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 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.
GLOBAL ICON SHANIA TWAIN LAUNCHESSHANIA TWAIN “LET’S GO!” THE LAS VEGAS RESIDENCYTO SOLD-OUT CROWDS OPENING WEEKAT ZAPPOS THEATER AT PLANET HOLLYWOOD RESORT & CASINO Las Vegas (Dec. 12, 2019) – This past week, the top-selling female country artist of all-time, Shania Twain, debuted her new headlining residency show, Shania Twain “Let’s Go!” The Las Vegas Residency, with three sold-out shows on Friday, Dec. 6, Saturday, Dec. 7 and Wednesday, Dec. 11 at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Spotted in the audience on opening night were several of Shania’s celebrity fans, including AJ McLean, David Copperfield, Kim Petras, Jax Taylor, Brittany Cartwright, Lala Kent, Randall Emmett, Carrot Top and Raiders owner Mark Davis.
— Tier 2 Three-Day Passes On Sale Now — SANTA ROSA, Calif. – Eric Church, Kelsea Ballerini and Chris Young will headline Country Summer Music Festival in 2020. Country Summer, Northern California’s biggest annual country music festival and Sonoma County’s biggest party, is June 19-21 at Sonoma County Event Center at the Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Road. Tier 2 three-day passes are on sale now.
AUBRIE SELLERS ANNOUNCES 2020 TOUR DATES WITH ROBERT EARL KEENSUPPORTING TANYA TUCKER ON “CMT NEXT WOMEN OF COUNTRY: BRING MY FLOWERS NOW TOUR”FAR FROM HOME AVAILABLE FEBRUARY 7 December 17, 2019 – Hot on the heels of announcing 2020 tour dates with Tanya Tucker, Aubrie Sellers shares additional tour dates with Robert Earl Keen. Aubrie will join the tour from January 23rd in Birmingham, Alabama through February 27th in Denver, Colorado, with stops in Georgia, Florida, Texas, and New Mexico (see below for full list of dates). Tickets are now available.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (December 17, 2019) – Rising new singer/songwriter Jesse Labelle, a huge crowd favorite and regular performer at Opry Entertainment’s local hot spot Ole Red, was invited to be part of an Opry Circle Throwdown during the WSM-AM portion of the first-ever Music City Christmas Jam on Saturday at the Yee-Haw/Ole Smoky Moonshine complex in downtown Nashville. WMOT Roots Radio, Yee-Haw Brewing Co. and WSM’s Grand Ole Opry partnered to present the event to benefit for Second Harvest Food Bank. The event was sponsored by The Nashville Predators, The Tennessee Titans, The Nashville Sounds and The Opry Trust Fund.
BRANDI CARLILE AND DIERKS BENTLEY TO HEADLINE SHAKY BOOTS MUSIC FESTIVAL 2020TICKETS ON SALE NOW (Atlanta, GA – December 10, 2019) Making its grand return to downtown Atlanta since 2015, Shaky Boots Festival will take place at Central Park, May 8-9, 2020. A Southern country festival true to its roots with a modern edge, Shaky Boots will feature over 20 bands across two stages with no overlapping sets. On Friday, Brandi Carlile, John Prine, Alison Krauss, Gary Allan, Tanya Tucker and more take the stage, while Dierks Bentley, Dwight Yoakam, Jamey Johnson, Morgan Wallen, Clint Black and more will close out the festival on Saturday!
ALABAMA ANNOUNCES RESCHEDULED “50TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR” CONCERT IN NASHVILLE; ADDS SECOND SHOW DUE TO HIGH DEMAND Previously Postponed SOLD OUT Concert Set for Friday, July 17 at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena Second Show Announced for Saturday, July 18; Tickets Go On Sale Via Ticketmaster this Friday, November 22 at 10 AM CT Nashville, Tenn. (November 18, 2019) — ALABAMA, the most successful band in the history of country music, has rescheduled its sold out “50th Anniversary Tour” concert in Nashville and has added a second show due to popular demand. The previously postponed live concert will take place next year at Bridgestone Arena on Friday, July 17 with the second show to follow on Saturday, July 18. Band members Jeff Cook, Teddy Gentry and Randy Owen have recruited Country Music Hall of Famer Charlie Daniels to join them at both events. “We know fans will be thrilled that ALABAMA and the Charlie Daniels Band were able to add this second night at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena,” says Outback Presents company President Mike Smardak. “It’s a honor for Outback Presents to be the promoter of this magical weekend.” Tickets for the second concert go on sale this Friday, November 22 at 10 a.m. / CT. ALABAMA will announce all rescheduled “50th Anniversary Tour” 2020 live concert dates in the coming weeks.