The Boot News Roundup: Sturgill Simpson Plans 2020 European Tour + 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.
Sturgill Simpson is headed to Europe in 2020! The singer-songwriter will tour across the continent in support of his forthcoming album, Sound & Fury, starting in January. The trek kicks off in Copenhagen, Denmark, on Jan. 21, and Simpson will make stops in Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom before concluding on Feb. 1 in Dublin, Ireland.
Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton and more artists will join Sheryl Crow for the next episode of CMT's cross-genre collaboration show Crossroads. Set to air on Sept. 27 at 10PM ET, the episode will offer a peek behind the scenes of the making of Crow's latest album, Threads, along with performances of songs including "Everything Is Broken" and "Live Wire" featuring Crow alongside Isbell, Stapleton, Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, Lucius and Joe Walsh.
British Americana artist Yola just launched a world tour in support of her much-lauded debut album, Walk Through Fire. Per a press release, the trek kicked off on Sept. 14 in Atlanta, Ga., and will include stops at the Austin City Limits Music Festival in Austin, Texas, a performance at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, Calif., and a month-long run through Europe. Tickets for the tour are on sale now.
Also in tour news, country artist Sara Evans will hit the road for the 10th winter in a row this year, for her holiday-themed Blue Christmas Tour. Evans will perform holiday favorites such as "O Come All Ye Faithful" during the 10-city run, including "never-before-heard songs and arrangements," according to a press release. The tour kicks off on Dec. 5 in Huntsville, Ala., and will make stops in Mississippi, Kansas, Indiana, Pennsylvania and more states before concluding at the Mystic Lake Casino Hotel in Prior Lake, Minn., on Dec. 22.