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Would You Like Your Salad Dressing on the Side?
Would You Like Your Salad Dressing on the Side?
Thursday, May 28th, 2015 6:10:55PM CDT

(Straight From Nashville is a weekly column written by CMT.com managing editor Calvin Gilbert.) Country radio consultant Keith Hill stirred up a proverbial hornets? nest this week when he told a Nashville-based industry trade publication, ?If you want to make ratings in country radio, take females out.? That was incendiary enough, but he also equated... Read more » [...]
Billy Currington Keeps Summer Forever
Billy Currington Keeps Summer Forever
Thursday, May 28th, 2015 2:56:46PM CDT

Temperatures and hemlines are rising, which can only mean one thing: Summer is on its way, and Billy Currington is not complaining. The Georgia native says summer is his favorite season, and it?s all because of his Southern upbringing. ?I?m a big fan of not being cold,? Currington says. ?I grew up in the warmth.... Read more » [...]
Jake Owen?s Real Life on the Road
Jake Owen?s Real Life on the Road
Thursday, May 28th, 2015 2:38:24PM CDT

Jake Owen is on the road right now, and he will be all summer long. He has his own shows, plus all the Kenny Chesney concerts he?s opening, so he knows exactly what it takes to make life on the road the best it can be. Starting with his own Jeep. Owen told Country Aircheck,... Read more » [...]
Frederick Dierks Bentley Is His Name
Frederick Dierks Bentley Is His Name
Thursday, May 28th, 2015 12:36:14PM CDT

Forget about his 2003 hit, ?My Last Name.? I can?t get past Dierks Bentley?s first name. It?s Frederick. And I for as long as I have been interviewing Bentley — since the first time I covered one of the shows during his High Times and Hangovers tour in 2007 — I don?t think I was... Read more » [...]
Inside the Mind of Party Down South Creator SallyAnn Salsano
Inside the Mind of Party Down South Creator SallyAnn Salsano
Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 7:31:02PM CDT

Things sure have changed since we first met the Party Down South 2 family in Biloxi, Mississippi. And to many fans, it?s like a totally different dynamic this go around. To help make sense of everything, we brought in the expert of all experts: SallyAnn Salsano, @sallyannsalsano, Founder and President of 495 Productions, also creator... Read more » [...]
Brad Paisley Ready to Win Over Stones Fans
Brad Paisley Ready to Win Over Stones Fans
Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 5:58:48PM CDT

Brad Paisley is the first to admit he?ll need to win over some skeptical Rolling Stones fans when he opens the British band?s June 17 stadium concert at Nashville?s LP Field. ?I haven?t thought about this in about a decade — about what it means to be an opening act and what the difference is,?... Read more » [...]
Men Are Lettuce, Women Are Tomatoes?
Men Are Lettuce, Women Are Tomatoes?
Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 3:59:47PM CDT

By now, you?ve probably heard all about radio consultant Keith Hill?s interview in Country Aircheck, the Nashville-based industry journal. The one where he says you need to take female singers off of country radio. His exact words were, ?If you want to make ratings in country radio, take females out.? Ouch. He also talked about... Read more » [...]
Mickey Guyton Finds Inspiration in Big Voices
Mickey Guyton Finds Inspiration in Big Voices
Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 2:28:54PM CDT

Newcomer Mickey Guyton is loving every minute of achieving her dream to be a successful country singer. Now that her debut single, ?Better Than You Left Me,? has put her on the hot list of rising country stars, it?s even sweeter to reflect on where it all began — back in her home state of... Read more » [...]
Inside a Florida Georgia Line Bachelor Party Weekend
Inside a Florida Georgia Line Bachelor Party Weekend
Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 12:26:39PM CDT

This is Florida Georgia Line we’re talking about. So it’s not like I expected that Tyler Hubbard’s bachelor party would be at a swanky white-tablecloth restaurant and everyone would be cleaned up and in suits and ties, sipping on vodka martinis and taking in a show. Hubbard’s bachelor party sounds like it was exactly what... Read more » [...]
Inside Carrie Underwood?s Idol Heaven
Inside Carrie Underwood?s Idol Heaven
Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 11:12:19AM CDT

Monday (May 25) was a big day for Carrie Underwood. It was Memorial Day, obviously. So she tweeted out her gratitude to everyone who has served our nation. “I hope you all are enjoying #MemorialDay. I am so thankful for those who have sacrificed their lives to keep us safe & free. #GodBlesstheUSA,” she wrote.... Read more » [...]
Jason Aldean Shares the Screen in New Music Video
Jason Aldean Shares the Screen in New Music Video
Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 5:34:34PM CDT

Jason Aldean says he?s ?almost like a secondary person in the video? for his current single, ?Tonight Looks Good on You,? and that?s fine with him. The sultry video premiered this past weekend on CMT Hot 20 Countdown, and Aldean offered a behind-the-scenes look at the video shoot. ?This is kinda one of those things... Read more » [...]
CMT Next Women of Country Sets CMA Music Festival Performance
CMT Next Women of Country Sets CMA Music Festival Performance
Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 4:14:49PM CDT

CMT Next Women of Country artists Kelsea Ballerini, Danielle Bradbery, Cam, Angaleena Presley and RaeLynn will perform and sign autographs during the upcoming CMA Music Festival in Nashville. Taking place June 11 at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, the noon performance will be hosted by CMT senior vice president of music strategy... Read more » [...]
Indiana Man Killed Following Trace Adkins Concert
Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 4:00:14PM CDT

A 42-year-old man has been arrested on murder charges after driving his SUV through a crowd following Trace Adkins? Saturday night (May 23) concert during an ATV festival in Huntsville, Tennessee. Adkins had completed his performance at the Full Throttle festival when Billy Jason Carson was allegedly intoxicated and started a fight in the concert... Read more » [...]
Luke Bryan: First Song From the Piano Bench
Luke Bryan: First Song From the Piano Bench
Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 1:02:10PM CDT

Now that the Luke Bryan: Dirt Road Diary exhibit is open at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville you can see everything that made Bryan who he is today. Or everything his mom could dig up that made him who he is today, from his second grade jean jacket to his... Read more » [...]








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