The Boot News Roundup: Luke Combs Crocs Available at CMA Fest 2019 + 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.
Luke Combs has partnered with the footwear brand Crocs to create a limited-edition shoe, to be available only in Nashville during CMA Fest 2019. The Classic Clog style is a light brown, wooden-looking design featuring "charms" that represent Combs and his music: nods to his hit songs, his home state of North Carolina and his Bootleggers fan club. The shoes will be available at the Crocs booth at Fan Fair X during CMA Fest 2019's June 6-9 run.
Toby Keith and Cole Swindell will team up for a performance at the 2019 CMT Music Awards. Together, the pair will perform one of Keith's biggest hits (CMT has not revealed which song that will be), while Keith will also sing his newest single, "That's Country Bro." The annual awards show is set for Wednesday (June 5) and will air live on CMT beginning at 8PM ET.
Also in 2019 CMT Music Awards news, presenters for the show have been announced. Musicians, actors and other celebrities including Brantley Gilbert, Kate Bosworth, Trisha Yearwood and more will help hand out trophies at Bridgestone Arena that night. CMT Music Awards are fan-voted trophies, and voting is open until 11:59PM ET on Tuesday (June 4).
Meanwhile, on June 23, Billy Ray Cyrus and Lil Nas X will perform at the 2019 BET Awards. The show will air live from Los Angeles' Microsoft Theatre, on BET of course, at 8PM ET. Also scheduled to perform during the ceremony are Cardi B, H.E.R., Lizzo and more.
Mumford & Sons, Tim McGraw, Zac Brown Band, Maren Morris, Old Dominion and Brett Young are among the artists who will perform at the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Festival. The event is set for Sept. 20-21 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev., and will also feature, among others, Def Leppard, Alicia Keys, Camila Cabello and more. Performances will air live on iHeartMedia stations throughout the United States, and will be taped for a two-night TV special, set to run Oct. 2-3 on the CW network; the CW will also livestream the event via its app and online.
Cam has announced a European tour, dubbed the Oh, the Places We'll Go! Tour, for this fall. The singer-songwriter will begin the trek in Millport, United Kingdom, on Aug. 31, and will visit 10 cities throughout Europe before concluding on Sept. 14 in Berlin, German. Tickets for the tour will go on sale on Friday (June 7) at at CamCountry.com.