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ACM Reveals Talent Lineup For April 5th ‘Our Country’ Special

ACM® PRESENTS: OUR COUNTRY

STAR-STUDDED LINEUP ANNOUNCED FOR “ACM® PRESENTS: OUR COUNTRY,” A NEW TWO-HOUR SPECIAL AIRING SUNDAY, APRIL 5 AT 8:00 PM ET/7:00 PM CT ON CBS   Special to feature At-Home Performances by Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Kane Brown & John Legend, Luke Bryan, Brandi Carlile, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Sheryl Crow, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Tim McGraw, Old Dominion, Brad Paisley & Darius Rucker, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton & Gwen Stefani, Shania Twain, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban   Luke Bryan, Brad Paisley & Darius Rucker to Honor Kenny Rogers

Country Concerts During our Quarantine Period.

It is without a doubt that COVID19 aka CoronaVirus is hitting the country music fans and industry HARD and FAST. With so much information changing from one day to the next, the best we can do is try to take care of ourselves and each other, and not go out chasing down disasters. With that said, we here at CountryMusicNewsBlog.com have teamed up with the great Jessica Northey-Shaw of Country Sway and CMChat to give country music fans a little relief from the routine.

Corona Virus and Concert Season

Amid the press and panic of the rising pandemic of COVID19, aka The Corona Virus, attending a concert can really seem like a privilege and a low priority one at that. But for some Americans, concert season is sacred ground. We scrape and save all year to go see our favorite artists, attend an annual festival, and otherwise be surrounded by music and the people we love to share it with. So can attending a concert still be an option during this fast-spreading sickness? Let’s explore that question Continue reading

How to Help Nashville Recover From Overnight Tornado

How to Help Nashville Recover From Overnight Spring Tornado

In the early morning hours of March 3rd, 2020, East Nashville was struck by a horrendous and deadly tornado. This was one of FOUR tornadoes that swept across three states overnight, leaving a path of horror in their wake. While damage, injury, and fatality reports are still flooding in as day breaks, here is what we currently know, and how you can help.

Saddle Bronc Rider Chancey Williams Joins Toby Keith’s “Country Comes to Town” Tour This Summer

Toby Keith on Tour

WME artist Chancey Williams announces new summer tour dates with country music legend Toby Keith. Tickets are set to go on sale Jan. 31 for the following dates: MetraPark First Interstate Arena in Billings, MT June 19; Budweiser Events Center in Loveland, CO June 20; and Bismarck Event Center in Bismarck, ND July 23.  “We are super excited to play these shows,” commented Williams, “I have been a fan of Toby’s throughout my career, he’s the definition of a superstar.  Plus, we all look up to Toby and his whole team, so it is a real thrill, we can’t wait.”   

Chris Stapleton Confirms “All-American Road Show” Return in 2020

Chris Stapleton 2020 Tour

Chris Stapleton’s “All-American Road Show” will return this summer and fall with an extensive new run of shows including stops at Washington State’s Gorge Amphitheatre on June 20, Atlanta’s Truist Park on July 18, Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on October 2 and New York’s Madison Square Garden on October 10. Additionally, on August 29, Stapleton will make his headline debut at Chicago’s famed Wrigley Field with special guests The Highwomen, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit and The Dirty Knobs with Mike Campbell. Additional guests along the tour include (in alphabetical order) Dwight Yoakam, Elle King, Hank Williams Jr., Kendell Marvel, Margo Price, Nikki Lane, Sheryl Crow, The Marcus King Band and Yola.

MerleFest Announces Melissa Etheridge and More for 2020 Festival

Melissa Etheridge

MerleFest, presented by Window World, is proud to announce the next round of artist additions for MerleFest 2020, which will be held April 23-26. Melissa Etheridge, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, The Marcus King Band, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, and John Cowan will be joining the annual homecoming of musicians and music fans on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. 

Miranda Lambert Celebrates First Responders on Upcoming Wildcard Tour

Miranda Lambert Muttnation Foundation on Country Music News Blog!

Miranda Lambert is giving communities throughout her upcoming Wildcard Tour the chance to shine a spotlight on local first responders. Radio listeners can nominate local first responders to participating country stations (click here for full list). The selected honoree will receive two show tickets and meet & greets with Lambert.

Troy Gentry Foundation Raises Over $300,000

Troy Gentry Foundation

Some of the music industry’s biggest stars and friends of Montgomery Gentry’s Troy Gentry gathered Wednesday night, January 9, 2019, at the Grand Ole Opry House for the inaugural Troy Gentry Foundation concert, “C’Ya On The Flipside.” Established by Troy Gentry’s wife, Angie Gentry, the star-studded sold-out event raised over $300,000 to benefit The Opry Trust Fund, T.J. Martell, Make-A-Wish, The Journey Home Project and music education in Kentucky schools. Continue reading