Lady Antebellum Follows Their “Compass” To Find Treasure With New Single

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Seven-time GRAMMY award-winning trio Lady Antebellum revealed their new single “Compass” to fans yesterday on Facebook. Also shipping to Country Radio yesterday, “Compass” is an arena sized sing-along driven by banjo and mandolin instrumentation.   It is available on iTunes today and will be included in a special edition Golden Deluxe in stores Nov. 12.   Recent time off from the road has allowed the trio to channel their efforts off-stage by exploring new musical boundaries, resulting in a studio session too pivotal to ignore.  “We’ve had a lot time off from the road this summer to focus on our personal lives and really clear our heads…we’ve never done that before,” said Lady A’s Charles Kelley. “That break was more beneficial than we ever thought it would be and through some experimentation in the studio with Nathan Chapman, we found this new song that we knew we had to really dig into.”  […]

Florida Georgia Line’s First Major Headline Tour Kicks Off

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Earlier this week, Florida Georgia Line rounded up some of their “party people” for an exclusive sneak peek at their first major headline tour – Here’s To The Good Times Tour 2013. Hundreds of fans and members of the music industry community gathered at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena to watch the breakout duo’s final rehearsal before they embark on the 32-city tour, which kicks off this Thursday (10/3) in Brookings, SD. The CMA nominees began the concert preview with the exciting news that Here’s To The Good Times… This Is How We Roll, a deluxe version of their chart-topping debut album is slated for 11/25 release. The hot newcomers were surprised with a special presentation commemorating several recent career milestones. FGL scored three plaques for the PLATINUM certification of their aptly titled debut album Here’s To The Good Times; GOLD certification for “Round Here,” and breaking the record for longest #1 […]

Luke Bryan’s “Crash My Party” Certified Platinum

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Country superstar Luke Bryan’s album Crash My Party has been certified Platinum by the RIAA just six weeks after being released on August 13. The album debuted at No. 1 on both the Billboard 200 and Country sales charts with 527,783 units sold, making it the biggest sales debut for a Country male artist since 2004 and the third highest album to debut across all genres this year. The album’s title track, a multi-week No.1 single, recently set a Billboard record as the largest one-week audience since 2005 with 45.5 million listeners and has sold 1.3 million downloads. Luke’s newest single, “That’s My Kinda Night,” is also the highest-debuting single of his career and has been the No. 1 selling country single for six consecutive weeks. Crash My Party is Luke’s fourth studio album which follows his double-Platinum 2011 album tailgates & tanlines. Luke is currently gearing up to launch his fifth […]

Florida Georgia Line Debut New Music Video For “Stay”

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Florida Georgia Line will debut the brand new music video for the passion-fueled “Stay” across multiple media platforms this week. CMT aired the 48-hour exclusive broadcast premiere yesterday on the network as well as on its all-music channel, CMT Pure. The first look online and on apps is slated for Wednesday (10/9) across VEVO, the world’s leading all-premium music video and entertainment platform. Known for their hit party anthems and high-energy live show, FGL’s Brian Kelley (Ormond Beach, Florida) and Tyler Hubbard (Monroe, Georgia) showcase a much different side in their latest offering. Shot outside of Nashville, the video for “Stay” features vivid imagery of a couple whose fiery emotions reach a boiling point, causing each to struggle with their next move in the relationship. Director Peter Zavadil reinforces the raw scenes with flashes of FGL performing the powerful song. “Stay” is poised to follow in the success of FGL’s […]

Kenny Rogers Celebrates Release Of New Album

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Legendary music icon Kenny Rogers returns with his brand new album You Can’t Make Old Friends today. Fans were able to stream the record in advance of release through October 7th on Amazon.com. The 11-track album reunites Rogers with long-time friend and collaborator, Dolly Parton, for a brand new duet on the title track, “You Can’t Make Old Friends,” while the official music video was exclusively debuted on Good Morning America last month. In celebration of the album release, Rogers has begun a series of media appearances that kicked off with an interview and performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! this past Wednesday. Fans caught Rogers this past Saturday on GAC’s Backstory. Yesterday, Rogers appeared on CBS This Morning and today, he will perform on Fox & Friends and will be featured live on Bloomberg TV. The media tour wraps up with a visit to Kathie Lee & Hoda on The […]

