The Boot News Roundup: Chris Stapleton, Lady Antebellum, Keith Urban + More Playing C2C Festival 2019
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.
Keith Urban, Chris Stapleton and Lady Antebellum will headline the 2019 C2C Country to Country Festival in Europe. The festival will take its headliners, as well as Cam, Carly Pearce, Ashley McBryde and more to the O2 in London, England; the SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland; and the 3 Arena in Dublin, Ireland on March 8-10. Festival organizers announced the full lineup on Monday (Oct. 22); tickets will go on sale on Oct. 26.
Darius Rucker has made a donation of $174,429.37 to the organization Just Be You following his 2018 Summer Plays On Tour with Lady Antebellum. Rucker's wife Beth established Just Be You in 2017; the organization works to "empower young adults through art therapy, peer mentoring and counseling," according to a press release. The donated money comes from ticket sales from throughout the trek; a donation was also made to Lady A's Lady Aid charity.
Maddie & Tae will be this year's CSX Santa Train special guests, the Tennessean reports. On Nov. 17, the country duo will hop aboard the Santa Train for a 110-mile journey from Shelby, Ky., to Kingsport, Tenn., stopping in 14 towns along the way to deliver more than 15 tons of food, toys and clothing to residents of Elkhorn City, Ky.; Kermit, Va.; and more. The CSX Santa Train has run annually since 1942.
Chris Stapleton, Dierks Bentley, Tim McGraw and Brett Eldredge will headline Country Thunder Arizona, an annual country music festival in Florence, Ariz., in 2019. Also in the festival's lineup for 2019 are Brothers Osborne, Trace Adkins, Abby Anderson and more. The event is scheduled for April 11-14, 2019.