The Boot News Roundup: Garth Brooks’ Notre Dame Concert to Air on CBS + 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.
Garth Brooks' Notre Dame Stadium concert, which is scheduled for Saturday (Oct. 20), will air as a primetime TV special in December. Garth: Live at Notre Dame! will be broadcast on CBS on Dec. 2 at 8PM ET. “After the sellout, I thought it could not get any more exciting than this. Then, CBS calls, and in an instant, the show becomes bigger," Brooks says in a statement. The sold-out show will be the first-ever concert at Notre Dame Stadium.
Kenny Chesney and Thomas Rhett have been added as headliners for the seventh annual Tortuga Music Festival, set for April 12-14, 2019, at Fort Lauderdale Beach Park in Florida. The lineup also includes previously announced headliner Jason Aldean, as well as just-announced artists such as Danielle Bradbery, Chris Janson, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Elle King, Midland, Carly Pearce and more. Tickets for Tortuga 2019 -- which, in addition to the festival's usual two stages will now feature the Next From Nashville stage for rising country talent -- will go on sale on Oct. 26 at 10AM ET.
The Oak Ridge Boys will spend their holiday season on the road, for their 2018 Shine the Light on Christmas Tour. Beginning on Nov. 14 in Branson, Mo., the country quartet will hit 32 cities, in 18 states; the shows will include a set of hits followed by a set of Christmas songs. The Oaks' 2018 Christmastime tour stops include Wabash, Ind.; Topeka, Kan.; Casper, Wyo.; and more, with the trek scheduled to conclude on Dec. 23 in Nashville.