Reba McEntire #1 on the Billboard Country Chart

March 29: On This Day

1909 – Country and western singer Moon Mullican is born in Polk County, Texas. Mullican was also a songwriter and played the piano.

1963Texas Ruby is killed in a trailer fire. Ruby was a part of the Curly Fox & Texas Ruby duo. The singer had fallen asleep smoking in a mobile home and died as a result of the fire that was caused. Click here to hear Blue Love by Curly Fox & Texas Ruby via YouTube.

1970Johnny Cash is #1 on the Country Album Charts with Hello, I’m Johnny Cash.

1980Conway Twitty is #1 on the Billboard Country Singles Chart with I’d Love To Lay You Down.

1997Reba McEntire is #1 on the Billboard Country Chart with How Was I To Know.

May 16th: On This Day

On this day in 1989, Reba McEntire’s Greatest Hits became the singer’s first platinum album. The album covered Reba’s hit singles from 1984 through 1986. No new material was recorded for the album.

Greatest Hits peaked at No. 2 on the U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums chart and at No. 134 on the Billboard 200.

The album has since been Certified Triple Platinum by the RIAA.

ABC is Not Moving Forward With Reba’s New Series

ABC has decided not to move forward with Reba’s new television drama Red Blooded, according to Deadline. But while the show’s pilot won’t see the light of day on ABC, there are still rumors that the series is being shopped around to different networks such as Lifetime or CMT. In the show, Reba was set to play a small-town Kentucky sheriff who finds her views challenged when a young FBI agent of Middle Eastern descent comes to town to help with an investigation.

BREAKING: CMT Music Awards Nominees Announced

Brett Eldredge appeared on NBC’s Today show on Tuesday (5/9) to help announce the nominees for the 2017 CMT Music Awards. Keslea Ballerini, Thomas Rhett and Keith Urban lead this year’s pack with four nominations apiece, while Carrie Underwood, Florida Georgia Line, Lauren Alaina and Luke Bryan follow closely behind with three nods each. Hosted this year by Nashville star Charles Esten, the CMT Music Awards will take place live from Nashville on June 7 at 8 PM ET.


  • Due to the Nashville Predators advancing in the NHL Playoffs, this year’s CMT Music Awards has been moved from the Bridgestone Arena to the Music City Center across the street.
  • Blake Shelton, Brett Eldredge, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert and Thomas Rhett were recently revealed as performers at the show, with additional acts set to be announced soon.
  • Fan voting is currently underway at CMT.com and continues until June 5.


The full list of CMT Music Awards nominees appears below:


Video of the Year


Artists of Then, Now & Forever, “Forever Country”

Brad Paisley, “Today”

Brett Eldredge, “Wanna Be That Song”

Carrie Underwood, “Church Bells”

Cole Swindell, “Middle of a Memory”

Dierks Bentley and Elle King, “Different for Girls”

Florida Georgia Line, “H.O.L.Y.”

Jon Pardi, “Dirt on My Boots”

Keith Urban, “Blue Ain’t Your Color”

Kelsea Ballerini, “Peter Pan”

Little Big Town, “Better Man”

Luke Bryan, “Huntin’, Fishin’ and Lovin’ Every Day”

Miranda Lambert, “Vice”

Thomas Rhett, “Star of the Show”


Male Video of the Year


Blake Shelton, “Came Here to Forget”

Eric Church, “Record Year”

Jason Aldean, “Lights Come On”

Keith Urban, “Blue Ain’t Your Color”

Luke Bryan, “Huntin’, Fishin’ and Lovin’ Every Day”

Thomas Rhett, “Star of the Show”


Female Video of the Year


Carrie Underwood, “Church Bells”

Kelsea Ballerini, “Peter Pan”

Lauren Alaina, “Road Less Traveled”

Maren Morris, “80s Mercedes”

Miranda Lambert, “Vice”

Reba McEntire, “Back to God”


Duo Video of the Year


Big & Rich featuring Tim McGraw, “Lovin’ Lately”

Brothers Osborne, “21 Summer”

Dan + Shay, “How Not To”

Florida Georgia Line, “H.O.L.Y.”

