The Boot News Roundup: Three New Stages Added to CMA Fest 2019 + 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.
CMA Fest has added even more music to its 2019 festivities. According to MusicRow, the annual Nashville music festival has announced three additional stages — the Chevy Breakout Stage at Walk of Fame Park, the Maui Jim Broadway Stage at Bridgestone Plaza and the Nashville Acoustic Corner Stage -- that will host a slew of free shows. Kassi Ashton, Tegan Marie, Travis Denning, Hardy, Brandon Ray, Kalie Shorr, Noah Guthrie, Kylie Frey and more artists are set to take those stages during the fest, which will run June 6-9.
Florida Georgia Line are headed to the Ryman Auditorium in May. The duo will perform their first-ever private show at the Mother Church on May 29, a press release reports, in conjunction with SiriusXM. “The first time BK and I heard ourselves on the radio was on SiriusXM,” the duo's Tyler Hubbard says in a statement. “To come together now for our first full-blown concert at the Ryman is really special.” The show is open to subscribers of the satellite radio service -- and they'll be winning their way in -- but those who don't get tickets can listen to FGL's set live on the show date at 8PM ET on The Highway.
Kacey Musgraves, Tyler Childers, Mumford & Sons and more country and Americana artists have been announced as performers at the 2019 Austin City Limits Music Festival. Set for Oct. 4-6 and 11-13 in Austin, Texas, the event will also feature shows from Judah & the Lion and the Raconteurs alongside pop acts including Cardi B, Billie Eilish, and Robyn. Three-day tickets for ACL Fest are on sale now.