Country Rebel Sturgill Simpson Awed By Grammy NomSturgill Simpson's records have defied easy characterization. But this year, The Recording Academy decided that, whatever genre he was, he made one of the best records of the year. And that's enough for him.
Garth Brooks Wins Top Award, Beyonce Performs At CMA AwardsGarth Brooks, who lost entertainer of the year at last year's Country Music Association Awards when he returned to music after a 13-year break, won the top prize at the show Wednesday, where Beyonce and the Dixie Chicks' surprise duet performance was met with love and hate.
Luke Bryan Wants Three-Peat At CMA AwardsChristmas could come early for country star Luke Bryan. The singer may have a three-peat as entertainer of the year at the CMA Awards on Wednesday night. Bryan has won the top prize for two consecutive years.
Country Music Star Kenny Chesney Receiving 2 AwardsCountry music star Kenny Chesney picked up the first of two awards in as many days on Tuesday after releasing the 17th album of his career. Chesney was honored as a songwriter and will next be awarded as a top entertainer.
Garth Brooks Joins Amazon's Streaming Music ServiceA week after launching its paid streaming music service, Amazon announced a deal with one of streaming music's biggest holdouts. Select songs by country superstar Garth Brooks will be available on Amazon Music Unlimited.
Randy Travis Sings At His Hall Of Fame InductionCountry music singer Randy Travis found his distinctive voice three years after a life-threatening stroke, and sang "Amazing Grace" during his induction Sunday into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Luke Bryan's Farm Tour Hits Home For Farmer's SonLuke Bryan has been doing the Farm Tour for eight years, and it's grown in scale and purpose. This year, he put out an EP to go along with the tour, similar to what he did for years during his annual Spring Break tours.
Country Singer Tanya Tucker Hospitalized, Cancels ShowsCountry music singer Tanya Tucker is postponing six concerts on her North American tour because if illness.
Jason Aldean Shuns Streaming & Tops ChartsDespite his star status, Jason Aldean still holds onto his everyman qualities. He isn't a big TV star like some of his country music peers, but he regularly sells out stadiums and arenas.
Country Song Mashup Celebrates CMA's 50th AnniversaryMusic awards shows love to mashup songs and artists together, but the Country Music Association took the mashup to a new level for their upcoming 50th anniversary.
McGraw & Underwood Win Big At CMT AwardsTim McGraw ended Carrie Underwood's four-year winning streak for the top prize at the 2016 CMT Music Awards with his video for "Humble and Kind," while stars from outside of the country music world performed on stage.
Dierks Bentley Goes Dark On New RecordCountry star Dierks Bentley may be known for his boozy party songs like "Drunk On a Plane," but as a singer, he loves going dark. He's even named his new album "Black." The title track is one of Bentley's sexiest songs of his career.

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