LoCash, “I Know Somebody”


Group Video of the Year


Eli Young Band, “Saltwater Gospel”

Lady Antebellum, “You Look Good”

Little Big Town, “Better Man”

Midland, “Drinkin’ Problem”

Old Dominion, “Song for Another Time”


Breakthrough Video of the Year


Brett Young, “In Case You Didn’t Know”

Jon Pardi, “Dirt on My Boots”

Kane Brown, “Used to Love You Sober”

Lauren Alaina, “Road Less Traveled”

Luke Combs, “Hurricane”

RaeLynn, “Love Triangle”


Collaborative Video of the Year


Artists of Then, Now & Forever, “Forever Country”

Chris Young featuring Vince Gill, “Sober Saturday Night”

Dierks Bentley featuring Elle King, “Different for Girls”

Florida Georgia Line featuring Tim McGraw, “May We All”

Keith Urban featuring Carrie Underwood, “The Fighter”

Kenny Chesney with P!nk, “Setting the World on Fire”


CMT Performance of the Year


Jason Aldean, “Hicktown” (From CMT Concert of the Summer)

Jason Derulo and Luke Bryan, “Want to Want Me” (From CMT Crossroads)

John Mellencamp and Darius Rucker, “Pink Houses” (From CMT Crossroads)

Alicia Keys and Maren Morris, “80s Mercedes” (From CMT Crossroads)

Meghan Trainor, Jill Scott and Kelsea Ballerini, “You’re Still The One/Any Man of Mine/Man I Feel Like A Woman” (from CMT Artists of the Year)

Nick Jonas and Thomas Rhett, Close (From CMT Crossroads)


Social Superstar of the Year


Brett Eldredge

Jake Owen

Keith Urban

Kelsea Ballerini

Lauren Alaina

Thomas Rhett

March 31st: On This Day

On this day in 1997, Reba McEntire’s “How Was I To Know” was at the top of the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.  The song was released as the second single from the album What If It’s You.

“How Was I To Know” was on the top of the chart for one week, before being succeeded by “(This Ain’t) No Thinkin’ Thing” by Trace Adkins.


Reba Remembers Band Members On Anniversary of Plane Crash

Reba took to social media yesterday (3/16) to mark the 26th anniversary of the tragic plane crash that killed eight of her band members. Alongside a picture of her looking out of an airplane window, Reba shared a heartfelt tribute to everyone who lost their lives that day when the plane crashed near San Diego, California.


·       Reba’s message reads, “How time flies. 26 years ago our friends went to sit on the right-hand side of God. I love and miss them. Can you imagine the wonderful music they’re playing up there? And Jim making sure everything is set up just right?:))) God takes the best. He has great taste. #loveandmissthem”

Reba Meets Her Madame Tussauds Wax Figure

Reba unveiled her Madame Tussauds wax figure on Tuesday night (3/7) during the soundcheck for her Las Vegas concert. In a video released by Madame Tussauds, Reba’s band is seen playing on stage as a huge curtain is lifted to reveal her red dress-clad double. After the wax figure “misses her singing cue,” the real Reba takes the stage next to her look-alike and says, “It’s a lot harder than it looks, huh?” The video can be seen here.


·       Reba’s wax figure will be on display at the Madam Tussauds Nashville museum, which opens on April 14.

Reba’s New Drama Gets The Green Light From ABC

Reba’s new yet-to-be-titled television drama has been given the green light from ABC to shoot the show’s pilot, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The publication reports that Reba will play a small town Kentucky sheriff named Ruby Adair, who “finds her Red State outlook challenged when a young FBI agent of Middle Eastern descent is sent to help her solve a horrific crime. Together they form an uneasy alliance as Ruby takes the agent behind the lace curtains of this Southern Gothic community to meet an assortment of bizarre characters, each with a secret of their own.”


·       The show will be executive produced by both Reba and Desperate Housewives  creator  Marc Cherry.

October 25th: On This Day

On this day in 2000, Vince Gill and Dolly Parton hosted a TV taping for the Grand Ole Opry’s 75th: A Celebration, at the Opry House. The special debuted on CBS on Thursday, November 23rd, later that year. The show also included performances by current Opry Members including Garth Brooks, Reba McEntire, Alan Jackson, and George Jones.


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