Sun Records‘ Chad Michael Murray on Playing the Pioneer Sam Phillips

Thursday, February 23, 2017 -- 7:27 pm EST

Sam Phillips once said, “If you’re not doing something different, you’re not doing anything.” And he certainly lived his life that way. Phillips, among many other accomplishments, founded the famous Sun Records, discovered artists like Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis, and is often credited with the invention of rock ‘n’ roll. Beyond... Read more »


Luke Bryan and Keith Urban Bookend CRS Lunch in Nashville

Thursday, February 23, 2017 -- 7:26 pm EST

Right before Luke Bryan walked onto the Ryman Auditorium stage to open the Country Radio Seminar’s annual Universal Music Group lunch show on Thursday (Feb. 23), the label’s Royce Risser told the packed house that this was the eighth show of its kind, that 14 artists would perform and that each one would do one... Read more »


Garth Brooks: “You’re Working to Get an Invitation Back”

Thursday, February 23, 2017 -- 6:35 pm EST

When Garth Brooks delivered Thursday’s (Feb. 23) Inside Studio G keynote address at the Country Radio Seminar 2017, the conversation kept coming back to his connection with his fans. And when he talked about their experience just getting to a concert, the CMA’s reigning entertainer of the year said he understands the financial sacrifice fans... Read more »


Lindsay Ell: CMT Next Women of Country Live Exclusive

Thursday, February 23, 2017 -- 11:30 am EST

Let’s finally put to bed this notion that to be a world-class guitarist, you have to be a guy. And Lindsay Ell is one of the women to dispel the myth. Ell’s guitar skills rank right up there with her singing and songwriting, which all combined have her journeying down her own path on Music... Read more »


A Full-Circle Moment for Jason Aldean

Thursday, February 23, 2017 -- 11:13 am EST

Picture Jason Aldean as a kid, glued to his radio, listening to the countdown of the week’s country songs. Now fast forward to Aldean as a grown man and a big part of those countdown shows himself. Those two sides of Aldean came together Wednesday night (Feb. 22) inside the Country Music Hall of Fame,... Read more »


Carrie Underwood’s Note to Self

Thursday, February 23, 2017 -- 9:08 am EST

At some point in 1998, Carrie Underwood was just like any other teenager singing country songs at the top of her lungs. Especially the ones from artists like Mindy McCready. And when a CBS radio station posted a vintage video from 1998 of Underwood singing McCready’s “Maybe He’ll Notice Her Now” — the late singer’s... Read more »


Sun Records: Margaret Anne Florence on Playing the Other Woman

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 -- 8:45 pm EST

Interestingly enough, Florence was born and raised in Charleston, S. C., and has deep roots in Memphis as her mother grew up there in the 50s. So you might say, this project is one dear to her heart.


Justin Moore and Company Celebrate “You Look Like I Need a Drink”

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 -- 7:09 pm EST

It was a crowded stage at the South saloon in Nashville Tuesday afternoon (Feb. 21) as Justin Moore stood there celebrating with the three writers and three producers of his fifth No. 1 Billboard single, “You Look Like I Need a Drink.” Co-written by Rodney Clawson, Natalie Hemby and Matt Dragstrem, the song hit the... Read more »


Zac Brown: A Conduit to Get Things Done

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 -- 6:05 pm EST

When Trisha Yearwood took the stage to open the 2017 Country Radio Seminar in Nashville with “The Star-Spangled Banner,” Zac Brown removed his hat and held it over his heart. It was a small gesture, perhaps, but it spoke volumes about the kind of man Brown is. And when it was his turn to take... Read more »


World Premiere Video: Midland’s “Drinkin’ Problem”

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 -- 5:00 pm EST

Look out, officers. The members of Midland are on the run and having way too much fun in their new video for “Drinkin’ Problem.” One part Dukes of Hazzard and one part Smokey and the Bandit, the video for “Drinkin’ Problem” is all action and outlaw. Romancing the pretty girls, running moonshine– and most importantly,... Read more »