A Thousand Horses is joining Kid Rock's Greatest Show On Earth 2018 Tour which will kick off in Nashville on January 19thand includes dates from New York to Nevada, culminating with a show at Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay Events Center on March 24th.

Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers, Kid Rock, Hank Williams Jr. and more have cut ties with Webster Public Relations after allegations surfaced that founder and CEO Kirt Webster sexually assaulted a client a decade ago.

Former country singer Austin Rick (who used the stage name Austin Cody) initially posted on Facebook last week about Webster’s sexual misconduct, including claims that he was drugged and offered publicity opportunities “in exchange for sexual acts.”

Kid Rock spoke about the issue in a statement.  He wrote, “The shocking accusations of sexual assault and mistreatment of others I take dead seriously. I never witnessed or heard about any of this outside that he was probably gay, which I could care less about.”

“I hope to god this sh*t he is being accused of is not true as he has been nothing but a good friend to me. But if it comes to light that it is, I will be the first to cut the head off the snake. Unfortunately, I believe sexual harassment is like cancer. We all know someone affected by it and it has to stop.”

And although Dolly Parton has not officially stated whether she has left Webster, she did issue a statement via Twitter on Thursday, writing” “I've worked with Kirt Webster for many years and he has done a wonderful job. I am hoping that the accusations are not true.”

After the allegations came to light, it was initially announced the firm would change its name to Westby Public Relations and continue under the leadership of the company's second-in-command, Jeremy Westby. Now, Westby has told press that he will be starting a whole new company under that name. 

Tracy Lawrence, will release his new collaborative album "Good Ole Days" on Friday (November 10th). And, in honor of Veteran’s Day, he has invited fellow country star and Army veteran Craig Morgan to join him November 7th, on “Fox & Friends,” for the television network premiere of their duet “Finally Home.”

On Saturday November 11th he will join Craig Morgan on the Nashville stop of Morgan’s Operation FINALLY HOME Welcomes “American Stories Tour.”

 

 

After spending his entire career on RCA, Jake Owen announced Monday he was signing with indie label Big Loud Records.

Owen is reunited with one of the founders of Big Loud, Joey Moi, who produced Owen's album, "Barefoot Blue Jean Night."

The Big Loud roster includes Chris Lane, Morgan Wallen and Jillian Jacqueline. 

Miranda Lambert is set to make her third appearance on the Austin City Limits television this weekend (November 4th), and she has shared her performances of the “Automatic” and “Tin Man” ahead of the premiere tomorrow (Saturday) night at 8 CT on PBS.

Kenny Rogers was the guest of honor when music rights organization SESAC held its annual Nashville Music Awards Monday night in Music City. Rogers was the recipient of SESAC's Legacy Award, recognizing his contributions in all areas of entertainment.
 
Dustin Lynch, Lee Brice and Kim Carnes were among the artists singing for Rogers, with Lynch performing "The Gambler," Brice offering "Twenty Years Ago" and Carnes performing "Don't Fall in Love With a Dreamer," her 1980 collaboration with Rogers.  Craig Campbell, himself an honoree for his spiritual ballad "Outskirts of Heaven," captivated the room, crooning "Lady" at the piano. Campbell earned one of the night's few standing ovations.

Other highlights included Billy Currington re-creating the SESAC Song of the Year "It Don't Hurt Like It Used To" and Old Crow Medicine Show opening the evening with a drum line take on "Rainy Day Women #12 & 35," off their live tribute album to Bob Dylan's Blonde on Blonde.

Lady Antebellum were honored with SESAC's Humanitarian Award (accepted by Hillary Scott), Justin Ebachwas named Songwriter of the Year and Jason Aldean producer Michael Knox was singled out for his lengthy roster of hits.

Garth Brooks has announced his final North American World Tour stop: As expected, it will be in Nashville.

Brooks and wife Trisha Yearwood will perform in Nashville, at Bridgestone Arena, on December 16th at 7:30PM. It will be Brooks' first stop at the venue in seven years, since his run of shows there to raise money for victims of Nashville's 2010 floods. Brooks has, however, played other venues in Nashville in the years since.

Tickets for Brooks' Nashville World Tour stop will go on sale on November 10th at 10AM CT; a limit of eight tickets per purchase will be in effect. Tickets will be available via Ticketmaster.com or by phone at 1-866-448-7849 or 1-800-745-3000.

 

New Country Music Hitting Stores and Download Sites, Today...

Kelsea Ballerini    “Unapologetically”  

Lee Brice    “Lee Brice” (guests: Warren Hayes, Edwin McCain)

Robert Francis (Americana singer-songwriter, multi-insrumentalist)    “Indian Summer”  

Kid Rock    “Sweet Southern Sugar” (country/classic rock album recorded in Nashville)

Blake Shelton    “Texoma Shore”  

Johnny Cash    “Cash Unearthed [Vinyl]” (nine-LP box set, with 60-page coffee table book)

 

Macy's has announced the lineup for their annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and it includes a number of country acts, including Sara Evans, Dustin Lynch, Lauren Alaina and Cam. The full 2017 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade lineup was revealed on Wednesday (Nov. 1). Additional acts set to take the streets of NYC (and on floating stages) include 98 Degrees, Sabrina Carpenter, Andra Day & Common, Jimmy Fallon & the Roots, Flo Rida, Goo Goo Dolls, Kat Graham, Andy Grammer, Angelica Hale, Olivia Holt, Nicky Jam, Wyclef Jean, Bravo’s Top Chef stars Padma Lakshmi & Tom Colicchio, Miss America 2018 Cara Mund, Leslie Odom Jr. and the cast & Muppets of Sesame Street, Bebe Rexha, Smokey Robinson and Jojo Siwa.
 
In its 91st year, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will take place on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23, in the streets of Manhattan, with an expected 3.5 million spectators. It will also air on television.

George Strait and longtime friend Tom Cusick raised more than $1.5 million at their 7th Annual Vaqueros Del Mar Golf Tournament and Auction last Thursday. Money raised benefits Feherty’s Troops First Foundation. The charity was founded by Rick Kell and on-course reporter for the PGA Tour and former professional golfer, David Feherty, in 2008 after Kell spent time with patients recovering from serious combat injuries.

Country music legends, The Oak Ridge Boys have joined forces with American companies to place a new emphasis on buying products made in the United States. The Liberty Legends USA program debuted in 2015 and this week announced their launch of their second Legends Series, the “American Made Collection” by The Oak Ridge Boys. The collection will debut with a line of high quality suits, Made in the USA. The Liberty Legends USA Series is a collaboration of Made in America businesses and leaders promoting a movement to buy American, bringing jobs and profits back to American soil. The American Made Collection is now available through the link provided at oakridgeboys.com.