Miranda Lambert Scores Fifth No. 1 with “Mama’s Broken Heart”

Miranda Lambert has scored her fifth No. 1 single with “Mama’s Broken Heart.” She knew she wanted to record the track, written by Kacey Musgraves, Shane McAnally and Brandy Clark, the moment she heard it. “The reason I love this song is because it’s about how sometimes when you get your heart broken, you kinda [...] Read More

Dakota Bradley to Release Debut Single Produced by Tim McGraw

Country newcomer Dakota Bradley will release his debut single, “Somethin’ Like Somethin’,” to radio on April 29. The track was co-written by Mark Irwin, Josh Kear, and Shane McAnally and is the lead single from his upcoming debut album, produced by Tim McGraw and Byron Gallimore. Watch a clip of Dakota singing “Somethin’ Like Somethin’” [...] Read More

Phil Vassar to Headline CMA Songwriter Series in New York City

The CMA Songwriter Series will return to Joe’s Pub in New York City for a special two-night event May 7-8 to celebrate nine years. The event will feature singer-songwriters Phil Vassar, Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally and host Bob DiPiero. “Nashville’s songwriters are the best in the world and CMA is excited to showcase them again [...] Read More

Phil Vassar to Headline CMA Songwriter Series in New York City

The CMA Songwriter Series will return to Joe’s Pub in New York City for a special two-night event May 7-8 to celebrate nine years. The event will feature singer-songwriters Phil Vassar, Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally and host Bob DiPiero. “Nashville’s songwriters are the best in the world and CMA is excited to showcase them again [...] Read More

New Artist Spotlight: Kacey Musgraves

By Bob Doerschuk © 2013 CMA Close Up® News Service / Country Music Association®, Inc. One strength of country music is its ability to mirror real life. Rarer is the artist whose stories come to us not washed in neon but raised from a deeper, dreamier place. Kacey Musgraves is one such anomaly. Born in [...] Read More