Brooks & Dunn will tour this summer for their first nationwide tour in 10 years. Brooks & Dunn REBOOT 2020 Tour will kick off in St. Louis on May 15th. The tour follows the release of "REBOOT" last year, which paired the duo with other country performers recutting their songs.

Maddie & Tae have announced a headlining tour for 2020. The country duo's Tourist in This Town Tour will begin April 15th in Baltimore, and feature support from Avenue Beat.  
https://www.maddieandtae.com/

Singer Josh Gracin and his wife Katie have welcomed their first child together: a baby boy named Luka Roman Gracin.

Baby Luka was born on Monday, January 13th, weighing 7 lbs., 15 oz., and measured 20½ inches long.

The 'American Idol' season 2 finalist is also a father to four children from a previous relationship.

The Cadillac Three have extended their Country Fuzz Presents: The Cadillac Three tour with 18 additional stops.  
https://www.thecadillacthree.com/

Charlie Daniels Band and Marshall Tucker Band will join forces for the upcoming Fire on the Mountain Tour. The tour’s moniker is a nod to Marshall Tucker Band’s 1978 hit song, “Fire on the Mountain,” as well as Charlie Daniels Band’s 1974 album of the same name.

The 21-date tour will kick off on April 23rd in Enid, Oklahoma, making additional stops in Cincinnati, Deadwood, St. Augustine and more. Scooter Brown Band will serve as support.
https://www.charliedaniels.com/tour

Tim McGraw kicks off the Here On Earth Tour July 10th in Syracuse, NY.  Luke Combs will join McGraw for two stadium shows – Philadelphia September 12th and Los Angeles September 4th.  Midland and Ingrid Andress are support for the entire tour.  

McGraw also has a new song, titled “Way Down”, and he performed the song during pregame festivities in New Orleans before his beloved LSU took on Clemson in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game.  The song and performance fell fairly flat as McGraw faced some heavy criticism from those watching on ESPN.

Country star Jake Owen wrote a song about 'Bachelorette' Hannah Brown after her surprise return to ex Peter Weber's current season of "The Bachelor".

Owen went live on Twitter yesterday debuting a new song called "Alabama Hannah".  Jake said his girlfriend watched the premiere on Monday so he heard everything that went down between Hannah and Peter. He prefaced the song by saying this is no dig to Hannah, because he met her last year when he sang "Made For You" on one of her dates and he thinks she’s a really cool girl. But after Monday’s episode he could not help writing a song.

The song is told from Peter’s perspective, basically telling Hannah to leave him alone because she had her shot.

SAD NEWS: Martina McBride is mourning the loss of her mother, Jeanne Schiff, who died Friday (January 10th) after an emergency heart surgery.

Since the passing, the country star has shared a heartfelt message on Instagram about her mom's impact on her life.

McBride captioned a slideshow of childhood photographs with her mother with the message: “My mom passed this morning. She was a complex and amazing woman. Strong. Chic. No-nonsense.”
 
“She took good care of us,” the singer continued. “She made her 4 kids self sufficient, told us to go outside and play, gave us chores to do and taught us how to work. She wasn’t one to smother you with affection, do your homework for you, or attend every ballgame, but we always knew she was there for us."

McBride also revealed that she spent the last week in the hospital with her mom.

“During that week I held her hand, rubbed her shoulders, stroked her face, told her I loved her and she told me she loved me. Even though I wish it had ended differently I wouldn’t have traded that time with her for anything."

McBride has received messages of thoughts and prayers on social media from fellow country stars Trisha Yearwood, Brandi Carlile, and Sara Evans.

Kane Brown and John Legend have teamed up for a new song.

On Friday, the country star shared a video of himself singing part of a reflective love ballad that he recently wrote and recorded with Legend.  

Brown wrote, "SOO I GOT THE OK TO POST A LITTLE MORE FROM @johnlegend I GOT TO WRITE WITH HIM AND WE BOTH LOVE THE SONG SO TAG A FRIEND AND SHOW SOME LOVE."
 
Legend confirmed the collaboration on Twitter, posting: "Just wrote and recorded this one with new country superstar @kanebrown Wednesday. We love it!  Will put out the full version asap."

Zac Brown Band hits the road for the Roar with the Lions Tour May 24 in Gilford, NH, bringing along Gregory Alan Isakov and St. Paul and The Broken Bones as support.
https://zacbrownband.com/pages/tour-dates

Lee Greenwood embarks on The Hits Tour 2020 Feb. 21 in Lakewood, WA. https://leegreenwood.com/about/

The Houston Livestock and Rodeo Show revealed its 2020 lineup on Thursday evening (January 9th), with Midland kicking things off on March 3rd and Willie Nelson following the next day (March 4th.) Other performers who hail from Texas will grace the stage, too: Cody Johnson is playing on March 12th, and a (by that time, about nine months pregnant) Maren Morris will perform on March 7th.)
 
Chris Young, Kane Brown, Jon Pardi, Dierks Bentley, Chris Stapleton and Keith Urban are all also scheduled to appear during RodeoHouston. Brad Paisley and Luke Bryan are slotted to play the Rodeo's final two shows, taking the stage on March 21st and March 22nd, respectively.

The 2020 Houston Rodeo will take place March 3rd-22nd at Houston, Texas' NRG Park.