New material from all-female supergroup the Highwomen is on its way.  The all-star group is comprised ofBrandi Carlile, Maren Morris, Amanda Shires and Natalie Hemby.

Carlile says, "Tour is being talked about. Music is done. [The] single's coming out in July. And our first show is going to be at the Newport Folk Festival. We've got a couple of really cool surprise things planned that I think you're going to be really excited about."

Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini return to host the three-hour CMA Fest concert special (with guest host Bobby Bones) Aug. 4 on ABC. Filmed during this week's annual four-day event, the show will feature more than 30 performances and surprise collaborations from Nissan Stadium.

Randy Houser and wife Tatiana have welcomed their first child together, son Huckleberry Randolph. He joins big brother West. 

Houser posted on Instagram, "Huck was born on June 9th, 2019 and weighed in at 7 lbs. 6 oz. He’s handsome, healthy, and happy and we couldn’t be more excited to get him home and start the next chapter of our lives together with him."

Chris Young hosted his 3rd annual The Legends Cast For a Cure Big Bass Tournament & Party in the Park on June 1 at Sanders Ferry Park in Hendersonville, Tenn., which is about 20 miles north of Nashville.

In addition to more than 100 anglers, Chris was joined by legendary fisherman Bill Dance, Jimmy Houston and Roland Martin, as well as country stars Drew Baldridge, T. Graham Brown, the Swon Brothers, Craig Wayne Boyd, Alabama’s Jeff Cook and more.

The event, which raised more than $80,000, benefited the T.J. Martell Foundation, the music industry’s leading foundation to fund innovative cancer research.  

Since the event’s inception, more than $145,000 has been raised for the T.J. Martell Foundation.

As much as we want to believe in the spontaneity of Garth Brooks, most of the things the G-man does, in my opinion, are backed by plenty of forethought. It's one of the reasons he's a master of his craft. So when Garth speaks in hypotheticals, you can usually bet the bank it's going to come to fruition.

Garth dropped a hypothetical nugget during his "surprise" appearance on Entertainment Tonight as Chase Rice was being interviewed by Nancy O'Dell. Chase, who is an unabashed Garth superfan, told his hero, "You are the reason I'm up here on Entertainment Tonight, so thank you."

In return, Garth made Chase an offer he couldn't refuse, saying, "I'll tell ya what, let's do a deal, okay? Let's say if we ever did play Nissan Stadium, you want to open that show?"

"Absolutely," replied Chase.

If you read those tea leaves, it's not hard to reach the conclusion that Garth will bring his current Stadium Tour to Nissan Stadium.

Garth's Stadium Tour has already visited St. Louis, Glendale, Gainesville, Minneapolis (x2), Pittsburgh and Denver, with upcoming sold-out shows in Eugene (June 29), Boise (July 19 and 20) and Saskatchewan (Aug. 10).

Carrie Underwood, Dan + Shay, Toby Keith, Cole Swindell and Kane Brown are all performing outdoors in Nashville for free tonight as part of the 2019 CMT Music Awards.

Keith, Swindell, Dan + Shay and Brown will be on a stage located outside Bridgestone Arena at Fifth and Broadway. 

Underwood will perform one song from the steps of the Parthenon in Centennial Park (2500 West End) as part of the CMT Music Awards telecast.  

Tickets are not required. 

The CMT Music Awards will air live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena 7 p.m. on CMT.

The last few days were full of surprises during the nightly CMA Fest concerts at Nashville's Nissan Stadium. 

During the first night of the stadium shows on Thursday (6/6), Kelsea Ballerini and the electronic duo The Chainsmokers gave a surprise performance of their collaboration, "This Feeling."

On Friday night (6/7), Carrie Underwood shocked the crowd by welcoming Joan Jett to the stage to duet on a medley of the rocker's songs, including "Hate Myself For Loving You," "Bad Reputation," "Crimson and Clover," "Fresh Start" and "I Love Rock 'n' Roll."

Saturday night (6/8) also saw a number of surprises, including Billy Ray Cyrus taking the stage with Lil Nas X and Keith Urban to jam on the viral hit "Old Town Road," and Luke Combs joining Tim McGraw's headlining set to perform "Real Good Man." 

Miranda Lambert also performed a new song called "Locomotive" during the Saturday night show, while Dierks Bentley welcomed Tenille Townes to the stage.

Musicians On Call (MOC), a nonprofit that brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities, hosted the 20th Anniversary Kickoff Celebration Presented by Pepsi at the CMA Theater at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum this past Friday night (May 31), raising $330,000, the most funds raised at a MOC event in Nashville to date.

This exclusive concert celebrated the organization's 20th anniversary of delivering the healing power of music and featured a live performance by headliner Blake Shelton and Cale Dodds.

Thomas Rhett notched his second #1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with "Center Point Road". The album earned 76,000 equivalent album units in the week ending June th, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 45,000 were in album sales. Both sums represent the biggest weeks of 2019 for any country album.

"Center Point Road" is the first country album to reach #1 on the Billboard 200 in 2019, and the first since Kane Brown’s "Experiment" opened atop the list dated November 24, 2018. It also logs the biggest week in both total units and album sales for a country album since "Experiment" (126,000 units earned in its first week, with 107,000 of that sum in album sales).

Randy Houser will hit the road with the Magnolia Tour this fall, kicking off Oct. 24 in Dallas, TX. He'll be joined by Paul Cauthen on select dates.
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Billy Ray Cyrus is going to perform at the 2019 BET Awards with Lil Nas X. The collaborators will perform their rendition of Lil Nas X's smash "Old Town Road" during a live taping of the show in Los Angeles.
Actress Regina Hall will host the 19th annual BET Awards, which are set to take place at Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles with a live taping on June 23 at 8PM ET.