Country Music Television is planning a reboot of the game show Hollywood Squares with the working title Nashville Squares. In the CMT version, which will air this summer, two contestants will compete in a tic tac toe style game utilizing various country artists for help in answering questions.
JON PARDI and LAUREN ALAINA have partnered with Habitat for Humanity and exterior building products company Ply Gem to serve as ambassadors in 2019. In addition, both Jon and Lauren will help with construction projects at some point in the year. Previous country artists to hold the position include ALAN JACKSON and DARIUS RUCKER.
JUSTIN MOORE’s new album “Late Nights and Longnecks” is due out April 26th.
DYLAN SCOTT will release a six song EP, Nothing To Do Town, April 26. Dylan co-wrote five of the six songs on the project.
DAN + SHAY have joined the performance lineup for the 2019 Billboard Music Awards, airing May 1 on NBC.
To commemorate the 30th anniversary of his death, a concert honoring the late KEITH WHITLEY will take place May 9 at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. LORRIE MORGAN and JESSE KEITH WHITLEY will host the event, which will include performances by GARTH BROOKS, MARK CHESNUTT, JOE DIFFIE, TRACY LAWRENCE, MARK WILLS, DARRYL WORLEY, and TRISHA YEARWOOD.
THOMAS RHETT’s next album is called, “Center Point Road”, and it’ll be out May 31st.
The Country Music Association has revealed that CHRIS JANSON, BRETT YOUNG, MARTY STUART, JO DEE MESSINA and DAVID LEE MURPHY are among those joining the performance lineup at Nissan Stadium in Nashville during CMA Music Festival 2019 beginning June 6th. They join previously announced performers such as LUKE BRYAN, LUKE COMBS, KELSEA BALLERINI, MIRANDA LAMBERT, FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE, CARRIE UNDERWOOD, and KEITH URBAN
Nightly concerts will return to Nashville’s Ascend Amphitheater June 6-8 during the CMA Music Festival. This year’s performers include CHASE RICE, CODY JOHNSON, BRETT YOUNG, ASHLEY MCBRYDE, LINDSAY ELL, and LANCO.
DARIUS RUCKER has set June 3 as the date for his 10th Annual Darius & Friends event at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. The show will raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis. An All-Star list of friends is expected to join Darius for the event, which has raised nearly $1.6 million since it’s start.
BRETT ELDREDGE will headline this year’s Fourth of July celebration in downtown Nashville. DYLAN SCOTT and singer/songwriter MAC McANALLY will also be among the performers. Country Music Television will air a 90 minute special to include performances from Brett and the annual fireworks display.
MIRANDA LAMBERT will reboot her Pink Guitars and Roadside Bars Tour this fall. The tour will include various female artists as special guests such as MAREN MORRIS, PISTOL ANNIES, ASHLEY McBRYDE, TENILLE TOWNES, ELLE KING, and CAYLEE HAMMACK.
- May 4: Kentucky Derby
- May 5: Cinco de Mayo
- May 14: Cannes Film Festival starts
- May 16: PGA Championship begins
- May 18: Preakness
- May 27: National Spelling Bee begins
- July 5-6: World Wife Carrying Championship
- June 19: Juneteenth, the oldest-known celebration of the end of slavery
- July 1: Wimbledon starts
- July 4: Independence Day
- August 2: Sturgis Motorcycle Rally begins
- September 2: Labor Day