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(Nashville, TN) -- Little Big Town's Kimberly Schlapman and Karen Fairchild say they watched the CMA Awards well before they were ever involved in the event. Kimberly says she loved seeing all the stars. Karen adds that certain moments from past ceremonies stand out for her. She...
(Nashville, TN) -- Vince Gill is being recognized for his contributions to music. The country star is this year's recipient of the BMI Icon Award, which honors artists for their "unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers." He's being acknowledged for his...
(Nashville, TN) -- Brad Paisley is keeping his "Country Nation World Tour" going a little longer. The singer has announced dates for the trek's final leg, which begins early next year in Brad's home state. The country star will kick off the 13-date run with a show at the West...
(Undated) -- James Otto says he believes he accomplished his goal with his new single, "Somewhere Tonight." The country star tells "Billboard" he was striving for "something that was really new and different" for him. He says he wanted the song to be "less bluesy and soulful,...
(Nashville, TN) -- Hunter Hayes, Jennifer Nettles, and Thomas Rhett are among the latest additions to the CMA Awards lineup. Cole Swindell, the Doobie Brothers, and Michael McDonald are also slated to perform, while Ashley Monroe will team up on a song with Blake Shelton...
(Undated) -- Taylor Swift is following her chart-topping album with a world tour. The country-slash-pop star announced on ABC's "Good Morning America" she's setting off on tour in May of 2015. Meanwhile, her new album 1989 appears to be the hottest in the country. Analysts think...
(Undated) -- Kacey Musgraves still gets emotional when she recalls the first time she heard her debut single, "Merry Go 'Round," on the radio. The singer looks back at that moment with ABC's Robin Roberts in a preview for the TV special "Countdown To The CMA Awards: 15 Songs...
(Nashville, TN) -- Tim McGraw says there's something special about his CMA-nominated hit "Meanwhile Back at Mama's." The country star explains that there's a sense of nostalgia to the song that he believes has a broad appeal. Tim adds that when the single was released back in...
(Nashville, TN) -- Carrie Underwood is unveiling details on her upcoming best-of set. The country star's "Greatest Hits: Decade #1" opens with her latest single, "Something in the Water," and a second new song, "Little Toy Guns." The rest of the two-disc collection is arranged...