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CMT Announces Performers & Presenters for “Artists of the Year” TV Special

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CMT announced that its Artists of the Year celebration on Oct. 16 at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center will feature performances by Carrie Underwood, Dan + Shay, Kane Brown, Thomas Rhett, Ashley McBryde, Sam Hunt, Lady Antebellum and more. Award presenters will include Vince Gill, Maddie & Tae, Bobby Bones, Johnny Galecki, Lauren Akins and Lonnie Chavis. This year’s ceremony will ...

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Willie Jones Brings His Smooth Country Vibes to the Ryman Auditorium

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Lately, newcomer Willie Jones has been turning heads as one of country music’s brightest new stars, and he recently got a big vote of confidence on some hallowed country ground. In a behind-the-scenes video premiering on Sounds Like Nashville today (October 10), Jones explains what it was like opening for Dwight Yoakam at the legendary Ryman Auditorium in Nashville this ...

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Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge Celebrates 59th Birthday With Brantley Gilbert, Jamey Johnson, Lee Brice & More [Photo Gallery]

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Nashville’s legendary watering hole, Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, celebrated its 59th birthday on Oct. 9 with a free outdoor show that featured performance by Brantley Gilbert, Randy Houser, Jamey Johnson, Lee Brice, Terri Clark and more—and, by “more,” we mean golfer John Daly and actor Johnny Galecki. John Daly performs “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door”—photo by NCD Over the years, Tootsie’s has ...

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Lainey Wilson Takes A Trip To ‘Redneck Hollywood’ In New EP

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Broken Bow Records artist Lainey Wilson released her new EP, Redneck Hollywood, on Sept. 13. The four-song project, produced by Jay Joyce, showcases Wilson’s unique brand of country music, which she dubs “bell-bottom country.” “I think that little slogan is about my music, my sound, but also my look,” Wilson says. “The best way for me to describe bell-bottom country ...

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Sam Hunt, Chrissy Metz & More to Perform at 2019 CMT Artists of the Year

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CMT has announced a star-studded lineup of guests for this year’s 2019 CMT Artists of the Year celebration. Some of the biggest names in entertainment will grace the stage at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center to celebrate the deserving honorees. Appearing during the ceremony will be Bobby Bones, Chrissy Metz, Johnny Galecki, Lady Antebellum, Lonnie Chavis, Maddie & Tae, Sam Hunt, ...

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Travel Advisory: Come Find Bourbon in Kentucky

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We’re big fans of travel, whiskey and whiskey travel here at Sounds Like Nashville, but not necessarily all of those at once. (Let’s stay safe out there, kids!) The iconic Kentucky Bourbon Trail has been around for years and can help direct interested visitors to many of the Bluegrass State’s most famous distilleries. However, the idea that you can cover ...

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See Blanco Brown and Tim McGraw Duet ‘Don’t Take the Girl’

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Breakout star Blanco Brown just got done spending 12 weeks atop Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart with his irresistible hip-hop/country smash “The Git Up,” but that Platinum-selling feat may not be his most memorable achievement. The Georgia native recently got to duet with his country hero, Tim McGraw, and the moment was captured on film. Getting together backstage at a ...

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Willie Jones Brings His Smooth Country Rap to the Ryman Auditorium

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Lately, newcomer Willie Jones has been turning heads as one of the most natural “country rappers” in the sub-genre’s young history, and he recently got a big vote of confidence on some hallowed country ground. In a behind-the-scenes video premiering on Sounds Like Nashville today (October 10), Jones explains what it was like opening for Dwight Yoakam at the legendary ...

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Take a Trip on Jason Aldean’s Ride All Night Tour in His New “We Back” Video [Watch]

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Jason Aldean dropped a video for new single, “We Back, which is currently No. 23 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart after four weeks. Directed by longtime collaborator Shaun Silva (“Any Ol’ Barstool,” “Gonna Know We Were Here”), the new clip features footage from Jason’s Ride All Night Tour. “We’ve put out music videos in the past from our tours, but ...

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Album Review: Kelleigh Bannen’s ‘Favorite Colors’

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Kelleigh Bannen has a gift for saying as much in between the lines of her songs as she does in her lyrics. She exhibits this on her debut studio album Favorite Colors, built on a foundation of her distinct attention to detail as a songwriter.   Co-writing all 14 tracks, the up-and-coming artist is a bold songwriter who doesn’t hold ...

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