The Boot News Roundup: Eric Church Double Down Tour Stops Airing on Satellite Radio + 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.
Every Friday during the month of February, Eric Church will broadcast one of his Double Down Tour stops live on the SiriusXM satellite radio channel The Highway. On Feb. 1, Church's stop at TD Garden in Boston, Mass. aired; on Feb. 8, the broadcast will take place from Target Center in Minneapolis, Minn. Feb. 15's broadcast will be from Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Mich., and a Feb. 22 broadcast from U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio, will round out the month.
Brandi Carlile, Courtney Marie Andrews and Mary Gauthier were among the winners at the 2019 UK Americana Awards. The three women took home trophies during the Jan. 31 awards ceremony in London, England, for International Song of the Year, International Album of the Year and International Artist of the Year, respectively. The evening's other winners included Ben Glover (UK Album of the Year), Dean Owens (UK Song of the Year), Bennett WIlson Poole (UK Artist of the Year) and CJ Hillman (UK Instrumentalist of the Year). Hosted by the Americana Music Association UK, the 2019 UK Americana Awards helped wrap up the organization's AmericanaFest UK.
The forthcoming release of Country Music, a documentary by famed filmmaker Ken Burns, will be celebrated with a concert at the Ryman Auditorium on March 27. Hosted by Burns, the event -- dubbed Country Music: Live at the Ryman, a Concert Celebrating the Film By Ken Burns -- will feature performances from Dierks Bentley, Rhiannon Giddens, Marty Stuart and more, and will be filmed for broadcast on PBS. Country Music is a 16-hour documentary that will premiere on Sept. 15 on PBS.