• KACEY MUSGRAVES WILL PERFORM ON THIS YEAR’S GRAMMY AWARDS.

    Kacey Musgraves is among the first round of performers announced for this year’s GRAMMY Awards. She’ll be joined by Dan + Shay, Cardi B, Post Malone, Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello.

    Kacey is nominated for four awards, including overall Album of the Year and Best Country Album for Golden Hour, as well as Best Country Solo Performance (“Butterflies”) and Best Country Song (“Space Cowboy”).

    The 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles February 10th at 8pm ET on CBS.

  • KACEY MUSGRAVES KICKS OFF SOLD-OUT NORTH AMERICAN LEG OF HEADLINING OH, WHAT A WORLD: TOUR.

    Multiple Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter Kacey Musgraves will hit the festival circuit this summer, becoming the first-ever female country artist to play Coachella on Friday, April 12th and 19th before going on to play Governors Ball Saturday, June 1st, Bonnaroo Saturday, June 15th, and Telluride Bluegrass Festival Sunday, June 23rd. These highly-coveted festival slots follow Kacey’s sold-out North American dates on her headlining Oh, What A World: Tour, which kicked off last night (January 9th) in Indianapolis, with stops in major cities including New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Nashville, and Atlanta (see below for full list of dates).

    Kacey toured extensively through 2018, touring with both Harry Styles and Little Big Town in addition to her own headlining dates. Kacey’s live shows have received rave reviews, with The Detroit Free Press proclaiming her set a “musical delight,” The Atlanta Journal-Constitution pronouncing “Musgraves is one of the keenest songwriters of her generation,” and NPR observing, “Kacey Musgraves is magnetic — there are no two ways about it. It’s not just that she can sing like a bird and write like a bard. It’s the calm charisma that a person who knows exactly who she is and wishes the same for others can’t help but exude.”

    The massive critical acclaim that Kacey’s third studio album, Golden Hour, was met with upon release shows no signs of slowing down going into 2019, earning Kacey four GRAMMY nominations for Album of the Year and Best Country Album, Best Country Solo Performance for “Butterflies,” and Best Country Song for “Space Cowboy.” Kacey will celebrate the week leading up to the 61st GRAMMY Awards with “An Evening with Kacey Musgraves,” a special benefit for the GRAMMY Museum on Tuesday, February 5th and a performance at the 2019 MusiCares Person of the Year tribute concert honoring Dolly Parton on Friday, February 8th. These honors follow Kacey’s historic Album of the Year win at the 2018 CMA Awards, with Kacey becoming the first female to win the category in four years and only the sixth female in the show’s 52-year history to do so.

    Go to kaceymusgraves.com for more information on tour dates, her music and more.

     

     

  • NEWS AND NOTES: Dierks, Jon, Travis, Kacey

    Dierks Bentley and Jon Pardi are among the country artists celebrating the late Troy Gentry (Montgomery Gentry) at the Grand Ole Opry House on Wednesday night (January 9th). The event, C’Ya on the Flipside, will also feature performances from Blake Shelton, Rascal Flatts, Dustin Lynch, Justin Moore, Tracy Lawrence, Lee Brice, Craig Morgan, Darryl Worley, Chris Janson, Ray Scott and many others, including Troy’s bandmate Eddie Montgomery. The sold-out show will benefit the Troy Gentry Foundation, as well as the Opry Trust Fund, Make-A-Wish Foundation, and a handful of other charities. Troy was killed in a helicopter crash in 2017.

    Travis Denning performs at Ole Red in downtown Nashville on Tuesday (January 8th) as part of the Opry Next Stage Launch Concert. Tenille Townes, Riley Green and Teagan Marie will also perform.

    Kacey Musgraves is set to play this year’s Bonnaroo Festival on Saturday, June 15th. The four-day event kicks off Thursday, June 13th and runs through Sunday, June 16th in Manchester, Tennessee. Some of the other acts performing over the weekend include Maren Morris, Kacey’s husband, singer-songwriter Ruston Kelly, Post Malone, Childish Gambino, Hozier, The Lumineers and Cardi B, among others. Tickets go on sale Thursday (January 10th).

  • LUKE, KACEY, CHRIS AND STRAIT WILL PERFORM AT THIS YEAR’S HOUSTON LIVESTOCK SHOW AND RODEO.

