Keith Urban will receive BMI's Champion Award at the performance-rights group's annual celebration of songwriters on November 7th.
He was chosen for his commitment to music education and his efforts in supporting the next generation of performers and songwriters.
The ceremony will be held at BMI's office in Nashville.
Keith is having a good few months- he is also up for five CMA Awards on November 8th, including Entertainer of the Year, which he won back in 2005.
Miranda Lambert announced her winter 2018 tour plans yesterday. She will kick off the Livin’ Like Hippies Tour in South Carolina in January and wrap things up in North Carolina in March. Jon Pardi will join her for all 23 tour stops and select dates will feature Charlie Worsham, Ashley McBryde, Sunny Sweeney, Brent Cobb and more.
Miranda and Jon will stop at the Wolstein Center in Cleveland on March 3rd!
Garth Brooks to release a five-part anthology…
Darius Rucker to release a new album…
Garth Brooks will release a five-part anthology tracing the steps of his career from the very beginning. It will feature a book written by Garth and is packaged with five CDs.
Part 1: The First Five Years will be out on November 14th. It is all about the early days of his career, including the first time he sang one of his songs with Trisha Yearwood. The CDs feature early demos, outtakes and songs that have never been heard before.
Darius Rucker is set to release his fifth country album next month. The 12-song project already has a No. 1 hit, with “If I Told You,”- it reached the top of the Billboard Country Airplay chart in June.
In addition to featuring top songwriters, the album has a cover of Drivin’ N’ Cryin’s “Straight to Hell.” Darius enlisted the help of a few of his friends—Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean and Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley—to provide vocals on the tune.
When Was the Last Time comes out on October 20th.
Luke Bryan is now wearing looser-fitting jeans…
Scotty McCreery is now engaged…
Luke Bryan is changing his jeans. In a recent interview, he said that he has chosen to go with looser-fitting jeans going forward.
He jokingly said, “I did go to a looser jean this year. Because I just got tired of like, ‘Tight Pants Luke Bryan Brings Show to Hoboken.’ Is like everybody here just to see my dance? Nobody wants to hear my vocal quality.”
His tight pants and dance moves have always been a topic of conversation and somewhat of a laughing matter Luke and a crowd pleaser for fans- we shall see if these so-called looser fitting jeans really make a big difference.
Scotty McCreery is engaged.
He proposed to his longtime girlfriend, Gabi while the two were taking a walk on a trail in North Carolina.
He says, “I’ve been planning this moment for so long that it feels surreal for it to have finally happened. Gabi is the perfect girl and my true love, and I cannot wait to begin building our life together as husband and wife.”
The happy couple met in kindergarten and have been dating for 6 years. They plan to get hitched next year.
Reba is getting her own boot line…
Brett Young is going on tour…
Reba McEntire has penned a deal with Justin Boots to design her own line.
The collection is inspired by her life and features casual boots, booties and classic western boots. She says, "This collection is for all those strong, spirited women and cowgirls at heart who have followed my journey throughout the years."
The line should be in stores soon.
Brett Young will soon be hitting the road for his first headlining tour. The Caliville Tour will see Brett bring along Carly Pearce as his opening act.
They will hit 21 venues beginning in October and wrapping up in December. They will be at the House of Blues in Cleveland on November 16th.
Looks like Luke Bryan is in at American Idol…
Jon Pardi is at #1…
According to new report, Luke Bryan will fill one of the judges seats on the new American Idol reboot.
He will join Katy Perry, leaving one seat yet to be filled. The announcement comes one week before auditions are set to begin and follows a report that Luke had been offered a deal in early September.
Jon Pardi has a lot to celebrate this week, after "Heartache on the Dance Floor" became his latest number-one single over the weekend. This is Jon’s third straight number one in a row following “Head Over Boots” and “Dirt On My Boots.” Apparently Jon likes to celebrate with tequila, and he has an exciting month. He also found out he's up for two CMA awards.