Trisha Yearwood has been made into an avatar for the Farmville 2: Country Escape smartphone game. Her new song "Every Girl in This Town" is being used in the game as well. "As someone who plays Farmville, and having grown up on a farm in Georgia, the game ties back to my roots," Trisha said in a statement. "With women also being central characters in all the Farmville games, it shows that farming - like music, tech, politics, science and entrepreneurship - should be accessible to anyone." Trisha and the creators of the game, Zynga, have joined forces to work toward gender equality in music and the gaming and technology world.
Chris and Morgane Stapleton have donated $10,000 to Habitat For Humanity in Lexington, Kentucky. The donation came from the couple's charitable fund, Outlaw State of Kind. Rachel Childress from Habitat said that the money was completely unexpected and will be used to help build safe and affordable housing in the city.
Dierks Bentley fell off a mountain bike while biking in Colorado and had to go to the emergency room. He "tweaked up" one of the bones in his left hand and was put in a temporary splint. He had to go back the next day to see if he would need a cast and...he did. "But it's lucky it's my left hand and I drink beer with my right, so I should be good to go for the rest of the summer," Dierks joked. "It'll be fine. It'll be all good. It's not gonna slow me down much."
The Canadian Country Music Association announced yesterday that Tenille Townes and Old Dominion will be performing at the 2019 CCMA Awards. The show will be broadcast on Global September 8th starting at 9pm.
After he played a show in Sioux City, Iowa, Jake Owen stopped by to suprise to a couple on their wedding day. This was all arranged by groomsman Parker Rew, who direct messaged Jake on Twitter. He stayed for pictures and enjoyed a beer with the wedding party. The best part was that the newly married couple chose a Jake Owen song for their first song and the groomsman had no idea. So, this was obviously very special for the newlyweds.