Miranda Lambert's MuttNation Foundation will collect dog food, treats, supplies and cash donations for a local shelter at every show on her Livin’ Like Hippies Tour. Fans can drop off donations and sign up for a chance to win a meet and greet with Lambert at the "Fill the Little Red Wagon" activation, located at the entrance of each venue before the show.
https://muttnation.com/

 

Keith Urban announced plans a new album and a tour, with special guest Kelsea Ballerini. 

Urban hosted a Facebook Live event from Exit / In in Nashville on Wednesday night to share his big news -- and play a pop-up show for media members and fans.

During his Exit / In show, Urban announced that his new album will be called "Graffiti U" and is coming "this year, very soon, I hope." Urban did not reveal any further details about the album, though earlier on Wednesday, he teased via a social media video that something, perhaps a new song called "Parallel Line" is coming on Friday (January 19th).
 
After his Facebook Live stream ended, he performed new songs titled "Steal My Thunder," "Same Heart" and "Texas Time."

Urban will also be hitting the road in 2018 for his Graffiti U World Tour. Ballerini was on hand to help Urban announce the trek, too; together, they performed a cover of Camila Cabello's "Never Be the Same." Via the Facebook Live, Urban then used a video to announce his full slate of Graffiti U World Tour dates.

The tour will begin on June 15th in St. Louis, Mo., and run through early November. 

 

Brothers Osborne and Eric Church, and Maren Morris will honor victims of gun violence and terrorism at various live music events over the course of the past year in a musical tribute during the 60th Grammy Awards, airing Jan. 28 live from New York City's Madison Square Garden on CBS. Brothers Osborne, Church and Morris all performed at last year's Route 91 Harvest festival in Las Vegas.

The tribute performance will feature a Grammy-winning country song which has not been revealed.

Hunter Hayes will be in Music City this spring to headline a special concert following the annual St. Jude Rock 'n' Roll Nashville Marathon & ½ Marathon. The marathon will get underway in Nashville on April 28, with Hunter's post-race show slated to kick off from Ascend Amphitheater at 7:00 PM local time. The concert will be open to the public and will feature newcomer Erin Kinsey as the opening act.

More than 30,000 runners are expected to participate in the musically themed road race, while 50 of Nashville's best live bands perform on stages all along the route. This year's race will even feature new mile-markers that include speakers, as well as race pacers who'll be running with mobile speaker packs.

 

Jason Aldean will kick off his High Noon Neon Tour May 10 in Kansas City. He'll be joined by Luke Combs and Lauren Alaina. 

Aldean says the tour’s name is from a song on his upcoming album.

Details on Aldean’s new music will be announced at a later date.
http://www.jasonaldean.com/tour

 

Kenny Chesney is leaving his label home of more than 20 years, Columbia, to sign with Warner Music Nashville. Chesney started his career on Capricorn, joining the BNA roster to release 1995's "All I Need To Know". No word yet on plans for a successor to "Cosmic Hallelujah", his 2016 album and last for the Sony label group. 

 

Kellie Pickler and Ben Aaron's daytime talk show, "Pickler & Ben" has been renewed for a second season. Faith Hill is one of the show's producers and had a heavy hand in the design of the modern farmhouse set, among other things.  

Lady Antebellum and Darius Rucker will kick off their co-headlining Summer Plays On Tour July 19th in Toronto.  Russell Dickerson will join them.  

 

Kacey Musgraves posted a video as she sat in the car with a flashy karaoke microphone and one of her very famous friends sitting in the seat beside her.

Resee Witherspoon joined Musgraves for what she called “Carpool Kaceyoke” as the two enjoyed a night out.

As a snow storm headed for Nashville on Monday night (1/15), Luke Bryan sat his boys down to share some pretty exciting news with them. In a video posted on Instagram, Luke can be seen telling his sons and their friends that school had been canceled for the next day (1/16), and their response is priceless. The video begins with Luke gathering the boys on the couch to tell them the happy news and ends with them jubilantly jumping and screaming to celebrate another day off of school. 

Here's a link to the Instagram Video...

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bd_bv_bnbSh/?taken-by=lukebryan

Dolly Parton was recently certified in the 2018 edition of the Guinness World Records, for, 'Most Decades with a Top 20 Hit on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs Chart', and 'Most Hits on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs Chart by a Female Artist'.

Dolly is the only artist with Top 20 hits across six consecutive decades (1960s–2010s), earning her the title of Most Decades with a Top 20 Hit on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart.   The 2016 remastered version of “Jolene” was also Dolly’s 107th chart entry, solidifying her second record title for the Most Hits on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart by a Female Artist.

 

Brad Paisley was presented with the "Randy Owen Angels Among Us Award" on Saturday night (1/13) during the Country Cares For St. Jude Seminar in Memphis, Tennessee. Paisley earned the prestigious honor for his "exceptional and lasting contributions" to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and their mission to treat and defeat childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Some of the previous recipients of the award include Darius Rucker and Big and Rich's John Rich.