Shania Twain announced on her social media that she will be touring in support of her album "NOW".  

With the release of her new single “Life’s About To Get Good,” Shania is set to also debut the new album on September 29th, the first new project since 2002.

You can order the Shania NOW tour bundle for pre-sale access.  

No other information was available about tour dates.

Lee Ann Womack has signed a record deal with ATO Records and will release her label debut in late October.

"The Lonely, The Lonesome and the Gone," an album of country, soul, gospel and blues, drops October 27th.

Womack spent most of her career on MCA, and was most recently on Sugar Hill where she released the well-received and Grammy nominated "The Way I'm Livin'" in 2014.

Dolly Parton will release her first children's album, "I Believe In You," in September.

A digital release of the new album on Dolly Records/RCA Nashville will be available Sept. 29 with a physical dropping October 13th. Parton wrote all 14 songs on the release.  

Since its beginning in 1996 in Parton's hometown of Sevierville, Tenn., Dolly's Imagination Library has expanded into four countries serving more than 1 million children by providing a brand new, age-

appropriate book each month. In North America, every child's first book is the classic "Little Engine that Could."

Kip Moore and Tony Hawk have partnered to host the Music City Skate Jam Presented by Harley-Davidson on September 10th at Nashville’s Music City Walk of Fame Park.

The family-friendly, day-long event will feature a skate demo by Hawk, as well as live music by Moore, rising artist Jordan Davis and DJ sets by Dee Jay Silver.

Proceeds will support Moore and Hawk’s respective non-profit initiatives, Kip’s Kids Fund and the Tony Hawk Foundation. Both organizations work to build skate parks in low-income communities.

Kenny Chesney’s upcoming concert album will feature guest performances by Dave Matthews, Eric Church, Mac McAnally, David Lee Murphy, Old Dominion, Grace Potter, Taylor Swift and the Zac Brown Band.

Chesney announced the 30 tracks for Live in No Shoes Nation on Tuesday. The album will be released on October 27th.

In addition to many of his biggest hits, several of Chesney’s more obscure songs are featured, including “I’m Alive,” “Coastal” and “Happy on the Hey Now.”

The 30 songs were recorded over a 10-year period beginning in 2007 at stadium shows, pop-up bar gigs, amphitheaters and beach concerts.

Jason Aldean returned to his hometown of Macon, GA to a sold out crowd for his second Concert For The Kids on Friday with special guest Luke Combs,  raising $702,209.43 for Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital, Navicent Health. Aldean has now raised over $1.2 million to benefit the development of Macon’s new Children’s Hospital, the region’s only dedicated pediatric facility serving central and south Georgia, that enhances the lives of children through patient care, research and education. 

 

Faith Hill has teamed with Williams Sonoma and No Kid Hungry—a nonprofit working to end childhood hunger in America to design a limited-edition spatula, with a portion of the proceeds going to charity.Faith’s spatula, which features garden vegetables, retails for $12.95. Williams Sonoma will donate 30 percent of the retail price from each spatula purchased to No Kid Hungry.

 

 

Montgomery Gentry's Troy Gentry and his family are mourning a sad loss: His father, Lloyd Gentry, died on Sunday.

Montgomery Gentry’s social media accounts shared the news of Lloyd Gentry’s passing on Sunday afternoon; the statement asks for prayers for Troy Gentry, his wife Angie and their family. According to the post, Lloyd Gentry died early Sunday morning, though no additional details were revealed.

Lloyd Gentry was in the restaurant business. Before pursuing a career in music and teaming up with Eddie Montgomery to form Montgomery Gentry, Troy Gentry worked for his father. He remembers spending the summers working for him as being “a lot of fun.”

Troy Gentry’s mom, Patricia, died in 2007. His brother Keith died in 2014.

Chris Stapleton honored late country legend Glen Campbell with a performance of "Rhinestone Cowboy" in Hershey, Pennsylvania, last week, days following Campbell's death.

Campbell passed away on Aug. 8 after a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease and tributes have been pouring in ever since. 
 
Stapleton told the crowd, "I'm going to try to do a Glen Campbell song tonight. Not because I'm going to do a great job of it, but just because I want to pay my respects to Mr. Campbell." 

Shania Twain: Movie star.

The country superstar is joining the cast of John Travolta’s racing movie “Trading Paint", which also stars Michael Madsen, and Kevin Dunn. Toby Sebastian (“Game of Thrones”) will also co-star.

Travolta portrays a down-and-out dirt track racing legend who is drawn back into the winner’s circle after his son, an aspiring driver, joins a competitor’s racing team, and incites an intense and dangerous competition between father and son.

No details were released regarding Shania's role.

Shooting is scheduled through mid-September at several Alabama locations.

Kip Moore will hit the road this fall for his headlining 'Plead the Fifth Tour' which kicks off on Oct 19th in Bowling, OH. Joining him will be Drake White and Jordan Davis. Tickets will go on-sale on Aug. 18th at 10 am CT.

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Luke Combs announced his 2017 headlining Don’t Tempt Me With A Good Time Tour kicking off October 3 in Los Angeles, Calif. Combs will hit 25 cities including Atlanta, Boston and his hometown of Asheville, N.C., where he will headline his first-ever arena at US Cellular Center.

Special guests include Ray Fulcher, Josh Phillips and Faren Rachels. Ticket pre-sales launch tomorrow (Tuesday) and general on-sale starts Friday, August 18. Visit LukeCombs.com for more details.

 

Drake White continues his partnership with Geico.  The filming of a national commercial took place at Lake Powell which runs throughout Arizona and Utah. In the piece, White’s performance of “Heartbeat” is used as the backdrop for the message of loving life and experiencing it to the fullest. See the Commercial on YouTube.

Geico has been a long-time fan of Drake, previously featuring “Heartbeat” in their campaign starring Dallas Cowboy’s Jason Witten which will air again in 2017.