The Boot News Roundup: Miranda Lambert Named Country Music Hall of Fame Artist-in-Residence + 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.
Miranda Lambert has been announced as the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's newest artist-in-residence. According to MusicRow, Lambert is the museum's 15th ever artist-in-residence, following Jason Isbell in 2017. “The history that the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum holds is so important,” Lambert says in a statement. “It’s truly an honor to be named artist-in-residence for the museum. I’m thankful for this place, where our music can continue to be cherished, and I’m thrilled to be among the esteemed artists who have been honored by this designation.” Lambert will kick off her Hall of Fame residency on Sept. 19 with a show at the CMA Theatre, followed by a second show there on Sept. 26. Tickets for both shows go on sale on Friday (July 13).
Jake Owen is teaming up with Bud Light for a series of intimate performances that will be held in dive bars in four states. The Live at the Dive series will kick off in Chicago, Ill., on Aug. 10, then head to Indianapolis, Ind., on Aug. 16 before hitting Columbus, Ohio, on Aug. 17 and Lexington, Ky. on Aug. 23. The only catch? Fans will have to win a coveted ticket to get into the door at each of these performances.
Kid Rock will return to Nashville this fall for his fourth annual Fish Fry. Set for Oct. 5-6 at the Carl Black Chevy Woods Amphitheatre at Fontanel, the two-day event will involve plenty of fried fish, a Ferris wheel, beer, and live music from George Thorogood and the Destroyers and Rock himself. Tickets for the event go on sale July 13.
Viral internet star Mason Ramsey, better known as "Walmart boy," has announced plans for his first EP. The six-track effort will be titled Famous, after Ramsey's first single; the EP will also include Ramsey's version of Hank Williams' classic "Lovesick Blues," the song that made him a star. The Famous EP is set for release on July 20.
'90s country star Collin Raye is headed to the small screen. Raye's new TV show, titled That's My Story, will feature performances from the artist and interview with special guests, such as Billy Dean, Raye's first scheduled guest. "I am beyond excited about the debut of my new TV show," Raye says in a statement. "Our goal is to bring back country music talk and music to TV with a deep emphasis on the music, and the stories behind it. It's a show that the real music lovers will enjoy!" That's My Story will premiere on WhereverTV on July 11 at 8PM CT.