LEE BRICE will perform tonight (Monday) as part of the Miss Universe Pageant. The event takes place in Shreveport, Louisiana and will air on FOX.


LADY ANTEBELLUM will perform June 25 at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Denver, Colorado. The show comes less than a month before the launch of their Summer Plays On Tour with DARIUS RUCKER and RUSSELL DICKERSON, which begins July 19 in Toronto.


JASON ALDEAN has joined the lineup of nightly performers at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium during the CMA Music Festival. Jason will close the show Thursday night, June 7.


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. Tickets go on sale May 23.


Country Jam in Thornville, Ohio is set for August 30-September 1 and will include performances by MAREN MORRIS, SAM HUNT, JON PARDI, JILLIAN JACQUELINE and more.


ZAC BROWN BAND and LITTLE BIG TOWN will headline the 2nd Annual Party In The Pines October 19-20 in White Springs, Florida. KIP MOORE, LUKE COMBS and RUNAWAY JUNE are also on the bill with more artists to be announced.


For the second year, Cracker Barrel will sponsor the Rock With Us concerts at CMA Music Festival. The shows take place nightly at Ascend Amphitheater in downtown Nashville, June 7-9. Artists performing will include LEE BRICE, COLE SWINDELL, LINDSAY ELL, CRAIG CAMPBELL, CHASE RICE, CHASE BRYANT, TYLER FARR, MORGAN EVANS and RUNAWAY JUNE.


The 2018 Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam is set for August 31-September 2 has added DUSTIN LYNCH, LAUREN ALAINA, JUSTIN MOORE, BRETT YOUNG, CHASE RICE, CHRIS JANSON, CAM and RODNEY ATKINS to its lineup. The event will be headlined by FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE, THOMAS RHETT and ERIC CHURCH.


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


The 2018 CMT Music Awards are set for June 6 in Nashville. More details about the show will be revealed in the coming weeks.


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.


JOHN PRINE (June 5), KACEY MUSGRAVES (June 6) and ANDERSON EAST (June 22) will tape episodes of PBS’ Austin City Limits to air this fall as part of the show’s 44th season.


The initial lineup was announced for this year’s CMA Fest. The big names on the Nissan Stage include Chris Stapleton, Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Brett Eldredge, Kane Brown, Florida Georgia Line, Darius Rucker, Keith Urban, and Carrie Underwood.  CMA Fest is going down June 7th through June 10th in Nashville.


The Grand Ole Opry House is undergoing a $12 million renovation. They’ll be moving the box office, adding parking and more retail . . . and they’re going to enhance the backstage area for tours.  The entire project should take about a year.


A GoFundMe account that was set up after the Route 91 tragedy has started distributing its funds to the victims and their families. Some $31.5 million came in from around the world, thanks to over 90,000 donations.



May is National Chocolate Custard Month, Barbecue Month, Clean Air Month, Get Caught Reading Month, Mental Health Month, Hamburger Month, Salsa Month, Bike Month, Motorcycle Awareness Month, Women’s Health Care Month, Older Americans Month, National Smile Month, National Egg Month, National Salad Month, National Strawberry Month.

  • May 27: National Spelling Bee Week starts
  • May 28: Memorial Day

Album Releases

THOMPSON SQUARE has a new album coming out.  It’s called “Masterpiece”, and it drops June 1st.

Michael Ray “Amos” will be released June 1st

SUGARLAND’s new album, Bigger, will be released June 8th.

Dierks Bentley’s “The Mountain” will be released June 8th.

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

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