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New CMT GIANTS Will Honor Kenny Rogers Tonight

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 -- 3:35 pm EDT

Many of Kenny Rogers’ biggest fans are his fellow country artists. Together they are taking part in CMT GIANTS Kenny Rogers: A Benefit For MusiCares, an uplifting celebration to honor the extraordinary life and legendary music of the late Kenny Rogers. The special will premiere Wednesday, April 8 at 8 PM ET/PT on CMT and... Read more »

 

All the Best: 10 John Prine Classics, Brilliantly Covered

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 -- 2:01 pm EDT

John Prine painted his songs on a broad canvas of themes, moods and insights. It’s little wonder, then, that artists in virtually every format flocked to record their own distinctive versions of them. He was simultaneously folk, country, pop, blues, bluegrass and jazz. Embedded from www.youtube.com. For example, his “Angel From Montgomery” was recorded by... Read more »

 

An Open Letter from Luke Bryan

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 -- 12:47 pm EDT

Another day, another postponement. It’s like déjà vu all over again. In an open letter to his fans on Tuesday (April 7), Luke Bryan shared a note about how the corornavirus pandemic is impacting his schedule for new music, live and otherwise. “I wanted to reach out myself and let you know that we have... Read more »

 

UPDATE: Country Music Is Reeling from John Prine’s Death

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 -- 9:40 am EDT

Once again, hearts all over Nashville are breaking after hearing the tragic news that legendary Nashville singer-songwriter John Prine, 73, died on Tuesday (April 7) from complications of COVID-19. As stars from every era of country music learned the news, they shared their heartbreak on social media. John, thank you for sharing your gift with... Read more »

 

Essex County: “So Good” at Making Hearts Hurt So Bad

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 -- 12:01 am EDT

See the new video, "So Good," by Essex County.

 

Songwriting Hero John Prine Dies at 73

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 -- 9:35 pm EDT

John Prine, a 2019 inductee into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and a cornerstone of the Nashville independent music community, died Tuesday (April 7) from complications of COVID-19. He was 73. Prine was born Oct. 10, 1946 in Maywood, Illinois, of parents who were natives of Paradise, Kentucky. That coal town would provide Prine the... Read more »

 

ViacomCBS Networks to Air ONE WORLD: TOGETHER AT HOME on April 18

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 -- 1:45 pm EDT

ViacomCBS networks in the U.S. and around the world will air ONE WORLD: TOGETHER AT HOME, a global televised and streamed special in support of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Jordan Davis’ “Slow Dance in a Parking Lot” Swirls to No. 1

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 -- 1:16 pm EDT

Jordan Davis returns to No. 1 at country radio with "Slow Dance in a Parking Lot."

 

See What Luke Combs’ Mama Shared in “Does to Me”

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 -- 11:42 am EDT

Embedded from www.youtube.com. At the beginning for Luke Combs’ new video — “Does to Me,” his duet with Eric Church — he explains how he arrived at the concept for the fan-focused video. “When we started getting things ready for the ’Does to Me’ music video, I knew I wanted my fans to be involved,... Read more »

 

ICYMI: Keith Urban Has Encouraging Words for Country Music

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 -- 10:59 am EDT

Keith Urban was supposed to host this year’s ACM Awards on Sunday night (April 5). But since the show had to be postponed, the Academy of Country Music put together a special ACM PRESENTS: OUR COUNTRY to run in its place. It was two hours of country artists bringing music into your homes by performing... Read more »