The Academy of Country Music has revealed more performers for the April 7 ACM Awards. They include: DIERKS BENTLEY, FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE, KELLY CLARKSON, DAN + SHAY, ASHLEY MCBRYDE, and ERIC CHURCH. They join the previously announced JASON ALDEAN, MIRANDA LAMBERT, CHRIS STAPLETON, GEORGE STRAIT, MAREN MORRIS, and host REBA MCENTIRE.

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.

CARRIE UNDERWOOD, LAUREN ALAINA, DARIUS RUCKER and MADDIE & TAE are among the artists lending their voices to the soundtrack to the movie Breakthrough. The soundtrack hits stores April 5 with the movie coming April 17. It’s about a teen who falls through the ice and is under for nearly 15 minutes, but manages to survive.

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.




  • Entertainer: Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Chris Stapleton, Keith Urban.
  • Female Artist: Miranda Lambert, Ashley McBryde, Maren Morris, Kacey Musgraves, Carrie Underwood.
  • Male Artlst: Dierks Bentley, Luke Combs, Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton, Keith Urban.
  • Duo: Brothers Osborne, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, LoCash, Maddie & Tae.
  • Group: Lady Antebellum, Lanco, Little Big Town, Midland, Old Dominion.
  • New Female: Danielle Bradbery, Lindsay Ell, Ashley McBryde, Carly Pearce.
  • New Male: Jimmie Allen, Luke Combs, Jordan Davis, Michael Ray, Mitchell Tenpenny.
  • New Duo/Group: High Valley, Lanco, Runaway June.
  • Album: Dan + Shay, Dan + Shay; Desperate Man, Eric Church; From A Room: Vol. 2, Chris Stapleton; Golden Hour, Kacey Musgraves; The Mountain, Dierks Bentley.
  • Single: “Down To The Honky Tonk,” Jake Owen; “Heaven,” Kane Brown; “Meant To Be,” Bebe Rexha f/Florida Georgia Line; “Most People Are Good,” Luke Bryan; “Tequila,” Dan + Shay.
  • Song: “Break Up In The End,” Cole Swindell; “Broken Halos,” Chris Stapleton; “Meant To Be,” Bebe Rexha f/Florida Georgia Line; “Space Cowboy,” Kacey Musgraves; “Tequila,” Dan + Shay; “Yours,” Russell Dickerson.
  • Video: “Babe,” Sugarland f/Taylor Swift; “Burn Out,” Midland; “Burning Man,” Dierks Bentley f/Brothers Osborne; “Drunk Girl,” Chris Janson; “Shoot Me Straight,” Brothers Osborne; “Tequila,” Dan + Shay.
  • Songwriter: Ross Copperman, Ashley Gorley, Shane McAnally, Chase McGill, Josh Osborne.
  • Music Event: “Burning Man,” Dierks Bentley f/Brothers Osborne; “Drowns The Whiskey,” Jason Aldean f/Miranda Lambert; “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright,” David Lee Murphy f/Kenny Chesney; “Keeping Score,” Dan + Shay f/Kelly Clarkson; “Meant To Be,” Bebe Rexha f/Florida Georgia Line.




Several country artists are up for Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards including KANE BROWN, FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE, LUKE BRYAN and DAN + SHAY. Voting is underway now at The awards will be handed out March 23.

Brett Young will be joining Boyz II Men for the next “CMT Crossroads”.  It premieres March 27th.

LOCASH will release their new album, Brothers, March 29.

ELI YOUNG BAND are releasing a hits package.  It’s called “This Is Eli Young Band” and it drops March 29th.  It includes “Where Were You”, plus an acoustic version of “Crazy Girl”.

JAKE OWEN will release a new album on March 29. It’s title: Greetings From … Jake.

The 12th volume of Now That’s What I Call Country will be out March 29 and will include number ones from LUKE BRYAN, LUKE COMBS, KANE BROWN and OLD DOMINION.

GEORGE STRAIT will release his 30th studio album, Honky Tonk Time Machine, March 29.

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 Academy of Country Music has revealed some of the artists taking part in ACM Party For A Cause event around Las Vegas from April 5-7. They include DARIUS RUCKER, LAUREN ALAINA, BRETT YOUNG, RHETT AKINS, EASTON CORBIN and SCOTTY McCREERY. Party For A Cause events help to raise money for the ACM’s charitable arm, ACM Lifting Lives.

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.

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.

THOMAS RHETT’s next album is called, “Center Point Road”, and it’ll be out May 31st.

CMA Music Fest is June 6th-9th in Nashville.  Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Little Big Town, Maren Morris, Dierks Bentley, Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Thomas Rhett, and Carrie Underwood will play.



  • March 28: March Madness: Men’s Sweet 16 begins
  • April 1: April Fools’ Day (Monday)
  • April 6: March Madness: Men’s Final Four
  • April 11: The Masters
  • April 12: Coachella
  • April 14: Game of Thrones final season premiere
  • April 14: Palm Sunday
  • April 15: Tax deadline day
  • April 21: Easter
  • April 22: Earth Day
  • May 5: Cinco de Mayo