Brantley Gilbert reflects on late dog Alley in People's Sexiest Man Alive issue

ABC/Image Group LABrantley Gilbert may have a rugged persona, but he has a soft spot for his late dog, Alley. 

Dan + Shay's Dan Smyers says his four dogs are "a constant form of entertainment"

ABC/Image Group LADan Smyers of Dan + Shay has found himself in People's 2019 Sexiest Man Alive issue, alongside his four furry friends. 

Zac Brown Band extends The Owl Tour into spring 2020

Diego PerniaAfter hitting 32 stops on the trek in 2019, Zac Brown Band has announced that they’ll be extending their “The Owl Tour” into the spring of 2020. So far, the group has hit historic...

Blake Shelton has some advice for newly crowned Sexiest Man Alive John Legend

ABC / Image Group LADuring Tuesday night's episode of The Voice, Blake Shelton revealed that his fellow coach John Legend is People’s 2019 Sexiest Man Alive. As the recipient of that...

After nabbing CMA Entertainer of the Year, Garth Brooks has his anniversary on his mind

ABC/Image Group LAThough the 2019 CMA Awards ceremony may have been structured around honoring country’s iconic women, the top honor of the evening ultimately went to Garth Brooks. It was the seventh time the...

Country star trivia

Comstock/ThinkstockOn this day in 2001, this country superstar appeared as a special guest during *NSYNC Live! The Atlantis Concert special, singing "Stand By Me," "Fire And Rain" and "Lean On Me" with the...

Ciara named as host of 2019 American Music Awards; Kesha and Big Freedia to perform

ABC/dick clark productionsdick clark productions and ABC announced Thursday morning that multi-platinum singer/songwriter Ciara will host the 2019 American Music Awards.

Nashville notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockCaroline Jones will make her Grand Ole Opry debut on Saturday. Held at the Ryman Auditorium, Caroline will perform during the evening's two sets at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. 

Backstage at the CMA Awards 2019: Garth shares the praise, Luke's in disbelief, and Maren's baby's her good luck charm

Country Music AssociationBackstage at the 53rd Annual CMA Awards at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena, Garth Brooks reveled at winning his seventh Entertainer of the Year trophy, a number that's quite famously always...

Jimmy Kimmel hosts sixth edition of "Mean Tweets: Music Edition"

ABC/Randy HolmesThe 53rd Annual CMA Awards aired Wednesday night on ABC, and later on, so did a sixth installment of Jimmy Kimmel Live!'s Mean Tweets: Music Edition.

On female-centric CMA Awards, Maren Morris wins Album of the Year, but Garth grabs Entertainer...again

Mark Seliger/ABCThe 53rd annual CMA Awards, airing live from Nashville Wednesday night on ABC, was supposed to be all about celebrating the great female voices of country music.  And while those voices were front and...

53Rd Annual CMA Awards: The Winners

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Taylor Swift, Garth Brooks featured in "Bluebird" documentary trailer

Walt Disney Television/Paula LoboA trailer for the new documentary Bluebird has been released and features a series of superstars who are connected to the iconic venue.

Chris Lane and Lauren Bushnell turn their wedding day into "Big, Big Plans" video

ABC/Image Group LAChris Lane and Lauren Bushnell takes fans inside their wedding day in the video for his song, "Big, Big Plans." 

Raise a glass of "Tequila:" Dan + Shay's hit is BMI's Country Song of the Year

ABC/Image Group LADan + Shay's "Tequila" has earned another distinguished honor. 

Reese Witherspoon, Jimmie Allen, Joe Walsh and more added as CMA Awards presenters & performers

Mark Seliger/ABCMore stars have been added to the list of presenters and performers for the CMA Awards. 

Detroit Garth City: Garth Brooks announces 2020 Stadium Tour date

Copyright 8 Ten, Inc.Garth Brooks has found his next stadium stop for 2020. 

Carrie Underwood aims to be "beyond," just like her CMA Awards co-hosts, Reba and Dolly

Mark Seliger/ABCWhen Carrie Underwood hosts tonight's 53rd CMA Awards, she'll be doing it with two of her heroes, Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire.

Country star trivia

Comstock/ThinkstockThe CMA Awards have taken place in Nashville every year except for 2005. Can you guess where the awards show took place that year? ANSWER: Madison Square Garden, in New York City.

Kacey Musgraves video, "Old Town Road" are early CMA winners

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Nebraska Community Foundation focuses on the future at 25th Annual Celebration

Nebraska Community Foundation focuses on the future at 25th Annual Celebration

Troopers Find 121 LBs of Marijuana in I-80 Traffic Stop

Troopers Find 121 LBs of Marijuana in I-80 Traffic Stop

NDOT Announces the Opening of Highways in Cherry County

NDOT Announces the Opening of Highways in Cherry County

Hastings man gets three years in prison for causing son's brain damage

Hastings man gets three years in prison for causing son's brain damage

Church Burglaries in Cozad Under Investigation

Church Burglaries in Cozad Under Investigation

Sidney sweeps through quarterfinals at state volleyball

Sidney sweeps through quarterfinals at state volleyball

List: River Country high school recruits sign with college teams

List: River Country high school recruits sign with college teams

Thursday's local scoreboard, Nov. 14

Thursday's local scoreboard, Nov. 14

Red Oak advances to second state semifinal in six years

Red Oak advances to second state semifinal in six years

Fairbury's Jaelle Johnson, Raven DeFrain make their college softball commitments official Wednesday

Fairbury's Jaelle Johnson, Raven DeFrain make their college softball commitments official Wednesday