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Country News Digest, December 2019


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December 13, 2019 - Newcomer Adam Doleac released a new song today, "Neon Fools." But this is actually not his new single. Doleac, who just signed to Sony Music Nashville's Arista Nashville imprint, released his debut single, "Famous," which goes for adds at country radio on Jan. 13. Doleac wrote "Neon Fools" with Andy... »»»
December 13, 2019 - Canadian singer Madison Kozak released a video for her latest released, "OMG ILY." The video was captured via personal iPhone footage of her first awards week in Nashville, Kozak, 23, said, "We've all been to that party we're not crazy about showing up to, but we are crazy about the one we came with.... »»»
December 12, 2019 - Thomas Rhett will hit the road again in 2020 on The Center Point Road Tour, he announced today. The tour , which supports his album of the same name, gets underway on May 29 in Gilford, N.H. for the first of two shows there. Rhett concludes his outing on Aug. 29 in Bristow, Va. Cole Swindell and... »»»
December 11, 2019 - Canadian singer Tenille Arts will release her sophomore album, "Love, Heartbreak & Everything in Between," on Jan. 10. "I can't believe this is really happening, but it's official... 'Love, Heartbreak, & Everything in Between' is a musical combination of every edge of my emotions over the past year,"... »»»
December 10, 2019 - Tanya Tucker, who has enjoyed a career resurgence with "While I'm Livin' ," revealed the 2020 tour dates for the "CMT Next Women of Country: Bring My Flowers Now Tour." The tour kicks off in Vienna, Va. on Feb. 5 and will hit Boston, Dallas, Houston, New York and Vancouver, Canada.... »»»
December 9, 2019 - Jake Owen will launch the Sitting on a Barstool tour next month, an acoustic tour. "Sitting on a barstool, just playing a guitar and singing songs is how I first started making music and is what first led me to fall in love with performing," Owen posted on social media. "Over the years ,I've been... »»»
December 9, 2019 - Mitchell Tenpenny revealed the second leg to his headline Anything She Says Tour today . Special guests include RCA Nashville duo Seaforth (Tom Jordan, Mitchell Thompson) and Sony Nashville's Adam Doleac. The first leg wraps this weekend after a run of sold out dates including the finale show at... »»»
December 9, 2019 - John Prine, Billy Strings, Colin Hay, Kelsey Waldon, and Gangstagrass will join the MerleFest line-up, it was announced today. The fest will be held April 23-26, 2020 at Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, N.C. Hay is the former lead singer of Men at Work. Waldon is a country-based... »»»
December 6, 2019 - Billy Strings announced spring 2020 tour dates that include four dates with special guest Molly Tuttle as well as two co-bills with Marcus King Band during New Orleans Jazz Fest. The tour kicks off on April 8 in Pittsburgh at the Roxian Theatre. Strings, a highly regarded guitarist,combines... »»»
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December 6, 2019 - Bluegrass band Balsam Range is out with "The Gospel Collection," which includes gospel cuts on their previous recordings released in just over a decade. Twice named IBMA Entertainer of the Year, Balsam Range includes songs that range from the traditional to the original. Songs on the disc include "The... »»»
December 5, 2019 - Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan and Thomas Rhett will headline the TrailBlazer Country Music and Camping Festival, formerly known as Taste of Country Music Festival, in June. The eighth edition of the festival will be in Hunter, N.Y. at Hunter Mountain Resort on June 12-14. Additional artists including... »»»
December 4, 2019 - Filmed from the sandy shores of Florida, to the fallen leaves in Nashville, Florida Georgia Line released the video for Blessings today. The Justin Clough-directed scenes give thanks as the video shows Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley with their families. Showing they're a "lucky fam" as their latest... »»»
December 3, 2019 - Jameson Rodgers announced his headlining Grew Up in the Country Tour 2020, kicking off on Valentine's Day in St. Louis. The 18-city trek wraps with a hometown show for Rodgers at The Lyric Theatre in Oxford, Miss., which he previously sold out in 2018. "2019 has been a whirlwind year for me, signing... »»»
December 3, 2019 - ACM Lifting Lives announced today nationwide ACM Lifting Lives Club Shows in January and February with Jordan Davis, Ryan Hurd and Midland. The venues - Billy Bob's (Fort Worth, TX), Joe's Live (Rosemont, Ill.), and Joe's on Weed Street (Chicago) - agreed to donate a portion of each ticket sold at... »»»
December 2, 2019 - Keifer Thompson - one half of Thompson Square - officially enters the world of comedy as he announces 13 tour dates in early 2020. The Reviver Entertainment artist rolled out new comedic material back in August at Nashville's Zanies Comedy Night Club before a sold-out crowd. Thompson hosted the night,... »»»