The Boot News Roundup: Tyler Childers Announces New Year’s Concerts + 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.
Tyler Childers will ring in 2020 with a two-night run in his home state of Kentucky. According to a press release, the singer-songwriter will headline Pikeville, Ky.'s Appalachian Wireless Arena on Dec. 28 and Dec. 31. Tickets for the shows go on sale to the public on Friday (Sept. 20) at 10AM ET.
Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris and more artists are headed out on tour in support of immigrant families. Dubbed the Lantern Tour II: Concerts for Migrant and Refugee Families, the trek is the follow-up to a 2018 run of shows organized by Earle, Harris and Jackson Browne, according to Rolling Stone. The tour will kick off on Nov. 5 in Washington, DC, and head to New York City's Town Hall on Nov. 6. Patty Griffin, the Mastersons, Thao Nguyen and more artists are set to join, and additional dates will be added for 2020. Fans can keep up with the tour via TheLanternTour.org.
Country star Lorrie Morgan is showing off her culinary prowess with a brand-new cookbook. Titled To Eat or Not to Eat, That Is the Question, the book features tons of personal, handwritten stories from Morgan alongside recipes for some of the artist's favorite dishes. In addition to the cookbook, Morgan also recently opened a restaurant called Lorrie Morgan's Spicy Hot Chicken Coop, which serves Nashville-style hot chicken in Panama City Beach, Fla.
On the heels of his viral hit dance song "The Git Up," country rapper Blanco Brown has announced plans for his debut album. Titled Honeysuckle & Lightning Bugs, the project is set for release on Oct. 11 and includes 10 songs co-written by Brown, including "The Git Up" and "Georgia Power." “This album represents everything I stand for and all of the different entities of my life — for a long time, I was anxious about releasing my own music," Brown said in a statement. "I often wondered what the outcome would be and if people would accept my sound, culture, music and the "trailertrap" lifestyle, but I’m finally ready to be my own narrator." Fans can pre-order Honeysuckle & Lightning Bugs now.