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Darius Rucker on the Timing of Things
You probably already know the story of how Darius Rucker got his start in the music business. He started a band when he was at the University of South Carolina, and that band — Hootie & the Blowfish — went on to be one of the best-selling and most popular rock bands of the ’90s.... Read more »

CRS New Faces Show: Familiar Visages and Songs
Drake White, William Michael Morgan, Granger Smith, Jon Pardi and Maren Morris all came across polished and professional during their performances Friday night (Feb. 24) at the Country Radio Seminar’s New Faces show in Nashville, but it was hardly their fault that they seemed more entertaining than charismatic. The New Faces shows used to be... Read more »

All-Star Tribute to Merle Haggard Scheduled in Nashville
Willie Nelson, Kenny Chesney and Miranda Lambert are part of the all-star cast scheduled to pay tribute to the late Merle Haggard during an April 6 concert at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. Billed as “Sing Me Back Home: The Music of Merle Haggard,” the concert taping is also scheduled to include performances by John Mellencamp, Dierks... Read more »

Carrie Underwood’s Birthday Card to Isaiah
You know what’s adorable about 2-year-olds? Everything. And Carrie Underwood just posted proof of that on her social media pages. It’s a photo of her son Isaiah, who is celebrating his second birthday Monday (Feb. 27), in his little Levi’s, doing his very best to reach a balloon that’s hovering above him. And what’s even... Read more »

Why Toby Keith Never Went Back to the Woodshed
The only reason Toby Keith bothered coming to Nashville was because he knew a guy who had a nephew who knew a guy. When he spoke at the Country Radio Seminar in Nashville on Friday (Feb. 24), Keith told the story of his first attempts at getting a record deal in the early ’90s. And... Read more »

Nicole Kidman Flips Script at Oscars
When Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban walked the red carpet before the Academy Awards on Sunday night (Feb. 26), she obviously talked about her movie Lion and her nomination for best supporting actress. But after that, she was happy to steer the conversation in Urban’s direction. He was standing by her side, staying pretty quiet... Read more »

Cassadee Pope’s Powerful and Moving “Kisses at Airports”
It’s hard not to cry into my coffee as I listen to Cassadee Pope‘s “Kisses at Airports,” which she delivers perfectly for our CMT Next Women of Country Live series. The powerful song is a beautiful observation on love, including the joy in hellos, the pain in goodbyes and the longing in between those two... Read more »

Little Big Town Rock the Ryman
Everyone had so much fun it oughta be a sin at the sold-out opening weekend of Little Big Town‘s residency at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. It is the first artist residency at the Mother Church of country music in its 125-year history. Both nights were dedicated to performing The Breaker in its entirety along with some... Read more »

Nikki Lane: Inside the Life of a Highway Queen
Nikki Lane had a pretty treacherous drive home from the 30th annual MusicFest in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Days before our CMT.com interview, she was in the drivers’ seat of a rental Durango with no chains on the tires navigating the way home in a snow storm. It was a complete white-out with little to no... Read more »

ICYMI: Sun Records Behind The Scenes [PHOTOS]
If you haven't watched the series premiere of Sun Records, do it now. However, if you have and can't get enough of the giant roster of rock 'n' rollers, enjoy the many behind-the-scenes photos taken by the actors on location in Memphis.

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