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  • Zac Brown Band, Darius Rucker Continue to Top Country Charts April 18, 2015 5:59 am
    Are we eyeing an impending song of the year nomination this early in the year? The Zac Brown Band’s “Homegrown” is piling up some strong creds for that honor as it spends its third consecutive week at […]
    Edward Morris
  • ACM Entertainer of the Year Nominees on CMT Hot 20 Countdown April 17, 2015 6:32 pm
    The Academy of Country Music Awards are taking place Sunday night (April 19) in Arlington, Texas, and on an all-new CMT Hot 20 Countdown, we sit down with all five nominees for the most coveted prize […]
    Darrell Hughes
  • Reba Recalls the Red Dress That Grabbed Headlines April 17, 2015 4:43 pm
    CMT honors the great Reba McEntire when “We Love Reba Takeover Weekend” launches Saturday (April 18). The two-day celebration will include a special concert featuring an outstanding lineup of her frie […]
    CMT.com Staff
  • Momentum Builds for A Thousand Horses April 17, 2015 3:20 pm
    Momentum continues to build for A Thousand Horses. With roots in South Carolina and Georgia, the band’s debut single, “Smoke,” has steadily risen on the charts, entering the Top 10 of Billboard’s hot […]
    CMT.com Staff
  • Tim McGraw Under Fire for Charity Concert to Curtail Gun Violence April 17, 2015 11:25 am
    Tim McGraw is trying to do the right thing — a charitable thing, a good thing. And some people are outraged. McGraw is playing a benefit concert in Hartford, Connecticut, on July 17, and the proceeds […]
    Alison Bonaguro
  • Recap: Party Down South: Mixed Drinks and Mixed Signals April 17, 2015 12:37 am
    In this recent episode, we’re picking up where we left off last week. Lyle is immediately bounced out of the bar after Mattie and Tiffany get in their infamous bar brawl. However, Lyle is absolutely g […]
    Sarah Essary
  • CMT Will Produce Chris Janson’s “Buy Me a Boat” Video April 16, 2015 5:41 pm
    For the first time in the network’s history, CMT announced plans Thursday (April 16) to finance and produce a music video for a music artist. During a private event in Nashville, CMT executives said t […]
    CMT.com Staff
  • This Is Country Tells Comprehensive Story of the ACM Awards April 16, 2015 5:01 pm
    (Straight From Nashville is a weekly column written by CMT.com managing editor Calvin Gilbert.) Considering the number of emails from artists I’ve received this week with “For Your ACM Consideration” […]
    Calvin Gilbert
  • Carrie Underwood Says “Let’s. Do. This.” April 16, 2015 2:37 pm
    Looks like somebody raided the merch table at a Nashville Predators game. And it’s Carrie Underwood. Now that her husband Mike Fisher and the rest of his Preds teammates are moving into the playoff se […]
    Alison Bonaguro
  • ACM Awards Presenters Announced April 16, 2015 1:47 pm
    The 50th annual Academy of Country Music Awards may be taking place in Texas, but the event just got an infusion of Hollywood with the latest announcement of presenters at Sunday night’s (April 19) sh […]
    Samantha Stephens
  • Lady Antebellum’s Bus Catches on Fire April 16, 2015 11:25 am
    A tour bus transporting Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott and members of her family and the band’s road crew caught on fire early Thursday morning (April 19) en route to Texas for the Academy of Country […]
    Alison Bonaguro
  • Nashville Recap: Deacon Will Not Write a Sad-Ass Song April 16, 2015 11:08 am
    On Wednesday’s (April 15) episode of Nashville, Juliette finally came up with a name for her baby — Cadence. What she couldn’t come up with, though, was a song for the end credits of her Patsy Cline m […]
    Alison Bonaguro
  • Florida Georgia Line Get a New “Shine” On at Exclusive Nashville Concert April 15, 2015 4:02 pm
    I’m with Florida Georgia Line. I love it when everyone gets their “shine” on — especially when it actually involves hanging out with the duo’s Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley and hearing the two rock o […]
    Samantha Stephens
  • Frankie Ballard Celebrates No. 1 for “Sunshine & Whiskey” April 15, 2015 2:42 pm
    Sunshine was in short supply but whiskey flowed plentifully Tuesday afternoon (April 14) as a crowd gathered at Nashville’s City Winery to honor Luke Laird and Jaren Johnston, the writers of Frankie B […]
    Edward Morris
  • Kelly Clarkson Explains Dynamics of Her Marriage April 15, 2015 9:34 am
    This is so refreshing. In a sea of pretend-happy couples, Kelly Clarkson is pretty much admitting that her husband, Brandon Blackstock, does not complete her. “Brandon is not my other half. He’s a who […]
    Alison Bonaguro
  • Five Ways to Celebrate Reba April 14, 2015 6:33 pm
    With a new album and a new lease on an already legendary career, let’s all bow to Queen Reba. Reba, how do you do it? How do you just keep getting better and brighter with each passing day? She’s done […]
    Samantha Stephens
  • Kristian Bush Shares Insights Into Solo Debut Album April 14, 2015 4:46 pm
    Did you ever wonder what goes on in a songwriter’s mind when they put words to music? Kristian Bush provides some fascinating insights into the lyrics on his just-released solo debut album, Southern G […]
    CMT.com Staff
