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.

Alan Jackson is the subject of a new mural in his hometown of Newnan, Ga. The mural was created by Tim Davis, who also painted the mural of 13 country stars located at 5th Avenue and Broadway in Nashville, on the side of Legends Corner. According to the Newnan Times-Herald, the town's artist-in-residence program is hoping the mural will increase tourist traffic.

Taylor Swift New Years Day
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Black Friday shoppers will be able to get their hands on special releases from Hank Williams, Kacey Musgraves and Taylor Swift as part of Record Store Day's Black Friday special releases. A limited run of 2,500 copies of Williams' The First Recordings, 1938 will be available on Black Friday 2018 (Nov. 23), at independent record stores across the U.S., as will vinyl copies of Swift's Speak Now and Red albums and a 10-inch of remixes of Musgraves' song "High Horse." For more information on Record Store Day's Black Friday program, and to see a complete list of this year's releases, visit RecordStoreDay.com.

Lauren Alaina
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Luke Bryan's 2019 Crash My Playa concert vacation will feature performances from Thomas Rhett, Dustin Lynch and Lauren Alaina, as well as from Bryan himself. Bryan and Lynch have performed at the festival during all four of its previous years, but Rhett and Alaina are making their Crash My Playa debuts in 2019. The fifth annual event is scheduled for Jan. 23-26 in Riviera Maya, Mexico.

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