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Why It Took George Strait So Long to Cross His Heart

Whenever I hear a timeless song like George Strait’s “I Cross My Heart,” I turn it up, obviously, and then I try to picture how it came to be. And I assume that everyone in the songwriters’ room must’ve known instantly that it would be a classic country song for decades to come. Turns out,... Read more »

Chris Janson’s “Good Vibes” Just Got Even Better

Chris Janson secures his first-ever No. 1 hit, "Good Vibes."

Carrie Underwood Sets “Southbound” Party Vibe

There was just enough mist falling Monday afternoon (Oct. 20) to irritate windshield wipers as guests alighted from their cars and scurried into the BMI building in Nashville to celebrate the chart success of Carrie Underwood’s single, “Southbound.” Underwood and David Garcia co-produced the single, which was jointly written by Underwood, Garcia and Josh Miller.... Read more »

DCC: Making the Team Trivia: Season 14, Ep. 12

An all-new installment of DCC: Making the Team trivia is up for season 14, episode 12, where injuries are rampant and the clock is ticking as time runs out to finalize the team. DCC: Making the Team airs Fridays at 9 PM ET/8 CT only on CMT.

Country Music Hall of Fame Inducts These Legends

Ray Stevens, Jerry Bradley, Brooks & Dunn are formally inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame

A Guy Walks Into a Song: How Eric Church Wound Up on Keith Urban’s “We Were”

There’s some history here, for sure. The brand new version of Keith Urban’s “We Were” featuring Eric Church is not the first time the two singers have released a song together. Remember their 2015 “Raise ’Em Up”? That one was written by Tom Douglas, Jaren Johnston and Jeffrey Steele, and it was excellent. Embedded from... Read more »

This Is What Happens When Lee Brice Takes Over for Luke Combs

It’s already been firmly established that Luke Combs can write the hell out of a country song. So why, when he wrote a killer duet with Carly Pearce, did he gives his part away to Lee Brice? When Brice was in Chicago last week, he explained to me how “I Hope You’re Happy Now” came... Read more »

Tanya Tucker Rides Again in “Bring My Flowers Now”

See Tanya Tucker's new video, "Bring My Flowers Now."

CMT Hot 20 Decade: “Die a Happy Man,” Thomas Rhett

Thomas Rhett's "Die a Happy Man" is in CMT Hot 20's Decade.

Craig Morgan: “I Hope This Video Lifts People Up”

See Craig Morgan's new video, "The Father, My Son, and the Holy Ghost"

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