Articles Posted in the News Category

  • Alan Jackson, Reba McEntire, Rodney Atkins & More Team Up for “The Choice”

    Alan Jackson, Reba McEntire, Rodney Atkins & More Team Up for “The Choice”

    Alan Jackson photo courtesy of ACR/EMI Records Nashville. Nineteen of country music’s biggest names, including Rodney Atkins, Alan Jackson, Reba McEntire, Kellie Pickler, Josh Turner and Keith Urban, have teamed up to release the charitable…

  • OFFSTAGE: Taylor Swift Goes Red for New Album

    OFFSTAGE: Taylor Swift Goes Red for New Album

    (CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that’s happening with country music artists behind the scenes and out of the spotlight.) We are never, ever, ever getting back together. Make that “We Are Never…

  • Heartaches (and Headaches) by the Numbers

    Heartaches (and Headaches) by the Numbers

    From Hank Williams’ “Half as Much” to David Frizzell’s “A Million Light Beers Ago,” country music is saturated with songs that use numbers to signify the scarcity, abundance or perseverance of strong emotions. A list…

  • Photo Gallery: 50 Honky Tonks In 50 States

    Photo Gallery: 50 Honky Tonks In 50 States

    The Rodeo Bar in New York City. Brantley Gilbert said it best in his hit single “Country Must Be Country Wide.” Wherever you go in the United States, you’ll find country fans – and Honky…

  • Dolly Parton Goes Gold

    Dolly Parton Goes Gold

    Dolly Parton photo courtesy of Dolly Records. Dolly Parton’s two disc CD/DVD set, An Evening With… Dolly, available exclusively at Cracker Barrel, has been certified gold. It’s the first gold award for Cracker Barrel and…

  • Jana Kramer Sings Nationwide Insurance Jingle

    Jana Kramer Sings Nationwide Insurance Jingle

    Jana Kramer photo by Bryan Allen, courtesy of Warner Bros. Nashville. Jana Kramer’s voice can be heard on country radio, signing her hit debut single “Why Ya Wanna.” Fans can also hear her singing the…

  • Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw Set New Jersey Stadium Record

    Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw Set New Jersey Stadium Record

    Kenny Chesney Tim McGraw photo courtesy of Sony Music Nashville. Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw’s Brothers of the Sun Tour set the record as the largest ticketed country event in New York City/New Jersey history,…

  • Jerrod Niemann Reveals Album Cover for Free The Music

    Jerrod Niemann Reveals Album Cover for Free The Music

    Jerrod Niemann’s 2012 CD, Free The Music. Photo courtesy of Essential Broadcast Media. Jerrod Niemann has released the album artwork for his new album, Free The Music, due out October 2. The cover was revealed…

  • Mel Tillis Celebrates 80th Birthday in Nashville

    Mel Tillis Celebrates 80th Birthday in Nashville

    Charley Pride Joins Mel Tillis Onstage at Honky Tonk Central in Nashville, Tennessee. Photo by Doug Allard, courtesy of Absolute Publicity. Mel Tillis celebrated his 80th birthday on Wednesday, August 8 with a private party…

  • Watch Kristen Kelly’s New Video, “Ex-Old Man”

    Watch Kristen Kelly’s New Video, “Ex-Old Man”

    Kristen Kelly photo courtesy of Sony Music Nashville. “When life brings you a lemon…make some lemonade and add some vodka.” Good advice from new artist Kristen Kelly! Kristen just released the video for her debut…