Carrie Underwood aims to be “beyond,” just like her CMA Awards co-hosts, Reba and Dolly

When Carrie Underwood hosts tonight’s 53rd CMA Awards, she’ll be doing it with two of her heroes, Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire. Since Reba and Carrie are from the same part of the country, she was a significant inspiration for the girl who would go on to win American Idol. “Reba’s from Oklahoma,” Carrie tells ABC Audio. “She’s from a very small town that’s not too far away from where I grew up. And she’s one of the women that made […]

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Morgan Wallen on his chances of being named CMA New Artist: “It’s cool for me either way”

“Whiskey Glasses” singer Morgan Wallen is up for New Artist of the Year at Wednesday night’s CMA Awards, and he says he’s enjoyed being a “CMA Nominee” almost as much as he’d enjoy actually taking the trophy home. “You know, it’d be something that I’d really cherish and really mean a lot to me if we won, but if we don’t, then I also just appreciate the nomination,” he told ABC Audio on Tuesday. “And I also […]

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Gwen Stefani pulls adorable prank on Blake Shelton

Blake Shelton got a taste of his own medicine thanks to girlfriend and fellow Voice judge Gwen Stefani. Shortly after it was announced that John Legend was crowned People‘s Sexiest Man Alive, Stefani immediately rubbed salt in the wound by blowing up the magazine cover and plastering it to Shelton’s trailer. Shelton was previously crowned People‘s Sexiest Man Alive in 2017 and hasn’t stopped reminding people of it since. The “Hollaback Girl” singer documented the operation on her Instagram Stories, leading up to the big reveal when […]

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Randy Travis, Brothers Osborne and more honored at 2019 ASCAP Awards

Despite chilly temperatures, the stars turned out on Monday, November 11 for the 2019 American Society of Composers and Publishers (ASCAP) Country Music Awards. The ceremony, which took place at Nashville’s Renaissance Hotel, celebrated the writers and publishers behind this year’s most popular songs, and also honored some iconic members of the Nashville songwriting community.  Randy Travis received the ASCAP Founders Award, in a tribute that included two surprise performances: One from Carrie Underwood, who performed Travis’ […]

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Maren Morris’ unborn baby waves hello in new sonogram video

Maren Morris introduced her fans to her unborn child with a new sonogram video, which shows her baby boy waving hello. “I got a wave today,” the singer wrote alongside the clip, which she posted to her socials.  Maren and her husband, fellow country artist Ryan Hurd, announced her pregnancy and her baby boy’s gender in late October, also on social media. Given the fact that her most recent album is titled Girl, and she’s spent much of 2019 […]

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Carrie Underwood reveals she’s been a driving force behind 2019’s female-centric CMA Awards

If you’re wondering who came up with the idea to use this year’s CMA Awards to honor country’s most-loved female voices, you probably don’t have to look much farther than twelve-time host, Carrie Underwood. “When we started talking about the CMAs this year, thinking about what theme we might have… I definitely was kind of pushing for a tribute to females in country music,” she tells ABC Audio. While the lack of female voices on country […]

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Lunch can’t ever get better than this: Ricky Skaggs and Sharon White step into Trisha’s Southern Kitchen

Trisha Yearwood invites Country Music Hall of Famer Ricky Skaggs and his wife, Sharon White of The Whites, into her Southern Kitchen this weekend on the Food Network. “Trisha is one of the sweetest people I’ve ever known,” Ricky says. “Getting to spend the afternoon just kicking back, laughing, and singing with her and… Sharon — and oh my goodness, eating her fabulous cooking —  was one of the best days I can ever remember!” “It was like going home to see family […]

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“Sorry, boys!” Carrie Underwood has her sights set on winning Entertainer of the Year

Wednesday night, Carrie Underwood will lead a tribute to country music’s greatest female voices, as she hosts the CMA Awards for the twelfth time, this year with legendary co-hosts Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire. This year, the “Southbound” hitmaker also happens to be the only female nominee for the night’s top prize, Entertainer of the Year. Dolly took home the trophy in 1978, before Reba did in 1986. While many consider Entertainer to be a touring award, Carrie believes it’s […]

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What You See Is What You Get, and Luke Combs would love to see himself take home a CMA Award with Brooks & Dunn

What You See Is What You Get, Luke Combs’ much-anticipated second album, comes out today, as its latest single, “Even Though I’m Leaving,” sits at number two on the country chart. The North Carolina native’s sophomore effort contains several high-profile collaborations: “Does to Me” with Eric Church, and “1, 2 Many” with Brooks & Dunn. “I love those guys,” Luke says. “Kix and Ronnie have been heroes of mine as long as I can remember pretty much. And, you know, […]

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Brotherly Love: How John Osborne got the best CMA souvenir ever, thanks to TJ

It’s less than a week until the 53rd CMA Awards air Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. Thanks to his musical partner TJ, John Osborne has one of the best CMA souvenirs ever — the designer coat he wore back in 2016 when Brothers Osborne took home their first Vocal Duo trophy. “When we won our first CMA, I rented a Manuel jacket, because I couldn’t afford buying a Manuel jacket, it was too expensive,” John tells ABC Audio. […]

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