Kacey Musgraves and husband Ruston Kelly have deleted all photos of each other, though they still follow one another on Instagram and Twitter. 

The two musicians married each other in 2017 and shared photos of their wedding that took place in a forest in Tennessee. Earlier this year, Kacey won album of the year for Golden Hour and thanked her husband as she accepted the award, saying, "I really believe I wouldn’t have this album if I hadn’t met you, and you didn’t open my heart like you did. So, thank you so much."

However, Kacey attended the CMAs alone in November and did not mention her husband in her acceptance speeches for music video of the year and female vocalist of the year. Ruston didn't acknowledge her win on Instagram for several days and then finally shared an IG story about it.

The last photo of them together was posted in November by Ruston's tour mate when Kacey showed up to surprise Ruston.

Ruston also posted a cryptic IG post about a challenging year.

Lady Antebellum's OCEAN 2020 Tour begins May 21st in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and concludes September 12th in Nashville.

Jake Owen will provide direct support, while Maddie & Tae will open the shows.
https://www.ladyantebellum.com/tour

One of the acts Ashley McBryde got to open for last year was Miranda Lambert, and she says that experience really taught her a lot:

(Ashley McBryde) "Everybody is so well taken care of. Everybody is always happy. I mean, she brings puppies in once a week, come on. It's just, everything gets taken care of. Nutrition is great. Little things that she'll give you that just make life easier, like dry shampoo or something like that. That's how to take care of your people, that's what I'm taking into my own career."

Carly Pearce reveals that her upcoming self-titled album was the last project famed producer busbee finished before he passed away:

(Carly Pearce) "I met busbee in 2015, and he changed everything for me. He became a part of my family. He wrote 'Every Little Thing' with me, he actually turned in this second record, that'll be out on Valentine's Day, ten days before he got sick. And it is I feel like my responsibility to keep his music alive and keep his legacy going, and what an honor it is that I have two records with him."

The Hot Country Knights--a band fronted by an incognito Dierks Bentley--signed a recording contract with Universal Music Group Nashville, which is Dierks' longtime label partner.

The Hot Country Knights are comprised of Dierks' road band, performing 90s country covers while donning mullet wigs and over-the-top attire from the era.

A press release from Universal makes no mention of Dierks, but it does quote his alter ego, Douglas (Doug) Douglason, who said: "Some artists out there tried to put the 'O' back in country, that was a thing for a while . . . but what it's really missing is the 'T.' Country music has Low-T right now . . . it could use a pick me up, if you know what I mean. Those record label people over at Universal finally realized that only the Knights could be up to a task this big and hard."

The Hot Country Knights feature lead singer Douglas (Doug) Douglason, lead bass player Trevor Travis, lead guitarist Marty Ray (Rayro) Roburn, fiddle player Terotej (Terry) Dvoraczekynski, steel guitarist Barry Van Ricky and percussionist Monte Montgomery.

When Riley Green looks back on 2019, he?s probably most proud of the way people have reacted to his song "I Wish Grandpas Never Died"....

I Wish Grandpas Never Died? is probably my favorite song I?ve ever written. Mostly because it was a personal song for myself, but more so now that people are relating to it in a way they are. And fans are really... you know, it?s making people feel a certain way and they?re following that story. So, for me it was getting to play that song out on tour with Brad Paisley. I mean, Brad got me up on stage to sing that song with him during his set a couple times. That?s been a really cool thing. The live show is always something I really enjoy.?

After 12 years as the co-host of the CMA Awards, Carrie Underwood says that "it's time to pass the hosting torch" in 2020.

Carrie revealed the news via Instagram, saying: "One of the highlights of 2019 and of my entire career so far was being on stage with the legends that are Reba and Dolly Parton. I'm so proud that we could celebrate the incredible female artists that are part of the legacy of country music, past, present and future, and I'm thankful for the huge audiences all over the world that tuned in to see it. It's hard to believe that it was my 12th year hosting and I will always treasure every show, from the 11 that I was so lucky to do with my partner in crime and friend for life, Brad Paisley, to sharing the stage with two of my all-time heroes. I'm so incredibly grateful to everyone involved with the CMA Awards all these years. It's hard to imagine topping what we have accomplished together, so I've decided that it's time to pass the hosting torch (at least for now!) to others that will cherish it and honor it as much as I do. I've got so many exciting things coming in the new year and beyond, and I can't wait to see what the future has in store for all of us."

Carrie co-hosted the CMA Awards with Brad Paisley for 11 years, before teaming with Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire for the 2019 CMA Awards.

Carrie was the fan-favorite to win the CMA Entertainer of the Year Award in 2019, but the trophy was ultimately awarded to Garth Brooks.

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Out of all of the great country songs that were released over the last 10 years, Miranda Lambert's "The House That Built Me" is ACM's Song of the Decade:

(Miranda Lambert) "I'm so glad the writers were lifted up in that being the Song of the Decade because I'm just the vehicle. Those guys really penned something so special that will go down in country music history, I think that song will. And so, I'm just glad to be there and pose for the picture and sing it every night, because you just get chills. You know it's special."

"The House That Built Me" was written by Tom Douglas and Allen Shamblin.

Luke Bryan is honored that "Crash My Party" was named ACM Album of the Decade, because he knows the magnitude of what that means:

(Luke Bryan) "To look back and be able to say, 'Hey, you know, this album was awarded this.' I mean, a bunch of amazing albums. And it's amazing the amount of music that's been put out this decade, and to have that album do that was pretty special stuff."