Runaway June are sitting at number 10 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart with "Buy My Own Drinks". That makes them the first all-female trio or group to break into the top 10 on that chart since 2005, when SheDaisy hit number 7 with "Don't Worry 'Bout a Thing".
Randy Travis and his wife Mary will join the Music of Randy Travis Tour this fall, with James Dupre filling in for him. James was a former contestant on The Voice. He became friends with the couple when he starred with Randy in a movie called The Price, which was filmed before Randy suffered a stroke. The original Randy Travis Band will join the tour, which runs through October and November. Randy will not be singing, but he will be making an appearance during the show.
Carrie Underwood is working on a fitness book, Find Your Path: Honour Your Body, Fuel Your Soul and Get Strong with the Fit52 Life. The book will be published in 2020. Carrie will share her Fit52 program with readers and discuss her longstanding relationship with health and wellness and how she deals with the unrealistic standards of beauty that come along with celebrity.
Alan Ditch, who had worked with Brantley Gilbert for more than 8 years, died just before a show on Saturday. He was 49 years old. Alan went into cardiac arrest while they were setting up Brantley's show at the KeyBank Pavilion in Burgettstown, Pa. The show was postponed and no makeup date has been announced yet. Alan was his monitor engineer.
Trisha Yearwood will be hosting the 10th annual CMA Country Christmas, a two-hour music celebration that will air on ABC during the holiday season. This year's lineup includes Kristin Chenoweth, For King & Country, Chris Janson, Tori Kelly, Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flatts, Runaway June, CeCe Winans, Brett Young and Chris Young.
The Academy of Country Music have awarded Song of the Decade to Miranda Lambert and songwriters Tom Douglas and Allen Shamblin for "The House That Built Me". They consider success at radio, commercial media, sales and streaming, creative integrity, artistic merit, ACM Award recognition and more. The song won ACM's for Single Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Video of the Year. Back in April, Jason Aldean was named ACM Artist of the Decade.
Chris Lane will be on the road this fall and winter for his Big, Big Plans Tour. The tour kicks off October 31 and will make 29 stops. Gabby Barrett, Blanco Brown and Ernest will open for him on select dates. "After a top-notch summer touring with Brad Paisley, I couldn't be more excited for my Big, Big Plans tour to kick off," says Chris. "Having artists like Gabby, Blanco and Ernest out with me will make it a fun show from start to finish. I'll be bringing the energy and may even have some surprises in store. We've amped up the production to a new level and I can't wait for people to see it!"
Maddie & Tae's Taylor Dye is getting married! She got engaged to songwriter Josh Kerr on September 2. Both shared the news on Instagram. Josh has co-written Kelsea Ballerini's "Love Me Like You Mean It" and "Dibs" and Dylan Scott's "My Girl". The couple have been dating for more than a year.