Brooke Eden Seeks a Little Space in “Act Like You Don’t”

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by Samantha Stephens 5/30/2017 Breakups are hard and even harder when there’s no actual clean break. That is exactly what’s happening in Brooke Eden‘s new gut-puncher “Act Like You Don’t.” In the story, two people fall in love and stay together while knowing it’s not quite right. They keep giving it their all because they do really want it to work. But eventually, they both realize it’s time to walk away. But talking about walking away is a lot easier than the actual walking. And the calls and texts keep coming. The temptation to pick up where you left off is around every corner. So, what’s a girl to do? Go out with your friends and try to forget. Eden does that in her brand new video. All glammed up, she’s on a mission to move on. But is her mission successful in the end? Watch to find out. Samantha […]

Billy Ray Cyrus’s “Achy Breaky Heart” Turns 25

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by Sarah Essary 22h ago Twenty-five years ago today (May 30), Billy Ray Cyrus’ “Achy Breaky Heart” reached No. 1 on Billboard’s country chart and there it stayed for five consecutive weeks. But the song, with its recognizable guitar licks and infectious melody, will be forever be ingrained in the brains of any music fan who hears it. To celebrate, we’ve turned our CMT Music channel into an “Achy Breaky” heaven with a 25-hour marathon loop of the iconic video. We know what you’re thinking… YASS! Interestingly, it was love-at-first-listen when Cyrus heard the demo. The song was originally written by songwriter and U.S. military veteran Don Von Tress, and it was his first piece of original material to be recorded by an artist signed to a major label. Two years before its release, he started the song in his sister’s basement while noodling with his guitar on a new […]

Ryan Beaver Sees “You Were the Rain” Everywhere

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by Samantha Stephens 6h ago Texas native Ryan Beaver has always been a true storyteller–and his newest offering “You Were the Rain” is no exception. This story centers on a broken man given redemption in life because the love of a woman. He was a wildfire, and she was the rain that put out the blaze of destruction in his soul. Lyrically, Beaver sets the bar high. He’s a master craftsman: introspective and raw, and not one bit afraid to let his guard down. Earnest vocals only add to the magic and mystique of his artistry. He believes the song’s message that true love needs time and room to grow will resonate with anyone who hears it. “We all have our faults, our strengths, our weaknesses,” he tells CMT.com, “and I think the whole purpose of love is to not try to fix or change anybody but just love them […]

Baby No. 2 Is Not Up to Carrie Underwood

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by Alison Bonaguro 2h ago How many times have people asked Carrie Underwood about when she’s going to have another baby? A lot. And did that stop Extra from asking her about it anyway? No. When Extra did pose the question to Underwood recently, she just kind of responded that that isn’t really up to her. “We’re not in control, you know, of things like that,” Underwood said. Besides, things are kind of perfect just the way they are, with Underwood’s husband Mike Fisher and their two-year-old son Isaiah. “Our son is absolutely amazing. He’s such a sweet guy, and we have a wonderful little family,” she said. She also gave a shout-out to endorphins — the chemicals your body releases during exercise that act as a pain reliever and a sedative, also known as the Runner’s High — for making her so good at being a mom. “Endorphins are […]

Lauren Alaina on Her Red Carpet Swagger

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by Alison Bonaguro 38 mins ago Which CMT Music Award does Lauren Alaina want to win on June 7? Yes. One of them or all of them, Alaina told CMT Hot 20 Countdown that the way she sees it, “I think a win is a win.” She is nominated for three this year — Social Superstar, Female video of the year and Breakthrough video of the year for “Road Less Traveled” — and she said she was so pumped to get the news that she might have gone a little overboard posting about it. And the winning feeling sounds like it’s not just about the actual awards, but about the being there. “I feel like I have a place there,” Alaina said. “I feel like I’m actually a part of the show, and they’re going to show me either winning or not winning. I get to walk the carpet as […]