Luke Bryan Says Blake Shelton Won’t Let Him Meet Gwen Stefani

Before being honored as one of the CMT Artists of the Year, Luke Bryan told “Entertainment Tonight” that Blake Shelton doesn’t want Luke to meet Gwen Stefani. He then went on to joke that he is trying to get Gwen an appointment with an optometrist. During the show, Blake let the jokes fly in Luke’s … Read more

Chris Stapleton Delivers Epic Performance as CMT Breakthrough Artist of the Year

Maybe CMT created an award just to honor Chris Stapleton at the 2015 CMT Artists of the Year awards, but so what– he deserves it. Last month, Stapleton was honored with three CMA Awards– Album of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year and Best New Artist. His debut album spent a couple of weeks … Read more

Darius Rucker, RaeLynn and Cassadee Pope Honor Blake Shelton

It’s been a big year for Blake Shelton. Blake notched his 20th No. 1 single, 15 of those singles being in a row. He hosted “Saturday Night Live” and was the musical guest. Blake was nominated for CMA Male Vocalist of the Year, losing for the first time in 6 years, but still. On top … Read more

The Time Adele and Darius Rucker Covered Lady Antebellum’s “Need You Now”

As the 2015 CMT Artists of the Year show approaches and Adele‘s new album, 25, continues to smash every music industry record ever, let’s look back at the time the pop superstar teamed up with Darius Rucker to perform Lady Antebellum’s “Need You Now.” In 2010, you couldn’t go underwater without hearing the GRAMMY Award-winning … Read more

Chris Stapleton Slated to Receive the 2015 CMT Artists of the Year Breakout Award

It has just been announced that three-time CMA award winner Chris Stapleton will receive CMT Artists of the Year Breakout Award as well as perform live at the sixth annual CMT Artists of the Year show and, really, no one is more deserving. The country music singer/songwriter became an icon overnight after winning three CMA awards this … Read more

Hoda and Kathie Lee Unveil CMT Artists of the Year By Guessing Their Baby Pictures

To announce the 2015 CMT Artists of the Year, Hoda and Kathie Lee unveiled the honorees by guessing their baby photos. The ladies, who host the fourth hour of “Today” and really love Blake Shelton, did a pretty good job of guessing. Minus when they asked if baby Sam Hunt was baby Clint Black. CMT … Read more

Jason Aldean Rocked His #CMTAOTY Performance

The CMT Artists of The Year awards have only been around since 2010, but Jason Aldean has been lauded “one of the biggest influences in Country music” each and every year. The artists were chosen based on their impact in country music through massive radio airplay, chart-topping album sales and millions of individual downloads of … Read more

Keith Urban Goes R&B For CMTAOTY Performance

Talk about a man’s world. During the CMT Artists of the Year awards, Keith Urban opted to sing a James Brown for his performance. James Brown who? Urban‘s performance of a “Man’s Man’s Man’s World” was, well– out of this world. To really add to the 1966 hit, Urban had an all-female band, which included … Read more

Miranda Lambert Like Never Before at CMTAOTY Awards

During the CMT Artists of the Year celebration, Miranda Lambert opted to perform her favorite song on the Platinum album, rather than one of her big-time hits. “Holding On To You” is a bluesy, sexy love song comparing every awesome and wonderful thing Miranda has ever done to just being with the one she loves … Read more