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The website Bops and Bangers claims a country super show could be on tap for halftime of Super Bowl 53 in Atlanta, February 3. Names mentioned include BLAKE SHELTON, JASON ALDEAN, LUKE BRYAN, CARRIE UNDERWOOD and FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE.

The 2018 American Music Awards nominees include Florida Georgia Line in the all-genre Collaboration of the Year category for “Meant To Be” with Bebe Rexha. Country category nominees are Kane Brown, Luke Bryan and Thomas Rhett, Favorite Male; Kelsea Ballerini, Maren Morris and Carrie Underwood, Favorite Female; Dan + Shay, FGL and Lanco, Favorite Duo or Group; Brown’s Kane Brown, Luke Combs’ This One’s For You and Rhett’s Life Changes, Favorite Album; Brown’s “Heaven,” Dan + Shay’s “Tequila” and FGL and Rexha’s “Meant To Be,” Favorite Song. The AMAs will air live from Los Angeles Oct. 9 on ABC.

The 2018 CMT Artists of the Year special will honor seven women this year: CARRIE UNDERWOOD, MIRANDA LAMBERT, KELSEA BALLERINI, MAREN MORRIS, HILLARY SCOTT and LITTLE BIG TOWN’s KAREN FAIRCHILD and KIMBERLY SCHLAPMAN. The show, with special collaborations and performances honoring the seven women, will air in October.

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

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.

On October 8, The Grand Ole Opry will salute the music of RAY CHARLES. Hosted by DARIUS RUCKER, An Opry Salute To Ray Charles will be filmed for a PBS special to air in November. Other performers will include CHRIS YOUNG, BRETT ELDREDGE, TRAVIS TRITT and CAM.

CARRIE UNDERWOOD will perform October 9 at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles.

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

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

TYLER RICH will release his self-titled debut EP on September 21.

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

MORGAN EVANS will release his debut album, Things That We Drink To, October 12. Morgan co-wrote every song on the album and played all the instruments as well.

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

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

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

UPCOMING DATES

  • 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

 

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.