It’s no doubt that TikTok is having a HUGE impact on artist discovery and what drives the country music charts, but it would appear that the impact of the app is doing a whole lot more to drive country music culture on the dance floor. Of course, for an app that thrives on celebrating music and dancing, this shouldn’t surprise anyone, and I for one, am here for it! The vertical video dancing trends are jumping off the screen and right onto dance hall floors as honky tonks all across the nation see an increased interest in boot-scootin in real life.
Country legend John Michael Montgomery is optimistic after suffering injuries in a rollover accident on the road from Tennessee to North Carolina. “Despite some cuts and broken ribs, I am doing well,” the singer said in a statement. Montgomery said he was on his way to a concert in North Carolina at the time of the crash.
Country Music Hall of Fame icon Randy Travis was recently presented six Telly Awards won by his critically-acclaimed documentary, “More Life,” released early this year. “More Life” is directed and produced by Shaun Silva. Warner Music Nashville’s Shane Tarleton and Mike Dupree serve as executive producers along with Tacklebox Films.
Carrie Underwood embarks on her 10th season starring in the show opener for NBC’s Sunday Night Football , which kicks off September 11th! Underwood Films New Show Open at Resorts World Las Vegas For First Time, SNF Show Open to Capture Game-Day Energy with ScenesFilmed Prior to Kickoff New Sunday Night Football Show Open Premieres on Sun., Sept. 11Buccaneers-Cowboys SNF Opener on NBC and Peacock
CMT today announced three-time GRAMMY® award-winning singer-songwriter Darius Rucker is set to headline the second installment of the recently revived iconic music series “CMT Storytellers,” premiering on Wednesday, August 31st at 10pm ET/PT on CMT. Additional encores to air on CMT on Wednesday, August 31 at 11p/10c and Sunday, September 4 at 12p/11c and on CMT Music on Friday, September 9 at 8p/7c and Saturday, September 10 at 10a/9c and 6p/5c.
“CMT GIANTS: Vince Gill,” an all-new 90-minute special celebrating the extraordinary career and music of country music titan Vince Gill. The star-packed event premieres Friday, September 16th at 9p/8c exclusively on CMT. Gill’s tourmate and vocalist Wendy Moten first revealed the news last night onstage in front of a sold-out crowd at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium during night one of his four-night residency.
The COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM’s next major exhibition will be “Western Edge: The Roots and Reverberations of LOS ANGELES Country-Rock.” The exhibit, to open SEPTEMBER 30th for a nearly three-year run in the museum’s newly revamped gallery, was announced YESTERDAY (6/22) with two separate events at the TROUBADOUR in LOS ANGELES and the museum’s FORD THEATER in NASHVILLE.
Screenings and panels for the Amazon Music documentary film For Love & Country were held on June 10 during CMA Fest. An in-depth discussion of the film on the CMA Close Up Stage at Fan Fair X featured Amazon Music Breakthrough Artist BRELAND, Blanco Brown, Shy Carter and Frankie Staton and was moderated by award-winning journalist Dyana Williams. Hundreds of fans gathered in the Music City Center to learn more about the history of country music and the influence of black musicians on the genre.