny Cash Returns

    NASHVILLE SKYLINE: Johnny Cash Returns

    (NASHVILLE SKYLINE is a column by CMT/CMT.com Editorial Director Chet Flippo.) When Johnny Cash was recording and releasing his remarkable American Recordings albums on a fairly regular basis, I came to look forward to that…

  • OFFSTAGE: Fifty Shades of Sara Evans

    OFFSTAGE: Fifty Shades of Sara Evans

    (CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that’s happening with country music artists behind the scenes and out of the spotlight.) If someone caught you with the erotic bestseller, Fifty Shades of Grey, you’d…