The Boot News Roundup: Tyler Childers Books Ryman Shows + 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.
Fresh off the release of his chart-topping album Country Squire, Tyler Childers has announced that he will perform a four-night stand at the Mother Church of Country Music. According to a press release, Childers will take the Ryman Auditorium stage on two weekends in February 2020 — the 6th and 7th and the 15th and 16th — in his headlining debut at the venue. Tickets for Childers' Ryman shows go on sale on Friday (Aug. 23) at 10AM CT.
Maren Morris' "Girl" and Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road" have been nominated for two fan-voted categories at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards. According to Billboard, fans will vote via MTV's Instagram stories for "Old Town Road" in the Song of Summer category, and Morris' "Girl" in the Power Anthem category. Lil Nas X will also perform at the 2019 MTV VMAs, which will take place on Monday (Aug. 26).
Kane Brown has been added to the lineup for the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Festival, set for Sept. 20-21 in Las Vegas, Nev. Brown will join Marshmello, with whom he collaborated on the song "One Thing Right," alongside performers including Miley Cyrus, Mumford & Sons, Tim McGraw and the Zac Brown Band.
Next year, Mumford & Sons will host the first-ever Agora Del Mar festival. Set for Feb. 27-29 in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico, the festival's lineup includes fellow headliners Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, along with performances from Phoebe Bridgers, Dermot Kennedy, Jenny Lewis and more artists. "We have not spent enough time in Mexico, and we want to make up for it," the band says in a statement. "We are curating an event with all our favorite bands in Cancun. We will play two unique sets over the three-day event, and there will no doubt be the usual collaborations with the artists we are so excited to share the weekend with."
Sara Evans is set to release a new live album alongside the Barker Family Band. Titled Live From City Winery Nashville, the projects finds Evans harmonizing on covers of songs such as Beyonce's "XO" and "Dreams" by Fleetwood Mac with her kids, Olivia and Avery Barker. The album is currently available for pre-order, and is set for release on Aug. 30.