Alison Bonaguro has been writing about country music and the people who make it for the past 16 years. Follow her at @alisonbonaguro.
Johnson sits down to talk all about what made his Lone Star Christmases so memorable as a child, and what he does now to make the holidays special for his own family.
Chris Kappy - Luke Combs' manager and the man who sits at the helm of Make Wake Artists - imparts his wisdom on taking blind leaps of faith and why we should wake up everyday and "give a fuck".
Since 1967, only seven women have taken the Entertainer of the Year Award home in the 55 years since the CMA was created. Seven. In 55 years.
All the top tips and best advice for a great weekend at Chicago's Windy City Smokeout festival.