    The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo has announced the line-up for this year’s event running February 25th – March 17th.  Kacey Musgraves is scheduled to open the season, followed by shows with Luke Bryan, Chris Stapleton, Luke Combs, Tim McGraw, Brooks & Dunn, Cardi B, Panic! At the Disco, Old Dominion, Kane Brown, Kings of Leon, Zac Brown Band, Brad Paisley and many others. George Strait with special guests Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen will close out RodeoHouston.

    Tickets go on sale Thursday (January 10TH) at 10am at rodeohouston.com.

  • NEWS AND NOTES: Carrie, Keith, Kacey, Jordan

    Carrie Underwood’s induction into the Hollywood Walk of Fame last year will be featured during a television special on Friday (January 4th). The special, The Hollywood Walk of Fame Honors, will air on The CW Network beginning at 9pm ET. Ceremonies honoring Jennifer Garner, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, N’Sync, Zoe Saldana, Gillian Anderson, Mary J. Blige, Jack Black and Simon Cowell will also be included.

    Keith Urban will headline the Allstate Championship Tailgate party prior to the 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship between Clemson and Alabama on Monday (January 7th) at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. The game will kick off at 8pm ET.

    Kacey Musgraves will perform at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival April 12th and 19th. She’ll join headliner Childish Gambino, plus Diplo, Janelle Monae, Jaden Smith and many more. The festival runs over two weekends — April 12th – 14th and April 19th – 21st. For more information on the event, lineup and accommodations, click here.

    Jordan Davis takes a look back at 2018 and counts down his Top 5 moments of the past year, which includes getting a bus, his first headlining tour, his first country radio No. 1 hit (“Singles You Up”), watching his current single, “Take It From Me,” which he co-wrote with his brother Jacob Davis, climb the charts and the release of his debut album, Home State. He’s also looking forward to heading out with Old Dominion on the Make It Sweet Tour kicking off January 18th in Chicago, Illinois. Check out his Home State story below:

     

     

  • NEW YEAR’S EVE 2018

    What are some of your favorite stars doing to welcome in the New Year? A few of them are working to help fans celebrate. Several artists have taken the time off around the holidays and will hit it hard when they return to the road in January. Some artists have resolutions, and some are very helpful with their own hangover cures for those who imbibe too much on New Year’s Eve.

    Keith Urban is set to headline Music City on New Year’s Eve for the third consecutive year. He’ll perform at the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park as part of the Jack Daniels Music City Midnight bash. Peter Frampton, Judah & the Lion, Caitlyn Smith, Devon Gilfillian and the Fisk Jubliee Singers are also on the bill. Keith will be featured on “NBC’s New Year’s Eve,” which will be hosted by Carson Daly and Chrissy Teigen. The special will air Monday, December 31st from 10-11pm ET/PT and return 11:30pm – 12:30am ET/PT.

    Lauren Alaina will perform during the West Coast celebration of “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2019.” She joins Kane Brown, Bazzi, Kelsea Ballerini, Camila Cabello, Ciara, Halsey, Shawn Mendes, Weezer, The Chainsmokers, Foster the People, Dua Lipa, Ella Mai and Charlie Puth, as well as a performance by Macklemore with Skylar Grey. Airing just after midnight, Post Malone will perform from a stop on his current tour in Brooklyn, New York. The televised celebration takes place Monday, December 31st beginning at 8pm ET on ABC.

    Dierks Bentley will perform on the FOX Network’s New Year’s Eve with Steve Harvey. The special begins at 8pm ET/7pm CT.


    Audio / Brothers Osborne talk about how people spend the last moments of the year, and the first moments of the new year.

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    Brothers Osborne (New Year) OC: (TJ) …next month. :44
    JOHN: “I think it’s kind of funny how we spend literally the last moment and the very first moment of every year being extremely intoxicated, extremely, because you don’t want to wait until like 12:30 to get your buzz on. You’ve got to do it before midnight, and then once midnight happens, you’re like, ‘Omigod! Now it’s time to celebrate even more.’ Debauchery is the literally bookending your entire year.” TJ: “I love how everyone starts the year off with diets and then we end the year with like excessive amounts of food. And then you get to the end of the year, you’re like, ‘Oh, I’m going to start a diet on the 1st, so I’m going to eat everything that’s in front of me.’ I love it.” JOHN: “And come February 1st, ‘what diet?’” [laughs] TJ: “What diet? I’ll start it next month.” [laughs]

    Audio / John Osborne of Brothers Osborne says a little hair of the dog is definitely the cure for a hangover.

