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.

On the heels of his recent radio success, country up-and-comer Dylan Scott has announced that he'll release a brand-new EP this spring. Titled Nothing to Do Town, the project features six tracks, five of which were co-written by Scott, and is set for release on April 26. "The past two years – both personally and professionally – have been the most exciting of my life," Scott says in a statement. "2019 is starting off in a whirlwind, and I couldn't be more excited. I can't wait to get back out on the road and play new music. Looks like it's going to be a busy year!" Scott will kick off an American tour in support of his new EP on Jan. 17; fans can pre-order Nothing to Do Town now.

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Brandi Carlile is in the lineup for the 2019 Boston Calling music festival. The annual event is set for May 24-26, 2019, at the Harvard Athletic Complex in Allston, Mass., and will also feature performances from Tame Impala, Greta Van Fleet, Mitski and Lord Huron. There's also a comedy component to the fest, the lineup for includes SNL stars Fred Armisen and Michael Che, according to Consequence of Sound. Tickets for the festival are on sale now via BostonCalling.com.

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The Zac Brown Band will help kick off Super Bowl weekend in Atlanta, Ga., with a free concert -- their first of the year -- on Jan. 31. The event is scheduled to be held at the Bud Light Dive Bar at the Tabernacle, and will be part of streaming service Pandora's Pandora Live concert series. Fans 21 or older can RSVP for the show here. Doors will open at 7PM.

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Dan + Shay are set to perform at Universal Orlando's 2019 Mardi Gras celebration. The annual event, set for Feb. 9-April 4, will feature a variety of nightly performers, including the country duo on Feb. 17. In addition to Dan + Shay, the lineup already features the Steve Miller Band, Macklemore, Ziggy Marley and more, with additional acts set to be announced in the coming weeks. Fans can find out more information and get tickets tickets via Universal Orlando's website.

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