The Boot News Roundup: Miranda Lambert + Carrie Underwood Speaking at CRS 2020 + 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.
Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood have been announced as speakers for the 2020 Country Radio Seminar. According to a press release, A Conversation With Miranda Lambert will kick off the yearly industry conference on Feb. 19, while Underwood will close out the event at the annual CRS artist interview on Feb. 21. Registration for CRS 2020 is open on Aug. 1 at 10AM CT.
Social networking app Bumble is giving country music fans the opportunity to win a double date with one of the genre's celebrity power couples. According to a press release, fans can now enter Bumble's Country Couples for a Cause contest for the chance to win a date night with Carly Pearce and Michael Ray, Chris Lane and Lauren Bushnell, Kane and Katelyn Brown, or Scotty and Gabi McCreery. Bumble will also be donating $25,000 to a charity of each couple's choice. Fans aged 18 or older can enter the contest now via the Bumble app.
A new website dedicated to the life and music of Johnny Cash is now live. The brand-new JohnnyCash.com houses an "online virtual archive" that includes recordings of the artist, his television and movie appearances, personal writings, merchandise and more Cash artifacts. The site will be consistently updated with new content from the Cash archives, and will be home to the first-ever comprehensive chart history of Cash's work and a "This Day in Johnny Cash History" tool.
LeAnn Rimes' popular Christmas tour is headed to the East Coast for the holiday season. According to a press release, Rimes will kick off her You and Me and Christmas Tour in Waterloo, N.Y., on Nov. 30, making stops in Pittsburgh, Pa.; Warren, Pa.; Atlantic City, N.J.; and Athens, Ga., before concluding in Jacksonville, Fla., on Dec. 15. “I can’t believe it’s my seventh Christmas Tour!,” Rimes says in a statement. “We are back this holiday season, singing all your favorites, from Christmas classics, to new music to my hits. There is something for everyone, so come on out and see us! I can’t wait to spend the holidays with you!” Tickets for the shows go on sale on July 26 via LeAnnRimes.com.