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Toby Keith Plots Should’ve Been A Cowboy Tour XXV
Toby Keith will celebrate the 25th anniversary of his breakout hit “Should’ve Been A Cowboy” with a 20-city tour, launching April 6 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Should’ve Been A Cowboy Tour XXV will visit several festivals this summer including Florida’s Country 500 Fest, Ohio’s Jamboree in the Hills and Wyoming’s Cheyenne Frontier Days.... Read more »

Carolina Country Music Fest Unveils 2018 Lineup
Luke Bryan, Toby Keith, Zac Brown Band and Cole Swindell will headline the 2018 Carolina Country Music Fest, running June 7-10 in Myrtle Beach, S.C. More than 30 acts are booked for the event, but so far there are no female performers listed on the initial lineup. A June 7 kickoff concert precedes the festival,... Read more »

Who’s Performing at the 2018 ACM Party for a Cause
More than 40 acts will perform at Las Vegas’ sixth annual ACM Party for a Cause music festival. Starting April 12, the four-day event will take place at various venues throughout the Vegas strip with performances by Kelsea Ballerini, Lee Brice, Chris Lane, Kip Moore, Old Dominion, Jon Pardi, Thomas Rhett, Chase Rice and others.... Read more »

Cam Does Not Heart the iHeart Nominee List
When the iHeart Awards released their list of nominees for the country artist of the year award, it was the usual suspects: Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton, Sam Hunt, Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean. But even though there were no surprises there, there was a reaction. Here is what Cam had to say upon seeing the... Read more »

Troy Gentry’s Wife Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Over Helicopter Crash
Angie Gentry, the widow of Montgomery Gentry‘s Troy Gentry, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the manufacturers of the helicopter that crashed and killed all onboard including her husband on Sept. 8, 2017, in Medford, N.J. The lawsuit filed on Feb. 14 in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas lists Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, Sikorsky... Read more »

Caitlyn Smith Plans Starfire Tour
Nashville songstress and powerhouse vocalist Caitlyn Smith will launch her Starfire Tour on April 5 in Northampton, Mass. Special guest Andrea Davidson will perform on select dates. Starfire (Live in Studio) by Caitlyn Smith on VEVO. The 25-city run includes stops in Boston, New York City and Nashville, Tenn. Performances at the BottleRock Festival in... Read more »

Sugarland Lends a Hand to New Parents
Keep your baby close. That’s pretty much the extent of what Sugarland‘s Jennifer Nettles had to say about raising kids when you’re a touring country music artist. Her son Magnus is already five years old, but she remembers exactly what it was like when he was brand new. “The newborn phase is such a sweet... Read more »

Brett Eldredge Tours the Nashville That Built Him
Brett Eldredge just wrapped the first weekend of Blake Shelton’s Country Music Freaks Tour, kicking off what promises to be another exciting year on the road. His first headlining tour The Long Way Tour with Devin Dawson and Jillian Jacqueline launches in New Jersey on April 5. But between gigs when Eldredge returns to Nashville,... Read more »

Nashville Trivia: Season 6, Episode 7: Can’t Help But Wonder Where I’m Bound
Let’s play Nashville trivia! Don’t miss new episodes of Nashville Thursdays at 9pm ET/PT on CMT. Get all of the latest Nashville news, videos and behind-the-scenes action on the Nashville Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram and join the conversation using #NashvilleCMT.

Last Weekend’s Greatest Hits
With all the tragedy of the past week — the school shooting in Florida that left 17 dead on Feb. 14, and all the social media confrontations that followed — it’s hard to find any kind of silver lining. But we tried. We tried to look for news from the country stars that would show... Read more »