Scotty McCreery will wrap up 2019 in the studio working on his fourth album. The American Idol alum says he’s been writing and gathering songs for the new project and has no intention of waiting another five years to put it in the hands of fans like he did between his sophomore effort, See You Tonight and his 2018 album, Seasons Change.
Miranda Lambert, Keith Urban, Kane Brown and Dustin Lynch will headline Country Thunder Wisconsin, July 16-19. The 2020 installment will also include performances by Chris Lane, Granger Smith, Tanya Tucker, Terri Clark, Suzy Bogguss and others.
Luke Combs’ sophomore album, What You See Is What You Get, debuts at the top of the Top 200 all formats chart this week after sales of 172,000 copies. Luke’s album is just the second by a country artist to debut at No. 1 on the all formats album chart this year, after Thomas Rhett’s Center Point Road back in June. What You Is What You Get includes the chart topping hit Beer Never Broke My Heart as well as Luke’s latest, Even Though I’m Leaving.
Brad Paisley has joined the list of celebs taking part in the Thanks & Giving campaign for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Brad, along with other celebs like Jennifer Aniston and Michael Strayhan, will appear in television and digital ads for the campaign through the holidays to encourage shoppers to give to the Memphis facility.
For the second straight year, VINCE GILL is on the short list of nominees for induction to the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Others on the list include Mariah Carey, Gloria Estefan, Steve Miller, and Patti Smyth. The 51st Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame event will take place June 11 in New York.
Brothers Osborne will play the halftime show and Jimmie Allen will sing the national anthem on Thanksgiving Day (November 28) prior to the Detroit Lions’ football game against the Chicago Bears. The game airs on FOX.
Pam Tillis fans can look forward to new music in the coming months. Pam, who has just signed a new record deal (with OneRPM), says the songs for her new album are some she’s been hanging on to for several years.