Country Music News

  • Famed Songwriter Red Lane Dead at 76

    Award-winning songwriter Red Lane died Wednesday evening (July 1) following a lengthy illness. He was 76. A member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame since 1993, Lane wrote or co-wrote such country classics as Tammy Wynette’s “Till I Get It Right,” Merle Haggard’s “My Own Kind of Hat,” John Conlee’s “Miss Emily’s Picture,” George... Read more »

  • Catch CMT’s All-Time Top 40: Artist’s Choice This Weekend

    Some of the biggest names in music will appear this weekend during a special re-airing of All-Time Top 40: Artist’s Choice, produced by CMT Hot 20 Countdown. With an all-genres list that ranges from Merle Haggard and Johnny Cash to the Rolling Stones and Aerosmith — and even some younger performers — the results were... Read more »

  • Kelsea Ballerini Savors Support of Country Music Community

    Kelsea Ballerini might have titled her next single “Dibs,” but Dierks Bentley is calling the catchy tune “money.” Ballerini is the fresh new face on the country scene. Folks can’t seem to get enough of her. And if you’ve listened to any of her tunes, watched an interview or seen her perform live, you will... Read more »

  • Country Salaries Are Flourishing, Forbes Says

    I realize that making money isn’t a competition. Or at least I hope it isn’t. But after so many Forbes lists that have Toby Keith at the very top of its highest-paid country celebrities, I thought it was interesting that Garth Brooks claimed the distinction for the latest 12-month tally. In the most recent World’s... Read more »

  • Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley Get Into a Boat

    It only makes sense that Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley would want to get together for a fun day of fishing if they were all in Florida, right? That’s exactly what the trio of country superstars did during a recent trip down south. Bentley shared the photo on his Instagram feed, and it... Read more »

  • Brantley Gilbert Marries Amber Cochran

    Brantley Gilbert has married Amber Cochran, a spokesperson for the singer confirmed to CMT. The ceremony reportedly took place Sunday (June 28) at Gilbert’s home in Georgia. Gilbert first met the school teacher about 10 years ago in church. During a recent media gathering, Gilbert told reporters his wife was planning most of the activities... Read more »

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