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    Brothers Osborne (hangover cure) OC: …of the year. :07
    “Usually drinking more. I mean, a little hair of the dog never hurt anybody. Plus, it’s the first of the year.”

    Audio / Clare Dunn suggests a good hangover cure.

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    Clare Dunn (hangover cure) OC: …hangover cure. :10
    “Greasy food is always kind of a, you can let it go for one day before you start all your resolutions [laughs] after that. So, that’s probably my best hangover cure.”

    Audio / Dierks Bentley says there’s not really a cure for a hangover.

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    Dierks (NYE) OC: …for that. :10
    “I think January first is universally accepted as a dog. So I mean, a little hair of the dog, I guess. But just…water and stay on the couch, I guess. There’s no real sure-fire cure for that.”

    Audio / Dierks Bentley says you don't want to have a hangover around children.

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    Dierks Bentley (New Year’s) OC: …in stride. 1:11
    “New Year’s is rough. New Year’s hurts no matter what’s going o n. I’ve played a lot of New Year’s shows, you know, but I’ve honestly found that it’s not my favorite night to throw down. Look, for a living, that’s what I do. Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night, I host a big party; not only on stage, but I’ve got friends backstage. It starts before the concert sometimes, [and] it goes long after the concert, so a lot of times on New Year’s, I’m looking for a really mellow hang – a good party, good friends, pretty chill. Some of my best New Year’s – it doesn’t make for great radio – but some of my best New Year’s have been just like actually hearing fireworks go off while I’m in bed, [laughs] and know I’m gonna wake up the next morning for the first day of the New Year feeling great, feeling recharged and I’m ready to go ad go into the New Year feeling good as opposed to going into it with a giant Jagerbomb hangover, which I’ve done many, many times. So, the goal this year is to go into it feeling pretty good and the kids help with that, because you really just don’t want to be hungover with children. It’s not a good feeling. You would probably admit to any crime to get them, just feel better, and get them leave you alone. So, [I’m] gonna try to hit New Year’s this year in stride.”

    Audio / Eric Church has a couple of hangover cures for those times (especially on New Year’s Eve) when you might imbibe a little too much.

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    Eric Church (hangover cure) OC: …every time. :17
    “The best hangover cure – I’ve got two. One is 5-hour Energy [bottles], because of all the B-vitamins that are in it. You can start pounding those, and it’s either gonna work, or it’s gonna keep you up and prolong your misery. But the other one I have is just take two Advil and a beer in the morning. Hair of the dog, man – that works every time.”

    Audio / Jon Pardi gives his own hangover cure.

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    Jon Pardi (hangover cure) OC: …deal with it. :20
    “My hangover cure is Bloody Marys, but be careful – because once you have a couple, don’t go to beer, because if you go to beer, you’re gonna start drinking again and you’ll end up a morning drunk. OR if you want to go the non-alcoholic route, there’s nothing you can do for hangovers. [laughs] You just go deal with it.”

    Audio / Kacey Musgraves has her own hangover cure.

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    Kacey Musgraves (hangover cure) OC: …water. Yup! :32
    “Coconut water is a major help with hangovers and also, a lot of times we go and eat Vietnamese fuh. It’s a soup, and it’s got this awesome broth. You can get different things in it or whatever, but for some reason, it’s just like…it’s almost like a chicken noodle soup kind of an idea, you know, but it’s good. That’s good for hangovers too. That, sleep, Tylenol, coconut water and just water, in general. And when you’re drinking, have your alcohol, drink a little bit of water, drink some more alcohol, drink some water. Yup!”

    Audio / Kip Moore gives advice on how to avoid a hangover on New Year’s Eve.

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    Kip Moore (avoiding hangovers on NYE) OC: …yourself. :03
    “Pace yourself on New Year’s – that’s the remedy. Pace yourself.”

    Audio / Luke Bryan’s favorite New Year’s Eve has to be when he and his now wife Caroline reunited.

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    Luke Bryan (New Years-best) OC: …great night. :17
    “My best New Year’s Eve is definitely when my wife and I started back dating. We started back dating right before Christmas, and we went on a trip down to Florida and met some friends. And her birthday is New Year’s Eve. We celebrated it that night. It was just a great night.”

