DelFest, the festival brainchild of Del McCoury and his extended McCoury family now in its 13th year, added to its line-up with Leftover Salmon, the Jerry Douglas Band and Molly Tuttle among the new acts.

DelFest will be held May 21-24 at the Allegany County Fairgrounds in Cumberland, MD.

Anders Osborne & Jackie Greene, The Lil Smokies, Della Mae, Cris Jacobs Band, Hot Club of Cowtown, Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, The Broomestix, Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley, Steve Poltz, Sister Sadie, Lonesome River Band, Dre' Anders, Twisted Pine, Fireside Collective, The Jakob's Ferry Stragglers, Crying Uncle Bluegrass Band and Birches Bend also will play DelFest.

Already announced acts include The Del McCoury Band, The Travelin' McCourys, Old Crow Medicine Show, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Béla Fleck & The Flecktones, Punch Brothers, Sam Bush, Billy Strings, Mandolin Orange, The Infamous Stringdusters, Sierra Hull and emcee, Joe Craven.

Trace Adkins, Justin Moore, Eddie Montgomery & more artists will take part in the 2nd Annual Troy Gentry Foundation Benefit Concert set for February 5th at the Grand Ole Opry House.

C’Ya On the Flipside II will feature performances by Justin Moore, Trace Adkins, Don McLean, Terri Clark, Mark Wills, Shenandoah, Ricochet, T. Graham Brown, Rhett Akins, Abby Anderson, Jake Hoot, Caroline Jones and Eddie Montgomery. Tracy Lawrence and Storme Warren will co-host the event. Tickets are on sale now. In addition, fans can bid on concert tickets, memorabilia, artwork and more via an online auction.

After Troy Gentry was killed in a helicopter crash on September 8, 2017, his wife, Angie, helped launch the non-profit foundation that aims to provide financial support to cancer research organizations, military families and music education. The concert will support the T.J. Martell Foundation, Make-A-Wish, The Journey Home Project, Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center, St. Jude Children’s Hospital and music education in Kentucky schools. Last year’s inaugural event helped raise more than $300,000 for various charities.

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hris Stapleton's "All-American Road Show" will return this summer and fall including stops at Washington State's Gorge Amphitheatre, Nashville's Bridgestone Arena and New York's Madison Square Garden. 

Stapleton will make his headline debut at Chicago's famed Wrigley Field on August 29th with special guests The Highwomen, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit and The Dirty Knobs with Mike Campbell of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.

Additional guests along the tour include Dwight Yoakam, Elle King, Hank Williams Jr., Kendell Marvel, Margo Price, Nikki Lane, Sheryl Crow, The Marcus King Band and Yola.

Stapleton Fan Club pre-sales will begin next Tuesday, February 4th at 10 a.m. local time. Public tickets sales start next Friday, February 7th at 10 a.m. local time.
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Ricky Skaggs, Vince Gill, Dailey and Vincent and more return to the birthplace of bluegrass this summer for the annual Bluegrass Nights concert series. 

Shows — held at the Ryman Auditorium — kick off June 18th with Del McCoury, running each Thursday through July 23, when Gill performs. The SteelDrivers and Dan Tyminski round out headlining acts.  

The pre-show "Pickin’ on the Plaza" local showcase returns this year to the venue's 4th Avenue terrace. 

Tickets to Bluegrass Nights go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. via ryman.com/bluegrass.

Luke Combs, Darius Rucker and other country superstars are set to perform two shows at the Grand Ole Opry on February 11th.

The shows will also feature Jimmie Allen, Maggie Rose and Dale Watson. Tickets are still available for both shows: 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Additional artists coming to the Opry soon include Trace Adkins, Terri Clark, Vince Gill, Connie Smith, Marty Stuart, Lauren Alaina, Charlie Daniels Band, Ashley McBryde, Old Crow Medicine Show, Carly Pearce, Ricky Skaggs, Matt Stell, Steve Wariner, Zach Williams, Chris Young and many more.

