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    • Who’s Playing Where at CMA Fest 2018

      The initial lineup for CMA Fest 2018 running Jun 7-10 in downtown Nashville includes just over 130 acts. Among the Nissan Stadium headliners are Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Brothers Osborne and Charles Esten and Friends. The reigning New Artist of the Year Jon Pardi will kick off the free concerts at the Riverfront... Read more » […]

    • ACM Awards: Adds Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum and More

      The performance lineup for the 53rd annual ACM Awards grows with the additions of Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum, Blake Shelton and Keith Urban. The New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, Entertainment Tonight host Nancy O’Dell, actress Rebecca Romijn and Olympian Lindsey Vonn have also joined the show as presenters. Embedded from They join previously... Read more » […]

    • Chris Stapleton Scores First True No. 1 Hit with “Broken Halos”

      The movement is still pretty glacial on the Billboard album and airplay charts, but we do have a new No. 1 single to report. It’s Chris Stapleton’s “Broken Halos,” which rolls into No. 1 after a relatively slow 35-week flight. In the meantime, Kane Brown’s self-titled album rests snugly and smugly in the top position... Read more » […]

    • Dierks Bentley Joins Vanderbilt Children’s Walk of Champions

      Late last week, Dierks Bentley had the honor of being the very first to be honored. Nashville’s Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt presented Bentley with the first star on its brand new Walk of Champions. “I am personally so honored to have this star,” Bentley told the crowd gathered to watch him accept... Read more » […]

    • Remembering Hazel Smith: CMT Columnist Through the Years

      The country music community is mourning the loss of Nashville music insider, Hazel Smith. The Music Row journalist, cookbook author and talent manager died on Sunday (March 18) at her home in Madison, Tenn. She was 83. As a columnist for and the host of CMT’s Southern Fried Flicks, Smith was known for getting... Read more » […]

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