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Thomas Rhett Adds Prayer For Kane Brown and Late Drummer During CMT Artist of the Year Acceptance Speech

Thomas Rhett acceptance Speech at CMT Artists of the Year for Kane Brown

It was a night of celebration at the CMT Artists of the Year awards as artists from the country music community were honored for their remarkable success in the past year. It was also a night of introspection that Thomas Rhett recognized with grace and prayer. [RELATED: Kane Brown Dedicates CMT Artist of the Year Award … Read more

10 Must See Looks From CMT Artists of the Year Awards

CMT Artists of the Year red carpet

CMT once again pulled out all the stops for the CMT Artists of the Year Awards Wednesday night (Oct. 16), held a at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville. [RELATED: 20 Must See Looks From the CMT Artists of the Year Red Carpet] Country’s biggest stars, Carrie Underwood, Thomas Rhett, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay and … Read more

Kane Brown Dedicates CMT Artist of the Year Award to Late Drummer in Emotional Speech

Kane Brown CMT Artists of the Year emotional speech for drummer Kenny Dixon

Just days after a tragic car accident took the life of Kane Brown’s drummer, Kenny Dixon, the “Heaven” singer felt it was important to attend the CMT Artists of the Year awards Wednesday night (Oct. 16) at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville. [RELATED: Kane Brown Mourns the Death of His Drummer Kenny Dixon] Chris Young … Read more

Carrie Underwood, Runaway June and Maddie & Tae Pay Tribute to Country Women Who Paved the Way [Watch]

Carrie Underwood Runaway June women tribute

While Carrie Underwood was being honored at the CMT Artists of the Year event on Wednesday night (Oct. 17), the expectant mom used her performance slot to pay tribute to the women of country that came before her. Carrie began the tribute with a solo performance of Tammy Wynette’s “Stand By Your Man.” Decked out … Read more

Little Big Town’s Kimberly Schlapman and Karen Fairchild Slay Performance with Gladys Knight [Watch]

Kimberly Schlapman Karen Fairchild Gladys Knight

As the women of country were honored Wednesday night (Oct. 17) there were many  performances that had the crowd up on their feet. One of the best performances of the night belonged to Little Big Town’s Kimberly Schlapman and Karen Fairchild with the incomparable Gladys Knight. The female trio commanded the stage as they started … Read more

Sissy Spacek Accepts Artist of a Lifetime Award For an “Under the Weather” Loretta Lynn

Sissy Spacek cmt artist of the year

The ladies of country music were honored Wednesday night (Oct. 17) by CMT at their annual Artists of the Year celebration. The evening was the first time that all women were celebrated with the honor. While Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Kelsea Ballerini, Little Big Town’s Kimberly Schlapman and Karen Fairchild and Lady Antebellum’s … Read more

20 Must See Looks From the CMT Artists of the Year Red Carpet

CMT Artists of the year red carpet

CMT turned talk of female empowerment into action Wednesday night (Oct. 17) during the CMT Artists of the Year celebration at the Schermerhorn in Nashville. The annual event celebrated the top females in the country music genre including Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild and Kimberly Schlapman, Maren Morris, Kelsea Ballerini and … Read more

Carrie Underwood’s Baby Bump Was the Star of the 2018 CMT Artists of the Year

The 2018 CMT Artists of the Year took place on Wednesday, October 17, featuring some of our favorite ladies in country music — but Carrie Underwood and her sweet baby bump might have been our favorite part of the night. Wearing a gorgeous Tadashi Shoji “Solsa” draped sequin dress and silver strappy heels, Carrie took the red carpet … Read more

Brandi Carlile, Tori Kelly Added to CMT Artists of the Year Awards All-Female Celebration

Brandi Carlile and Tori Kelly CMT artists of the year

The 2018 CMT Artists of the Year Awards is a show not to be missed. Highlighting all female artists, the awards will also showcase a mostly female-based performance roster. Each Artist of the Year honoree will perform, including Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Kelsea Ballerini, Maren Morris, Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild and Kimberly Schlapman and … Read more

Backstreet Boys Still Got Those Harmonies During Cover of Florida Georgia Line’s “H.O.L.Y.”

Admittedly, I think Florida Georgia Line’s “H.O.L.Y.” is sacrilegious and one shouldn’t compare their earthly relationship with another person to their Salvation, but hey– it’s catchy and was atop Billboard‘s Hot Country Songs chart for 16 weeks, so there you go. It also won ACM’s Single of the Year this year. As Florida Georgia Line … Read more

Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman Were the World’s Sweetest Couple on the Red Carpet Before CMT Artists of the Year Celebration

In a world where we could all use a little more love, Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman seem to always have some to share with everyone. When these two walk onto a red carpet Otis Redding’s “Try A Little Tenderness” automatically starts playing in my head. Because there’s not a more loving or tender couple … Read more

[Watch] Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Chris Stapleton and Keith Urban Deliver Messages of Hope and Healing to Country Music Fans

The past few months have been heartbreakingly difficult for a plethora of reasons– senseless violence, natural disasters, the passing of legends. Country music stars and fans have felt the weight of these things immensely. That’s why CMT turned their Artists of the Year celebration into a night of hope and healing for country music and … Read more