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NEWS AND NOTES: Eric Church, Kacey Musgraves, Vince Gill, Anne Wilson

NEWS AND NOTES: Eric Church, Kacey Musgraves, Vince Gill, Anne Wilson
Anne Wilson
Eric Church
Kacey Musgraves
Vince Gill

Eric Church is among the headliners for the inaugural Country Calling Festival, taking place on the shores of Ocean City, Maryland October 4th and 5th. Jelly Roll, Tyler Childers, Lainey Wilson, Brothers Osborne, Priscilla Block, Hueston, Bailey Zimmerman, Riley Green, Dwight Yoakam and Tanya Tucker, among others will also perform. Tickets will go on sale on Friday (March 22nd) beginning at 10am ET. For more information, go to

Kacey Musgraves appeared on SiriusXM’s Howard Stern Show earlier this week to talk about her new album, Deeper Well, smoking weed with Willie Nelson and much more. She also performed the title cut, “Rainbow” and Bob Marley’s “Three Little Birds,” which is featured on the soundtrack for the recent biopic on the reggae legend’s life, “Bob Marley: One Love,” on the show.


George Strait is mourning the loss of two of his longtime “music family members,” who he lost hours apart on Wednesday (March 21st). First, his manager of 45 years and friend for longer, Erv Woolsey, passed away from complications following surgery; then his Ace In The Hole bandmember Gene Elder passed, as well.

Vince Gill and Amy Grant will return to Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium for their annual holiday residency in November and December. Tickets for all shows go on sale on Friday (March 22nd). For more information, go to

Anne Wilson will perform during the “Opry NextStage Live From Texas” show at Lava Cantina on May 15 at 2:30 p.m. CT in The Colony, Texas. The special Opry event will precede the 59th Academy of Country Music Awards on May 16th. Showcasing “Country’s Rising Sound,” the lineup features members of the newly announced Opry NextStage Class of 2024, including Anne, as well as Chase Matthew, Ella Langley, Flatland Cavalry, Madeline Edwards and Wyatt Flores, along with other special guests and host, Jelly Roll.