    Audio / Travis Denning recalls his favorite New Year’s Eve party.

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    Travis Denning (favorite New Year’s Eve party) OC: …it was good. :41
    “I think my favorite New Year’s Eve party ever was when my sister got married, and my sister’s party got done at 10:30, 10:45 and she got married right behind a little club that I played a lot in Macon, Georgia called the Crazy Bull and love the owner. We’re boys, you know? So, we just literally walked right over and burned the house down. That was one of my favorite New Year’s Eve memories, ‘cause I got to see my sister and brother-in-law get married and that was such a great, great time, and then me and my older cousin and best friend, we ended up at Waffle House that night, so it was good.”

    Audio / Travis Denning talks about getting dressed up for New Year’s Eve.

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    Travis Denning (wants to get dressed up for New Year’s Eve) OC: …good for it. :13
    “No matter what I do for New Year’s Eve, I want to get dressed up. I want to wear a suit. I want to get real snazzied up, and I don’t care if I’m just going to a bar. Like, it’s New Year’s Eve, let’s look good for it.”

    Audio / Travis Denning talks about his hangover cures.

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    Travis Denning (hangover cure) OC: …me better. :17
    “You know, I think my hangover cure is just sitting on my butt, [laughs] not doing anything. Drink some water, a cup of coffee, but usually anything greasy or just some big ole Mexican food that’ll get me at least to a nap, which will get me better.”

  • KACEY MUSGRAVES’ GOLDEN HOUR ENDS UP ON SEVERAL YEAR END LISTS.

    Kacey MusgravesGolden Hour has garnered numerous awards and honors, including the CMA Award for Album of the Year and four GRAMMY nominations, including the all-genre Album of the Year category. The collection has also been named on several “Best Of” lists, including but not limited to, American Songwriter (No. 1), AP (No. 2), Apple Music’s Album of the Year, Billboard’s 50 Best Albums of 2018 (No. 3), Entertainment Weekly (No. 1), Esquire (No. 4), GQ, The Irish Times (No. 3), Noisey (No. 2), NPR (No.3), People (No. 1), Rolling Stone Best 50 Best Albums of 2018 (No. 2), Rolling Stone Best Americana and Country Albums (No. 1), Stereogum (No. 1), Taste of Country (No. 1), USA Today (No. 1), US Weekly (No. 1) and Variety (No. 1).

    Kacey continues her Oh! What a World Tour January 9th in Indianapolis, Indiana.

    Audio / KACEY MUSGRAVES EXPERIENCED THE SOLAR ECLIPSE ON HER BIRTHDAY DURING THE MIDDLE OF MAKING HER ALBUM, GOLDEN HOUR.

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    Kacey Musgraves (moments on Golden Hour) OC: …very special. :37
    “There were several serendipitous moments that really come to mind during the making of this whole record. One of the biggest ones was literally a cosmic event. It was literally on August 21st, which is my birthday, and there we were in the very middle of making this album and the total solar eclipse happened in Nashville, and it darkened all of Nashville. It just felt like this cosmic event that everyone was paying attention to, it kind of stopped time and cast a really beautiful light on Nashville itself on my birthday, my 29th year, which is kind of the golden hour of my young adult life and it just felt very special.”

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  • NEW YEAR’S LINERS 2018

    Audio / LINER Adam Hambrick (New Year) 1

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    “Hey Everybody! I’m Adam Hambrick, wishing you a Happy New Year.”

    Audio / LINER Adam Hambrick (New Year) 2

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    “Hey Everybody! I’m Adam Hambrick. Happy New Year.”

     

    Audio / LINER Brandon Lay (New Year)

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    “What’s up everybody? This is Brandon Lay, wishing you a Happy New Year.”

    Audio / LINER Brothers Osborne (New Year)

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    “Hey! This is TJ, and I’m John, and we are Brothers Osborne. Happy New Year.”

     

    Audio / LINER Carrie Underwood (New Year)

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    “Hi! I’m Carrie Underwood, wishing you a Happy New Year.”

    Audio / LINER Clare Dunn (Happy New Year)

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    “Hey! I’m Clare Dunn, wishing you a Happy New Year.”

     

    Audio / LINER Darius Rucker (Happy New Year)

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    “Hey y’all! What’s up? This is Darius Rucker, wishing you a Happy New Year!

