BRAD PAISLEY will serve as one of the judges on a rotating panel for the new season of ABC’s The Gong Show, which will debut June 21.

Dan and Shay play the TODAY Show Summer Concert Series on June 25th.

LUKE COMBS will partner with R&B singer Leon Bridges for an episode of CMT Crossroads. The show will air on the network June 28.

LAUREN ALAINA and LUKE COMBS will perform as part of the 38th Annual A Capitol Fourth, July 4 in Washington D.C. Airing on PBS, the special will be hosted by John Stamos and will also include performances by The Beach Boys, Jimmy Buffett and The Temptations.

BLAKE SHELTON and KEITH URBAN will perform as part of Macy’s 4th of July spectacular on NBC.

The Today show summer concert series is loaded with country acts this year. In July LADY ANTEBELLUM (July 6) takes the stage.

Garth Brooks plans to reveal information about a tour on July 9 and says it’s the biggest thing he’s ever done on the road.

KEITH URBAN will play the TODAY Show Summer Concert Series on August 2nd.

KELSEA BALLERINI is the only country artist on the bill for Good Morning America’s Summer Concert series this year. She’ll perform August 3.

THOMAS RHETT and KELSEA BALLERINI will return to host the CMA Music Fest special on ABC.  The 2018 installment will air August 8 and will include some of the biggest highlights from the four day event.

COLE SWINDELL play the TODAY Show Summer Concert Series on August 17th.

The 2018 ACM Honors ceremony is set for August 22 in Nashville and will air on CBS sometime following the event. Honorees this year will include DIERKS BENTLEY (Merle Haggard Spirit Award); SAM HUNT (Gene Weed Milestone Award); ALAN JACKSON (Cliffie Stone Icon Award) and DARIUS RUCKER

FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE will headline FGL Fest, September 8 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The event will be the 25th anniversary of the Brickyard 400 NASCAR race. More acts will be revealed to perform in the coming weeks.

LUKE BRYAN’s 10th Annual Farm Tour will begin in Irwin, Ohio, September 27. He’ll visit six farming communities through October 6 awarding scholarships to farming families within each community.

CARRIE UNDERWOOD is headed to the Oklahoma Hall of Fame. She’ll be inducted during a ceremony in Tulsa, November 15.

LUKE BRYAN’s 5th Annual Crash My Playa is set for January 23-26 in Riviera Maya, Mexico. Luke will headline two nights of concerts with special guests to be revealed in the coming weeks.

GEORGE STRAIT will close the 2019 Houston Livestock Show And Rodeo with a performance March 17.  It will be his 30th appearance at “The Greatest Show on Dirt.”

Album/Single Releases

GARTH BROOKS has revealed his new single will be coming June 18 and says it’ll be a honky-tonk song that’s “pretty damn country.”

DAN + SHAY will release their third album, the self-titled Dan + Shay, on June 22. The project includes guest vocals by KELLY CLARKSON on a song titled Keeping Score.

KENNY CHESNEY will release his 17th studio album, Songs For The Saints, July 27.

COLE SWINDELL’s third album, All Of It, is coming August 17. He will celebrate the release by playing the Summer Concert Series on NBC’s Today Show the same day.

Carrie Underwood’s “Cry Pretty” is available September 14th.

KANE BROWN has revealed his sophomore album will be released November 9.



  • June is Adopt-A-Shelter Cat Month, Dairy Month, Fireworks Safety Month, International Accordion Awareness Month, International Men’s Month, International People Skills Month, June is Perennial Gardening Month, National Candy Month, National Iced Tea Month, National Rose Month, National Seafood Month, National Soul Food Month, National Steakhouse Month, Potty Training Awareness Month, Prevent Cancer From The Sun Month, Turkey Lover’s Month.



  • July 4: Independence Day (Wednesday)
  • September 3: Labor Day
  • September 22: Oktoberfest in Munich begins
  • October 31: Halloween (Wednesday)