Articles Tagged “News”

  • OFFSTAGE: Taylor Swift Has a Rolling Stones Moment

    OFFSTAGE: Taylor Swift Has a Rolling Stones Moment

    (CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that’s happening with country music artists behind the scenes and out of the spotlight.) At Monday night’s (June 3) Rolling Stones concert in Chicago, one song stood…

  • Ashley Monroe, More Join O Music Awards

    Ashley Monroe, More Join O Music Awards

    Ashley Monroe, Blackberry Smoke and Brandy Clark are among dozens of diverse musicians performing for the world’s largest online/mobile-only music festival on June 19. Presented by MTV/VH1/CMT, “Live Music Day Festival” will take place exclusively…

  • CMT Music Awards Add More Star Power

    CMT Music Awards Add More Star Power

    Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan and Reba McEntire will open the 2013 CMT Music Awards with a segment that also features Dr. Drew, Kelsey Grammer, Lorraine Bracco and Vince Vaughn. Hosted by Jason Aldean…

  • Hunter Hayes Will Headline CMT on Tour

    Hunter Hayes Will Headline CMT on Tour

    Hunter Hayes, the fast-rising country star known for the hits “Wanted” and “I Want Crazy,” has been revealed as the headliner for the 12th annual CMT on Tour. The dates will begin Oct. 10 in…

  • OFFSTAGE: Carrie Underwood Doesn’t Have a Jesus Quota

    OFFSTAGE: Carrie Underwood Doesn’t Have a Jesus Quota

    (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 you’ve heard Carrie Underwood’s new song “See You Again,” you know it’s…

  • Lenny Kravitz, Nelly Added to CMT Music Awards

    Lenny Kravitz, Nelly Added to CMT Music Awards

    Lenny Kravitz and Nelly will perform Wednesday (June 5) during the 2013 CMT Music Awards. With Kravitz performing with awards show co-host Jason Aldean and Nelly teaming with Florida Georgia Line on their crossover hit…

  • OFFSTAGE: Blake Shelton: Romantics ‘Round Here

    OFFSTAGE: Blake Shelton: Romantics ‘Round Here

    (CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that’s happening with country music artists behind the scenes and out of the spotlight.) How do I love thee, Blake Shelton? Let me count the ways. You…

  • The Mavericks Join CMT Music Awards as House Band

    The Mavericks Join CMT Music Awards as House Band

    The Mavericks have been announced as the house band for the CMT Music Awards set for Wednesday (June 5) in Nashville. One of the most popular country bands of the 1990s, the group reunited in…

  • OFFSTAGE: Is Keith Urban Pop? Or Was Madonna Country?

    OFFSTAGE: Is Keith Urban Pop? Or Was Madonna 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.) This is a little bit like one of those chicken and egg scenarios.…

  • What Is and Isn’t "Real" Country Music

    What Is and Isn’t "Real" Country Music

    Don’t you miss the way country music used to sound before it lost its soul? You know, back when Shania Twain and Toby Keith ruled the charts? Or Garth Brooks and Reba McEntire? Alabama and…