Just hours before the CMT Music Awards, Maren Morris pulled out of her performance. She blamed a scheduling conflict. Gabby Barrett also dropped out of her performance with Lady A and Carly Pearce. She said it was because of personal circumstances.
Just a couple of weeks after getting married, Jimmie Allen and his wife Alexis have announced that they are pregnant with their second child together. They shared the great news on Instagram on Monday night.
Scotty McCreery is getting closer to releasing his next album. He says that he's finished recording it and they are just putting the final touches on it. Scotty says the sound of the new project is more traditional.. "It's kind of like going back to my roots a little bit," he explains. "It's kinda who I am, talking about where I came from, my life, my beliefs, all that good stuff." No official release date has been announced. Later this month Scotty will launch his 2021 You Time Tour.
Dierks Bentley's Seven Peaks Music Festival is returning this labour day weekend with Keith Urban set to headline. Kip Moore, Ingrid Andress, Randy Houser and Travis Denning are some of the other artists who will play the main stage. The 90's night will feature Pam Tillis, Clay Walker, Mark Chesnutt and Dierks' parody band Hot Country Knights. Keith will headline on Sept. 4 and Dierks will close the festival on Sept. 5.
In February of last year, Robyn Ottolini released an independent EP, I'm Not Always Hilarious, featuring her viral hit "F-150." That song helped her land a record deal with Warner Music Nashville. Now she has her major-label debut coming out later this month. Her 4-song EP, I'm Not Always Sad Either, will be available on June 25th. Robyn has also announced that in October she will be open for Breland on his Cross Country Tour.
Justin Moore wouldn't trade the time he's had with his family in the past year, but he says that he and his wife Kate each need to have their me time. "At our cores we're individuals and we do need our alone time," Justin shares. "Even if you're married or in a relationship of any kind or whatever, you still need that time. And honestly, we've probably not done a very good job of that. That's one of the things we probably failed at. I probably should take on the whole load and let her go do her thing a little more and vice versa."
Cole Swindell feels that when it comes to relationships he needs to have balance between his personal and professional lives. "That's been my thing the past couple of years is just trying to find that balance," says Cole. "For me, this is all I've ever put everything into is my music and my career. If it comes along, great, but right now, I still have career things I want to do, goals. Hopefully, it will happen somewhere along the way and that's all I can ask for."
Luke Bryan's annual Farm Tour is coming back this fall. It will run from Sept. 9-18 and includes five venues he's never played before. A portion of the proceeds from his Farm Tour each year fund college scholarships for students from the farming communities in which he hosts the shows. More than 60 scholarships have been awarded since Luke began the tour in 2009.