The Boot News Roundup: Kacey Musgraves, Garth Brooks Performing at 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards + 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 and Kacey Musgraves will perform at the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards. Airing on March 14 at 8PM ET on Fox, the live awards show will also feature performances from John Legend and Ariana Grande. During the show, Taylor Swift will be presented with the trophy for Tour of the Year, for her record-shattering Reputation Tour; numerous country artists are also nominated for honors.
Brett Young and iconic '90s R&B group Boyz II Men will team up for the next episode of CMT's Crossroads. The cross-genre collaboration is the latest in a long string of pairings for the series, including Kelly Clarkson and Reba McEntire, Def Leppard and Taylor Swift and Steven Tyler and Carrie Underwood, among others. Young and Boyz II Men's episode of Crossroads taped on Feb. 28 and will premiere on CMT on March 27 at 10PM ET.
Brantley Gilbert and Brett Eldredge will headline Tailgate Fest 2019 in Norco, Calif., this summer. Set for Aug. 17-18 at the Silverlakes Festival Grounds, about 45 minutes outside of Los Angeles, the event will also feature performances from RaeLynn, Tyler Farr, Lindsay Ell, Lee Brice and LoCash, and additional acts will be announced in the coming weeks. Tickets for Tailgate Fest are on sale now via the festival's website.
The prestigious songwriters' festival Tin Pan South has announced that Lee Roy Parnell, RaeLynn, Tenille Townes and more artists will perform at its 27th annual event this spring. Scheduled for March 26-30, the aforementioned artists and nearly 400 more will perform upwards of 90 shows at 10 Nashville-area music venues; additionally, top songwriters, including Lori McKenna, Buddy Cannon and Luke Laird, will share the stories behind their biggest hits. Festival passes for Tin Pan South are currently on sale via the event's website.