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Jun 11

"These Are the People That Make My Dreams Come True": Why Thomas Rhett Loves Hearing His Fans' Stories

Getty Images via ABCGoing into CMA Music Festival 2016, Thomas Rhett has six consecutive number ones to his credit, including the current one, “T-Shirt.” The second-generation country star can’t help but remember when that wasn’t the case. “I was blown away today, because I’ll never forget my first… [autograph] booth signing. I feel like it was like …

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Jun 10

Dierks Bentley Gives Elle King a Crash Course in How Cool Country Fans Are

ABC/Image Group LASure, Dierks Bentley may be a headlining star with the number-one album in the country, but the man behind Black works to never forget that deep down, he’s just like the people who come to see him — a country fan. “You know whenever I’m signing or stuff like that, I don’t use …

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Jun 10

"Soon, Soon!" Miranda Lambert Teases New Music by Mid-Summer

It’s been quite awhile since we’ve heard new music from Miranda Lambert, but the reigning CMA and ACM Female Vocalist of the Year revealed that’s a problem she plans to remedy very soon. “I really have worked since last summer, just writing and recording,” Miranda reveals.  “No one’s more excited than me to have something …

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Jun 10

Cam's Collaborative Spirit: Two Days, Two Different Mash-Ups

Arista NashvilleIt’s been a big week for collaborations for Cam. First, she and girl group Fifth Harmony combined their talents to sing “Mayday” and “Work from Home” on Wednesday’s CMT Music Awards. Then Thursday night on the main stage at CMA Music Festival, she and Lady Antebellum showed up to surprise the sell-out crowd at …

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Jun 09

Urban Guitar Legend: Keith Pulls Off "Wasted Time" Solo

Capitol NashvilleKeith Urban’s new music and interview special airs Friday night on AUDIENCE Network, but you can check out his intimate performance of “Wasted Time” on YouTube now. The Australian superstar proves how talented he really is — performing his high-energy top-five hit with only an acoustic guitar. You can also expect a handful of …

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Jun 09

Hear Blake Shelton "Sing Like an Old Woman" While "Doing It to Country Songs"

Warner Music NashvilleIf you caught Blake Shelton performing “Doing It to Country Songs” with his heroes The Oak Ridge Boys on Wednesday’s CMT Music Awards, you have some idea how much fun the two must’ve had together in the studio. The star of The Voice has accused the Country Music Hall of Famers of being unnecessarily perfectionistic — all in fun, …

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Jun 09

Pink Carpet, Ready to Party: Why the CMTs Aren't Your Mama's Awards Show

CMTFrom the pink carpet to multiple mashups with artists from pop, rock and rap, the consensus is — the CMT Music Awards are not your mama’s awards show. “This is more laid back, you know. It’s casual. The carpet’s pink, instead of red, so it has sort of a party mentality going into it and …

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Jun 09

Tim McGraw, Thomas Rhett, Carrie Underwood and Little Big Town Among the Winners at the 2016 CMT Music Awards

Kevin Mazur/WireImageTim McGraw took home the big award of the night at Wednesday’s 2016 CMT Music Awards, broadcast live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. Tim won Video of the Year honors for “Humble and Kind.” Carrie Underwood, Thomas Rhett and Little Big Town walked off with belt-buckle trophies for Female, Male and Duo/Group of the Year, respectively. However, …

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Jun 08

50 Years in the Making: Highest Bidder Gets Photos and Interview with Dolly Parton's Husband

Webster Public RelationsWhile we knew Dolly Parton had renewed her vows on her 50th wedding anniversary and she planned to sell the photos for charity — it turns out she has even more up her rhinestone-studded sleeve. Not only will there be official pictures of her famously reclusive husband Carl Dean, Dolly’s also gotten him …

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Jun 08

Backstage & on Stage: Carrie Underwood & Little Big Town Deliver Superstar Surprises at the Opry

Capitol NashvilleTuesday was a great night to be at the Grand Ole Opry. Even if you weren’t one of Carrie Underwood’s special guests backstage, you got to see Little Big Town’s special guest on stage. While Carrie was performing on both Opry shows, simultaneously her 10th Annual Fan Club Party was going on backstage. Behind …

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