Country Music News

Lady Antebellum and Aloe Blacc to Team Up for “Wake Me Up”

In the first big television event of the year, seven of the leading names in country music and beyond are coming together to kick off college football’s biggest weekend. With 90 minutes of show-stopping performances, the CMT Ultimate Kickoff Party Live From the College Football Playoff National Championship gets the party started Friday (Jan. 9)… Read more »

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Garth Brooks' 'Man Against Machine' Goes Platinum

Garth Brooks appeared in all four hours of ‘Today’ on Thursday (Jan. 8), and during one of the segments, some happy news was revealed: ‘Man Against Machine,’ his first studio album in 13 years, has been certified platinum. Continue reading…

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Remembering Elvis Presley

(Straight From Nashville is a weekly column written by CMT.com managing editor Calvin Gilbert.) Elvis Presley would have celebrated his 80th birthday Thursday (Jan. 8). If that sounds old, just remember that Tony Bennett is 88 and Willie Nelson is 81, and they’re still booking tour dates.   Elvis died in 1977 at age 42…. Read more »

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What Would Elvis Presley Look Like If He Was Still Alive?

Elvis Presley passed away nearly 40 years ago, but his legacy is as important as ever. The King of Rock and Roll remains a vital influence on rock, country, gospel and soul artists the world over, and in the years since his untimely death, the mythology surrounding him has grown to epic proportions. It begs the question, what would Elvis …

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