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Dick Clark ProductionsFlorida Georgia Line and Brett Eldredge have joined the presenters lineup for this Sunday night’s 2015 Billboard Music Awards. They join previously-announced performers Little Big Town and Faith Hill, who will duet on LBT’s hit, “Girl Crush.”

The 2015 Billboard Music Awards broadcast live ABC Sunday night at 8:00 ET.

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Image Courtesy MCA NashvilleKip Moore is open about his stubborn ways in his defiant new single, “I’m to Blame,” and it turns out that kind of behavior runs in his family. There’s a line in the song — “I come from a long line of bloodline that ain’t gonna change” — that was inspired by Kip’s late father, who was quite a character.

“He was the last of a dying breed,” Kip tells ABC Radio. “He was a gritty, down-and-dirty kinda guy. He would fight at the drop of a hat. Could be mean as …read more

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Comstock/ThinkstockLady Antebellum collaborated with which member of Fleetwood Mac for a 2013 episode of CMT Crossroads? ANSWER: Stevie Nicks.

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Image Courtesy CMTThe nominees in three big categories at the 2015 CMT Music Awards have been revealed. Lady Antebellum announced the finalists in the Video of the Year, Male Video of the Year and Female Video of the Year categories Wednesday morning on NBC’s Today.

Luke Bryan and Carrie Underwood also announced additional categories — Group Video of the Year and Breakthrough Video of the Year — on their social media accounts. Look for more nominees to be announced throughout the morning; fan voting is now underway at CMT.com.

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Image Courtesy CMTCarrie Underwood is the lead nominee for the 2015 CMT Music Awards with five nods, including two mentions in the Video of the Year category. Lady Antebellum announced the finalists in the Video of the Year, Male Video of the Year and Female Video of the Year categories Wednesday morning on NBC’s Today.

Luke Bryan and Carrie Underwood also announced additional categories — Group Video of the Year and Breakthrough Video of the Year — on their social media accounts. Fan voting is now underway at CMT.com.

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Image Courtesy Capitol NashvilleLuke Bryan is launching his brand-new single in a big way next week. It’s called “Kick the Dust Up,” and Luke will perform it on both The Ellen DeGeneres Show and NBC’s season finale of The Voice on Tuesday, May 19. The song also goes to iTunes and country radio that day.

“Kick the Dust Up” is also the first single from Luke’s upcoming studio album, due out this summer. His Kick the Dust Up tour is now underway. Luke has been performing his new single to open the show.

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Image Courtesy Black River EntertainmentKelsea Ballerini and Jana Kramer‘s CMT Next Women of Tour has been on the road for a few weeks, and the crowds have been full of girls ready to get down and have a good time. It’s not that the guys in the audience aren’t having a blast, though.

Kelsea tells ABC Radio, “There’s, like, maybe five guys in every crowd. But you know what? It’s so funny ’cause they’re like the ones that are in the front, phones out the whole time, totally just in it, which is so …read more

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockLady Antebellum‘s Charles Kelley and his wife, Cassie, are featured hosting a summer dinner party in the June issue of Southern Living magazine. Check it out at SouthernLiving.com.

In continuing his work on behalf of America’s troops, Toby Keith has announced plans to give a portion of the proceeds from sale of his Wild Shot Mezcal to the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S., or VFW. The 6,800 VFW posts in the United States will now carry Toby’s mezcal, too.

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Image Courtesy Capitol NashvilleCountry newcomer Mickey Guyton will release her self-titled, debut EP on May 26. The project features her hit single “Better than You Left Me,” which she recently performed on ABC’s Good Morning America.

Mickey co-wrote two of the four tracks on the EP. Its release comes on the heels of her joining Brad Paisley‘s Crushin’ It World Tour starting May 15.

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Image Courtesy Republic NashvilleFlorida Georgia Line has recruited some of country’s hottest new stars to join them on their This Is How We Cruise voyage from Miami to Cozumel, Mexico, November 7 through 11. Sam Hunt will perform during the cruise’s Pool Deck Sunset Fiesta in Cozumel. Dustin Lynch, Eric Paslay, Frankie Ballard, RaeLynn and Canaan Smith are also singing for FGL’s fans as they sail the high seas.

For more information on Florida Georgia Line’s 2nd Annual This Is How We Cruise trip, go to FGLCruise.com.

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