Country/Grammy Nominees (Airs on CBS, Sunday,  February 10th)

Best Country Solo Performance

“Wouldn’t It Be Great,” Loretta Lynn

“Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters,” Maren Morris

“Butterflies,” Kacey Musgraves

“Millionaire,” Chris Stapleton

“Parallel Line,” Keith Urban


Best Country Duo/Group Performance

“Shoot Me Straight,” Brothers Osborne

“Tequila,” Dan + Shay

“When Someone Stops Loving You,” Little Big Town

“Dear Hate,” Maren Morris featuring Vince Gill

“Meant to Be,” Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line


Best Country Song

“Break Up in the End,” Cole Swindell (Jessie Jo Dillon, Chase McGill and Jon Nite, songwriters)

“Dear Hate,” Maren Morris featuring Vince Gill (Tom Douglas, David Hodges and Maren Morris, songwriters)

“I Lived It,” Blake Shelton (Rhett Akins, Ross Copperman, Ashley Gorley and Ben Hayslip, songwriters)

“Space Cowboy,” Kacey Musgraves (Luke Laird, Shane McAnally and Kacey Musgraves, songwriters)

“Tequila,” Dan + Shay (Nicolle Gaylon, Jordan Reynolds and Dan Smyers, songwriters)

“When Someone Stops Loving You,” Little Big Town (Hillary Lindsey, Chase McGill and Lori McKenna, songwriters)


Best Country Album

Unapologetically, Kelsea Ballerini

Port Saint Joe, Brothers Osborne

Girl Going Nowhere, Ashley McBryde

Golden Hour, Kacey Musgraves

From A Room: Volume 2, Chris Stapleton




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 Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean, LUKE COMBS, JAKE OWEN, and CHRIS JANSON.  They’ll be joining Thomas Rhett, Dustin Lynch, and Lauren Alaina.  It’s going down January 23rd through the 26th in Riviera Maya, Mexico.

MAREN MORRIS will perform as part of an all female festival in Riviera Maya, Mexico early next year. The festival will be called the Girls Just Wanna Weekend and will run from January 30-February 3. Others who will perform include the Indigo Girls, Carlile, Patty Griffin and MARGO PRICE.

We told you last year that BLAKE SHELTON would host an NBC special honoring Elvis Presley’s 1968 comeback special. Now, more details have been revealed and CARRIE UNDERWOOD, DIERKS BENTLEY, KEITH URBAN, LITTLE BIG TOWN and others will also be part of the show, airing February 17 on NBC.

LUKE BRYAN, Lionel Richie and Katy Perry return to American Idol for a second season starting March 3 on ABC.

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.”

Tons of artists will be performing at a Nashville concert in April to celebrate LORETTA LYNN’s 87th birthday. They include Keith Urban, George Strait, Alan Jackson, Darius Rucker, and Martina McBride. They’re doing a concert in Nashville to celebrate LORETTA LYNN’s 87th birthday.  It’s called “Loretta Lynn: An All-Star Birthday Celebration Concert” and it’s happening April 1st.

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

KENNY CHESNEY, SAM HUNT and THOMAS RHETT will headline the 7th Annual Tortuga Music Festival, April 12-14 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Others performing at the three day event will include DANIELLE BRADBERY, KANE BROWN, CARLY PEARCE, MICHAEL RAY, DAVID LEE MURPHY, MORGAN EVANS and others.


Album/Single Releases

CASSADEE POPE announced that her second album is called “Stages” and it’ll be out February 1st.  She’ll be featuring it when she headlines the 2019 edition of “CMT Next Women of Country”.

FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE will release their fourth studio album, Can’t Say I Ain’t Country, February 15. The duo will also hit the road next May.


  • January 21: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • January 22: Oscar nominations
  • January 27: SAG Awards
  • February 2: Groundhog Day
  • February 3: Super Bowl
  • February 14: Valentine’s Day (Thursday)
  • February 18: Presidents Day
  • February 24: Academy Awards