TV-Entertainment

THOMAS RHETT and KEITH URBAN began a two week stint as advisors on NBC’s The Voice last night (Monday 10/15). TR will advise for KELLY CLARKSON’s team over the next couple weeks with Keith offering tips to BLAKE SHELTON’s team.

LUKE BRYAN, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie will return for a second season of American Idol in 2019.

Country Music Television has announced CMT Artist of the Year honorees MIRANDA LAMBERT, KELSEA BALLERINI, CARRIE UNDERWOOD, MAREN MORRIS, HILLARY SCOTT and LITTLE BIG TOWN’s KAREN FAIRCHILD and KIMBERLY SCHLAPMAN will each perform as part of the October 17 special on the network.

MORGAN EVANS will make his early morning television debut October 18 on NBC’s Today Show.

ZAC BROWN BAND will pair with Shawn Mendes for the next episode of CMT Crossroads, airing October 24.

JASON ALDEAN will play in a softball game between the Spring Hill, Tennessee, police and fire departments to raise funds for the families of two first responders killed in the line of duty. The game is October 27.

The ZAC BROWN BAND will be part of a Mickey Mouse 90th birthday celebration, airing November 4 on ABC

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.

MITCHELL TENPENNY will be among those performing November 19 at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium in the Christmas 4 Kids concert. The event raises money so that underprivileged children in Middle Tennessee can go Christmas shopping.

LUKE COMBS, JON PARDI and KIP MOORE will perform in Las Vegas as part of events surrounding the National Finals Rodeo. Their shows are set for December 14-15.

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

The 54th ACM Awards will broadcast live from Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena April 7 (((2019))) on CBS.

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

 

Album/Single Releases

BRETT ELDREDGE is set to release Glow Deluxe on October 26.

RANDY HOUSER will release a new album, Magnolia, November 2.

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

KIP MOORE will release a seven song EP on November 16: Room To Spare: The Acoustic Sessions. He will also embark on a four city tour to support the project.

TOBY KEITH’s 1993 self-titled album will be re-issued on November 30 as Should’ve Been A Cowboy with three rare tracks added and a new cover. The re-issue coincides with the 25th anniversary of Toby’s breakthrough hit.

BRETT YOUNG’s 13-track sophomore album, Ticket To L.A., is scheduled for release on December 7.

UPCOMING DATES

  • 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

CMA Nominees 2018

Entertainer

  • Jason Aldean
  • Luke Bryan
  • Kenny Chesney
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Keith Urban

Female

  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Maren Morris
  • Kacey Musgraves
  • Carrie Underwood

Male

  • Dierks Bentley
  • Luke Combs
  • Thomas Rhett
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Keith Urban

Group

  • Lady Antebellum
  • Lanco
  • Little Big Town
  • Midland
  • Old Dominion

Duo

  • Brothers Osborne
  • Dan + Shay
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Maddie & Tae
  • Sugarland

Album

  • From A Room, Vol. 2, Chris Stapleton
  • Golden Hour, Kacey Musgraves
  • Graffiti U, Keith Urban
  • Life Changes, Thomas Rhett
  • The Mountain, Dierks Bentley

Single Of The Year

  • “Broken Halos,” Chris Stapleton
  • “Drinkin’ Problem,” Midland
  • “Drowns The Whiskey,” Jason Aldean f/Miranda Lambert
  • “Meant To Be,” Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line
  • “Tequila,” Dan + Shay

Song Of The Year

  • “Body Like A Back Road,” Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne
  • “Broken Halos,” Mike Henderson, Chris Stapleton
  • “Drowns The Whiskey,” Brandon Kinney, Jeff Middleton, Josh Thompson
  • “Drunk Girl,” Scooter Carusoe, Tom Douglas, Chris Janson
  • “Tequila,” Nicolle Galyon, Jordan Reynolds, Dan Smyers

Musical Event

  • “Burning Man,” Dierks Bentley f/Brothers Osborne
  • “Dear Hate,” Maren Morris f/Vince Gill
  • “Drowns The Whiskey,” Jason Aldean f/Miranda Lambert
  • “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright,” David Lee Murphy w/Kenny Chesney
  • “Meant To Be,” Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line

Video

  • “Babe,” Sugarland f/Taylor Swift
  • “Cry Pretty,” Carrie Underwood
  • “Drunk Girl,” Chris Janson
  • “Marry Me,” Thomas Rhett
  • “Tequila,” Dan + Shay

New Artist

  • Lauren Alaina
  • Luke Combs
  • Chris Janson
  • Midland
  • Brett Young

 

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.

GARTH BROOKS has revealed the date he will play the University of Notre Dame football stadium: October 20. Tickets will go on sale September 14 and will be priced at $98.95 for the concert.

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.