Kacey Musgraves posed for a few pics and helped raise awareness for a local business.

The singer was recently in Los Angeles as part of her Oh, What a World: Tour II when she stopped to get her portrait made at a local photo shop in Korea Town called Tom’s One Hour Photo. Once Musgraves learned that business was slow for the owner, she decided to help out by raising awareness and launching an Instagram account for the store.

Alongside several portraits she took while at the store, Musgraves let the Internet know that Tom’s One Hour Photo now has an Instagram account.
 
She wrote, "Got my portrait made at this AMAZING little place in Korea Town LA called Tom’s One Hour Photo. It hasn’t changed since he opened in ’91. It’s cash only & has no internet. Said business has gotten so slow since the digital wave so we made him an Insta."
 
She then shared the new Instagram account and in less than 24 hours, it has garnered over 25,000 followers. Of course, some of the photos posted include Musgraves herself.  

Today, Dierks Bentley kicks off his second annual Seven Peaks Music Festival in Buena Vista, Colo., running through Labor Day Weekend (Aug. 30–Sept. 1). Artists joining Dierks this year include Luke Bryan, Maren Morris, Jon Pardi, Mitchell Tenpenny, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Ryan Hurd, Steep Canyon Rangers, The War and Treaty, Tenille Townes, Caylee Hammack and more.

Tonight's lineup includes artists who inspired Dierks’ love of ’90s country: Travis Tritt, Tracy Lawrence, Diamond Rio and Deana Carter, with a special performance by Dierks’ own Hot Country Knights.

2019 CMA Awards Nominations (2019)
CMA Awards Nominees 

Entertainer of the Year

Garth Brooks
Eric Church
Chris Stapleton
Carrie Underwood
Keith Urban

Female Vocalist of the Year

Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Maren Morris
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood

Male Vocalist of the Year

Dierks Bentley
Luke Combs
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

Vocal Duo of the Year

Brooks & Dunn
Brothers Osborne
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Maddie & Tae

New Artist of the Year

Cody Johnson
Ashley McBryde
Midland
Carly Pearce
Morgan Wallen

Single of the Year (Awarded to Singer, Producer and Engineer)

Burning Man - Dierks Bentley Feat. Brothers Osborne - Producers: Ross Copperman, Jon Randall, Arturo Buenahora, Jr. - Mix Engineer: F. Reid Shippen
GIRL - Maren Morris - Producer: Greg Kurstin - Mix Engineer: Greg Kurstin
Gods Country - Blake Shelton - Producer: Scott Hendricks - Mix Engineer: Justin Niebank
Millionaire - Chris Stapleton - Producers: Dave Cobb, Chris Stapleton - Mix Engineer: Vance Powell
Speechless - Dan + Shay - Producers: Dan Smyers, Scott Hendricks - Mix Engineer: Jeff Juliano

Album of the Year (Awarded to Artist & Producer)

Center Point Road - Thomas Rhett - Producers: Dann Huff, Jesse Frasure, Thomas Rhett, Julian Bunetta, The Stereotypes, Cleve Wilson
Cry Pretty - Carrie Underwood - Producers: David Garcia, Jim Jonsin, Carrie Underwo
Dan + Shay - Dan + Shay - Producers: Dan Smyers, Scott Hendricks
Desperate Man - Eric Church - Producers: Jay Joyce, Arturo Buenahora,
Girl - Maren Morris - Producers: busbee, Maren Morris, Greg Kurstin

Vocal Group of the Year

Little Big Town
Lady Antebellum
Midland
Old Dominion
Zac Brown Band

Song of the Year (Awarded to Songwriters)

Beautiful Crazy - Luke Combs, Wyatt B. Durrette II, Robert Williford
Girl - Maren Morris, Sarah Aarons, Greg Kurstin
Gods Country - Devin Dawson, Jordan Schmidt, Michael Hardy
Rainbow - Natalie Hemby, Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves
Tequila - Dan Smyers, Nicolle Galyon, Jordan Reynolds

Musical Event of the Year

All My Favorite People - Maren Morris feat. Brothers Osborne
Brand New Man - Brooks & Dunn feat. Luke Combs
Dive Bar - Garth Brooks feat. Blake Shelton
Old Town Road (remix) - Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus
What Happens in a Small Town - Brantley Gilbert feat. Lindsay Ell

Music Video of the Year (Awarded to Artist & Director)

Burning Man - Dierks Bentley Feat. Brothers Osborne - Director: Wes Edwards
GIRL - Maren Morris - Director: Dave Meyers
Gods Country - Blake Shelton - Director: Sophie Muller
Rainbow - Kacey Musgraves - Director: Hannah Lux Davis
Some Of It - Eric Church - Director: Reid Long

Musician of the Year

Jenee Fleenor, Fiddle
Paul Franklin, Steel Guitar
Mac McAnally, Guitar
Ilya Toshinsky, Banjo/Guitar
Derek Wells, Guitar

Country-rock band Confederate Railroad won't be accepting payment from the Du Quoin State Fair, the organizers of which canceled the band's show because of their name. In a statement posted to the band's Facebook page, lead singer Danny Shirley explains that the money from the Illinois fair would come with legal strings attached, and the band is not willing to comply.

