The Boot News Roundup: Maren Morris Wins at 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards + 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.
Maren Morris was the biggest country winner at Thursday night's (March 13) 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards. The star picked up Song of the Year and Dance Song of the Year, both for "The Middle," her collaboration with Zedd and Grey. Other winners at the awards show included Florida Georiga Line, for Country Song of the Year ("Meant to Be"); Luke Combs, for Country Artist of the Year; Jason Aldean, for Country Album of the Year (Rearview Town); Jordan Davis, for Best New Country Artist; and Kacey Musgraves, for Best Cover Song (her "You're Still the One" live duet with Harry Styles). Also of note: Country-turned-pop superstar Taylor Swift won Best Music Video for her "Delicate" clip. -- AS
Country superstar Brad Paisley will appear on the Rolling Stones's forthcoming greatest hits compilation. Titled Honk, the three-disc collection (also available on 4 LPs) will include 36 Stones classics and 10 bonus live tracks, including a performance of Paisley singing "Dead Flowers" with the band, recorded at a 2013 tour stop in Philadelphia, Pa. Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters and Florence and the Machine's Florence Welch also appear on the collection, which is set for release on April 19 via Polydor/Interscope. Fans can pre-order the album now. -- AM
After selling out the Ryman Auditorium on Wednesday (March 13) and releasing her brand-new album Girl, Maren Morris will return to Nashville for a performance at the city's Ascend Amphitheater on Oct. 18. Tickets for the show, which will feature an as-yet-unnamed slate of "special guests," go on sale on March 22. -- AM
Up-and-coming Americana four-piece the Wild Feathers will head out on their first headlining tour in more than a year in April. The Neon Frontier Tour is set to kick off on April 11 in Irving, Texas, with stops planned in New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, St. Louis and more before concluding on June 28 at Bloomington, Ill.'s Castle Theater. "We can’t wait to stretch our legs and play some songs our fans haven’t heard from us in a while," the band says in a statement. "See y’all out on the road!” Tickets for the Neon Frontier Tour are on sale now, and fans can see the full list of tour dates at TheWildFeathers.com. -- AM
Midland are headed to the United Kingdom this fall for a slate of six headlining shows. According to UK Americana blog Your Life in a Song, the trio will play in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on Dec. 2, and make stops in Glasgow, Scotland, and Manchester, Birmingham and Sheffield, England, before concluding at Roundhouse in London, England, on Dec. 8. Tickets for these newly announced UK dates are on sale as of March 15. -- AM