Lady Antebellum will release their 8th studio album, Ocean, on November 15th. There are 13 tracks on the project and it features a collaboration with Little Big Town. Hillary Scott, Dave Haywood and Charles Kelley had a hand in writing seven of the songs. "There's this theme of returning to the core of who we are - as writers, vocalists and people - that came out in each of these songs," says Dave. "Our time in the studio with Dann (Huff) had an excitement that felt like we were making our first album all over again."
Miranda Lambert will hit the road in 2020 for her Wildcard Tour, which gets its name from her new album. The 27 date tour kicks off January 16th and will be in Oshawa on May 7th at the Tribute Communities Centre. Cody Johnson, Lanco, Randy Rogers Band and Parker McCollum will be opening acts on select dates.
ABC is giving Brad Paisley his own TV special, called Brad Paisley Thinks He's Special. It's described as an hour-long variety special and will feature Kelsea Ballerini, Tim McGraw, Darius Rucker and Carrie Underwood. Hootie & The Blowfish will also be part of the special along with the Jonas Brothers, The Bachelor host Chris Harrison, Peyton Manning and more. "Wait, I thought it was called the Brad Paisley Special. Who added the Thinks He's?," jokes Brad, who is an executive producer for the show. "Oh well, I'm still psyched."
Luke Combs will be on the road in 2020 for his What You See Is What You Get Tour. It will start February 7th with Ashley McBryde and Drew Parker as support acts. The tour gets its' name from Luke's sophomore album, which is being released November 8th.
A tour bus carrying some of Josh Turner's crew members crashed Wednesday night, after a concert in California. One person is dead after the accident. The bus left the road, drove through 20 yards of vegetation, hit a riverbed and went down an 80-foot cliff, hitting the sand below. Two other people suffered major injuries and five had minor injuries. According to first responders, neither Josh nor his band members were on the tour bus.
Just announced earlier today, Kenny Chesney has been named 2020's Country Radio Broadcasters (CRB) Artist Humanitarian Award recipient. He will receive the award on February 19. Kenny is being recognized for His Love for Love City Foundation, which helped with the rebuilding of St. John after Hurricanes Irma and Maria. He also helped to rescue and relocate over 2,000 displaced animals. Proceeds from his Songs for the Saints album went to the Foundation and has raised more than $1.1 million. After the bombing at the Boston Marathon, he worked with the Boston Medical Centre to create the Spread the Love Fund to help amputee survivors. No Shoes Reefs has helped to rebuild coral reefs in Jacksonville, Florida. Over the years, Kenny has also worked with MusiCares, the Red Cross, Farm Aid, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, ACM Lifting Lives, the CMA Foundation, Kids Wish Network and many other local charities.
On Monday, Trisha Yearwood partnered with the American Cancer Society to host a luncheon for 14 breast cancer survivors. Trisha lost her mom to the disease in 2011, and since then she has worked hard to bring awareness to it. Guests shared their stories of diagnosing, treating and living with breast cancer. "I just want to thank them for sharing their lives with me for just a little bit," Trisha said to People. "And allowing me to be a part of their journey in a small way."
Since Loretta Lynn suffered a stroke in 2017, she has only made a few public appearances, but she was there on September 17 to accept the Kris Kristofferson Lifetime Achievement Award at the Nashville Songwriter Awards at the Ryman Auditorium. The evening featured performances by Jason Aldean, Reba McEntire, Sam Hunt, Dierks Bentley, Dean Dillon, Florida Georgia Line, Lee Brice, Cole Swindell and more. Loretta was escorted to the podium by Kid Rock and her son Ernest Ray Lynn. She received a standing ovation as she accepted her award.