The Boot News Roundup: Brett Young Plans Acoustic EP + 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.
Brett Young is releasing an acoustic EP, The Acoustic Sessions, on Sept. 13. The project's five tracks -- "Here Tonight," "Catch," "Don't Wanna Write This Song," "Chapters" and "Ticket to L.A." -- all come from the artist's sophomore album, 2018's Ticket to L.A., and were co-written by Young with a variety of other tunesmiths. Young recorded the EP at Nashville's Blackbird Studios.
Cole Swindell's Down Home Sessions EP series continues with the release of Down Home Sessions V. To celebrate the fifth anniversary of Swindell signing his recording contract with Warner Music Nashville in July of 2014, the singer will release one new song from the Down Home Sessions V EP each month for the next five months; "Drinkin' Hours," the first of those five songs, dropped on Friday (June 21).
Road warriors Blackberry Smoke have announced their Fall 2019 Till the Wheels Fall Off Tour. The trek will keep the band -- already on tour with the Tedeschi Trucks Band and Shovels & Rope -- on the road through mid-October, with the Record Company as their special guests. Fans can visit BlackberrySmoke.com for full ticketing details.