LeAnn Rimes has announced her seventh-annual You and Me and Christmas Tour, which this year is set to begin on November 30th in Waterloo, NY.

Fans and concert goers can purchase an exclusive VIP experience to meet Rimes and gain access to prime merchandise and seats. Tickets for the general public will be available beginning on July 26th at her website.

The You and Me and Christmas Tour will conclude with its final stop in Jacksonville, Florida, on December 15th.
http://leannrimes.com/

 

The Oak Ridge Boys will launch their Down Hown Christmas Tour November 13th in Branson, MO. In conjunction with the tour, the group's Christmas album of the same name will be released October 25th. https://oakridgeboys.com/tour/

Dierks Bentley delivered a dramatic reading of the Highwomen's debut single, "Redesigning Women."   

Clad in corduroy and spectacles and puffing on a pipe, Bentley thumbs through a selection of books -- all written by iconic female authors -- before settling on "Redesigning Women" and beginning to read aloud. The song reflects on the many roles women play in society, splitting their days between careers and family life, and somehow managing to pull it all off.

The Highwomen -- comprised of Brandi Carlile, Maren Morris, Amanda Shires and Natalie Hemby -- is an all-female collective that formed in part with the goal to "elevate all women and completely abandon the concept of competing with one another."

Lady Antebellum and Darius Rucker will headline an outdoor concert on the driving range at the Tiburon Golf Club, home of this year's QBE Shootout in Naples, Florida.  The concert, dubbed "Live Fest," will follow the second round of the tournament from 4 to 10 p.m.

Two other bands will join Lady A and Rucker on stage on December 14th and will be named later this summer.

General admission and VIP tickets will both be available starting on Saturday. 

Keith Urban, Chris Janson, Maddie & Tae, Barbara Mandrell, Ashley McBryde, Tenille Townes and Trisha Yearwood are among the artists performing during the 13th Annual ACM Honors August 21st at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. The event recognizes special award honorees and off-camera category winners from the 54th Academy of Country Music Awards.
https://www.acmcountry.com/special-awards

Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood have both been confirmed to appear at the Country Radio Seminar in Nashville in 2020. The three-day seminar is set to run from February 19th-21st at the Omni Hotel in downtown Nashville, and Lambert will help kick things off on Wednesday, February 19th, by participating in an in-depth discussion of her career titled "A Conversation With Miranda Lambert."
 
Underwood will help round out the week's activities when she participates in the annual CRS Artist Interview on Friday, February 21st, taking a wide range of questions about her life and career.

CRS brings together radio programmers, record labels and media for three days' worth of seminars, panels, interviews, special performances and more each year, and helps to set the agenda for the country music industry for the rest of the year
https://www.countryradioseminar.com/

Thomas Rhett Akins and his wife Lauren Akins who announced they are expecting their third child.

And yes, it's another girl who will join big sisters Ada James and Willa Gray. 

Famous friends including Nick Jonas, Kelsea Ballerini and Florida Georgia Line's Brian Kelley were quick to share their well wishes on social media. 

Eric Church’s current single, “Some of It,” reached #1 on both the Billboard Country Airplay chart and Mediabase chart this week.

According to Eric, “Some of It” almost didn’t make the track list for "Desperate Man". It was only after his wife, Katherine, played the song for a friend that Eric decided to revisit his upcoming track list.

Thomas Rhett helped a fan complete a special request during his show in Darien Lake, NY on Friday (July 19th).

The country crooner noticed 11-year-old Madison Muckle holding up a big yellow sign with her wishlist: "Beat Cancer, check. Thomas Rhett concert, check". One task was missing a check, which was "Selfie with Thomas."

Thett said,  "Oh my gosh, hold on two seconds. Get up here”.  He invited her onto the stage and taking a selfie together in front of the crowd.
 
Muckle was diagnosed with lymphocytic leukemia when she was only three years old and was finally declared cancer-free in April 2018. 

 

Kip Moore will take part in a six-date Bud Light Dive Bar Tour, kicking off August 15th in Detroit. Tickets can only be won through radio contesting, social media promotion and giveaways.  

Moore has also added a third leg to his "Room To Spare: Acoustic Tour" with Tucker Beathard, Devin Dawson and Kylie Morgan joining on select dates. The run starts October 10th in Grand Rapids 
http://www.kipmoore.net/

Midland frontman Mark Wystrach and fiancée Ty Haney are expecting their first child—a baby girl due in November.

Ty shared the news on Instagram on July 19 with a NSFW photo of Haney.

Ty said, “I am beyond thrilled to be welcoming a girl, particularly since there are more strong women breaking barriers today than ever before."

Mark and Ty got engaged in May.