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ACM New Artist Voting Open Now
CMT and the Academy of Country Music have just opened up the first round of fan voting for the coveted new artist of the year trophy at this year’s massive ACM Awards show. Celebrating its 50th year, the ACM Awards will be held on April 19 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, the biggest venue... Read more »

Taylor Swift Surprises Guests at Nashville’s Grammy-Nominees Party
Sure, there was a giant asteroid that came close to Earth on Monday (Jan. 26), but the real news is that Taylor Swift showed up unannounced that same evening at the Grammy-nominees party in Nashville. Now living primarily in New York City and performing as a pop artist, the former country wunderkind mingled with the... Read more »

Jake Owen’s Best Compliment Ever
If you follow Jake Owen on Twitter or Instagram, you know he doesn’t hold back on social media. He’s not afraid to keep it real, and his fans and followers wouldn’t have it any other way. Somebody slipped a hangover in my drink last night. — Jake Owen (@jakeowen) January 24, 2015 In fact, Owen’s... Read more »

Is Blake Shelton the New Taylor Swift?
Until the Washington Post said it out loud, I hadn’t really thought about it like this: Blake Shelton could very well be kind of the new Taylor Swift. She’s no longer making country music, so it makes sense that country music would need a new face. And Shelton’s face is that face. Here’s why the... Read more »

Miranda Lambert’s Ready for Some “Smokin’ and Drinkin’”
Miranda Lambert is not about to sing about a girl shaking her ass on someone’s tailgate.   There’s nothing necessarily wrong with that kind of party song. It’s just not one Lambert would ever consider cutting. “I can’t sell party songs. I mean, I have them all on my iPod, but I cannot say, ‘Tailgate,... Read more »

Gotta See This: Carrie vs. Kate in Maternity Style
You may not think a girl from Oklahoma has much in common with royalty. But superstar Carrie Underwood and Kate Middleton (officially titled the Duchess of Cambridge) are both known for their classic fashion tastes. This spring, they are both due to deliver baby boys — which means dressing the “baby bump” is a necessary... Read more »

This Song Sounds Like That Song
You know how sometimes one song will remind you of another one? Not in an arrogant “it was so much better when so-and-so did it” way. Just like little nuances here and there that make you think of an old familiar tune. Well, that’s what happened recently with Tom Petty and Sam Smith. Smith’s crazy-popular... Read more »

Kid Rock Remembers Glory Days With “First Kiss”
In his latest single, “First Kiss,” Kid Rock finds himself getting sentimental about teenage relationships. CMT was on the set of his reflective music video to get a behind-the-scenes look.   “‘First Kiss’ is kind of a nostalgic piece,” the Detroit native said. “You know, there are a few ‘first’ things you remember in life.... Read more »

Carrie Underwood Feeding Baby Only Good Vibes
Carrie Underwood’s intuition is right on.   She only wants her baby to listen to the good stuff during her last weeks of pregnancy. And that’s exactly what she should be doing. Because science says that her baby’s ability to hear is well developed by now, as she moves out of her second trimester and... Read more »

Gotta See This: Taylor Swift’s Vacation Pics
While much of the country is battling winter, superstar Taylor Swift is enjoying a tropical paradise. Swift spent the last few days in Hawaii with friends from the pop group Haim. From whale watching to hiking to swimming, it looks like the girls are having a blast, but don’t hate. Summer will return for the... Read more »

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