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.

George Strait has added two new dates to his long-running Strait to Vegas residency in 2020. The King of Country Music's new shows — set for Jan. 21 and Feb. 1 at Las Vegas' T-Mobile Arena — will feature rising country quartet Gone West as his support act. Tickets for both dates go on sale on Aug. 23 at 10AM local time at StraitToVegas.com.

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To celebrate the release of his new album Heartache MedicationJon Pardi will headline a concert at New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom. Pardi's new album is due out on Sept. 13, and he will bring a "one-of-a-kind" show to the Big Apple on Sept. 27, a press release reports, alongside special guest Tyler Rich. Tickets for the show go on sale on Friday (Aug. 16) at 10AM ET via JonPardi.com.

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Texas country artist Cody Jinks has announced plans to release a brand-new album. Titled After the Fire, the 10-track record will be the first project released on Jinks' own label, Late August Records, and is the follow-up to 2018's Lifers. After the Fire is set for release on Oct. 11.