Luke Bryan To Host ‘The 55th Annual CMA Awards’

Country superstar LUKE BRYAN has been tapped to host “The 55th Annual CMA AWARDS,” marking his first time hosting the show. Set for WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10th at NASHVILLE’s BRIDGESTONE ARENA, the show will air live on ABC from 7-10p (CT). BRYAN takes over for 2020 hosts REBA McENTIRE and DARIUS RUCKER. Continue reading Luke Bryan To Host ‘The 55th Annual CMA Awards’

Luke Bryan: My Dirt Road Diary to premiere on Friday, August 6

Luke Bryan: My Dirt Road Diary to premiere on Friday, August 6

The official trailer for the IMDb TV Original Luke Bryan: My Dirt Road Diary is available now. The five-part docuseries follows five-time Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan as he experiences the ups, downs, triumphs, and tragedies along the road to unprecedented success. Through original home videos, interviews, and incredibly personal footage, viewers will get a backstage pass experience into the life of the country music superstar. All episodes of Luke Bryan: My Dirt Road Diary will premiere on Friday, August 6, exclusively on IMDb TV, Amazon’s premium free streaming service.

Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam Announces 2020 Headliners

(Nashville, Tennessee…) – May 5, 2020 – Organizers of the Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam spread some good cheer this morning, when they announced the headliners of the 8th annual Country On The Coast festival in beautiful Panama City Beach September 4-6, 2020. Executive Producer Rendy Lovelady and COO Mark Sheldon revealed headliners Luke Bryan, Brad Paisley and Lynyrd Skynyrd on the Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam Facebook page. Tickets for the three-day event will be available at beginning today, May 5, 2020.

Luke Bryan, Willie Nelson, Meat Loaf, Stevie Nicks, The Eagles & More This Week on AXS TV Concerts (March 23-29)

Los Angeles – (March 23, 2020) – AXS TV, the premier cable channel for music-themed content in the United States, brings the ultimate concert experience home—giving viewers front row seats to iconic performances from some of the industry’s most influential artists with a week of show-stopping sets from Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Stevie Nicks, The Eagles, Meat Loaf, and more, airing March 23 through March 29. Though live concerts have been postponed during this time, AXS TV is committed to providing viewers with a place to come and enjoy the absolute best in music-themed programming, bringing them closer to their favorite artists with acclaimed documentaries, candid interviews, unforgettable concerts and more, airing each and every day. The following list has been carefully curated, offering star-studded specials and hit-packed concerts for those music connoisseurs craving the magic that only live performances can provide. Sit down, tune in, and rock out!

Luke Bryan Opening “52nd Annual CMA Awards” with Performance of “What Makes You Country” with Surprise Guests

2018 CMA Awards

2018 CMA Entertainer of the Year nominee and previous two-time Entertainer of the Year winner Luke Bryan will kick-off Country Music’s Biggest Night™ performing his current single and the title track from his latest album “What Makes You Country” on “The 52nd Annual CMA Awards.” Luke, who has always long championed up and coming artists, has invited some of country music’s rising superstars to perform with him to showcase the many styles and sounds that encompass country music. Tune-in Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 8:00 PM/ET (7:00 PM/CT) on the ABC Television Network. Continue reading Luke Bryan Opening “52nd Annual CMA Awards” with Performance of “What Makes You Country” with Surprise Guests

Your 2018 CMA Award Nominees Are…

2018 CMA Awards

Country fans, friends and family gathered at Luke Bryan’s 32 Bridge Bar in Nashville this morning for a special live broadcast that aired on Good Morning America to announce the first round of 2018 CMA Award Nominees. Sugarland, Dan n Shay, and Midland were each honored with a nomination, while Luke Bryan will have to battle it out for Entertainer of the Year against best friend Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban and Chris Stapleton.

