The Boot News Roundup: Chris Stapleton Is Collaborating With Pink + 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.
Country hitmaker Chris Stapleton and pop powerhouse Pink are teaming up for a brand-new song. Titled "Love Me Anyway," the song will appear on Pink's forthcoming album Hurts 2B Human, and will undoubtedly be a showcase of the duo's equally killer vocals. The song won't be Pink's first foray into country music, either: In 2016, she recorded a Grammy-winning duet alongside Kenny Chesney, "Setting the World on Fire." Fans can hear Pink and Stapleton's track when Hurts 2B Human is released on April 26. -- AM
Luke Combs and Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats will headline Willie Nelson's legendary Fourth of July Picnic in 2019. Set for Independence Day in Austin Texas, the event is now in its 46th year, according to Rolling Stone, and will also feature performances from Alison Krauss, Steve Earle, Colter Wall, Billy Joe Shaver, Jamey Johnson, Hayes Carll and, of course, Nelson himself. Tickets for the Fourth of July Picnic go on sale on April 5 at 10AM CT. -- AM
Tara Thompson is engaged! The country singer shared the exciting news on Instagram on Sunday (March 31), posting a photo showing her fiance proposing to her on the London Eye in England. "Comin' from a girl that said she would NEVER get married ... My stubborn ass said YES," Thompson writes, "[because] he's perfect." -- AS
The massive Milwaukee, Wisc., music festival Summerfest has announced that Thomas Rhett with Dustin Lynch, Jason Aldean with Kane Brown, and the Zac Brown Band will all perform during the multi-day festival this summer. Set for June 26-30 and July 2-7, Summerfest 2019 will also include a stop of the Outlaw Music Festival Tour on June 27, which features Willie Nelson, the Avett Brothers, Alison Krauss, Dawes and Phil Lesh & Friends. Tickets for Summerfest 2019 are on sale now. -- AM
Lauren Alaina is headed across the pond this summer to headline the fourth annual Nashville Meats London Music Festival. Set for July 27 at London, England's Canary Wharf, the free festival will also feature performances from Sarah Darling and Robert Vincent, along with more as-yet-unannounced acts, according to a press release. -- AM