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.

7 Previous Entertainer of the Year Winners to Perform at the 50th Annual CMA Awards

With the 2016 CMA Awards drawing closer, the list of performers has expanded to include seven renowned country music stars with quite an impressive list of CMA nominations and wins between them. Former Entertainer of the Year winners Alabama, Brooks & Dunn, Vince Gill, Alan Jackson, Charley Pride, Reba McEntire and George Strait will take … Read more

Luke Bryan and Little Big Town Perform Magical 60-Second Mashup of “On the Road Again” and “Mountain Music”

In anticipation of the 50th Annual CMA Awards, Little Big Town and Luke Bryan teamed up to treat us to a brilliant 60-second mashup of Willie Nelson‘s “On the Road Again” and Alabama‘s “Mountain Music.” The collaboration, which is straight up dreamy, brings a new-age twist to the set of classic country songs. To start … Read more

Cole Swindell Reacts to “You Should Be Here” CMA Snub

The 2016 CMA nominations are out and — as usual — there were some surprises and disappointments. Since the announcement, there has been a lot of talk about Cole Swindell and the lack of recognition for his hit “You Should Be Here.” One Country’s Kelly Sutton sat down with Cole at a recent No. 1 … Read more

Carrie Underwood Found Out About that Coveted Entertainer of the Year Nomination While in Alaska and Behind the Times

Carrie Underwood went to Alaska this week to kick off her Storyteller tour. While she was there, the CMA nominations were announced and she wasn’t expecting all attention she got. “I first got the news about the CMA nominations when I woke up,” she said. “We’re kicking off the Storyteller tour in Alaska, so our … Read more

Carrie Underwood’s Mashup Performance of “Church Bells” and “Choctaw Country Affair” Has Me Completely Speechless

Okay, there were a lot of good things about this year’s CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock, but Carrie Underwood‘s two performances of “Church Bells” and “Choctaw County Affair” were definitely standouts. Not only was Carrie the queen of the stage (as she always is) and her legs the star of the show (as … Read more

Full List of Performers Announced For ABC’s “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock”

Country music’s hottest stars will take over primetime with ABC’s epic musical event “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock.” The three-hour special will be host to some of country music and pop music’s most recognizable talents, as well as a few groundbreaking musical collaborations. Country music sensations (and best buds) Brett Eldredge and Thomas … Read more

Mickey Guyton Plays “Golf Cart Confessions” with Brandy Clark and Eric Paslay

While hanging out backstage at CMA Fest, country music sweetheart Mickey Guyton took some time to chat with a couple of her fellow artists and friends, Brandy Clark and Eric Paslay, during a segment called “Golf Cart Confessions,” which is exactly what you think it is — confessions in a golf cart. During the segment, … Read more

CMA Foundation and Brett Eldredge Honor 50 Local Music Teachers For Their Contributions to the Community

At a recent CMA Board-hosted Music Teacher of Excellence event in Nashville, Tennessee, 50 local music teachers were honored for their dedication to their students, commitment to teaching and their undeniable role in enriching the community and their individual schools. Each Teacher of Excellence received a $2,000 grant from the CMA Foundation. “Purchasing instruments has … Read more

Jake Owen to Kick Off Series of Free Concerts at 2016 CMA Music Festival

Country music superstar and CMA Awards nominee Jake Owen will officially be kicking off a series of free concerts at Tennessee’s Riverfront Stage. “CMA Fest offers an unparalleled experience for fans to interact with and discover artists, while seeing their favorites perform,” said Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer, in a press release. “Festival-goers tell … Read more

Sunday Night Lineup Announced for 2016 CMA Music Festival

Country music superstars Luke Bryan, Brett Eldredge, Little Big Town, Thomas Rhett and Keith Urban have been announced as the Sunday night, June 12, lineup for this year’s CMA Music Festival at Nissan Stadium in downtown Nashville. Awesome CMA Line Up Sunday @keithurban @lukebryan @littlebigtown @thomasrhettakins @bretteldredge #cma #nashvillemusic #nashvillem #cmafest #lineup # lovecountry #cmafest2016 … Read more

Charlie Daniels, Randy Travis and Fred Foster Announced as Newest Member of Country Music Hall of Fame

Charlie Daniels, Fred Foster, and Randy Travis will become the newest members of the revered Country Music Hall of Fame in 2016. Daniels will be inducted in the “Veterans Era Artist” category, while Travis will be inducted in the “Modern Era Artist” category. Foster will be inducted in the “Non-Performer” category, which is awarded every … Read more