A very pregnant Maren Morris took the stage at the Houston Rodeo on Saturday. The singer, who is nine months along, is expecting her first child with husband Ryan Hurd.

Morris showed off her stage look in several posts on Instagram which she captioned with the hashtag "#9monthsAndDidTheFreakingRodeo.” 

She told the crowd, “If I go into labor during this show, it’s all good because it just means that my kid really wanted to be born in Texas."
 
“He’s kicking. He knows that my adrenaline is on full blast,” Morris added. “For the rest of my life, I’m gonna look back at this show and show my son footage of it. And tell him it got him out the door.”

In another post, the country star was shown waving to fans as her vehicle departed the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo at NRG Stadium. 

The 28th annual Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival, initially set for March 24-28 in Nashville, has been forced to reschedule due to the devastating tornadoes that hit the city last week, as well as the impending threat of coronavirus.

NSAI executive director Bart Herbison said, “After heavy consideration, in light of the tornado this week as well as growing health concerns over the Coronavirus, we have decided to reschedule Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival to later this year, in the summer."
 
Those who have purchased passes for Tin Pan South will be able to refund the passes or transfer them to the newly scheduled date. Those wanting refunds can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Old Dominion canceled their 2020 C2C Music Festival performance due to concerns about the coronavirus outbreak.

The five dates—in Berin, Amsterdam, Dublin, London and Glasgow —were part of the C2C: Country To Country Festival.

Ashley McBryde, Brandi Carlile, Brothers Osborne, Dan Auerbach, Jason Isbell, Margo Price, Sheryl Crow, Soccer Mommy and Yola are slated to take the stage today,at Marathon Music Works, to help raise money for the To Nashville, With Love Fund, which was created by a group of music industry professionals to assist those affected by the tornadoes that struck Middle Tennessee on March 3. All donations to this fund will be administered by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.

Garth Brooks was honored by The Library of Congress, receiving the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song during a tribute concert on March 4 in Washington, D.C.

Bestowed in recognition of the legendary songwriting team of George and Ira Gershwin, the Gershwin Prize recognizes a living musical artist’s lifetime achievement in promoting the genre of song as a vehicle of entertainment, information, inspiration and cultural understanding.  

During his acceptance speech at the ceremony, Garth took a moment to recognize the victims of the tornadoes that swept through Tennessee during the early hours of March 3, killing 25 people and destroying hundreds of structures.

Garth said, “In honor of our sweet, sweet Volunteers from the great state of Tennessee, I’m going to request, humbly, a moment of silence for those who have fallen and those who are still missing.”

Garth, who is 58 years old, is the youngest recipient of the award. He is also the second country artist to receive the award, following Willie Nelson (2015). The concert will air on PBS stations nationwide in spring 2020.

Dan + Shay announced on Thursday that they will be donating $100,000 to tornado relief efforts following the devastating storms that ripped through Tennessee on Tuesday morning. The gesture comes a day before their first tour stop, a two-day sold-out run at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.

AEG Presents, Sandbox Entertainment, CAA and Bridgestone Arena are each also donating an amount per ticket sold for both Nashville shows to The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.

Florida Georgia Line's Tyler Hubbard and wife Hayley are expecting their third child, who will join six-month-old big brother Luca Reed and two-year-old big sister Olivia “Liv” Rose. The news was shared on Instagram with a photo of Luca and Olivia captioned, "Little brother, mommy and daddy are having another! We were as surprised as Liv was and as speechless as Luca."

Chris Young says he's donating $50,000 to the Music City Inc. Foundation which is the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp's (NCVC) charitable arm and a 501c(3).   The NCVC started with a $10,000 donation, and anyone can donate through Venmo or Paypal, or by writing a check to Music City Inc. at:
 

Music City Inc.
150 4th Ave. N Ste. G-250
Nashville, TN 37219
 
https://www.visitmusiccity.com/nashvillestrong

Country artists including Mitchell Tenpenny, Devin Dawson, Hardy, Jessie James Decker, The Band Camino, Chuck Wicks and more will join forces for a Tornado Relief Concert on March 9 at Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row Nashville.

Tornadoes ripped across Tennessee in the early hours of March 3, including a direct hit in downtown Nashville around 12:40 a.m. The tornadoes have claimed at least 24 lives. More than three dozen people are still unaccounted for, while hundreds of structures suffered damage.

The benefit concert will also feature a charity raffle with autographed guitars and memorabilia. All of the proceeds and donations from the event will directly benefit Hands On Nashville, which connects volunteers to critical issues facing Middle Tennessee.

Lady Antebellum released a five-song project titled "Live: In the Round" that offers reimagined versions of the chart-topping “What If I Never Get Over You” and four more tracks that originally appeared on their 2019 album, "OCEAN". The songs were recreated in one take at Skyways Studio in Nashville.