Sit down at Martina’s Table on Sunday, just in time to learn her Thanksgiving secrets

Sunday on Food Network, Martina McBride‘s new cooking show, Martina’s Table, premieres at 12 p.m. ET. “It’s a Thanksgiving episode, so I make a turkey,” the four-time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year explains. “I’m not gonna tell you my turkey secret,” she teases. “You have to tune in to see it. You know, [my husband] John and the girls are in the episode. We all have Thanksgiving dinner.” Martina’s older daughters, Delaney and Emma, now live in Los Angeles, but they […]

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Garth Brooks on his new song for Trisha Yearwood: “The song is so ‘me’ and how I feel…that it’s scary”

Garth Brooks debuted a brand new song called “Stronger Than Me” on the CMA Awards Wednesday evening. A song about his wife, Trisha Yearwood, who happened to be sitting in the front row, Garth admits that the decision to debut the track was a bit daunting. “This song is so ‘me,’ and how I feel toward Miss Yearwood, that it is scary,” he admits. With lyrics like, “If I had a choice I’d pray to God he takes […]

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Brad Paisley, Keith Urban & more country stars reflect on Roy Clark’s passing

The country world lost a beloved member of its community today when Roy Clark died of pneumonia, and now many of his fellow country stars have issued statements or taken to their socials to express their sadness at his loss. A Country Music Hall of Fame inductee and Grand Ole Opry member, Roy was well known for co-hosting the television series Hee Haw for 24 years. He also had crossover success on both the country and pop charts. He […]

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Keith Urban, Chris Stapleton and Carrie Underwood big winners at the CMA Awards

Keith Urban was the big winner at the 52nd annual CMA Awards, airing live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena Wednesday night on ABC. Keith walked off with Entertainer of the Year honors, but Chris Stapletonalso had a big night, grabbing Single and Song of the Year, along with his fourth Male Vocalist award. Carrie Underwood won for Female Vocalist of the Year — her fifth win in that category. Urban beat out fellow artists Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Chris Stapleton and Kenny Chesney for the honor, […]

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Backstage at the 52nd Annual CMA Awards: Country Music’s Biggest Night turns into an evening of Universal love

It was a Universal night backstage at the 52nd Annual CMA Awards. Universal Music Group artists swept every major category during Country Music’s Biggest Night, except for New Artist, Vocal Group, Video, and Musical Event. Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, and Brothers Osborne were all emotional — and somewhat stunned — at the new trophies they claimed. Male Vocalist, Song, and Single winner Chris Stapleton expressed his gratitude after winning awards for “Broken Halos,” a song he wrote with his mentor, Mike […]

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52nd annual CMA Awards — The winners

The 52nd Annual CMA Awards aired tonight on ABC, live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. Here are the winners: Entertainer of the Year Keith Urban Male Vocalist Chris Stapleton Female Vocalist Carrie Underwood Vocal Group Old Dominion Vocal Duo Brothers Osborne Album Golden Hour by Kacey Musgraves Producers: Musgraves, Ian Fitchuk and Daniel Tashian New Artist Luke Combs Song of the Year “Broken Halos” Songwriters: Chris Stapleton and Mike Henderson Single of the Year “Broken Halos” Producers: Chris Stapleton […]

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Hillary Scott, Luke Bryan share their Journeys of Faith with ABC Radio

Journeys of Faith, a podcast hosted by ABC’s Paula Faris, debuts its first three episodes Wednesday, November 14. Faris takes an intimate look at how some of the world’s most influential people lean on faith and spirituality to guide them through the best and worst of times. Among Faris’ early podcast guests are Lady Antebellum‘s Hillary Scott, as well as Luke Bryan, both of whom share their thoughts on life and faith. “As beautiful as this world is, it’s […]

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CMA nominee Kelsea Ballerini insists she won’t win: “It’s not time for me yet”

Kelsea Ballerini is up for Female Vocalist of the Year at Wednesday’s CMA Awards, but she’s convinced that she has no chance of winning…because she’s practical. “I feel like hopefully there will be a year where I feel like maybe it might be this year, but it’s not this year,” she tells ABC Radio. “It’s not time for me yet. Every year, things seem to grow in a positive direction, so we’ll see.” O.K. so if […]

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CMA nominees Lady Antebellum look forward to watching new stars, hugging old friends and rooting for Kelsea Ballerini at this year’s show

Lady Antebellum are up for Vocal Group of the Year at Wednesday’s CMA Awards.  They’ve been attending the show for about a decade now and Charles Kelley, Dave Haywood and Hillary Scott say there are certain things they look forward to seeing on the show each year. “Seeing these new artists, I think…’cause this is what these shows are, to me — to break new artists, and to show people, ‘This is the new crop,'” Charles tells ABC Radio.  “And […]

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No politics, no Barbie & Ken: Brad Paisley & Carrie Underwood aim for “meaningless and fun” at Wednesday’s CMA Awards

Right now in Nashville, rehearsals are underway for Wednesday’s 52nd Annual CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena. Eleven-time hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood have been so busy working on their open, they’re just learning about many of the performances for the first time. “What we do in this time period is really focus on the monologue,” Brad explains. “And then, that’s sort of the part later where you see a lot of ad-libbing, which is sort of the introduction […]

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