ACM HONORS: How Poetic Is Rodney Crowell? Let His Daughter Count the Ways

Thursday, August 22, 2019 -- 1:49 pm EDT

When the ACM Honors show opened at the Ryman Auditorium on Wednesday night (Aug. 21), Chris Young had the honor of kicking off the ceremony with a song from one of the night’s poets. And he chose the timeless “Leaving Louisiana in the Broad Daylight,” penned by Rodney Crowell, who was honored with one of... Read more »


ACM HONORS: About Last Night on the Blue Carpet

Thursday, August 22, 2019 -- 1:36 am EDT

Leave it to Keith Urban to just tell it like it is. On his way in to the 2019 ACM Honors at the Ryman Auditorium on Wednesday night (Aug. 21), I asked him why this event at this venue was so meaningful. And for Urban, he told me, it all came down to the sound.... Read more »


ACM HONORS: Who Performed and What They Sang

Thursday, August 22, 2019 -- 12:43 am EDT

Awards shows are nice. But have you been to an awards show that celebrates everything that everyone loves about country music? Because that is a once-in-a-lifetime kind of show that no fan should ever miss. Instead of just awarding what we all know and love — the artists and the songs — the ACM Honors... Read more »


Lucas Hoge Offers a Love Song for the Skeptical

Thursday, August 22, 2019 -- 12:01 am EDT

Lucas Hoge brings his world premiere video for "That'll Be the Day" to


ACM HONORS: Martina McBride Wins Award and Lauren Alaina’s Devotion

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 -- 11:48 pm EDT

If there was an award for the most heartfelt presentation of an award, Lauren Alaina would be a sure thing. On Wednesday night (Aug. 21) at the Ryman Auditorium, the 2019 ACM Honors ceremony was going on to honor some of country music’s most influential artists. And in one case, the newer artists they’d influenced.... Read more »


ACM HONORS: Shane McAnally Says “I Really Didn’t Know You Could Be in Country Music and Be Gay”

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 -- 11:10 pm EDT

Like so many gifted country songwriters, Shane McAnally came from a small town in Texas. And he was obsessed with Barbara Mandrell. And he never knew you could write songs for country singers — superstars like her — to sing. But once he navigated that uncertain path, he arrived. And now he is the ACM’s... Read more »


ACM HONORS: Miranda Lambert Says “I’ll Never Get Over It”

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 -- 10:34 pm EDT

There she goes again. Walking into the 2019 ACM Honors ceremony at the Ryman Auditorium on Wednesday night (Aug. 21), Miranda Lambert was already the most-awarded artist in the Academy of Country Music’s history. And walking out, she added a 33rd ACM Award to her cement her status. She was given the prestigious ACM Gene... Read more »


Tracy Lawrence Adds a Chris Stapleton Cut for Momma

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 -- 4:20 pm EDT

Tracy Lawrence records a Chris Stapleton song, "Givin' Momma Reasons to Pray"


Lauren Alaina Sees Herself a Winner on Dancing with the Stars

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 -- 12:34 pm EDT

Mirror, Mirror on the ball. Surprise!!! @DancingABC — Lauren Alaina (@Lauren_Alaina) August 21, 2019 “Mirror, Mirror on the ball. Surprise!!! @DancingABC,” Alaina wrote. Early on Wednesday (Aug. 21), Lauren Alaina shared the news with the world that she was joining the upcoming 28th season of Dancing with the Stars. Alaina is certainly not the... Read more »


The Dixie Chicks Collab with Taylor Swift Started When She Was 11

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 -- 11:35 am EDT

We don’t know all the things, but here is some of what we do know about the upcoming collaboration between Taylor Swift and the Dixie Chicks. It’s been a long time coming. That we know for sure. Because Swift has been a fan of the Dixie Chicks since she was a little girl. Long before... Read more »