Toby Keith

Read Stephen Colbert's speech inducting Toby Keith into the Songwriters Hall of Fame

Stephen Colbert inducted country superstar Toby Keith into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame Thursday evening. At first the pairing might have raised an eyebrow or two—certainly Colbert-in-character would love the “Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue” singer, but did actual Colbert? Turns out, the answer is an overwhelming “Yes.” The TV host spoke of the first time he met the singer and his astonishing career topping the music charts. 

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George Jones tributes: Brad Paisley, Jimmy Buffett, Alan Jackson, and more play covers -- VIDEO

Since the April 26 passing of George Jones, country music artists and fans have been in mourning. But as we all know, music heals, which is why set-lists included tributes to the Possum over the weekend. Here are some that have made their way to YouTube. Jones’ funeral will take place May 2, at The Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, and be open to the public.

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CMA Awards: Eric Church leads noms (and Snoop Dogg's in the house!)

Eric Church

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Nominations for the 46th Annual CMA Awards (airing live on Nov. 1 on ABC) were announced this morning on Good Morning America. Eric Church led the way with five nods, including Male Vocalist and Album of the Year, along with Song, Single, and Video of the Year for his hit “Springsteen.” (Not a country music fan?

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CMT Music Award Nominations: Little Big Town must win for 'Fix You' cover -- VIDEO

Little Big Town

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Nominations for June 6’s CMT Music Awards were announced this morning, with Carrie Underwood leading the pack with five nods, followed by Miranda Lambert, who received four.

See the full list below, which also includes three nominations a piece for Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Taylor Swift, Rascal Flatts, and Thompson Square.

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