Bro Country Is Still Selling This Year

Nov 27, 2014
(Straight From Nashville is a weekly column written by CMT.com managing editor Calvin Gilbert.) In times of country music turmoil, you can always turn to the gospel according to Willie. While a few signs have been signaling the possible decline of bro country, perspective can be found in a short chapter Willie Nelson wrote more... Read more »

CMT Artists of the Year Honoree Miranda Lambert Breaks All Kinds of Records

Nov 27, 2014
Award after award, No. 1 singles, a smash album and a powerhouse duet that had everyone talking are just a few reasons 2014 is a year to remember for Miranda Lambert. On Tuesday (Dec. 2), she’ll be honored during the CMT Artists of the Year special alongside Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line and... Read more »

Nine #blessed Moments: From Garth Brooks to Luke Bryan

Nov 27, 2014
I know, I know. Family, friends and faith. Those are the true blessings we’re all counting on Thanksgiving Day this year, and every year. But come on. If we’re being brutally honest, aren’t there some country music moments from 2014 you’re really, seriously thankful for, too? I know I am. I counted my blessings, and... Read more »

Eat Your Way Through Thanksgiving Like a Country Star

Nov 26, 2014
Whip out those stretchy pants, everybody, especially if you plan to celebrate Thanksgiving like Darius Rucker. “My favorite part of Thanksgiving is easy,” he says. “It’s food. It’s eating. It’s hanging out with family and getting some great food. Thanksgiving is about giving thanks for all the great things you’ve got, and I always give... Read more »

Eric Church’s Six Favorite Eric Church Songs

Nov 26, 2014
When I caught up with Eric Church in Chicago last week, he explained that when he puts together the set list for his live show, about half of the 27 songs were never on the radio. Still, his fans know all the words. So after playing all those deep cuts night after night, I thought... Read more »


Darren Wilson Says Fed Probe Will Clear Him Too

Nov 27, 2014
The Ferguson police officer cleared of charges in the killing of Michael Brown says he???s confident a federal criminal probe will also clear him.

What Happened to Ferguson Bakery Is What Thanksgiving Is About

Nov 27, 2014
A Missouri woman whose business was vandalized in Ferguson protests is busy pushing out pies and cakes at her bakery on Thanksgiving, despite damage to the store.

What Happened When FDR Rescheduled Thanksgiving

Nov 27, 2014
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt confused plenty of people when he issued a Presidential Proclamation moving Thanksgiving back a week.

Several Arrests Made Near Thanksgiving Day Parade

Nov 27, 2014
The uproar over a grand jury's decision to not charge Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown carried on to Thanksgiving, where several protesters we

Taliban Attack Rocks Upscale Kabul District

Nov 27, 2014
Explosions and gunfire as Taliban stages attack in upscale Kabul district

LAPD: Arrested Protesters to Be Released by Dinner

Nov 27, 2014
LAPD: Protesters arrested in Ferguson actions who can't make bail will be freed by dinnertime