2018 CMA AwardsThe 2018 CMA Awards will broadcast live from Nashville on Wednesday, Nov. 14 via ABC at 8PM ET. Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley are returning to host for the eleventh straight year. Visit Country Music News Blog for all your CMA Award Updates! Continue reading Your 2018 CMA Award Nominees Are…

Find Out Who Made Forbes’ Top Ten Highest-Paid Country Stars of 2018!

Dolly Parton

Who’s seeing the green in the country scene? Garth Brooks gets de-throned and Dolly Parton teaches some young girls a few old tricks about the old 9 to 5 in this year’s list of highest-paid country stars! Our friends at Forbes just unveiled this year’s highest-paid country acts and you won’t believe who DIDN’T make the list! This year it seems like Luke Bryan has topped the list at around $52 million, nudging Garth Brooks off his usual #1 spot. Between his extensive tour dates, his American Idol judge’s chair, and some pretty hefty endorsement deals with companies like Chevrolet, Luke has managed to diversify his income into multiple revenue streams and really rake it in. On the other end of the top ten, Dolly Parton proves that it’s not all about teenagers and tour dates as she hits the #10 spot at $19 Million, making her the ONLY woman in the top ten! The sweet southern sass, and cunning business acumen that only a lifetime in the music business can provide has helped Dolly build an empire of theme parks, dinner attractions, and even acquire and maintain all of the publishing rights to her written and recorded works, giving her the ultimate control over her career and income as time goes by. Also fitting into the top ten club are acts like Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line and Blake Shelton, who seem to be taking a few clues from the blonde bombshell herself and opening venues in the heart of Music City to help make a buck. Barely missing the mark: Faith Hill and Miranda Lambert fell just outside of the top ten, in addition to usual suspects like Keith Urban and Tim McGraw. For those still keeping track of the country princess-turned-pop, Taylor Swift, she easily blew the list out of the water at a whopping $80 million! That puts her far over Beyonce’s mark! Read more at

Help St. Jude and Win Dream Home, Luke Bryan & Sam Hunt Tickets and More!

Tulsa St Jude Dream Home

Construction is nearly complete on a gorgeous 4,000+ square foot dream home valued at over $600,000 near Tulsa, Oklahoma and it could be yours for the cost of a single $100 raffle ticket! Get your ticket by April 27 to be eligible to win a trip to see Luke Bryan and Sam Hunt in concert (Courtesy of K95.5) Proceeds from ticket sales for the 2018 St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway will help children battling cancer and other deadly diseases. No family ever pays St. Jude for anything. St. Jude covers the cost of transportation, food, treatment and lodging. And, for every child treated at the hospital, thousands more have been saved worldwide through St. Jude discoveries. This year’s sponsors include: Epic Custom Homes, FOX23, Stone Canyon, Mix 96.5, Tulsa World, TulsaPeople, FFO Home, Route 66 Chevrolet, Epsilon Sigma Alpha, and national Sponsors, Brizo, Shaw Floors, Trane and Bosch. The St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway is a 26-year tradition that is now one of the largest singleevent fundraisers for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital nationwide. To date, more than 420 houses have been awarded and the program has raised over $350 million for St. Jude. The daily operating cost for the research hospital is $2 million, which is primarily covered by public contributions. For more information visit

Listen Now: New From Luke Bryan “Most People Are Good”

Luke Bryan on Country Music News Blog!

