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Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley Among Artist of the Day Headliners at CMA Fest’s Xfinity Fan Fair X

Luke Bryan Dierks Bentley CMA fest pr photos

As CMAFest draws closer, the Country Music Association is announcing more acts to take the stage during the four-day festival. Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley, Kelsea Ballerini and Dustin Lynch were tapped to be a part of the Artist of the Day sessions.

Backstreet Boys’ AJ McLean Hints At Going Country With Solo Album

AJ Mclean signs up for CMA membership

Singer/songwriter AJ McLean, best known for his stint as one of the Backstreet Boys, is making a move with his solo career. If his actions are any indication, that move could be toward country music. The 40-year-old singer signed up for a membership with the Country Music Association while in Nashville on Wednesday (Feb. 2). … Read more

Garth Brooks Cleared Up The Lip Syncing Fiasco And Got Scared On “The Ellen Show”

‘Tis the season for great deals and I ant to get in on the giving. I typically post videos with a singular purpose but this one has two really noteworthy moments in it. Garth Brooks went on “The Ellen Show” to plug his upcoming and exhaustive five-part anthology but ended up talking about the lip … Read more

Mike Fisher Said He Could “Feel The Lord’s Presence” During His Wife Carrie Underwood’s “In Memoriam” CMA Performance

Even if you didn’t watch the 51st Annual CMA Awards, you’ve probably heard about Carrie Underwood’s “In Memoriam” performance of “Softly and Tenderly” that had the audience– and Carrie– in tears. Carrie Underwood’s supportive husband, Mike Fisher, posted a chilling and touching photo on Instagram of Carrie during her performance as the spotlight shined down … Read more

The 360 Smile Cam on CMA Red Carpet Captured Some of the Coolest Photos of the Night

As country music artists and various celebrities walk down a red carpet they are met with a barrage of media reporters and cameras all wanting a minute of their time to ask a few questions. At the 51st Annual CMA Awards Wednesday night (Nov. 8), there was a different kind of camera capturing celebrity images. … Read more

Jason Isbell Will Not Attend The 2017 CMA Awards But He Has A Very Good Reason Why

Jason Isbell has not always been a friend to the CMA’s, so it came as a surprise when he received an Album of the Year nomination from the association. It seemed the CMA’s were willing to let bygones be bygones, extending an olive branch to “If We Were Vampires” singer. Sadly Isbell will not be … Read more

Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini to Host ‘CMA Fest’ TV Special

If you can’t make it to CMA Music Festival in Nashville, Tenn., the CMA will bring it to you. Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini will host a three-hour special entitled “CMA Fest” that brings the four-day extravaganza to the small screen. In previous years, the “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock” special highlighted some … Read more

Miranda Lambert’s Unplugged “Tin Man” Video Is An Intimate Look At A Heartbreaking Song

C.S. Lewis, renowned author of “The Chronicles of Narnia”, once said “To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal…To love is to be … Read more

Kenny Chesney and CMA Make $500,000 Donation to Aid Families Devastated By the East Tennessee Fires

Kenny Chesney and CMA are joining forces to aid families devastated by recent wildfires in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, which were responsible for 14 deaths and more than 2,400 homes and business that were damaged or destroyed. A native of East Tennessee, Kenny has been a vocal and ardent supporter of the ongoing relief effort. “Growing up … Read more

CMA Foundation and Cam Team Up To Announce This Year’s Music Education Grant Recipients

Thanks to the generosity of the country music artists and fans who attended this year’s CMA Music Festival, the CMA Foundation was able to make its annual donation for music education. This year, they were able to grant 44 charitable groups with a record-breaking $3.1 million. This means that, since 2006, CMA has donated more … Read more

Cam Was Okay with Losing CMA Song of the Year to Lori McKenna Because She’s So “Humble and Kind”

There’s no doubt that the CMA Song of the Year category was stacked this year. Among the five songs nominated was “Burning House,” which was both co-written and recorded by Cam.

During the red carpet festivities last night, the 31-year-old singer took some time to talk to us about what the nomination meant to her. When asked what she would do if “Humble and Kind” writer Lori McKenna beat her, Cam quickly replied, “Cry happy tears.”

“She’s who I’m hoping will beat me, she’s amazing,” Cam continued. “I’d be just as happy for her as for me because I feel like she’s been writing a lot longer, I think she’s a better writer and she’s further along. So, I think she deserves it.”

So, I think it’s safe to say that Lori, who did go on to win the award, has the support of Cam and the rest of the country music community behind her.