Aaron Watson will hit the road this summer for The Red Bandana Tour, which takes its moniker from the Texan's upcoming album of the same name (June 21).

Kicking off on June 28 in Abilene, Texas, the tour will make additional stops in Houston, Cincinnati, Kansas City and more.

"I am so excited to announce the new tour this summer with the release of my new album, Red Bandana," says Aaron. "Of course, kicking it off in my hometown of Abilene means the world to me. Touring is what we do, it's how we built the business and met so many amazing fans over the years. I can assure everyone that we plan on coming to your market over the course of this record with a brand-new stage and production as well as set list. We?ll be playing the old favorites and a lot of new songs from Red Bandana."

Tickets are on sale now. More dates will be announced in the coming weeks.

The Red Bandanna Tour

June 28 | Taylor County Expo Center | Abilene, TX
June 29 | White Oak Music Hall (Outdoors) | Houston, TX
July 6 | Big Lake Festival | Big Lake, TX
July 11 | Hodag Country Festival | Rhinelander, WI
July 12 | Riverfront Live | Cincinnati, OH
July 13 | Jam In The Valley | Varysburg, NY
July 18 | Adams County Fair | Hastings, NE
July 19 | Lazy Gators | Lake Of The Ozarks, MO
July 26 | A Night In The Country | Yerington, NV
Aug. 10 | Ford Park Arena | Beaumont, TX
Aug. 15 | Power & Lights District | Kansas City, MO
Aug. 23 | Colorado State Fair | Pueblo, CO
Sept. 5 | Washington State Fair | Puyallup, WA

Blake Shelton will headline the 20th anniversary celebration for Musicians On Call, a nonprofit organization that brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in hospitals across the country.

The celebration will take place at Nashville's CMA Theater on May 31. Cale Dodds will open the show before Blake takes the stage. In addition, Musicians On Call will recognize three individuals for their service: Shane Tarleton (Lifetime Achievement Award), Charlie Cook (Leadership in Music Award) and Lauren Alaina (Music Heals Award).

The celebration will begin with an exclusive VIP reception at the CMA Theater, followed by performances from Cale and a full-band set from Blake. A limited number of tickets will be available to the public starting on April 26 at 10 a.m. CT. Pre-sale will begin on April 24 for existing Musicians On Call volunteers and supporters.

Taylor Swift’s infamous countdown has given us another cryptic message this time with chickens. 

Since the first post on April 12th, Swift has posted visual clues every day on social media with the caption “4.26” with pictures of a close-up of a heart-shaped brooch and a pair of hands adorned with sparkly rings and pastel-hued nail polish.

She has now posted a photo of gold-framed paintings of chickens wearing black sunglasses.

Brent Cobb has announced a new leg of the "Sucker For a Good Time Tour."

The singer kicks off dates on Aug. 1 at The Windjammer in Isle of Palms, S.C. and continues through November, making stops at New York's Bowery Ballroom and Chicago's Lincoln Hall.

Artist presale tickets will be available began on Tuesday with the general onsale beginning today at 10 a.m. local time.

Cobb will also continue his extensive run as part of "Chris Stapleton's All-American Road Show" between headline dates

Kelsea Ballerini has had an action-packed week.

Not only did the Tennessee native get inducted into the Grand Ole Opry on April 16, but Kelsea also embarked on her first headlining arena tour, which kicked off on April 11 with support from Brett Young.

"I grew up going to arena shows, and I feel like that?s always kind of been where I want to live and work up to--and create that world for people to step into for a couple of hours," says Kelsea. "Brett Young is out with me, and I keep saying, 'The girls are gonna come for him and stay for me, hopefully.' I feel like we?re a good dynamic duo."

The "dynamic duo" got to know each other as openers on Lady Antebellum's You Look Good Tour in 2017.

"We did something like 56 dates on Lady Antebellum's tour, and so we got to spend a lot of time together and really hit it off," says Brett. "She's just such a great person, such a great artist, and now to have the opportunity to go out together, I think it's a great, great match-up. I think we have a lot of similar fans and we just enjoy each other's company, and so I'm a big fan of hers and am looking forward to spending the time."

Miss Me More Tour

April 25 | Hertz Arena | Estero, FL
April 26 | Saint Augustine Amphitheatre | St. Augustine, FL
April 27 | James Brown Arena | Augusta, GA
May 2 | Rushmore Plaza Civic Center | Rapid City, SD
May 3 | Bismarck Event Center | Bismarck, ND
May 4 | Tyson Events Center | Sioux City, IA
May 9 | AMSOIL Arena | Duluth, MN
May 10 | U.S. Cellular Center | Cedar Rapids, IA
May 11 | Scheels Arena | Fargo, ND

FOLLOW-UP:  Tracy Lawrence's new album will be released this summer. "Made in America" will feature 12 new songs, 8 of which he wrote himself. 

Lawrence says,  "This album is very country. There's a little rock, little blues-rock stuff at the end of it, but there's some amazing tracks on this album. I think it's one of the best albums that I have made in a long time."
 
He says "Made in America" will be released on Aug. 16, though details have yet to be officially announced.

Garth Brooks is bringing his Stadium Tour to Autzen Stadium at the University of Oregon in Eugene on June 29. It marks Garth’s first performance in Eugene.

Garth’s Stadium Tour includes upcoming stops in Gainesville (April 20), Minneapolis (May 3 and 4), Pittsburgh (May 18) and Denver (June 8).

Tickets for the show in Eugene will go on sale on April 26 at 10 a.m. PT. for $94.95.
 

Tim McGraw and co-author Jon Meacham will tour in support of their book Songs of America beginning June 10 in New York. The book is out the following day. Details here.
http://songsofamericabook.com/

Kristian Bush of Sugarland will play a string of shows alongside film and television star-turned-country singer-songwriter Rita Wilson. The pair's joint tour, which focuses on smaller venues, will run throughout June.

Visit KristianBush.com for ticketing details.

Sheryl Crow is set to release a re-booted version of her song, “Redemption Day,” in the form of a duet with Johnny Cash.

After touring war-torn Bosnia with First Lady Hillary Clinton in 1996, Sheryl wrote “Redemption Day” and included it on her self-titled album that same year. Johnny recorded the song shortly before he died 2003, and it was featured on his posthumously released 2010 album, "American VI: Ain’t No Grave".

With the blessing of Johnny’s estate, Sheryl re-recorded “Redemption Day” and added Johnny’s vocals to the new arrangement for her upcoming album of collaborations.  The song and video will be released tomorrow (April 19th).

Marty Stuart will be the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s 16th artist-in-residence

Marty will perform three themed shows in the museum’s CMA Theater on Sept. 11 (The Pilgrim), Sept. 18 (Psychedelic Jam-Bo-Ree) and Sept. 25 (Songs That Tell a Story).

Ticket pre-sale starts on April 17 at 10 a.m. CT and ends on April 18 at 10 p.m. CT. Public on-sale begins on April 19 at 10 a.m. CT.