Articles Posted in the News Category

  • Brantley Gilbert Wants His Cougar Back

    Brantley Gilbert Wants His Cougar Back

    Brantley Gilbert photo courtesy of The Valory Music Co. Several country stars have stories of selling prized possessions to make ends meet while chasing their musical dreams. Years later, when they’ve had success, they end…

  • GAC Album Review: Taylor Swift’s Red

    GAC Album Review: Taylor Swift’s Red

    Taylor Swift’s 2012 CD, Red. Photo courtesy of Big Machine Records. The color red is striking and vibrant, passionate and lush. It doesn’t give into restraints. It’s a stirring color, emotional in its essence, and…

  • CMT Blog: Cody Alan Chats With Anderson Cooper, Martina McBride

    CMT Blog: Cody Alan Chats With Anderson Cooper, Martina McBride

    There is nothing quite like live television! On my visit to Anderson Live on Thursday (Oct. 25), hosted by news personality Anderson Cooper, you could feel the excitement and energy as the airtime of 9…

  • Brad & Carrie: Coming to a Restaurant Near You?

    Brad & Carrie: Coming to a Restaurant Near You?

    Brad Paisley Carrie Underwood photo courtesy of the Country Music Association. Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood like to practice their hosting skills leading up to the CMA Awards. Since hosting Bingo Night didn’t work out…

  • OFFSTAGE: Seeing Nashville Through a “Telescope”

    OFFSTAGE: Seeing Nashville Through a “Telescope”

    (CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that’s happening with country music artists behind the scenes and out of the spotlight.) Oh, Nashville. You have me obsessed. Last night’s (Oct. 24) episode on ABC…

  • Around the Web: Taylor Swift Needs New Besties

    Around the Web: Taylor Swift Needs New Besties

    Taylor Swift is open to making new best friends. Hunter Hayes searches for the next great unsigned songwriter. The Lumineers get Letterman dancing with “Ho Hey.” Singer-songwriter and Nashville actor JD Souther announces new album.…

  • OFFSTAGE: Kristen Kelly Can Thank Dierks Bentley

    OFFSTAGE: Kristen Kelly Can Thank Dierks Bentley

    (CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that’s happening with country music artists behind the scenes and out of the spotlight.) There are so many paths into Nashville that it’s a wonder more people…

  • OFFSTAGE: How Justin Bieber Compares to Country

    OFFSTAGE: How Justin Bieber Compares to Country

    (CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that’s happening with country music artists behind the scenes and out of the spotlight.) I went to one of Justin Bieber’s sold-out arena shows in Chicago on…

  • Montgomery Gentry Releases Friends and Family EP

    Montgomery Gentry Releases Friends and Family EP

    Montgomery Gentry’s 2012 EP, Friends And Family. Photo courtesy of Average Joes Entertainment. Montgomery Gentry released their new digital EP Friends and Family on Tuesday. The EP includes their new single, “I’ll Keep The Kids.”…

  • Danney Gokey Announces Third Annual Cruise for Sophia’s Heart

    Danney Gokey Announces Third Annual Cruise for Sophia’s Heart

    Danny Gokey photo courtesy of Sony Music Nashville. Here’s how you can set sail with some of your favorite singing competition stars! Danny Gokey has announced the Third Annual Cruise for Sophia’s Heart Foundation. The…