Lainey Wilson has been named among the honourees at the 2023 Billboard Women in Music Awards, which will take place on March 1. She will receive the Rulebreaker Award. The category celebrates female artists who defy traditional expectations within their industries and use their platforms to advance a positive message, especially to their younger fans. The award was first handed out in 2015. Demi Lovato was the first to receive it. Lainey is the first country artist to win in this category. The 2023 Billboard Women in Music Awards show will take place at the YouTube Theatre at Hollywood Park. A livestream of the show will be available.
Kane Brown had to cancel his show for the second night on his European tour, which brought the trip to an end. Doctors say that he won't be able to perform tonight (Jan. 31) in Stockholm, Sweden. This news comes after he had to cancel his January 29th show in Berlin, Germany. In a post on Twitter, Kane says he has been "very sick over the past few days." The international leg of his 2023 Drunk or Dreaming Tour started on January 17th in Glasgow.
Reba McEntire's restaurant, Reba's Place, opened this weekend in Atoka, Oklahoma. It was built in a centuries old Masonic temple and features two stories. Every detail is personalized to her upbringing and favourite foods. You can also view some of Reba's iconic outfits, which are hung in glass cases inside the restaurant. She announced plans to open Reba's Place in November of 2021, and calls it a "dream come true."
Jelly Roll spent time in and out of jail before he launched his music career, and he is very passionate about helping those who are incarcerated. Videos recently shared on TikTok show him performing for inmates at a prison where he once did time. In November, Jelly Roll revealed plans to donate $250,000 to build a recording studio within the Davidson County Juvenile Detention Centre. In a recent interview, he shared that he spent three-and-a-half years at the centre before being charged as an adult for a crime he committed in his youth. That is the place where he started making music, so it's important for Jelly Roll to help those who are in the same situation.
Jon Pardi has been working on a Christmas album and he plans to go into the studio in early February to record it. He says the finished product should be out this year, and he's avoiding the more obvious holiday song choices. "I did go through a lot more pop songs and other stuff," Jon says. "I can't give it away because I was really detailed in what we're recording. But we're not singing 'Silent Night' or 'O Holy Night' or any boring Christmas songs." Jon describes the album as a "merry Christmas party."
Jo Dee Messina fans will soon be able to enjoy her hits on vinyl. Heads Carolina, Tails California: The Best of Jo Dee Messina will be released March 10th and features 11 of her biggest hits. The album is clear vinyl with blue and orange flecks. "It's amazing to look back over a catalogue and have so many songs with so many memories attached," Jo Dee says. "Now, to have them come out on vinyl? Wow! It's a new way to hold those memories. It's very exciting!"
Tyler Hubbard admits that he was shocked when Brian Kelley suggested they take a break from Florida Georgia Line. "It was definitely unexpected and something that BK came to me and wanted to do," Tyler tells ET. "And it took me a minute to kind of process that. And I thought, 'Well, I'll just be a songwriter, and I won't do the artist thing.'" It didn't take very long for him to start missing the stage. So, Tyler decided to start a solo career with an EP and a spot on Keith Urban's tour last year. Tyler's full-length, self-titled solo debut album was released today (Jan. 27). "This was sort of a surprise," he admits. "This was a career shift, and a big transition for me - going from being in a duo, Florida Georgia Line, to now stepping into this new season of being a solo artist."