"Chet was a fierce advocate for country music long before country was cool," said CMT president Brian Philips, characterizing Flippo's reporting for Rolling Stone in the 1970s as "the kind of no-holds-barred music journalism that doesn't exist anymore, anywhere."
Sammy Kershaw says his current single is one he hadn't intended to record himself.
Miranda Lambert could win a new award. The country star is up for Best Interactive Music Video with her hit "Fastest Girl In Town" at tonight's O Music Awards.
Whitman's career began in the late 1940s, and his tenor falsetto and ebony moustache and sideburns became global trademarks.
CORRECTS DATE OF DEATH TO JUNE 19 - FILE - This undated file photo shows country singer Slim Whitman.
John Mayer 's new single " Paper Doll " was released on Tuesday, and immediately, speculation began that the song was John's response to Taylor Swift 's alleged song about him, "Dear John."
The 67-year-old singer who has spent most of her life in the spotlight offered this advice to young artists on navigating the world of paparazzi attention: "You're screwed.
You might assume that the three members of The Band Perry automatically got into the group because they're siblings, but that isn't the case.
George Jones ' widow Nancy Jones is moving forward with plans to turn the late country star's life into a feature film.
You've got to hand it to John Mayer . He and his marketing team are friggin' geniuses.
Jay-Z's partnership with Samsung for his new album, "Magna Carta Holy Grail," is another sign of how musicians are finding new ways to push, sell and promote their music, and how the multiplatinum performer - who famously rapped "I'm not a businessman, I'm a business, man" - continues to leverage his enduring popularity into a successful brand.
Florida Georgia Line and Nelly 's appearance at this year's Stars for Second Harvest benefit concert helped raise a record-breaking $100,000 for Middle Tennessee's Second Harvest Food Bank.
While you're waiting for Jason Mraz to release some new music, you can check him out this week in an unexpected place: a new album by country star Hunter Hayes , best known for his hit "Wanted."
Brantley Gilbert never leaves the house without his brass knuckles and wallet chain, but those potential weapons are a no-go when going through airport security.
Taylor Swift, seen here performing at the 2013 CMT Music Awards in Nashville, will bring her Red Tour July 19 and July 20 to Philadelphia.
During the final night at this year's inaugural Taste of Country Music Festival, it was announced that Brad Paisley will headline next year's incarnation of the event.
Hunter Hayes will sing "I Want Crazy" with finalist Danielle Bradbery and Florida Georgia Line and Nelly will perform the "Cruise" remix on the season finale of NBC's The Voice Tuesday night at 9 p.m. ET.