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CMT Awards Rescheduled for Oct. 14

CMT Awards Rescheduled for Oct. 14

The 2020 CMT Music Awards—originally slated for June 3—will now take place on October 14. CMT released a statement on April 3: “Our top priority this last month has been rebuilding our hometown of Nashville following the tornado and ensuring the safety of our fans, employees, artists and partners during the COVID-19 crisis. As we look…MORE

John Prine Battles COVID-19 & Pneumonia in Hospital ICU: “He Is Very Ill”

John Prine Battles COVID-19 & Pneumonia in Hospital ICU: “He Is Very Ill”

John Prine’s wife, Fiona, provided an update on her husband’s condition via Instagram on April 2. Fiona confirmed that John, 73, has been diagnosed with COVID-19, as well as pneumonia in both lungs. John has been in the hospital since March 26 and using a ventilator since March 28. “He is very ill and yet…MORE

Keith Urban Drops Illuminating New Video for “God Whispered Your Name” [Watch]

Keith Urban Drops Illuminating New Video for “God Whispered Your Name” [Watch]

Keith Urban released a new video for his single, “God Whispered Your Name.” Penned by James Slater, Shy Carter, Micah Carter and Chris August, “God Whispered Your Name” is Keith’s first new music in 2020. The new video juxtaposes Keith in the isolation of a dark room (warehouse in Nashville) with the expansiveness of performing…MORE

Lady Antebellum Announces Rescheduled Dates on “Ocean 2020 Tour”

Lady Antebellum Announces Rescheduled Dates on “Ocean 2020 Tour”

Lady Antebellum revealed rescheduled dates for their Ocean 2020 Tour, which will now kick off in July. Originally scheduled dates in May and June were rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Lady A’s tour will start on July 2 in Sacramento, Calif., with special guests Jake Owen and Maddie & Tae. Tickets purchased for the…MORE

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CMA Fest 2020 Has Been Canceled

CMA Fest 2020 Has Been Canceled

Nashville’s 2020 CMA Fest on June 4–7 has been canceled. It will not be rescheduled. The Country Music Association issued the following statement on March 31: After careful deliberation, and in following the latest guidance from national, state and local authorities, we are sad to announce that CMA Fest will not take place in 2020.…

Tennessee Tornado Relief: How to Donate Money, Food, Time & More

Tennessee Tornado Relief: How to Donate Money, Food, Time & More

In the wake of the tornadoes that ripped though Tennessee on March 3—killing at least 22 people and damaging hundreds of structures—many folks are wondering how to help. Money To donate money, visit the Middle Tennessee Emergency Response Fund, which was created by the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee to support those affected by the…