Luke Bryan will be at the Grand Ole Opry October 22nd for the 11th annual Opry Goes Pink show. He will get to flip the switch to turn the signature barn backdrop pink and will also perform two shows. This is all done in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Additional performers that night include Anita Cochrane, Sara Evans, Craig Morgan and the Oak Ridge Boys.
Brothers Osborne have had to cancel some upcoming shows because of personal reasons. "Regrettably, due to personal reasons, Brothers Osborne have to cancel several performances," was posted on their Twitter page on Monday. Their rep says that they will be back on tour with Chris Stapleton in a couple of weeks. The next concert on their schedule is October 3 in Missouri as part of Chris' All American Road Show Tour.
Carrie Underwood, Dan + Shay, Kane Brown, Luke Combs and Thomas Rhett have all been named CMT Artists of the Year for 2019. They will be honoured in a 90 minute television special airing October 16. The show will feature performances from other artists and a live-streamed performance from Carrie's Cry Pretty 360 Tour in Cleveland.
Rhett Akins has just won the inaugural ACM Songwriter of the Decade Award. This is one of seven new ACM Decade Awards, which include Song of the Decade (Miranda Lambert 'The House That Built Me), Album of the Decade, Artist-Songwriter of the Decade, Breakout Artist of the Decade, Single of the Decade and Music Event of the Decade. More winners will be announced over the next several weeks.
Runaway June's "Buy My Own Drinks" has just broken into the top five on the Mediabase Country chart, making them the first female trio to do that since the Dixie Chicks in 2003 with "Travelin' Soldier". This is also their first top five hit as songwriters.
Phil Vassar and Lonestar are heading out for a Christmas tour, called the Holiday & Hits Tour. They will play 14 shows throughout the U.S. in December. They will perform a number of holiday classics, some of their own hits and an original single called "Not So Silent Night". That song was released last year in support of their inaugral holiday tour. Proceeds from the single and the tour will be donated to the Salvation Army.
The Highwomen, a group featuring Brandi Carlile, Amanda Shires, Maren Morris and Natalie Hembley, has reached number one with their debut album. The self-titled album also hit number 10 on the Billboard all-genre Top 200 chart. Their name is a play on The Highwaymen, a group that featured Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings. "Anyone can be a Highwomen," Brandi Carlile says. "It's about banding together, abandoning as much ego as humanly possible, holding one another up and amplifying other women every chance we get. Shoulder to shoulder. One push, one love."
Billy Currington wanted to help out people in the Bahamas who are trying to recover after the damage from Hurricane Dorian, so he took part in a benefit concert on Saturday. Proceeds are going to help the island of Green Turtle Cay, which Billy became familiar with during the video shoot for "People Are Crazy". He announced his participation in the show just a few days before with a post on Instagram. "After seeing the impact Hurricane Dorian had on the Bahamas, I feel we gotta do something," he explained. "I saw that my friend Paul Menta is heading up fundraising efforts with Key West Cares and putting on a show at the Key West Theatre. I want to be a part of what they're doing, so headed down to play a few songs at the theatre this Saturday night."