ALABAMA, CHRIS YOUNG, JUSTIN MOORE and others perform as part of CHARLIE DANIELS’ Volunteer Jam 20 this Sunday (August 19) on AXS-TV. The footage comes from the event, which was filmed in Nashville earlier this year.

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

CHRIS STAPLETON will perform and KIP MOORE and RICKY SKAGGS will present as part of the 12th Annual ACM Honors event in Nashville. The August 22 ceremony will be held at the Ryman Auditorium to honor off camera winners from the Academy of Country Music Awards earlier this year. LAUREN ALAINA and JON PARDI will host the event.

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.

CARRIE UNDERWOOD will celebrate the release of her new album, Cry Pretty, September 14 with a performance on NBC’s The Today Show, live from Rockefeller Plaza.

CHRIS STAPLETON and KACEY MUSGRAVES will perform at Farm Aid September 22 in Hartford, Connecticut.

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.

USA Network’s Real Country singing competition will debut November 13. JAKE OWEN, SHANIA TWAIN and TRAVIS TRITT will judge with TRACE ADKINS, WYNONNA, BIG & RICH and WILLIE NELSON serving as special guests. Each episode of the show will include a different special guest with more to be revealed soon.

BRAD PAISLEY and CARRIE UNDERWOOD will return to cohost the Country Music Association Awards for the 11 straight year. The show will air November 14 on ABC from Nashville.

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, 2019.  It will be his 30th appearance at “The Greatest Show on Dirt.”

JASON ALDEAN is the first headliner revealed for the 2019 Tortuga Music Festival, April 12-14 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

Album/Single Releases

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

ERIC CHURCH will release a new album, Desperate Man, October 5.

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


  • August 26: Little League World Series Championship
  • September 3: Labor Day
  • September 6: NFL season begins (Falcons at Eagles)
  • September 6: New York Fashion Weeks begins
  • September 22: Oktoberfest in Munich begins
  • September 25: College football begins
  • October 31: Halloween (Wednesday)
  • November 4: Daylight Saving Time ends
  • November 9: World Chess Championship (November 9-28) in London
  • November 22: Thanksgiving
  • November 23: Black Friday
  • November 24: Small Business Saturday
  • November 26: Cyber Monday
  • November 27: Giving Tuesday