Country News

(Nashville, TN) -- Thomas Rhett says he's really looking forward to the CMA Awards. The country star is in the running for New Artist of the Year, along with Kip Moore, Cole Swindell, Brett Eldredge, and Brandy Clark. Thomas adds that it wasn't easy for him to hear the...
(Undated) -- Kenny Chesney's summer beachfront concert is coming to TV. CMT will debut "Kenny Chesney: Live from Flora-Bama" on November 14th. In addition, the network will debut the clip to the song "Flora-Bama" this Friday. Kenny staged the show in August at the Flora-Bama...
(Undated) -- Country stars are on board for this year's Macy's annual Thanksgiving Day Parade. Cole Swindell and Lucy Hale are among the many performers announced for the upcoming event. They're part of a lineup that also features KISS, pop singers Hilary Duff and Nick Jonas,...
(Nashville, TN) -- Keith Urban says he's part of an impressive list of contenders for the CMA's Male Vocalist of the Year. The category also includes Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan, as well as Keith's friends Eric Church and Dierks Bentley. Keith adds that he's pleased to see...
(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...