Country Music News

June 4, 2019

Jimmie Allen will be walking the red carpet at Wednesday night’s CMT Music Awards with his mother.

He says his mom has some very specific directions for the stylist picking out her dress for the night.

Jimmie is up for Breakthrough Video of the Year for his debut single, “Best Shot.”

Toby Keith and Cole Swindell have been added to the list of presenters for Wednesday night’s CMT Music Awards. 

Toby will also perform his new single, “That’s Country Bro,” for the first time on TV, and Cole will join him for one of Toby’s biggest hits.

Other performers include, Keith Urban, Little Big Town, Luke Combs, Zac Brown Band Carrie Underwood, Dan and Shay, Kane Brown, Kelsea Ballerini and Luke Bryan.

The night will also feature collaborations by Maren Morris and Sheryl Crow; Thomas Rhett, Little Big Town and Trombone Shorty, Tanya Tucker and Brandi Carlile, and Brett Young and R&B legends Boyz II Men.

The CMT Music Awards, hosted by Little Big Town, airs live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on June 5th at 7:00 pm.

Voting is still open at

Runaway June will release their debut albumBlue Roses, on June 28th.

The band’s Jennifer Wayne says, “The name Runaway June is symbolic of the many pivotal moments in our lives and career that happen in the month of June. It’s only fitting that our first album comes out in June.”

The 10-track project includes the single “Buy My Own Drinks.”

Randy Houser will headline the Magnolia tour this fall.

His pal Paul Cauthen will open the shows, which kick off on October 24th in Dallas, and additional support acts are to be determined. Tickets go on sale this Friday.

Brett Young and his wife Taylor are feeling good about their first baby’s impending arrival, but Brett has been leaning on pal Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum for some wisdom on how to mix family life and career.

She’ll be a tour-bus tot in no time. But this week, Brett’s in Nashville for CMA Music Fest and to perform on the CMT Music Awards on Wednesday night.

Luke Combs and his band recently spent some time backstage at The Tonight Show performing a fantastic cover of The Allman Brothers Band’s “Ramblin’ Man.”


Chris Berg

Chris was born in Webster City and raised in Charles City. As a young kid, he would always be caught singing along to songs on the radio. He says he's good at karaoke but we think otherwise. ;) In his free time, he enjoys beginning new projects at home and hardly ever finishing them. Chris lives in Charles City with his wife Vicki, daughter Brynlee and son Jaxon.
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