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Everything You Need to Know About Tonight’s “CMT Artists of the Year” Special

Everything You Need to Know About Tonight’s “CMT Artists of the Year” Special

From honorees and awards to performers and presenters, here’s everything a country music fan needs to know about CMT’s Artists of the Year television special. Date: Oct. 16 Time: 8 p.m. ET Location: Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center Television Station: CMT Honorees: Carrie Underwood, Dan + Shay, Kane Brown, Luke Combs and Thomas Rhett Artist of a…MORE

Garth Brooks Reveals Fifth Stop on “Dive Bar Tour”

Garth Brooks Reveals Fifth Stop on “Dive Bar Tour”

After taking his Dive Bar Tour to Chicago (July 15), Bakersfield (Aug. 15) and New Braunfels (Sept. 23)—and with an upcoming date in Sanford, Fla., on Oct. 16—Garth Brooks announced the fifth stop on his seven-date tour: The Dusty Armadillo in Rootstown, Ohio. “This is going to be like coming home for us,” says Garth.…MORE

Dwight Yoakam, Larry Gatlin, Marcus Hummon & More Get Inducted Into Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame [Photo Gallery]

Dwight Yoakam, Larry Gatlin, Marcus Hummon & More Get Inducted Into Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame [Photo Gallery]

On Oct. 14 at Nashville’s Music City Center, the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inducted its Class of 2019: Larry Gatlin, Dwight Yoakam, Marcus Hummon, Kostas, Rivers Rutherford and Sharon Vaughn. The star-studded dinner and induction ceremony featured performances from a cache of country luminaries who performed songs from the inductees’ catalogs, including Garth Brooks…MORE

Performing Live Is Both Fun & Therapeutic for Brothers Osborne

Performing Live Is Both Fun & Therapeutic for Brothers Osborne

With John on lead guitar and T.J. providing lead vocals, the guys from Brothers Osborne have been entertaining crowds with their neo-traditional country stylings since dropping their debut album, Pawn Shop, in 2016. The three-time CMA Vocal Duo of the Year winners recently commemorated their sold-out, three-night run at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium in February 2019…MORE

Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood Spend the Week Volunteering in Nashville With Habitat for Humanity

Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood Spend the Week Volunteering in Nashville With Habitat for Humanity

For more than a decade, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood have been swinging hammers and climbing ladders as volunteers with Habitat for Humanity, a global nonprofit housing organization that helps homeowners build their own homes alongside volunteers. Last week, Garth and Trisha worked alongside hundreds of volunteers—including former President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady…MORE

Trace Adkins Marries Victoria Pratt as Blake Shelton Officiates

Trace Adkins Marries Victoria Pratt as Blake Shelton Officiates

Trace Adkins, 57, and actress Victoria Pratt, 48, got married in New Orleans on Oct. 12  . . . with a very special wedding officiant conducting the service: Blake Shelton. Trace’s official Instagram account shared a photo of the trio during the ceremony, saying: “Join us in congratulating Trace & Victoria! They tied the knot…MORE