Memorial Day: A Country Playlist

May 23, 2015
Country music’s history of honoring those who serve in the armed forces dates back to Ernest Tubb‘s “Soldier’s Last Letter,” which spent four weeks at the top of the country chart in 1944. Those brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation have remained on the minds of country artists throughout... Read more »

Tyler Farr Has No. 1 Single With “A Guy Walks Into a Bar”

May 23, 2015
Tyler Farr trots into the winner’s circle on Billboard’s country airplay chart this week with “A Guy Walks Into a Bar.” It’s been a long haul. The song began its upward journey 42 weeks ago. And for the third straight week, the Zac Brown Band’s Jekyll + Hyde is country music’s bestselling album. The highest... Read more »

Jason Aldean’s New Video Takes Him Back to Clock-Punching Days

May 22, 2015
Jason Aldean used to be a soft drink delivery guy. Let that image sink in a little before you hear this. His new video for his sexy new single, “Tonight Looks Good on You,” premieres Saturday (May 23) on CMT Hot 20 Countdown. In it, Aldean plays a part — not a starring part, just... Read more »

Why Brad Paisley Fears Blake Shelton’s Phone Call

May 22, 2015
This weekend on an all-new CMT Hot 20 Countdown, we’re in Atlanta for the inaugural Shaky Boots music festival! We’ve got hot performances and interviews with Brad Paisley, Kip Moore, The Band Perry, Justin Moore, Sara Evans and more. And we have the exclusive world premiere of Jason Aldean’s brand new video, “Tonight Looks Good... Read more »

Luke Bryan Overwhelmed by Hall of Fame Exhibit

May 22, 2015
From his grade school backpack to his first guitar and a lengthy list of accolades and awards, fans anxious for a glimpse into the life of superstar Luke Bryan don’t have to look any farther than his new Dirt Road Diary exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville. “It’s an... Read more »


Drivers Stranded, Homes Damaged by Houston-Area Flash Flooding

May 26, 2015
Roadways in the Houston area are blocked, drivers are stranded and homes were destroyed due to flash flooding, officials said.

Colorado Theater Shooter's Notebook to Take Center Stage

May 26, 2015
Defendant's writings will be interpreted by both sides.

The Story Behind the Memorial Day Wedding Photo Gone Viral

May 26, 2015
A remarkable photo exemplifies the Memorial Day spirit.

Fighter Jets Scramble Following at Least 6 Threats to Planes

May 26, 2015
Several planes had to be escorted to remote areas at JFK Airport.

Iraq Announces Launch of Operation to Retake Western Anbar Province From Islamic State

May 26, 2015
Iraq announces launch of operation to retake western Anbar province from Islamic State

Fire at Home for Elderly in Central China Kills 38 People

May 26, 2015
Fire sweeps through privately run home for the elderly in central China, killing 38 people