Jake Owen announced he will release his sixth studio album, "Greetings From . . . Jake," on March 29th.

The upcoming album has already produced a #1 hit, “I Was Jack (You Were Diane),” as well as Jake’s new single, “Down to the Honkytonk."

Country duo Walker McGuire have called it quits. Jordan Walker and Johnny McGuire announced their breakup on social media, writing: "We regret to inform everyone we’ve decided to end Walker McGuire. We want to thank everyone for their support and for following us on our journey the last five + years."

The duo was signed to Broken Bow Records' Stoney Creek Records imprint, but they are no longer listed on the website.  

Walker McGuire's debut single on the label, "Til Tomorrow," has a run of more than 28 million streams to date. The duo's Facebook page is now blank, with only the word: "Thank you."

They have not offered an explanation for the split, but encouraged fans via Instagram to follow their solo pages at @jordanwalker2 and @mcguirejohn.

Lindsay Ell underwent surgery today to have pre-cancerous cells removed.  She writes Instagram. "I don't have cancer, but the doctor found pre-cancerous cells growing in my body that need to be removed". 

She added, "Sometimes we think we’re fine. Sometimes we think we eat healthy and workout, and that means we should be fine. But never underestimate the power of a check up at the doctor. You never know, and if you catch something early enough, it could save your life. Going in for surgery today, gonna get this stuff out of my body."

No word yet on whether today's surgery will cancel or postpone Ell's scheduled trip overseas for tour dates beginning this weekend.

Garth Brooks will be releasing "The Legacy Collection" this fall. The seven-disc vinyl collection will feature five albums: "No Fences", "The Chase", "In Pieces", "Fresh Horses" and "Triple Live".

Currently, only Garth’s first three albums—his 1989 self-titled debut, 1990’s "No Fences" and 1991’s "Ropin’" the Wind—are available on vinyl.

The Legacy Collection will come in three packages: Analog, Remix-Remaster and Limited.

Reba McEntire has teamed with fundraising platform Omaze to raise money for ACM Lifting Lives. From now until March 24, fans can donate and enter to win a trip to the 54th ACM Awards to meet Reba.
https://www.omaze.com/experiences/reba-mcentire-acm-awards

Florida Georgia Line’s album, "Can’t Say I Ain’t Country" debuts at #1 on Billboard’s country chart, and at No. 4 on The Billboard 200 all-genres list.

Coming in just behind FGL are Luke Combs’ "This One’s for You", Kacey Musgraves’ "Golden Hour" (last week’s #1), "Dan + Shay" and Chris Stapleton’s "Traveller" (now in its 199th week on the charts).

Lady Antebellum will perform at the 2019 Swan Ball, taking place June 8th in Nashville. The white-tie gala benefits Cheekwood Estate and Gardens, which hosts the ball on its own "Swan Lawn."

Lady A's booking was one of several announcements made by the 57th annual Swan Ball. It'll present this year's Swan Award to Nashville native Clare Armistead, and John de Jong will return for the second time as the event's featured jeweler. www.swanball.com.

Country Music Hall of Fame member Mac Wiseman, 93, died on February 24th.

Over the course of his 60-plus-year career, Mac, who was known as "The Voice With a Heart," released more than 50 albums, covering not only country and bluegrass, but also folk and gospel. Among his most famous singles are "The Ballad of Davy Crockett," "Your Best Friend and Me" and "Jimmy Brown the Newsboy." In addition, Mac was one of the original members of Flatt & Scruggs' Foggy Mountain Boys and for a brief time was a member of Bill Monroe's Blue Grass Boys band.

He was born Malcolm B. Wiseman on May 23, 1925, in Crimora, Virginia.

Mac developed his love of music from his mother, Ruth, who played the organ and piano. As a child he contracted polio, and his mother encourage him to sing and play the guitar.

"She told me to keep up with my music so I wouldn't have to plow these old fields," said Mac to Country Weekly in 2014.

During his final year in high school, the National Foundation for Polio matched funds for a scholarship that allowed Mac to attend college at the Shenandoah Conservatory of Music in Dayton, Va., where he studied music and radio broadcasting.

He played upright bass for Molly O'Day before joining the Foggy Mountain Boys and Bill Monroe's Blue Grass Boys. After performing on the Louisiana Hayride radio show, Mac started to develop a following of his own as a solo artist. He began recording albums in the 1950s, and didn?t stop until shortly before his death.

Mac was inducted into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame in 1994. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2014. Mac was the last living original board member of the Country Music Association.

Brett Young will team with pop/R&B legends Boyz II Men for an upcoming "CMT Crossroads".

The one-hour show, which will be filmed at Studio A at the Grand Ole Opry House, will premiere on March 27th at 10 p.m. ET/PT and will feature the artists collaborating on each other’s hits.

George Strait will return to T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas for two shows on December 6th and 7th with special guest Ashley McBryde.

Over the last few years, George has performed 22 sold-out Strait to Vegas shows, most recently in February. In addition to the newly announced dates, George will perform in Vegas on August 23rd and 24th, Atlanta on March 30th, Columbus, Ohio, on June 8th; and Fort Worth, Texas, on November 22nd and 23rd.

George will also release his 30th studio album, Honky Tonk Time Machine, on March 29th.

Tickets for George's shows on December 6th and 7th in Las Vegas will go on sale on March 22nd at 10 a.m. PT.