Little Big Town have the top-selling country album with their ninth studio album, "Nightfall". Total sales and streaming activity exceeded 31,000 units.

Chase Rice was “really unhappy” about his appearance on "The Bachelor" and the way the producers handled his previous relationship with contestant Victoria Fuller.

Rice opened up about the appearance (on the Fitz in the Morning radio show) Monday and explained that he and Fuller spent one night together and he thought he was on the reality show to promote his music like other singers have done previously.

“We spent a night together in Charlotte, she’s a cool chick, from what I know of her. You know, I got no problem with her. I got no problem with him. You know, I knew she was going on the show.”

In a teaser for Monday night’s episode, "Bachelor" Peter Weber surprises Fuller with a concert during their one-on-one date. She later reveals to Weber that she “dated” Rice, before telling him, “I can’t do this” and walking away.
 
When the radio hosts asked Rice if he wasn’t blindsided when Weber showed up with Fuller for the date, he quickly clarified that he was “still surprised.”
 
“No, no, I was still surprised. I was pretty surprised,” he said, adding that he had expressed concern to his manager and publicist before agreeing to appear on "The Bachelor", but they assured him not to worry.

“So I told my manager and my publicist, they were like, ‘don’t even worry about that. They’re not going to do that to you, that’s a weird coincidence, but they’re not gonna — there’s no way they would do that to you. They’ve never brought somebody else in like that, surprised the guest on the show.'”

But it turned out that Rice had no idea he would end up face to face with Fuller.

“So the fact they did that to me, it’s over the top, it’s unnecessary, I didn’t expect it. But at the end of the day, it happened.”

He “was really pissed off” because he agreed to perform on the show for the sake of his music, not to take part in the drama.
 
“I was just going on there to try to promote ‘Lonely If You Are’ and ‘Eyes on You', and I wanted absolutely nothing — if there’s anything I ever wanted, it’s to have nothing to do with the drama of that show.”

When asked if he’d ever consider being a contestant on a Bachelor Nation show, Rice said there’s “not a shot in hell.”

Garth Brooks announced the first stop on his 2020 “Dive Bar Tour”:  the Six String Grill in Foxborough, Mass., on February 5th. 

Garth’s originally planned show in Foxborough on Dec. 2, 2019, was postponed after inclement weather hit the area.

In addition to his ongoing Dive Bar Tour, Garth has three upcoming stops on his Stadium Tour: Detroit (2/22), Charlotte (5/2) and Cincinnati (5/16).

Like the previous stops on the Dive Bar Tour, tickets are only available via country radio in the area. Garth’s Dive Bar Tour takes its name from his single, “Dive Bar,” which features Blake Shelton.

Keith Urban has extended his residency at Caesars Palace’s Colosseum in Las Vegas. Keith added four dates—one in July and three in September—to his Sin City residency, which is dubbed Keith Urban Live.

Keith has already performed four residency shows in January, with a number of previously announced dates in April, July, August and November.

Tickets for the new dates on July 9th and September 4th, 5th and 6th will go on sale on January 31st at 10 a.m. PT.

 

 Miranda Lambert and Brendan McLoughlin celebrated their first year of marriage on Sunday.

Miranda tweeted, "I’m so happy to walk through this life with you.

“Thank you Brendan for making me the proudest wife and stepmom. You are the reason for all my new smile lines. I love you,” she added, including the hashtag “Mrs. McLoughlin.”

Taylor Swift has opened up about her battle with an eating disorder in her new documentary “Miss Americana."

She said there were times she’d starve herself if her stomach looked too big or someone said she looked pregnant. 

Taylor said her first negative experience was when she was 18 and on the cover of a magazine. She said the headline read something like, “Pregnant At 18?” because the shirt she was wearing didn’t make her stomach look flat. 

Taylor said she took that as a punishment and caused food to be a psychological thing for her.

“Miss Americana” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival last week and will be added to Netflix this Friday.