  • Tim McGraw Says Father’s Spirit Lives On April 14, 2015 2:37 pm
    Tim McGraw‘s late father, baseball great Tug McGraw, is living on thanks to his foundation and the ongoing support of Nashville’s celebrities. And two back-to-back events in Nashville — a songwriters […]
    Alison Bonaguro
  • Party Down South: Why Mattie Is Basically Full House‘s Michelle Tanner All Grown Up April 14, 2015 10:41 am
    As I was watching Full House the other day on Nick at Nite, I couldn’t help but think, Mattie was probably just like Michelle Tanner when she was younger. Sounds crazy, but hear me out. The similariti […]
    Sarah Essary
  • Luke Bryan’s Tequila and Tacos Concerts April 14, 2015 8:02 am
    Luke Bryan’s “playa” was back in January, but this behind-the-scenes video is new. Bryan posted it on his Twitter for his friends and followers to see. “Had a blast in Mexico this year. Check it out o […]
    Alison Bonaguro
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  • Harvick up for Bristol Challenge April 18, 2015 4:41 am
    Kevin Harvick has yet to score a top 10 in his last seven Bristol starts, but this weekend he looks to use a fast car to aim for an 11th straight top-10 finish dating back to last season. […]
  • RCR to Make Final Appeal April 17, 2015 1:13 pm
    Richard Childress Racing will make a final appeal to the National Motorsports Final Appeals Officer regarding the penalty assessed to Ryan Newman's team. […]
  • Kenseth Captures Bristol Pole April 17, 2015 12:40 pm
    Matt Kenseth captured his first pole of the season in qualifying for Sunday's Food City 500 in Support of Steve Byrnes at Bristol Motor Speedway. […]
  • Kenseth Wants His Groove Back April 17, 2015 11:00 am
    Matt Kenseth is still searching for the formula that led to seven Sprint Cup Series victories in 2013. […]
  • Parrott Steps In April 17, 2015 8:45 am
    Veteran Todd Parrott says he's taking it one day at a time as he steps in for suspended Sprint Cup Series crew chief Luke Lambert this weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway. […]
  • Improving Patrick Heads to Bristol April 17, 2015 4:54 am
    Danica Patrick looks to continue her recent upward trend in Sunday's Food City 500 In Support of Steve Byrnes at Bristol Motor Speedway. […]
  • RCR Penalty Upheld - Points and Fine Reduced April 16, 2015 11:34 am
    The National Motorsports Appeal Panel upheld the P5 penalty issued to Richard Childress Racing for tire manipulation, but did reduce the fine and points deductions. […]
  • Driver Handicaps: Bristol April 16, 2015 11:00 am
    MRN.com's detailed notes and statistics to help you set your fantasy racing lineup for Sunday's Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway. […]
  • MRN.com Weekend Preview April 16, 2015 9:33 am
    The second short-track weekend of the NASCAR season is set for Bristol - headlining a calendar that includes the Sprint Cup and XFINITY Series, K&N Pro Series East and World of Outlaws. […]
  • Watch: Jimmie Johnson On 'Repeat After Me' April 16, 2015 5:35 am
    Jimmie Johnson appeared on ABC's television show "Repeat After Me" where he pranked a masseuse that started with him introducing himself as "Jimmie John Jack Johnson." […]
  • Gas 'N' Go: Rules Package Impact April 16, 2015 5:30 am
    The pits are open again, and MRN's Pete Pistone and Alex Hayden each answer this week’s featured question in “Gas ‘N’ Go.” […]
  • Busch Recalls Crash, Updates Recovery April 15, 2015 10:05 am
    During a Wednesday press conference at Joe Gibbs Racing, Kyle Busch went into detail about his February crash at Daytona and updated his recovery from the injuries he suffered. […]
  • Ragan Hopes for More Magic April 15, 2015 10:00 am
    David Ragan has his sights set on another strong short-track effort this weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway. […]
  • 1989 Valleydale 500: Rusty Rolls On April 15, 2015 9:35 am
    In 1988, Rusty Wallace closed the season with four wins in the last five races. The following year, it became very clear very early that he was not slowing down. […]
  • Opinion: Block Party April 15, 2015 2:00 am
    The topic of blocking in auto racing has been widely discussed since the sport began, and it surfaced again last weekend in "Logano vs. Harvick." […]
  • Circle Sport Penalties Reduced April 14, 2015 3:56 pm
    The National Motorsports Appeals Panel has amended penalties assessed to the Circle Sport Racing Sprint Cup Series team last month. […]
  • NASCAR Notebook April 14, 2015 9:44 am
    Topping this week's NASCAR Notebook is news that the racing line at Bristol Motor Speedway will be a tick tighter this weekend after the installation of new SAFER barriers. […]
  • Power Rankings April 14, 2015 4:04 am
    Kevin Harvick's hot start to the season continues and the defending Sprint Cup Series champion remains on top of this week's Power Rankings. […]
  • Sneak Peek at New Digital Dashboard April 13, 2015 10:10 am
    Jamie McMurray provided a glimpse of NASCAR's new high tech dashboard during a test at Kentucky Speedway. […]
  • Texas Winners and Losers April 13, 2015 9:00 am
    There were many ups and downs Saturday in Texas, with Pete Pistone counting Jamie McMurray among the night's winners. […]
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