CMT’s Next Women of Country Grows With 10 New Additions

CMT has added 10 up-and-coming superstar acts to the Next Women of Country campaign. The initiative started in 2013 to empower and bring awareness to country music’s rising female performers both independent and signed. They are Logan Brill, Jillian Jacqueline, Kree Harrison, Margo Price, Maggie Rose, Lucie Silvas, Caitlyn Smith and Jamie Lynn Spears. For... Read more »

Jason Aldean on the Decade Between

It took Jason Aldean about 10 years to go from newcomer to big shot. With several wins in between, there was a decade between two of his big victories at the Academy of Country Music Awards — new male vocalist for 2005 and entertainer of the year for 2015. I had a chance to ask... Read more »

Blackberry Smoke’s Like an Arrow Shoots to Top of Country Chart

Billowing up in the cool fall air, Blackberry Smoke rises to the top of Billboard’s country albums chart with Like an Arrow. This is the second time this Georgia-based band has attained that eminence, first having done so last year with Holding All the Roses. By Nielsen SoundScan’s count, Like an Arrow sold 18,225 units... Read more »

Cole Swindell Launches CMT on Tour in Tulsa

The annual CMT on Tour kicked off with a bang on Wednesday (Oct. 26) as thousands of music fans packed a sold-out Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to see Cole Swindell launch the 2016 run. It’s not lost on him that previous CMT on Tour headliners have become today’s stadium headliners, he remarked during his... Read more »


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