The Boot News Roundup: ‘The Kelly Clarkson Show’ Renewed for Season 2 + 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.
Kelly Clarkson's popular daytime TV talk show has been renewed for a second season. According to the Hollywood Reporter, The Kelly Clarkson Show was picked up for the 2020-21 season just two months after its September review, thanks to its successful ratings. Each episode of Clarkson's show has attracted about 1.9 million viewers.
Luke Combs, Kane Brown, Eric Church and Dustin Lynch will headline Country Thunder Arizona 2020. Set for April 16-19 in Florence, Ariz., the festival will also feature performances from Ashley McBryde, Chris Janson, Parker McCollum, Russell Dickerson and Chicks With Hits, a '90s country supergroup comprised of Pam Tillis, Terri Clark and Suzy Bogguss. Tickets for Country Thunder Arizona 2020 are on sale now via the fest's official website, where fans can also find a full lineup.
Ryan Hurd has announced plans for a new headlining tour that will kick off in January. Dubbed the Platonic Tour, for Hurd's recent EP, the 16-show outing will kick off in Columbus, Ohio, on Jan. 30, and make stops in Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois, Michigan, New York and more states before concluding on March 21 at Coyote Joe's in Charlotte, N.C. According to MusicRow, Hurd will be joined out on the road by openers Adam Doleac and Niko Moon.
Kenny Rogers will release a new CD / DVD set featuring footage from his final tour. Titled Kenny Rogers: The Gambler's Last Deal, the set will include full video from Rogers' farewell performance at the London Palladium in 2017, along with CDs packed with Rogers hits including "Islands in the Stream" and "Lady." The set also includes a booklet of vintage photos of the artist and bonus, behind-the-scenes interviews with Rogers' family and musical contemporaries. Kenny Rogers: The Gambler's Last Deal is set for release on Dec. 13.
Also heading out on tour in January is singer-songwriter Matt Stell, who recently announced plans for his first-ever headlining tour. MusicRow reports that the "Prayed for You" singer will kick off his Everywhere But On Tour on Jan. 24 in San Diego, Calif., with performances scheduled in Iowa, California, Wisconsin, Illinois, Georgia, Florida, and New York before the trek concludes on March 28 in Biloxi, Miss. Chris Bandi and Ray Fulcher will provide opening support on the tour.