Earlier this year, after his first single, "Missin' You Crazy," fizzled out at No. 25 on Billboard's Country Airplay chart, developing Capitol Nashville singer/songwriter Jon Pardi went to Universal Music Group Nashville (UMGN) chairman/CEO Mike Dungan with a big question.
Ryan Bingham has written the main title theme and will produce the music for the film "A Country Called Home," his first film/music project since winning an Oscar and a Grammy for 2009's "Crazy Heart."
Whether it was saluting Tim McGraw as a more-relevant-than-ever trailblazer, acknowledging the genre's love-hate relationship with Florida Georgia Line, the precociousness of Hunter Hayes or the current dominance of good buddies Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan, Tuesday night's live broadcast of "CMT Artists of the Year" had plenty of bro hugs to go around.
"Garth Broks, Live From Las Vegas" gave CBS a Thanksgiving weekend winner, drawing 9.33 million viewers during its second hour, according to Nielsen, as the network cruised to No. 1 in the ratings during both hours the special ran Friday, Nov. 29.
Rosanne Cash admits that when she looks back at her classic work from the 1980s, she feels somewhat removed from the artist that was topping the chart with works like "Seven Year Ache" and "Blue Moon With Heartache" during her years with Columbia Records.