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Josh Turner Wins First GMA Dove Award for “I Saw the Light”

Josh Turner Wins First GMA Dove Award for “I Saw the Light”

Josh Turner won his first Gospel Music Association Dove Award at the 50th annual GMA Dove Awards on Oct. 15 in Nashville. Josh took home the trophy for Bluegrass/Country/Roots Recorded Song of the Year for “I Saw The Light.” “I Saw the Light” is featured on Josh’s first album of gospel music, I Serve a…MORE

Radio Hall of Fame Member Bob Kingsley Dies at 80

Radio Hall of Fame Member Bob Kingsley Dies at 80

One of the most recognizable radio voices in the world, Bob Kingsley, 80, passed away at his home in Weatherford, Texas, on Oct. 17 after a battle with cancer. As the former host and executive producer of Bob Kingsley’s Country Top 40, Bob has been inducted into both the Country Music DJ Hall of Fame…MORE

CMT Artists of the Year Recap & Red Carpet Photo Gallery

CMT Artists of the Year Recap & Red Carpet Photo Gallery

CMT’s Artists of the Year celebration invaded Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center on Oct. 16. The star-studded evening featured performances from some of country’s biggest names as CMT honored its five Artists of the Year—Carrie Underwood, Dan + Shay, Kane Brown, Luke Combs and Thomas Rhett—as well as Reba McEntire (Artist of a Lifetime award) and…MORE

Blake Shelton Releases Soulful New Song, “Jesus Got a Tight Grip” [Listen]

Blake Shelton Releases Soulful New Song, “Jesus Got a Tight Grip” [Listen]

Blake Shelton dropped a soulful new song, “Jesus Got a Tight Grip,” on Oct. 16. Co-penned by Blake, Chase McGill, Jessi Alexander and Rhett Akins, “Jesus Got a Tight Grip” will be featured on Blake’s upcoming album, Fully Loaded: God’s Country, which will drop on Dec. 13. The 12-song offering will feature five new tunes—including…MORE

Cam and Hubby Announce They Are Expecting Their First Child

Cam and Hubby Announce They Are Expecting Their First Child

Cam and husband Adam Weaver announced they are expecting their first child via a video on social media on Oct. 15. “We’ve been keeping a secret to ourselves for the past seven months, but I feel like it’s time to let you guys in on it,” says Cam in the clip, as the camera pans…MORE

Everything You Need to Know About Tonight’s “CMT Artists of the Year” Special

Everything You Need to Know About Tonight’s “CMT Artists of the Year” Special

From honorees and awards to performers and presenters, here’s everything a country music fan needs to know about CMT’s Artists of the Year television special. Date: Oct. 16 Time: 8 p.m. ET Location: Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center Television Station: CMT Honorees: Carrie Underwood, Dan + Shay, Kane Brown, Luke Combs and Thomas Rhett Artist of a…MORE

Garth Brooks Reveals Fifth Stop on “Dive Bar Tour”

Garth Brooks Reveals Fifth Stop on “Dive Bar Tour”

After taking his Dive Bar Tour to Chicago (July 15), Bakersfield (Aug. 15) and New Braunfels (Sept. 23)—and with an upcoming date in Sanford, Fla., on Oct. 16—Garth Brooks announced the fifth stop on his seven-date tour: The Dusty Armadillo in Rootstown, Ohio. “This is going to be like coming home for us,” says Garth.…MORE

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