Shirley explains in his Facebook post that the Du Quoin State Fair had agreed on June 24 to pay Confederate Railroad "in full" for their canceled performance. The band had agreed to donate the money to a charity directly benefiting the area of southern Illinois in which the fair takes place — "Those 'tax dollars' belong to the people of southern Illinois, and to see some good come from it seemed like the best solution" — but then, a few weeks later, on July 19, the group received "a multi-page conditional legal release" that they would have to sign in order to receive the money.

Shirley does not elaborate as to the details of the rejected release; however, he writes, the band had fulfilled their contractual agreements with the fair up to the point at which Confederate Railroad's concert was canceled. "After months of being referred to as promoters of hate and racism, without one individual stepping forward to cite any such personal occurrence — ever — and 30 years of performing to the contrary: I simply cannot and will not accept this money that requires their conditional Settlement Agreement and Release."

Shirley notes that he hopes to see the money that would have gone to pay Confederate Railroad put back into that region. He ends his statement with a message to the band's fans in the Du Quoin State Fair area:

"I’m forever grateful and humbled by the people of southern Illinois and your words of encouragement are deeply felt. A decision was made for you — one intended to mute your voices and cause you to question your morals," Shirley concludes. "Never apologize for thinking for yourself or let anyone shame you out of your own common sense."

Dylan Scott, his wife Blair welcomed their second child, a girl, on Wednesday.

Finley Gray Robinson (Scott's real last name) was born weighing 8 lbs., 3 oz., and measuring 20 inches long,  According to Scott's Instagram post big brother Beckett "loves his little sister".

Scott and Blair got married on May 28, 2016, in Bastrop, La. The two are Louisiana natives and high school sweethearts; in fact, Blair -- who has been dating Scott since sophomore year of high school -- is the inspiration for his breakout single "My Girl."

Carrie Underwood is returning to Sunday Night Football on September 8th with a new rendition of “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night” that features Joan Jett.  A preview was posted online.  Link below.

 

Brantley Gilbert has partnered with Georgia Boot to raise money for the USO. Fans will have the opportunity to purchase Georgia Boots using a promotional code displayed at select shows, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the organization.

 

Rodney Atkins and wife Rose Falcon Atkins welcomed their second child together and Atkins' third, son Scout Falcon, Monday (8/26). He joins big brothers 20-month-old Ryder Falcon and 17-year-old Elijah. 

While taking a car trip with his daughter Gracie, Tim McGraw filmed a video of the pair duetting on the Barbra Streisand/Barry Gibb classic “What Kind of Fool.”

Tim captioned the clip he shared to Instagram on Monday:  “Gracie and I having fun with Babs and Barry on our trip. #chaseyourdreamsgirl”

The hashtag refers to his 22-year-old daughter’s exciting new chapter. After attending New York University in Manhattan, and years of growing up in Nashville, Gracie is moving to Los Angeles.

Lauren Alaina has rescheduled her headlining That Girl Was Me Tour to make time for her upcoming appearance on Season 28 of "Dancing With the Stars".

Originally scheduled to kick off on September 14th and run through October 25th, That Girl Was Me Tour will now begin on January 15th in Nashville and make additional stops in New York, Boston, Atlanta and more. Fillmore will serve as support.

"Dancing With the Stars" premieres on September 16th on ABC.
https://www.laurenalainaofficial.com/tour

Jimmie Allen and Ashley McBryde will appear on the 8am hour of ABC's "Good Morning America", Wednesday to reveal the 53rd Annual CMA Awards nominees in select categories. Nominees in remaining CMA Awards categories and CMA Broadcast Awards finalists will be revealed later in the morning. 

The 53rd CMA Awards will be hosted by Carrie Underwood with guest co-hosts Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton and will air live from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena November 13th on ABC.

Florida Georgia Line will host their first-ever FGL Fest music festival September 7th at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, a full year after the initial inaugural date in 2018 was canceled due to severe weather.

As of now performers include  Dan + Shay, Nelly, Mitchell Tenpenny, Canaan Smith (the flagship artist on Florida Georgia Line's new record label), Payton Smith, and Blanco Brown.

The event takes place the night before the Big Machine Vodka 400 at The Brickyard powered by Florida Georgia Line NASCAR race.