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ACM Awards / Artist Interviews / CMTT Exclusives / Thomas Rhett

ACM Songwriter of the Year Rhett Akins Shares Advice for Upcoming Songwriters

You may know Rhett Akins as the singer of the 90s hit “That Ain’t My Truck” or as the father of rising star Thomas Rhett… but he’s also a prolific songwriter, penning more than 25 number one songs from artists like Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, and Dustin Lynch. The Academy […]

Jimmie Allen
ACM Awards / Artist Interviews / Award Shows / CMTT Exclusives / Jimmie Allen / Scotty McCreery

INTERVIEW: Jimmie Allen Shares Upcoming Tour, Plans for New Music

Jimmie Allen is hitting the road with Scotty McCreery this fall and he has a new album coming out before the end of the year… but what’s the one thing he’ll be talking about forever? Find out in our recent conversation from the ACM Honors red carpet!

Keith Walker
Artists / New & Noteworthy

New & Noteworthy: Keith Walker

Singer/songwriter Keith Walker was raised in a picturesque beach town at the end of the runway near Los Angeles, but the sounds of Haggard, Yoakum, Gary Allan and Garth Brooks had always resonated through the walls of his home. But it wasn’t until tragedy hit his family he realized his […]

Sam Hunt, Darius Rucker, and more honored at special Academy of Country Music event
ACM Awards / Alan Jackson / Ashley McBryde / Award Shows / Bobby Bones / Cam / Chris Stapleton / Country Music News / Darius Rucker / Deana Carter / Dierks Bentley / Dustin Lynch / Joe Diffie / Jon Pardi / Lauren Alaina / Morgan Evans / Sam Hunt

Sam Hunt, Darius Rucker, and more honored at special Academy of Country Music event

Any event at the Ryman Auditorium has a little bit of magic, but when you bring together iconic artists and music industry veterans with rising stars, it’s even more special. The Academy of Country Music® presented the 12th Annual ACM Honors™, an evening dedicated to recognizing the special honorees and […]

Cole Swindell
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Cole Swindell delivers “All of It” with third album release

Cole Swindell’s new album “All of It” is aptly named, but the title track almost didn’t make the project. The song was a last-minute addition, but it ultimately defines the album and trajectory of Cole’s career. “I was on the way to a West Virginia basketball game and some buddies […]

CMA Fest Day 1 Recap
CMA Fest

CMA Fest Day 1 Recap

If you’ve ever been to the CMA Music Festival, you know that it’s a marathon and not a sprint… there’s SO much to see and do! Here’s a glimpse of what happened during day one at Fan Fair X, Hard Rock Cafe, and Ascend Amphitheater:           […]

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