Yesterday was National First Responders Day. George Strait took the opportunity to support The 100 Club of San Antonio's efforts to help families of fallen first responders in connection with his latest single "The Weight of the Badge". The song was written by George, his son Bubba and Dean Dillon and you can find it on his latest album, Honky Tonk Time Machine.
Dierks Bentley is releasing a limited-edition T-shirt through his collection, Desert Son. The design features his "Riser" bird logo in a camouflage print on a black T-shirt. All proceeds from the sale of the shirt will benefit Folds of Honor, which is a non-profit that provides scholarships to family members of fallen veterans and servicemen and women who are disabled.
Miranda Lambert's new album, Wildcard, is her first album not produced by longtime collaborator Frank Liddell. Miranda worked with Jay Joyce on the project. It wasn't an easy decision for her to use a new producer because, not only did Liddell produce all of her albums to date, they are also very good friends. "I adore, love and trust him so much," Miranda said at an industry event. "He's one of my best friends in the world. But, like any long relationship, sometimes you reach a place where you need to regroup."
The guys from Lanco will be headlining their What I See Tour in 2020. The tour gets its name from their new single, which will be released November 4th. The tour starts January 9th and will make 13 stops.
Jordan Davis will be spending part of next year on the road for his Trouble Town Tour. It will kick off January 10th and will make 20 stops. Kassi Ashton and Hailey Whitters will be his opening acts. "I'm really excited to get back on the road and in front of my amazing fans," says Jordan. "Kassi is just a true artist in every sense of the word and Hailey is an extremely talented songwriter. I'm glad the rest of the world is getting to know both of them. Not only are they incredible songwriters, singers and artists but they are even better people and I'm honoured to have them out with me."
Luke Combs' debut album, This One's For You, is number one on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart again this week. It has now spent 50 weeks at number one, which means that Luke has just tied Shania Twain's album Come On Over. Look for his sophomore album on November 8.
Devin Dawson and fellow artist Leah Sykes were married yesterday in Franklin, Tennessee in front of 200 guests. Devin's twin brother was the best man, and Leah's older brother, Jacob, officiated the ceremony. The couple wrote their own vows and they also performed together during the ceremony, singing a song called "How Deep the Father's Love".
During her tour, Carrie Uderwood has been inviting fans onstage to perform the rap verse in "The Champion", which was originally done by Ludacris. At her tour stop in Tulsa, which is close to her hometown of Checotah, Carrie decided to bring her mom up to perform that part of the song and she did a pretty good job. In a tweet, Carrie called her mom an "amazing champion" and says she "crushed it".