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Kane Brown Notches Five No. 1s in One Week

Friday, October 20, 2017 -- 7:37 am EDT

After this week’s cascade of good news, Kane Brown may find Christmas a letdown, no matter how high the gifts are piled under his tree. Now get this: His self-titled album which debuted at No. 1 last December is back as the No. 1 country album this week. And that’s just the start of it... Read more »

 

#CMTAOTY: Jason Aldean Won’t Back Down

Thursday, October 19, 2017 -- 3:37 pm EDT

After opening Wednesday night’s (Oct. 18) 2017 CMT Artists of the Year special with a heartfelt message about overcoming tragedy, Jason Aldean got back up on the stage again to deliver that same message in song. He was joined by fellow honorees Keith Urban and Chris Stapleton, plus Little Big Town, and together they paid... Read more »

 

#CMTAOTY: Luke Bryan Reminds Us to Slow Down

Thursday, October 19, 2017 -- 2:56 pm EDT

There might never be a better time to listen closely to the lyrics of Luke Bryan‘s 2016 hit song “Fast.” During Bryan’s performance at Wednesday night’s (Oct. 18) CMT Artists of the Year live broadcast, you could see it on the faces of the crowd. Everyone was moved by the song about slowing down and... Read more »

 

#CMAOTY: “Body Like a Back Road” Wins Song of the Year

Thursday, October 19, 2017 -- 2:34 pm EDT

A handful of some of Nashville’s finest songwriters — Zach Crowell, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne and Sam Hunt — were presented with the first ever CMT Song of the Year Award presented by Ram Trucks on Oct. 18 in Nashville. It was during the 2017 CMT Artists of the Year live broadcast at the Schermerhorn... Read more »

 

#CMTAOTY: Backstreet Boys’ “H.O.L.Y.” Five-Part Harmony

Thursday, October 19, 2017 -- 2:10 pm EDT

The Backstreet Boys‘ Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell, AJ McClean and Kevin Richardson have been a band for almost 25 years. And Florida Georgia Line‘s Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley will forever be the Backstreet Boys biggest fans as they continue to perform for years to come. Wednesday’s (Oct. 18) 2017 CMT Artists of... Read more »

 

#CMTAOTY: Phillip Phillips Goes Country

Thursday, October 19, 2017 -- 12:47 pm EDT

Phillip Phillips won American Idol in 2012. But on Wednesday night (Oct. 18), he won the hearts of country music fans everywhere. He was there to honor one of the night’s winners, Sam Hunt, who wasn’t able to attend to CMT Artists of the Year show (Hunt was in Hawaii closing his 15 in a... Read more »

 

#CMTAOTY: Keith Urban’s “Blue” Goes Jazz

Thursday, October 19, 2017 -- 11:32 am EDT

Right after Vince Gill took the stage at Wednesday night’s (Oct. 18) 2017 CMT Artists of the Year to introduce one of the night’s honorees, Keith Urban, Urban came out with a very small band and a very mellow take on his “Blue Ain’t Your Color.” Watching Urban from the crowd at the live broadcast... Read more »

 

#CMTAOTY: All-Star Cast Stands Up for Compassion

Thursday, October 19, 2017 -- 11:12 am EDT

Andra Day, Common, Danielle Bradbery, Little Big Town and Lee Ann Womack’s performance of “Stand Up for Something” at the 2017 CMT Artists of the Year was pure power. The song’s compassionate lyrics inspired everyone who listened to be the change for a better world, and serve others despite their differences because in the end,... Read more »

 

#CMTAOTY: Chris Stapleton’s Underlying Message in “Broken Halos”

Thursday, October 19, 2017 -- 1:11 am EDT

Chris Stapleton‘s “Broken Halos” has an underlying message for those who search for understanding behind the senseless acts of violence and natural disasters that continue to plague the world. In the third verse, Stapleton sings, “Don’t go looking for the reasons / Don’t go asking Jesus why / We’re not meant to know the answers... Read more »

 

Jason Aldean: “We Have the Power to Overcome Anything”

Thursday, October 19, 2017 -- 12:30 am EDT

Award shows are usually full of envelopes tearing, followed by trophy presentations and emotional acceptance speeches. But the only moment the 2017 CMT Artists of the Year honorees spoke as a group live onstage at Wednesday’s (Oct. 18) show was during the opening monologue. One by one, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Chris... Read more »