    Audio / LINER Dierks Bentley (Happy New Year)

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    “Hey, it’s Dierks Bentley. Happy New Year!”

    Audio / LINER Eric Church (10 COUNTDOWN)

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    “10-9-8-7—6-54321, Happy New Year, y’all. It’s Eric Church, and it’s time to put a drink in MY hand!”

    Audio / LINER Eric Church (Happy New Year)

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    “Hey! It’s Eric Church, hoping you have a Happy New Year.”

    Audio / LINER Eric Church (Hand your keys to a friend)

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    “Hey! Eric Church here…This New Year’s Eve, if you put a drink in your hand…hand your keys to a friend. Trust me guys, don’t drink and drive.”

    Audio / LINER Gary Allan (New Year)

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    “Hey everybody! I’m Gary Allan. Happy New Year!”

    Audio / LINER Jon Langston (New Year) 1

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    “Hey y’all! I’m Jon Langston, wishing you a very Happy New Year.”

    Audio / LINER Jon Langston (New Year) 2

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    “Hey y’all, I’m Jon Langston. Happy New Year.”

    Audio / LINER Jon Pardi (New Year)

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    “Hi! I’m Jon Pardi, wishing you a Happy New Year!”

    Audio / LINER Jordan Davis (New Year)

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    “Hey! I’m Jordan Davis, wishing you a Happy New Year!”

    Audio / LINER Josh Turner (New Year)

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    “Hey! I’m Josh Turner. Happy New Year!”

    Audio / LINER Kacey Musgraves (New Year)

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    “Hey! It’s Kacey Musgraves, hoping you have a safe and Happy New Year!”

    Audio / LINER Kassi Ashton

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    “Hey! It’s Kassi Ashton. I’d love to wish everyone a safe and happy New Year.”

    Audio / LINER Keith Urban (New Year)

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    “Hey everyone! This is Keith Urban. Have a safe and happy New Year.”

    Audio / LINER Kip Moore (New Year)

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    “It’s Kip Moore, wishing you a Happy New Year.”

    Audio / LINER Lauren Alaina (New Year)

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    “This is Lauren Alaina, wishing you a Happy New Year.”

    Audio / LINER LBT (New Year)

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    “Hey! We’re Little Big Town. Happy New Year!”

    Audio / LINER Luke Bryan (New Year)

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    “Hey! This is Luke Bryan, hoping you have a Happy New Year.”

    Audio / LINER Maddie & Tae (New Year)

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    “Hi! We’re Maddie & Tae, wishing you a Happy New Year.”

    Audio / LINER Mickey Guyton (New Year)

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    “Hey! This is Mickey Guyton, wishing you a Happy New Year.”

    Audio / LINER Sam Hunt (Happy New Year)

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    “Hey everybody! I’m Sam Hunt. Happy New Year!”

    Audio / LINER Shania Twain (Happy New Year)

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    “Hi! This is Shania Twain. Happy New Year!”

    Audio / LINER Travis Denning (New Year)

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    “Hey y’all, this is Travis Denning, wishing you a Happy New Year.”

  • NEWS AND NOTES: Kacey, Keith, Travis

    Kacey Musgraves is set to appear on RuPaul’s Drag Race AllStars 4 on Friday (December 21st) beginning at 8pm ET/7pm CT on VH1.

    Keith Urban, the reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year, will headline the Allstate Championship Tailgate prior to the 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship on January 7th. The game will take place at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. Keith, who is making his way up the country charts with “Never Coming Down,” will follow his performance at Allstate Championship Tailgate by kicking off the Australian leg of his Graffiti U World Tour in January 2019 and before his first European tour in nearly a decade.

    Travis Denning is a huge fan of George Strait, and he pays tribute to him with thoughts and an acoustic version of “Troubadour.”

     

  • NEWS AND NOTES: LBT, Kacey and more

    Little Big Town will be featured on NBC’s Today Show on Wednesday (December 19th). The segment was shot during their annual Christmas program at Blackberry Farm this past weekend.

    Kacey MusgravesGolden Hour album, which was named CMA Album of the Year last month, has made it onto several Best of 2018 album lists. The latest include AP (Associated Press) and GQ.

    Maddie & Tae have been added to the Country Thunder lineup in Kissimmee, Florida March 22nd – March 24th.