The Boot News Roundup: John Rich Gets His Own Fox Nation Show + 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.
Country star John Rich is now a commentator on Fox Nation. According to a press release, the Big & Rich member will host a new show on the digital streaming service called The Pursuit! With John Rich. The show will be filmed at Rich's Nashville home and will feature the artist with "signature star guests and personal friends of Rich who will delve into their journey to achieving the American dream." The Pursuit! With John Rich will launch in February.
Runaway June, Morgan Evans and Riley Green are among the members of the 2020 CRS New Faces of Country Music class, announced via a press release on Monday (Dec. 9). Joining those three artists to round out the class are fellow country up-and-comers Mitchell Tenpenny and Riley Green, all of whom were selected by a vote of full-time radio station employees. The five acts will perform at the New Faces of Country Music Show during Country Radio Seminar 2020, set for Feb. 19-21 at the Omni Nashville Hotel.
Singer-songwriter Morgan Myles has announced plans for her debut full-length album. Titled Therapy, the record was produced by Corey Crowder (Chris Young) and is described by Myles as a truly cathartic record. "Music is something we can independently reach for when we are so alone and feel completely helpless. Sometimes that one song might empower us enough to start talking, to start reaching out to ultimately start the healing process," she says in a statement. "That is what this music did for my soul, while writing through the pain ... and it is what pulled me out of that pain afterwards. I hope this music can help others, the way that it has helped me through recent tough times.” Therapy is due out on Jan. 17.
Luke Bryan, Thomas Rhett and Dierks Bentley will headline the 2020 TrailBlazer Festival. Set for June 12-14 in Hunter, N.Y., the eighth-annual event 100 miles north of New York City (formerly known as the Taste of Country Music Festival) will also feature performances from Kelsea Ballerini, Cole Swindell, Clare Dunn, Hardy and more as-yet-unannounced artists. Tickets for TrailBlazer 2020 go on sale on Friday (Dec. 13) at 10AM ET.