Four-time Entertainer of the Year and American Idol judge Luke Bryan releases a new music video today for “Most People Are Good,” directed by Wes Edwards.  Entertainment Weekly exclusively premiered the video today  – watch it HERE “Most People Are Good” is Luke’s second single from his What Makes You Country album that debuted at #1 on both the Billboard Top 200 and Top Country Albums charts last December and is now available for the first time on vinyl. The poignant “Most People Are Good” single, written by David Frasier, Ed Hill and Josh Kear, landed on Billboard’s 2017 Reader’s List claiming it “is a veer in the road (for Luke): an inspiring, positive-message song with a heartfelt vocal. At a time when the world is not such a positive place it’s, well, just in time.” RollingStone says “Most People Are Good” is “sincere” and is an “uplifting song, a gentle argument for all that’s right in the world.” After his media junket in New York City last week to promote the Sunday night premiere of American Idol on ABC and playing three concerts on his “What Makes You Country Tour,” Luke is now in Australia for his first-ever concerts down under. His touring year will conclude this fall after headlining concerts across North America including some of the biggest and best sports stadiums in Toronto, New York City, Cincinnati, Tampa, Pittsburgh, Boston, Minneapolis, Los Angeles (the first country concert to ever be held in Dodgers Stadium), Denver, St. Louis, Chicago, Vancouver and wrapping the tour in Detroit at Ford Field on October 26.   About Luke Bryan Country music superstar Luke Bryan is a two-time Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year and a five-time host of the ACM Awards. Luke has more certified digital singles than any other country artist with 40 million tracks and 12 million albums with three Billion music streams and he was the most-streamed country artist from 2012 to 2016. Luke has placed 19 singles at #1, 11 of which he co-wrote, and has headlined arena tours and sold-out stadiums across the U.S. and performed for 1.5 Million fans in 2017.   Visit or follow Luke on Twitter @LukeBryanOnline, Instagram and Facebook

Watch Special Features from The CMA Awards LIVE Online With Vevo!

Watch the CMA Awards LIVE Online with Country Music News Blog

VEVO LIVE TO FEATURE PERFORMANCES BY LUKE BRYAN, BRETT YOUNG, DEVIN DAWSON, CAM AND APPEARANCES BY LITTLE BIG TOWN, CHRIS LANE, RYAN HURD AND MORE Vevo, the world’s leading provider of premium music videos, today announced that it is celebrating “The 51st Annual CMA Awards” in Nashville with an exclusive CMA version of Vevo Live. This special edition of Vevo Live will be complete with performances, video premieres, and appearances from many of country music’s biggest names and rising stars including Luke Bryan, Brett Young, Little Big Town, Devin Dawson, Chris Lane, Ryan Hurd and many more. Hosted by Ashley Eicher with celebrity guest hosts including Carly Pearce and Cam. Vevo’s broadcast will take place at on November 6, 2017 at 4pm CT. As a promotional partner of CMA Awards, Vevo is eager to celebrate Country Music leading up to “The 51st Annual CMA Awards,” broadcasting live November 8 at 8pm ET from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on the ABC Television Network. Overall the country genre has averaged 414.7 million monthly views on Vevo in 2017 (Source: Vevo Internal Analytics, US viewing metrics through 10/31/17). During a Vevo Live, the audience can tune in on different devices and from different locations. With video broadcast capabilities, fans are now able to get a deeper engagement with the artist, while keeping the music video at the heart and center of the experience. As a multiple screen co-viewing experience, this exclusive Vevo product allows artists to engage in a live chat with their fans, giving artists the ability to broadcast interactively alongside their music videos, and especially for this episode Vevo will be hosting multiple artists in Nashville streaming for two hours. Vevo Live at the CMA’s will be broadcast on Fans can join through a special URL on mobile or desktop devices with the action also streamed on Youtube. To chat with the artists, fans must engage through, via desktop or mobile. The stream will be also available to view on Twitter at Facebook and Instagram. Fans can get a jump on the action by chatting with their fellow music lovers and asking questions to the artists in advance by heading to starting Friday 11/3 at 12pET. About Vevo Vevo is the world’s leading all-premium music video and entertainment platform with over 24 billion monthly views globally. Vevo delivers a personalized and expertly curated experience for audiences to explore and discover music videos, exclusive original programming and live performances from the artists they love on mobile, web and connected TV. About the CMA Awards The first “CMA Awards Banquet and Show” was held in 1967. The following year, the CMA Awards was broadcast for the first time – making it the longest running, annual music awards program on network television. The Awards have aired on ABC since 2006. ABC is the network home of the CMA Awards and CMA’s other two television properties, “CMA Fest” and “CMA Country Christmas,” through 2021. The CMA Awards air in 43 countries.