Little Big Town will inducted into the Music City Walk of Fame on September 14th at 1 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. 
Past inductees include Johnny Cash, Vince Gill, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, Keith Urban, Hank Williams, Trisha Yearwood and more.

 

The Grand Ole Opry returns to New York City for three evenings of free performances at the Southwest Porch at Bryant Park. The installment of the Opry’s Circle in the City series will continue to feature new acts who have become Opry fan favorites: Devin Dawson, (September 6th); Michael Ray with opener Morgan Evans (September 7th); and Ryan Kinder, (September 15th).

Granger Smith, a Dallas, Texas, native, is now donating 100 percent of profits from merchandise sales through his online store to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.

Meanwhile,  on Facebook, Smith’s wife Amber also reached out via a video message to solicit donations to the Texas Diaper Bank, which will provide diapers and related items to those who need them while Texans are displaced due to the hurricane. Over the weekend, Lady Antebellum, too, donated merch proceeds, specifically from their Saturday night (Aug. 26) concert in Dallas, to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.

Also Texans, the Josh Abbott Band are selling a special T-shirt, emblazoned with the state of Texas and the words “My Texas,” and donating the proceeds to “accredited organizations helping in disaster recovery.” The shirt costs $30 and is available through JABCares.org, the official website for the Josh Abbott Band’s own charity program, which “partner[s] with deserving organizations to support their efforts through helping raise awareness and support financially when needed.”

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey’s devastation in southeast Texas, Luke Combs announced on Twitter that he is donating $10,000 to Samaritans Purse, a non-denominational evangelical Christian organization that “provides spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world.”

 

In celebration of the premiere of Florida Georgia Line‘s Crossroads episode with the Backstreet Boys, the duo’s Nashville venue, FGL House, hosted a viewing party-turned-Hurricane Harvey fundraiser. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Red Cross.

 

Alan Jackson launched a weekend-long charitable initiative #HonkyTonks4Texas for flood relief in Houston, TX via his AJ’s Good Time Bar. From today, August 31st through the bar’s close on Labor Day, Monday September 4th, AJ’s Good Time Bar will donate $1 for every item sold to the Hurricane Harvey Recovery Fund administered through The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.

For more on AJ’s Good Time Bar, please visit ajsgoodtimebar.com.

George Strait says he was personally affected by Hurricane Harvey and that he’s working on a relief effort “with the whole country music community.”

In tweets signed by the country music legend, he wrote: “My family & friends were personally affected in surrounding areas. God bless us all".  

Later he added, "We are working on putting together relief efforts with the whole country music community. – GS"

Miranda Lambert, along with her MuttNation Foundation, joined the rescue efforts in Houston, Texas on Tuesday, safely transporting dozens of dogs to Oklahoma after Hurricane Harvey ravaged the city. 
 
The MuttNation team arrived in Houston on Monday, August 28th, while Lambert joined ground efforts the following night.
 
Miranda posted an adorable snap of a black dog and six puppies, adding the caption:  “My roommates tonight sure are cute! Mama and newborns that were born this morning. Im calling her Ashley after @ashleymonroemusic who just had a baby herself. @muttnationfoundation rescued 72 dogs today who are being transported to dry safe shelters across the country.”
 
She concluded the post with optimism and several hashtags. “Thanks for yalls support. Stay tuned tomorrow and continue to pray. #muttnationfoundation #hurricaneharvey #texasstrong #elvirathebus #tourbusrescue”

For more information on how you can help the displaced animals in Texas and beyond, visit: muttnation.com/foundation

Lee Ann Womack has unveiled a slate of tour dates running through early November, with additional dates early in 2018. The trek includes intimate performances at LA's Troubadour on November 1st and Brooklyn's Rough Trade November 7th, where she will perform her new album, "The Lonely, the Lonesome & the Gone", in its entirety.  

http://www.leeannwomack.com/showsold/

 

Billy Ray Cyrus announced he will release a new album, "Set the Record Straight", on November 10th. The 15-song set features collaborations with Joe Perry, George Jones, Loretta Lynn, Bryan Adams, Glenn Hughes, Jencarolos Canela and Miley Cyrus.

 

Lady Antebellum had to cancel their Houston tour stop for their ‘You Look Good World Tour’ due to the Hurricane Harvey devastation. The band announced recently at their Dallas tour stop that they will donate all of their merch sales from the night for the relief to victims in the storm.

Other country singers are stepping up to help the relief, Chris Young announced with a $100,000 pledge and GoFundMe campaign.

Chris Young will be the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry after Vince Gill invited him to be a member before he performed on the Opry show last night (8/29).

After his performance and celebrating his latest chart topper (“Sober Saturday Night”), Chris caught his breath long enough to share:...

“I’m just gonna go ahead and tell you I had no idea and it was the only time I looked at someone and told them ‘Thank you for not telling something.’ Um, yeah that was just pretty insanely special right there.”

Brothers Osborne, Lauren Alaina and Dustin Lynch will reveal the final nominees for the 51st annual CMA Awards during a September 4th segment on ABC’s "Good Morning America" in New York’s Times Square.

Nominees in select categories will be announced during the 7:30 a.m. CT half-hour segment of GMA. Immediately following the show, the remaining categories, as well as the CMA Broadcast Awards nominees will be revealed live on GoodMorningAmerica.com and other online and social media.

Brothers Osborne will close out "Good Morning America"‘s Labor Day show with a performance of “It Ain’t My Fault.”

Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will again host this year’s CMA Awards show, airing live from Nashville on November 8th on ABC.

Garth Brooks will headline the 2018 edition of Stagecoach. It marks the first time the country music superstar has played a dedicated music festival.

Stagecoach, the premier country music festival, will be held April 27-29, 2018 at Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, California. Last year’s headliners were Dierks Bentley, Shania Twain and Kenny Chesney. It is unknown which night Brooks will play.

Stagecoach usually announces its line-up in early September. Tickets are already on sale, with several tiers already sold out.

 

Luke Bryan‘s summer tour faced a setback early Monday morning (August 28th) when an equipment truck struck an overpass in New York.

New York state police report that Bryan’s tractor trailer crashed into the Sunrise Highway overpass on the Wantagh State Parkway in Wantagh, N.Y. hours after the singer performed at Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater as part of his Huntin’, Fishin’ and Lovin’ Every Day Tour.

No one was injured in the accident.