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  • Traditions: Blake Shelton’s Cheeto Turkey, Scotty McCreery’s Cajun Thanksgiving and More
    by Cindy Watts on November 25, 2021 at 5:33 am

    Most of us have holiday traditions and celebrities are no different. Here’s what some of country music’s biggest stars are looking forward to this Thanksgiving. Blake Shelton makes creative turkeys with his stepsons. “The last couple of Thanksgivings, me and the boys will decide on a weird Turkey to make,” Shelton told People. “The first… Read more »

  • Country Music Christmas Movie Round-up: Ring in the Holidays with Reba, Scotty McCreery, Jana Kramer and more
    by Cindy Watts on November 24, 2021 at 10:21 pm

    Country music and Christmas goes together like milk and cookies. Some of the genre’s biggest stars stepped up this year and joined a slew of heartwarming holiday movies. Not to be discounted, there are decades of country music Christmas movies to dust off over the holiday season, too. Here’s a wrap-up of country Christmas flicks… Read more »

  • Video: The Voice’s Wendy Moten Suffers Dramatic Fall on Stage
    by Cindy Watts on November 24, 2021 at 7:06 pm

    Wendy Moten is bruised but fine after suffering a dramatic fall on stage Tuesday night during “The Voice.” Moten, who celebrated her 56th birthday the day before, tripped over a monitor following a group performance of The Four Tops’ “I Can’t Help Myself” with coach Blake Shelton and fellow team members Paris Winningham and Lana… Read more »

  • Brett Young And Boyz II Men Join Forces For CMT Crossroads Rendition Of “This Christmas”
    by Marcus K. Dowling on November 24, 2021 at 5:38 pm

    Embedded from Boyz II Men’s holiday staple cover of Donny Hathaway’s five-decade-old “This Christmas” gets a countrified refresh with Brett Young in this new version from CMT’s forthcoming holiday edition of Crossroads. The soulful crooners from “Motownphilly” join Chris Tomlin, Colbie Caillat, Dann Huff, Darius Rucker, Gavin DeGraw, and Maddie & Tae in performing… Read more »

  • Cody Johnson is the Guy in Merle Haggard’s ‘If We Make It Through December’
    by Cindy Watts on November 24, 2021 at 12:18 am

    Cody Johnson released his “A Cody Johnson Christmas” last week – just in time to be a turkey-stuffing soundtrack for Thanksgiving. The album is in Johnson’s traditional country style and includes Willie Nelson’s “Pretty Paper,” Merle Haggard’s “If We Make it Through December,” originals “Christmas All Year Long” and “Hat Made of Mistletoe” and classics… Read more »

  • Adele Reveals She Has Been A Chris Stapleton Fan For At Least A Decade
    by Marcus K. Dowling on November 23, 2021 at 9:24 pm

    In very short order, Adele could have a No. 1 country single. Given that her partner on the duet take of her new album 30’s lead single “Easy On Me” — which has been serviced to country radio — is Chris Stapleton, it’s likely also going to be a long-awaited dream come true — she… Read more »

  • Grammy Nominations: Chris Stapleton, Kacey Musgraves, Mickey Guyton, Jimmie Allen and More
    by Cindy Watts on November 23, 2021 at 6:56 pm

    Nominations for the 2022 Grammy Awards were revealed on Tuesday and Jimmie Allen, Chris Stapleton and Mickey Guyton are among country music’s top nominees. Allen, who is up for Best New Artist, is country music’s lone all-genre nominee. Guyton picked up three nominations – including her history-making Best Country Album nod. Guyton is the first… Read more »

  • Reba McEntire Talks “Christmas In Tune” Movie with John Schneider
    by Cindy Watts on November 23, 2021 at 6:03 pm

    Reba McEntire’s new Christmas movie is a country music fan’s dream come true. And if viewers watched television in the ’80s, even better. McEntire and John Schneider, most known for playing Bo Duke in hit television series “The Dukes of Hazzard,” co-star in the new Lifetime Christmas movie “Christmas In Tune.” The film debuts 8… Read more »

  • “The Voice”: Blake Shelton Calls Time Jumper Wendy Moten’s Performances “Iconic”
    by Marcus K. Dowling on November 23, 2021 at 4:09 pm

    Three weeks into the 21st season of The Voice, and those aware of country music history and nights on the town in Music City are rejoicing. Three-decade Nashville veteran and Memphis native Wendy Moten — and Grammy-winning western swing band The Time Jumpers lead vocalist — could win the entire season. Embedded from The… Read more »

  • Garth Brooks Says “All I Ever Wanted To Be Was George Strait” and Other Revelations
    by Cindy Watts on November 23, 2021 at 12:02 am

    Garth Brooks – with some help from his acoustic guitar and wife Trisha Yearwood – entertained his Ryman Auditorium audience Saturday night for two-and-a-half hours. There was no band and no fancy set. Brooks, clad in jeans, a ball cap and work boots, spent the night singing songs – not necessarily his own – telling… Read more »