The Boot News Roundup: Garth Brooks to Release ‘The Anthology Part III’ + 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 will release a new installment of his five-part musical anthology on Nov. 20. The Anthology Part III: Live will include five CDs boasting 52 live recordings, including Brooks' new Triple Live album, recorded during his 2014-2017 World Tour. Anthology's third part will also include a book with more than 100 behind-the-scenes photos and 10 "augmented reality experiences," which will allow buyers to use an app to view exclusive content connected to the book. Brooks released Part 1 of his anthology in November of 2017.
Mike and the Moonpies, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Dallas Moore and more artists have been nominated for 2019 Ameripolitan Music Awards. The annual awards ceremony recognizes artists in honky-tonk, rockabilly, outlaw and Western swing categories, and also includes trophies for the best venue, DJ, musician and festival. Mike and the Moonpies earned a nod in the Best Outlaw Group category, and Moore and Hubbard are nominated in the Best Outlaw Male category. The 2019 Ameripolitan Music Awards are set for Feb. 25, at Memphis' Guesthouse at Graceland Theater. Fans can vote for their favorite artists at Ameripolitan.net.
Once again, Bonnie Raitt will join James Taylor out on the road for a slate of tour dates in 2019. Raitt and Taylor will kick off their joint run in Knoxville, Tenn., on Feb. 7, making stops in South Carolina, Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi before hitting Tulsa, Okla., on Feb. 19. Additional dates in Ohio, Texas, Kentucky and Pennsylvania will be announced soon, per a press release; fans can score tickets starting on Oct. 12.
The Zac Brown Band have joined a star-studded list of performers announced for Mickey's 90th Spectacular, a TV special in honor of the 90th "birthday" of the iconic Disney character Mickey Mouse. According to Nash Country Daily, ZBB, Meghan Trainor, Josh Groban and more are taking part; the Zac Brown Band are set to perform "The Bare Necessities" from the animated classic The Jungle Book. The Mickey's 90th Spectacular special will be filmed on Oct. 6 and is set to air on Nov. 4 on ABC at 8PM ET.
Chase Rice will soon head out on his Eyes on You Tour. Named for Rice's most recent hit single, the tour kicks off on Nov. 2 in Eugene, Ore., making stops in California, Oklahoma, Texas, Michigan and South Carolina before concluding on Dec. 22 in Indianapolis, Ind. Fans can buy tickets at ChaseRice.com.