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The unsinkable Reba rockets once again to the top of Billboard’s country albums chart with Love Somebody, landing there on first-week sales of 58,351 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The now mono-monikered star first hit the charts on May 8, 1976, with the yearningly prophetic “I Don’t Want to Be a One Night Stand.” So... Read more »
Shopping for a wedding dress on a budget is hard — like really, really hard. It requires creativity, compromise and serious searching both online and in stores. However, it is possible to find a dress that matches your style, price point and vision. When dress shopping, try not to feel defeated. Chances are, you won't [...]
This weekend on an all-new CMT Hot 20 Countdown, we’re all over the Academy of Country Music Awards in Texas! From the glamorous red carpet to the excitement backstage and everywhere in between, we’ve got the exclusive interviews and hilarious moments you didn’t see on the live broadcast. Miranda Lambert explains why her “chest was... Read more »
It was a battle between husband and wife for the top spot on Top 20 Country Countdown, but Blake Shelton came away the winner with his new video, “Sangria,” taking over the top spot, knocking Miranda Lambert down to No. 2 with “Little Red Wagon” after two weeks at No. 1. Little Big Town and Kip Moore also [...]
"Oh, wow." Those were Jason Aldean‘s very first words when he won his very first award from the Academy of Country Music in 2006. Joe Nichols (the previous year's top new male vocalist) and actress Michelle Stafford announced the award, and I remember being able to almost feel how nervous Aldean was when he got... Read more »
Meet Jeremy Pawlowski, the vision and voice behind the popular blog and Instagram feed “America Y’all.” Our sister site, DIY Network, profiled Jeremy as a Creative Genius over on the blog Made + Remade, and we think Jeremy embodies the spirit of Great American Country. Here, Jeremy gives some advice for seeing America (without quitting [...]
In Time magazine’s recent feature on “The 100 Most Influential People,” Carrie Underwood had the chance to sing the praises of another singer — Audra McDonald. Since graduating from the Julliard School in 1993, McDonald has graced the stages of musicals, operas, screen, television and recording studios, winning six Tony awards and two Grammys. She... Read more »
You know what pairs perfectly with country music? Travel, y'all. Country stars spend a lot of time on the road, riding their glamorous motor homes  from city to city to play music for their fans. Some artists also use their travel experiences as inspiration for songs. Do you know which tune is about a band that shares its name [...]
Earth Day and Earth Month only occur once a year, but don't limit "green" behavior to the 30 days of April. You can protect the environment every day by doing these seven simple tasks, and once they become habit, helping to preserve Mother Nature won't seem like a chore. 1. Unplug — Instead of scrolling through Instagram, [...]
For many engaged couples, wedding planning kicks into high gear this time of year. And while it's fun choosing menu items, a cake and flower arrangements, it's also stressful and exhausting, especially for anyone working with a tight budget. Since I'm in the midst of planning a wedding myself, I'd like to share some tips on [...]
Everything is bigger in Texas, so the Academy of Country Music headed to the Lone Star State to celebrate the 50th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, home of the Dallas Cowboys. The evening kicked off with Keith Urban and Eric Church taking the stage to perform [...]
In Great American Country’s new series, Salvage Dawgs, the guys at Virginia-based Black Dog Salvage are on a mission to find and repurpose the treasures hidden inside historic structures. The series premieres with two back-to-back episodes on Monday, April 20 at 10/9c, and if you haven’t jumped on the upcycling bandwagon yet, you’re about to. [...]
Spring should be officially titled the "season of festivals" due to the number of outdoor events that take place during its three-month stretch. The days last longer; people stay out later; music plays louder; the drinks taste better. Yes, spring has sprung in all its glory. Most of us look for excuses to get outside, eat good [...]
Miranda Lambert makes it two weeks at No. 1 on Top 20 Country Countdown with “Little Red Wagon,” but she had some serious competition! Carrie Underwood remained at No. 2 with “Little Toy Guns,” while Lambert’s husband, Blake Shelton, made it to the list with “Sangria,” coming in at No. 3. Florida Georgia Line and Tyler Farr also [...]
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