Ingrid Andress and Chris Stapleton have been added to the list of performers for the upcoming CMT Music Awards. They will both do a collaboration with an artist outside of the country music genre. Chris will perform with R&B artist H.E.R., and Ingrid will play with singer-songwriter JP Saxe. The show is scheduled for June 9th.
According to a post on social media, it looks like Lindsay Ell has a broken foot. No word on how it happened. But she did share pictures of the x-ray.
Congratulations are going out to Tenille Townes for her Juno win. Her album, The Lemonade Stand, was named Country Album of the Year at the 2021 Juno Awards.
Dolly Parton has announced that she is adding to Dollywood. They are building a new resort. The Heart Song Lodge & Resort will be five stories tall and will include more than 300 guest rooms. The project is expected to cost about $500 million and should be completed by 2023.
Thomas Rhett and his wife, Lauren Akins, recently announced that they are expecting their fourth daughter. In an interview with People, Thomas shared that his daughter's were hoping they were going to get a baby brother this time. "Lauren was showing them the pregnancy test and she was like, 'This means that you're going to have another sister'. And they both were just like, 'But we wanted a brother!' And they looked at me like it was my fault," says Thomas. "And I was like, 'No, this is going to be awesome. Maybe one day we'll have a boy.'"
Tenille Arts, Blanco Brown, Dylan Scott, Hailey Whitters, Lainey Wilson and Niko Moon have been announced as the performers for the Side Stage event during the CMT Music Awards. They are taking place June 9th, and Kelsea Ballerini along with Kane Brown will be hosting the show.
It looks like Tanya Tucker is going to be pretty busy this year. She has just released the dates for her 2021 Bring My Flowers Now Tour. They include rescheduled dates from her 2020 tour, and she's added a number of new dates and festival appearances. "We've all been through hell and back the past year, so I can't wait to get back out there and perform. It's been too damn long," Tanya says.
Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn enjoyed a 20-year hitmaking partnership as Brooks & Dunn, but in a recent interview they say it should never have worked out. It was at the suggestion of label executive Tim DuBois that they decided to do a writing session together. "We were both pretty skeptical of the idea," Kix says. "We were both grown men, had kind of been around the Nashville block more than once. We both had kind of record deals that didn't pan out to be much and so when he suggested we write some songs together, we both know enough about how things go around that you got nothing to lose." That week they ended up writing their first two number one songs.