The Boot News Roundup: Lady Antebellum Want Fans’ Help With ‘Heart Break’ Music Video + More
Welcome to The Boot's News Roundup, a morning rundown of the news country music fans need to know. Read on to learn more about the latest goings-on in the country, Americana, bluegrass and folk genres.
Lady Antebellum are asking fans to create their "Heart Break" music video for them. Those interested (and with solid video skills) can submit their clips via the creative community Genero. The creator(s) of the winning video will receive $10,000 and have their music video featured on Lady Antebellum's social channels; five runners-up will receive $2,000 and have their clips used by the trio in various was, including during their 2018 Summer Plays On Tour.
Miranda Lambert's MuttNation Foundation recently doled out $3,000-$5,000 grants to more than 50 animal shelters throughout the United States. The organization's board of directors selected the grant recipients based on adoption rates, volunteerism, fiscal responsibility, community presence and other criteria; since its inception, MuttNation has given $775,000 to more than 200 shelters. “I am amazed and humbled by the great work these shelters do, and so honored to be able to support their critical efforts on behalf of rescue animals,” Lambert says in a press release.
Scotty McCreery has earned his very first No. 1 single, with his gold-certified song "Five More Minutes;" prior to singing with Triple Tigers Records in August, McCreery released the tune independently. “There was a time I thought this song would never see the light of day. Seeing this song, inspired by my Granddaddy Bill, go gold and then become my first No. 1 means the world to me!" McCreery says in a press release. The artist's new album, Seasons Change, is due out on March 16.
Nikki Lane is helping to curate some of the vendors for the 2018 Stagecoach Festival. A fashion enthusiast who owns a vintage store in Nashville and used to manage a denim bar at a Fred Segal store in Los Angeles, Lane is putting together a marketplace full of vintage art, clothing and accessories from vendors such as High Class Hillbilly, Lone Hawk Hats, Honeywood Vintage and Bandit Brand.
Mary Chapin Carpenter has scheduled summer tour dates in support of her new album, Sometimes Just the Sky. Beginning on June 16, until Aug. 11, Carpenter will play in Pittsburgh, Pa.; Aspen, Colo.; Charleston, S.C., and elsewhere. Some stops are already on sale, while others will go on sale on March 2 at 10AM local time; visit her official website for more information.