Tim McGraw is focusing on his hit songs with Big Machine Records on his new greatest hits album, McGraw Machine Hits: 2013-2019. The album is being released on November 20th and features 14 tracks, including "Highway Don't Care", "Humble and Kind", "Shotgun Rider" and "Meanwhile Back at Mama's" with Faith Hill. There is also a never released version of the Bellamy Brother's "Redneck Girl" featuring Midland, and a cover of the Cars' hit "Drive" with Chris Janson, LoCash, The Cadillac Three's Jaren Johnston and the Cars' Ric Ocasek.
When Eric Church was named Entertainer of the Year at the CMA Awards, Luke Combs couldn't hold in his excitement. He jumped up and was yelling "Yeah!" and pointing his finger at Eric. When he was asked about it after the show, Luke said that he is happy to see the trophy go to someone who has long been a musical legend in his eyes. "Without him, there is no me," Luke said. "And so I think no one has ever derserved anything more than he deserved to win that trophy tonight. As much as I would have loved to win, I couldn't have been more excited for him to."
Kelsea Ballerini responded to pregnancy rumours after her appearance on the CMA Awards. After the show, someone posted on Twitter asking if Kelsea was trying to hide a pregnancy. Her response, "I'm sure you mean well, but it's incredibly insensitive to ask or assume if another woman is preganant. I'm not by the way. Just carrying around my organs. But if I were, I'd want to share that in my own time when I felt ready. Let's not judge bloat levels on the internet." Kelsea has just released a new version of her song "Hole In The Bottle", featuring Shania Twain.
Carly Pearce was worried about what she was going to look like at the CMA Awards after she damaged her mouth in a fall on Halloween. "I fell and knocked my two front teeth out. I had a bunch of stitches in my mouth, looked completely different than what I looked like right now, and it was kind of scary because I knew I was going into the biggest week of my life," she told E! News. The injury didn't hurt her smile, she was beaming when her single with Lee Brice, "I Hope You're Happy Now", won for Musical Event of the Year.
Yesterday was a big day for Morgan Wallen, he picked up the CMA Award for New Artist of the Year and he also announced a new album called Dangerous. It will be a double album with 30 tracks and a collaboration with Chris Stapleton. It will be available on January 8th.
Rascal Flatts was the latest act to cancel their performance on the CMA Awards after a COVID-19 diagnosis. They did not specify which member had tested positive. Lady A also had to drop out of the show because of a COVID-19 diagnosis in one of their immediate families, and fiddle player Jenee Fleenor also received a positive test ahead of the show.
Clint Black and Lisa Hartman Black were unmasked last night on the Masked Singer. The couple, who were dressed as Snow Owls, were the first duo to compete in the history of the show. Panelist Nicole Scherzinger was able to name them correctly, however the other panelists were not. Robin Thicke and Jenny McCarthy Wahlberg thought it might be Amy Grant and Vince Gill. Ken Jeong's guess was Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman. Guest panelist Niecy Nash thought it could be Harry Hamlin and Lisa Rinna.
The Country Music Association Awards were held last night with Reba and Darius Rucker co-hosting the show. Here's a look at the winners:
Entertainer of the Year: Eric Church
Male Vocalist of the Year: Luke Combs
Female Vocalist of the Year: Maren Morris
Album of the Year: Luke Combs - What You See Is What You Get
Vocal Group of the Year: Old Dominion
Vocal Duo of the Year: Dan + Shay
New Artist of the Year: Morgan Wallen
Song of the Year: Maren Morris "The Bones"
Single of the Year: Maren Morris "The Bones"
Music Video of the Year: Miranda Lambert "Bluebird"
Musical Event of the Year: Carly Pearce and Lee Brice "I Hope You're Happy Now"
Musician of the Year: Jenee Fleanor
Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award: Charley Pride