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Colter Wall and the Scary Prairie Boys Prep New 45
If you didn't get your fill of Colter Wall from his 2018 record 'Songs of the Plains' and can't imagine suffering through the excruciating wait for another full-length from the Canadian Western singer, you're in luck. A collection of a couple of new songs is headed your way September 27th in the form of 'Colter Wall and the Scary Prairie Boys.'
Album Review – Tanya Tucker’s “While I’m Livin'”
It's the voice of Tanya Tucker that compels the country listener to seek her records out. It's always been a mixture of worn leather and honky tonk smoke, even at a tender age. Some may call it husky, including those who mean that in a demeaning manner. But it's hard not to fall prey to the "lived it" notions the tone of Tanya Tucker conveys, and how it cracks in all the right places to punctuate emotions in the most important moments.
Brad Paisley Got Screwed: The CMA’s Misguided Hosting Change
Call me sexist, I don't care. And on paper, a supposed "purist" such as myself (ha!) would much prefer Brad Paisley being swapped out for a couple of country music broads of such legendary status as Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire to host the 2019 CMA Awards. But this was a bad move to pull Brad Paisley from hosting the 2019 CMAs.
Charlie Worsham is Newest (Temporary) Member of Old Crow Medicine Show
Singer, songwriter, Warner Bros. Records signee, and critical favorite Charlie Worsham is the newest member of iconic string band and Grand Ole Opry members Old Crow Medicine Show. The Mississippi native officially joined the band before they embarked on their current summer tour in late May.
Eric Church On The Influence of Ray Wylie Hubbard
Whatever you want to call him, "The Forgotten Outlaw," "The Dead Thumb King," "Wylie Lama," or a host of other nicknames he's amassed over his many years as a music troubadour, Ray Wylie Hubbard has been going through an elongated career resurgence that most 72-year-old performers could only dream of.
THE ROUNDUP: Stream the Playlist by CMT on Spotify
Discover the newest country music each week on The Roundup, a new CMT playlist.
From Mama to Murder Ballads, Vince Gill Gets Personal on Okie
Vince Gill speaks to CMT Hot 20 Countdown about his new album, Ok
ACM HONORS: Ed Warm Recalls the First Time He Booked Miranda Lambert
Once upon a time, a guy in Chicago opened a little club, and decided to give country music a shot. That was in 1997, and as of Wednesday night (Aug. 21), that guy was named the ACM promoter of the year and that club was named nightclub of the year. Ed Warm is now the... Read more »
ACM HONORS: How Poetic Is Rodney Crowell? Let His Daughter Count the Ways
When the ACM Honors show opened at the Ryman Auditorium on Wednesday night (Aug. 21), Chris Young had the honor of kicking off the ceremony with a song from one of the night’s poets. And he chose the timeless “Leaving Louisiana in the Broad Daylight,” penned by Rodney Crowell, who was honored with one of... Read more »
ACM HONORS: About Last Night on the Blue Carpet
Leave it to Keith Urban to just tell it like it is. On his way in to the 2019 ACM Honors at the Ryman Auditorium on Wednesday night (Aug. 21), I asked him why this event at this venue was so meaningful. And for Urban, he told me, it all came down to the sound.... Read more »