The Boot News Roundup: Tenille Townes Cleans Up at 2019 CCMA Awards + More
Welcome to The Boot's News Roundup, a morning rundown of the news country music fans need to know. Read on to learn more about the latest goings-on in the country, Americana, bluegrass and folk genres.
Alberta, Canada native Tenille Townes won big on Sunday night (Sept. 9) at the 2019 CCMA Awards. The rising country star revived Female Artist of the Year, Single of the Year, Songwriter of the Year and Video of the Year at the annual country music event, taking home trophies in all four categories in which she was nominated -- her first four CCMAs. Winners at the 2019 CCMA Awards, which were hosted by Dallas Smith and Billy Ray Cyrus, also included Smith (Entertainer of the Year and Male Artist of the Year), the Reklaws (Album of the Year), Brett Kissel (Fans' Choice Award), the Washboard Union (Group or Duo of the Year) and Jade Eagleson (Rising Star).
Kelsea Ballerini, Maren Morris and more will play the annual Live in the Vineyard Festival this fall. The win-your-way-in event is set for Oct. 31-Nov. 3 in Napa, Calif., and will also feature songwriter Nicolle Galyon, new artist Madison Kozak, Canadian country singer Meghan Patrick, Caitlyn Smith, Maddie & Tae, Delta Rae and others. Fans can find out how to get a spot at the festival at LiveInTheVineyard.com.
Florida Georgia Line will release an extensive acoustic album, The Acoustic Sessions, on Oct. 18. The 17-track project contains stripped-down versions of hits from throughout the country duo's career, including their breakout single "Cruise," the Tim McGraw collaboration "May We All," the chart record-setter "Meant to Be" and more. The album is available for pre-order now.
The Marshall Tucker Band have expanded their 2019 Through Hell & High Water ... and Back Tour, adding 36 more shows to the already extensive cross-country trek. The second leg of the tour began on Thursday (Sept. 5) in Spanaway, Wash. and will run through Dec. 8, when the band will conclude their tour in Riverhead, N.Y. Fans can visit MarshallTucker.com to get full details.
Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear surprised fans with a new album on Friday (Sept. 6). Started With a Family was produced by Nathan Chapman and recorded at Nashville's Blackbird Studios. The project features 10 new songs from Madisen Warden and his mother, Ruth Ward.