Miranda Lambert and Little Big Town are hitting the road over the summer on the co-headlining “Bandwagon Tour,” and they’re bringing some new names country music along with them. Tenille Townes, Oklahoma country group Turnpike Troubadours and the Steel Woods will all serve as opening acts during the tour, which begins July 12 in Charlotte, N.C., and continues through August. The tour will also include esteemed Nashville songwriter Natalie Hemby, the singer behind some of Lambert and Little Big Town’s biggest hits. Both Lambert and LBT are currently on the road on their individual tours before they will come together for the co-headlining event: Lambert is currently on her “Livin’ Like Hippies Tour” through March, while LBT are on tour with Kacey Musgraves and Midland on the “Breakers Tour” until mid-April.
Sam Hunt’s inaugural The Nashional Music Festival in Nashville has been canceled just six weeks after it was announced. A message on the festival’s website shares that the two-day event was canceled due to “unforeseen circumstances.” A statement on the festival website said: “although disappointed to share this news, we hope to find a future date to continue the prospect of a multi-genre, inclusive festival for the City of Nashville. Refunds are available at point of purchase.” Slated for April 20-21 at Nashville’s Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, the festival had an all-star lineup set to perform that included Hunt as a headliner on both nights along with Nashville-based band Judah & The Lion, rapper Fetty Wap, country duo Brothers Osborne, rapper Kyle, indie-pop artist Quinn XCII, indie-rock band LANY, country band LANCO, electronica artist Chelsea Cutler, rapper Ernest K. and country duo Muscadine Bloodline.
WE Fest 2018 revealed lineups for the three-day country music festival. Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean and Florida Georgia Line are set to headline the three-day country music and camping festival, set to take place from Aug. 2-4 at Soo Pass Ranch in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. The all-star lineup will also include artists such as Josh Turner, Chris Janson, Tyler Farr, Carly Pearce, Rodney Atkins, Devin Dawson, Vince Gill, Chris Young and Justin Moore, amongst others. Tickets are currently available, with more information on VIP package details, camping options and ticket pricing available at the festival’s website.
Country star Kacey Musgraves has announced a tour of the UK and Ireland as part of her upcoming Oh, What A World tour. Musgraves is already set to perform across the country in support of her upcoming album Golden Hour. Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday, March 16. The latest leg of the tour comes fresh off of Musgraves’ headline performance at London’s O2 Arena for C2C: Country to Country. The tour will finish with shows in Belfast and Dublin, and will also see Musgraves perform in Birmingham, Manchester, Gateshead, Glasgow and Liverpool. Musgrave is also gearing up to release her fourth major label release, Golden Hour, on March 30th. It includes the tracks ‘Space Cowboy’ and ‘Butterflies’.
Tim McGraw collapsed on stage on Sunday, March 11 while performing in Dublin, Ireland. McGraw had just finished performing his song ‘Humble and Kind’ when he fell onto his knees and had to sit down, before the 50 year old was rushed off the stage. Faith Hill, McGraw’s wife and recording partner, spoke to the crowd saying that she had decided to end the performance. She said: “He’s been super dehydrated. I apologize, but I made the decision that he cannot come back out onstage”. Hill ended the concert with a solo rendition of “What A Friend We Have In Jesus.” A rep for McGraw explained what happened in a statement: “Tim McGraw was suffering from dehydration in Dublin this evening at the C2C show. He was attended to by local medical staff on-site and will be fine. He and [Faith Hill] thank everyone for their love and support and look forward to seeing their Irish fans again soon.”