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  • GAC Album Review: JT Hodges’ Self-Titled Debut

    GAC Album Review: JT Hodges’ Self-Titled Debut

    JT Hodges self-titled debut album. Photo courtesy of Show Dog-Universal Music. Ask longtime country music fans what one ingredient stands out amongst the others in that genre and you’ll likely hear a certain answer more…

  • OFFSTAGE: Taylor Swift’s Red Inspired by Relationships

    OFFSTAGE: Taylor Swift’s Red Inspired by Relationships

    (CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that’s happening with country music artists behind the scenes and out of the spotlight.) Taylor Swift gave fans the chance to ask questions about her just-announced album…

  • OFFSTAGE: Faith Hill’s Secrets to a Happy Marriage

    OFFSTAGE: Faith Hill’s Secrets to a Happy Marriage

    (CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that’s happening with country music artists behind the scenes and out of the spotlight.) Spontaneous combustion, indeed. Remember when Tim McGraw brought Faith Hill out on tour…

  • Around the Web: Toby Keith Mentors His Little Girl

    Around the Web: Toby Keith Mentors His Little Girl

    Toby Keith offers his daughter some fatherly advice on singing. Kelly Clarkson gushes to People about her new love. The Lumineers take a moment to consider how far they’ve come. Willie Nelson takes viewers behind…

  • Taylor Swift Reveals Album Cover & New Single

    Taylor Swift Reveals Album Cover & New Single

    Taylor Swift chats with fans on August 13, 2012. Taylor Swift hosted a live chat and Google+ Hangout Monday night to make a big announcement. She didn’t make fans wait long, announcing at the top…

  • 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…