Nick Jonas, Thomas Rhett and the Power of Three Chords

Jun 24, 2016
It’s a big week for Nick Jonas, whose new album Last Year Was Complicated, just debuted at No. 2 on the all-genres Billboard 200 chart. And it’s a big week for Jonas and his friend Thomas Rhett because their new episode of CMT Crossroads will premiere Friday (June 24) at 10 p.m. ET/PT. One of... Read more »

Bluegrass Patriarch Ralph Stanley Dead at 89

Jun 23, 2016
Bluegrass music pioneer and Grand Ole Opry star Ralph Stanley died Thursday (June 23) at his home in Coebun, Virginia, at age 89 following a long battle with skin cancer. Initially recognized as the high-tenor, banjo-picking half of the Stanley Brothers bluegrass act (1946-1966), Stanley went on to build a distinguished and honor-filled career as... Read more »

Jon Pardi Shines on California Sunrise

Jun 23, 2016
Jon Pardi hopes fans find their own slice of country heaven in his latest album California Sunrise. Throughout the 12-song collection, Pardi shines at setting classic country melodies to modern percussion in a danceable throwback style that is all his own. His playful references to country fashion disarm the listener in the sexy “Cowboy Hat,”... Read more »

Can Country Songs Take You to Church?

Jun 23, 2016
In the latest Billboard Country Update, music journalist Tom Roland wrote a story about how a few newer country songs have almost crossed over into Christian music or even gospel-tinged tunes. The songwriter who wrote Tim McGraw’s latest No. 1 song “Humble and Kind,” for example, says the song came from her desire to give... Read more »

Nashville Cast Wraps First Overseas Tour

Jun 23, 2016
The cast of Nashville just wrapped its first tour in Ireland and the UK on Monday (June 21) with sell-outs in Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow, Bristol and three concerts in London. The bill featured live originals and songs from the series performed by Clare Bowen, Chris Carmack, Charles Esten and Sam Palladio. Jonathan Jackson joined the... Read more »


How the 'Brexit' Vote Could Impact Americans

Jun 24, 2016
A look at the impact on the US - your 401k (average it could drop today) and other factors that could have immediate and long-term impact

What Trump’s Campaign and Brexit Have in Common

Jun 24, 2016
Trump’s remarks from Scotland on Brexit sounded similar to his stump speeches.

Brexit a 'Wake-up Call' for World Leaders

Jun 24, 2016
Several world leaders express deep concern and uncertainty over the referendum.

Obama Reaffirms Ties to UK After Brexit Vote

Jun 24, 2016
President Obama said the relationship with the UK "will not change."

US Stocks Plunge on 'Brexit' Vote

Jun 24, 2016
The United Kingdom’s vote to exit the European Union has left investors stunned, pushing global markets and currencies into free fall.

2 Dead in California Fire That Torched 19,000 Acres

Jun 24, 2016
The cause of the fire is not known, officials say.