The Boot News Roundup: Kane Brown Sets RodeoHouston Record + 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.
Kane Brown now holds a RodeoHouston attendance record! With his March 9 performance at the annual event, Brown set the record for the biggest debut by a country artist in RodeoHouston history. A total of 75,126 tickets were sold to Brown's rodeo show at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. Brown received another big honor that night as well: He was presented with a plaque in recognition of his No. 1 single "Heaven" being certified four-times platinum. According to a press release, this achievement makes Brown the only country solo artist to score back-to-back quadruple-platinum hits on the same album, as his collaboration with Lauren Alaina, "What Ifs," has also hit that milestone.
Singer-songwriter Dee White will hit the road in support of the release of his debut album, Southern Gentlemen. White's set to kick off his tour in Asheville, N.C., alongside the Wild Feathers, on April 3; he'll make stops in Virginia, Illinois, Kentucky, Georgia and Tennessee before concluding on April 26 in his native state of Alabama. Tickets for the tour are on sale now via the artist's website.
On March 8, country stalwart John Anderson released 40 Years and Still Swingin', a 40-track album in celebration of his four-decade career as a country artist. "This two-disc set was long overdue and has the hits you'd expect, but also includes a few previously unreleased songs that didn't make it onto past albums for one reason or another, but I felt they deserved a chance to be heard," Anderson says in a statement. The album, which features "Seminole Wind," "Swingin'" and "Straight Tequila Night," among other hits, is now available for purchase via Amazon.