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15 of Our Favorite Performance Photos From the CMA Awards

15 of Our Favorite Performance Photos From the CMA Awards

More than 35 artists took the stage to perform at the CMA Awards on Nov. 14, including Lauren Alaina, Jason Aldean with Miranda Lambert, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley with Brothers Osborne, Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line with Bebe Rexha, Midland, Kacey Musgraves, Eric Church, Old Dominion, Brad Paisley,…MORE

Country Music Hall of Fame Member Roy Clark Dead at 85

Country Music Hall of Fame Member Roy Clark Dead at 85

Roy Clark died Nov. 15 at the age of 85 due to complications from pneumonia at his home in Tulsa, Okla. If anyone in the country realm could be termed “multimedia star,” the amiable singer/guitarist fit that bill. He won the CMA Entertainer of the Year honor in 1973, copped Grammy awards for his instrumental…MORE

The 8 Biggest Winners & Losers From the 52nd CMA Awards

The 8 Biggest Winners & Losers From the 52nd CMA Awards

1. Winner: Chris Stapleton With the whiskey-soaked voice of a bearded angel, Chris Stapleton burst onto the mainstream scene at the 2015 CMA Awards when he won Album, Male Vocalist and New Artist of the Year. The honeymoon ain’t over. In 2016, Chris won Male Vocalist and Music Video of the Year. In 2017, he…MORE

Watch Dierks Bentley, Thomas Rhett, Kacey Musgraves, Scotty McCreery, Dan + Shay & More Read Mean Tweets on “Jimmy Kimmel”

Watch Dierks Bentley, Thomas Rhett, Kacey Musgraves, Scotty McCreery, Dan + Shay & More Read Mean Tweets on “Jimmy Kimmel”

Jimmy Kimmel rounded up some of his country music chums for the fourth installment of his popular late-night bit, Mean Tweets: Country Music Edition. The premise is simple—and hilarious—as country stars read unflattering tweets about themselves. Check out the new clip, which features Jake Owen, Kacey Musgraves, Thomas Rhett, Midland, Dierks Bentley, Lauren Alaina, Brothers…MORE

CMA Awards: THE WINNERS

CMA Awards: THE WINNERS

We’ll be updating this post as the winners for the 52nd CMA Awards are announced. TV broadcast begins at 7 p.m. CT on ABC. Two awards were announced earlier in the day. Musical Event of the Year “Burning Man” – Dierks Bentley feat. Brothers Osborne “Dear Hate” – Maren Morris (Feat. Vince Gill) “Drowns the…MORE

Thomas Rhett Hosts Volunteer Event to Support U.S. Military

Thomas Rhett Hosts Volunteer Event to Support U.S. Military

On Nov. 13 at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena Plaza, Thomas Rhett teamed with Crown Royal for the Purple Bag Project to benefit U.S. servicemen and women stationed overseas. TR hosted the volunteer takeover and helped fans fill purple Crown Royal bags with uplifting notes and food items. Chris Lucas and Preston Brust of Locash also stopped…MORE

Chris Young Teases New Tune, “Raised On Country” [Listen]

Chris Young Teases New Tune, “Raised On Country” [Listen]

Earlier this week, Chris Young scored the 11th No. 1 single of his career as “Hangin’ On” topped the Mediabase chart. The tune is the second single from Chris’ 2017 album, Losing Sleep, to hit No. 1, following the title track in February. While Chris has the option of choosing from eight more possible singles…MORE

Stars Walk the Red Carpet at BMI Awards, Including Luke Bryan, Scott McCreery, Thomas Rhett & More [Photo Gallery]

Stars Walk the Red Carpet at BMI Awards, Including Luke Bryan, Scott McCreery, Thomas Rhett & More [Photo Gallery]

Broadcast Music Inc. held its 66th annual BMI Country Awards on Nov. 13 at its Nashville office to celebrate the songwriters and publishers of the most-performed country songs of the past year. Award recipients included: BMI Icon Award: Steve Cropper Country Songwriter of the Year: Jesse Frasure (Thomas Rhett’s “Marry Me” and “Unforgettable,” Old Dominion’s…MORE

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Missing Disney film which predates Mickey Mouse resurfaces in Japan

Missing Disney film which predates Mickey Mouse resurfaces in Japan

A 1928 Disney animation, which predates the creation of Mickey Mouse, has been unearthed in Japan, according to Japanese media. The Asahi Shimbun reports that the cartoon short, entitled “Neck n’ Neck,” was part of the collection of an anime history researcher, Yasushi Watanabe, who bought it in Osaka while still a high school student…

Kim Porter, mother of Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs’ children, dies at 47

Kim Porter, mother of Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs’ children, dies at 47

Model and actress Kim Porter, who shares three children with musician and entrepreneur Sean “Diddy” Combs, died Thursday, a representative of Combs told CNN. Porter was 47. “Sadly, I can confirm the passing of Kim Porter. I ask that you give the families privacy at this time,” Combs’ publicist Cyndi Berger said in a statement.…

People can’t stop listening to ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

People can’t stop listening to ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

Queen is back on the throne. The British rock band’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” which was written by frontman Freddie Mercury for the group’s 1975 album, “A Night at the Opera,” has officially returned to the Hot 100 at number 33, according to Nielsen Music. It also has 13.3 million US streams. The six-minute song is getting…

Roy Clark, ‘Hee Haw’ host, dies at 85

Roy Clark, ‘Hee Haw’ host, dies at 85

Roy Clark, a country music star and former host of the long-running TV series “Hee Haw,” died Thursday, his representative told CNN. He was 85. Clark died of complications from pneumonia at his home in Tulsa, Oklahoma, according to publicist Sandy Brokaw. Raised in Washington D.C., the guitarist and banjo player began his musical career…