The Boot News Roundup: Maren Morris + More Performing at 2019 CMT Music 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.
The 2019 CMT Music Awards will feature an historic number of performers for the annual show. Hosted by Little Big Town, this year's event will include performances from Maren Morris, Kelsea Ballerini, Dan + Shay, Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood, Thomas Rhett and more to-be-announced artists. Set for June 5 at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena, the 2019 CMT Music Awards will air live starting at 8PM ET on (of course) CMT.
Miranda Lambert fans will soon be able to soothe their babies (and themselves!) to sleep with lullaby renditions of the star's biggest hits. According to a press release, 12 Lambert favorites, including "Mama's Broken Heart," "Automatic" and "The House That Built Me" will be on the newest Rockabye Baby compilation. The album of soothing tunes is set for release on June 28 via CMH Label Group.
Clare Bowen, one of the stars of the recently ended country music-focused TV show Nashville, has announced plans for her debut album. Produced by Josh Kaufman, Bowen's self-titled solo project is expected to hit shelves on July 12, and features songs from writers including Lori McKenna, Wyatt Durette and Nathan Chapman. The album's first single, "Let It Rain," is set for release on May 23, and fans can pre-order the album starting on May 24.
Keith Urban will headline the 15th annual Stars for Second Harvest benefit concert. Set for June 4 at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium, the show -- which raises funds for the food bank that serves Middle Tennessee -- will also feature performances from Hardy, viral star Mason Ramsey and Madison Kozak, along with songwriter Lee Miller. Tickets for the show, which is hosted by songwriter and Big Loud Records founder Craig Wiseman, are on sale now via Ticketmaster or the Ryman Box Office.