“Party In The Pines” Country Music Festival Canceled In Florida

Florida’s “Party in the Pines Festival” has been canceled for 2018 due to “circumstances beyond our control,” according to organizers. Zac Brown Band, Little Big Town, Kip Moore and Luke Combs were among the scheduled acts for the two-day festival at Bienville Plantation in White Springs, Fla. A message on Twitter said “we are working on a plan to compensate ticket holders and sponsors. Details will be posted to our website … and social media pages soon,.” The festival was scheduled for Oct. 19-20, and Dan + Shay, Granger Smith, the Cadillac Three, Lindsay Ell, Cassadee Pope and Drew Baldridge were also on the bill. Robert Morey, the owner of Bienville Plantation, told the Lake City Reporter that there were many forces beyond their control, and that they intend to refund sponsors and fans.

Organizers of Florida’s Party in the Pines Cancel Festival Due to ‘Circumstances Beyond Our Control’

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George Strait Extends Las Vegas Residency Into 2019

George Strait has announced his plans to extend Strait to Vegas residency into the new year. Strait will return to Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena for two shows on February 1 and 2. Joining him for the February 2019 shows will be special guest Ashley McBryde, who is currently headlining her own Girl Going Nowhere Tour. Strait began his successful run in Las Vegas in 2016, playing six shows that year and following it up with 10 more in 2017. Tickets for Strait’s 2019 Vegas shows will go on sale Oct. 19 at 10AM local time via StraittoVegas.com.

George Strait Announces 2019 Las Vegas Shows, Ashley McBryde To Open

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Runaway June’s Hannah Mulholland Elopes In Surprise California Ceremony

Hannah Mulholland of the country trio Runaway June married her fiancé, Ian Jay, in an intimate ceremony over the weekend (Oct. 6-7). Mulholland shared an Instagram post of herself and her new husband against the backdrop of the California redwood forest where the ceremony took place. The post’s caption read: “We had a beautiful day in the California redwoods with our immediate family. A rainy morning hike, ceremony in the forest with our family playing live music, followed by an amazing, local vegan dinner prepared especially for us…”  Mulholland announced her engagement to Jay in September of 2017. Jay is a drummer and cinematographer based out of Los Angeles and Nashville. Meanwhile, Runaway June is about to join Carrie Underwood in support of the country superstar’s Cry Pretty Tour 360 alongside Maddie & Tae.

Hannah Mulholland of Runaway June Marries Ian Jay in Romantic California Ceremony: ‘WE ELOPED!’

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Darius Rucker, Chris Young, Brett Eldredge & More Join In An Opry Salute To Ray Charles

The Grand Ole Opry paid homage to musical legend Ray Charles on Oct. 8, featuring a showcase of his music. Hosted by Darius Rucker, the tribute featured performances by Rucker, Cam, Brett Eldredge, Ronnie Milsap, Lukas Nelson, LeAnn Rimes, Allen Stone, Travis Tritt, Charlie Wilson, Leela James, Jessie Key, Chris Young and Boyz II Men. The night’s performances were filmed for a PBS television special that will air in February 2019. The special will also feature behind-the-scenes footage, a visit to the Ray Charles Library and iconic footage courtesy of the Ray Charles Foundation. Click the link below for pictures from the special event.

Photos: An Opry Salute to Ray Charles

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Old Dominion Announces Tour And Releases New Single, “Make It Sweet”

Old Dominion are following up their fifth No. 1 single, “Hotel Key,” with the release of “Make It Sweet.” The new track is the lead single from Old Dominion’s upcoming third studio album. The boys — consisting of Matthew Ramsey, Trevor Rosen, Geoff Sprung, Brad Tursi and Whit Sellers— will perform “Make It Sweet” for the very first time on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Oct. 16.  In addition, the band will embark on the Make It Sweet Tour in 2019, which will kick off on Jan. 18 in Chicago. The 20+ date tour will feature support from Jordan Davis, Morgan Evans, and Mitchell Tenpenny on select dates.

Old Dominion Plan to ‘Make it Sweet’ in 2019 With Headlining Tour

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Russell Dickerson Earns Second No. 1 Single With ‘Blue Tacoma’

After topping the charts earlier this year with “Yours,” Russell Dickerson has scored his second No. 1 hit with “Blue Tacoma” which Dickerson co-penned the tune with Casey Brown and Parker Welling. “Blue Tacoma” has topped both the Billboard Country Airplay chart and Mediabase chart this week. Dickerson spent the summer on the road with Lady Antebellum and Darius Rucker on their co-headlining Summer Plays On Tour, and now Russell will open for Darius during his European tour dates through October.

Russell Dickerson Hits #1 With ‘Blue Tacoma’

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Lauren Alaina Pays Homage To “Ladies In The ’90s” In Her New Single

Lauren Alaina released her new single, “Ladies in the ’90s,” that pays homage to many of her ’90s influences, including Britney Spears, Reba McEntire, Shania Twain, Faith Hill and more. Lauren co-wrote the tune with Jesse Frasure and Amy Wade. The new single will officially be released to country radio on Oct. 15, but is available now here. Lauren will be hosting ’90s themed VIP parties as part of Cole Swindell and Dustin Lynch’s Reason To Drink . . . Another Tour, which kicked off on Oct 4 and runs through Dec. 14. You can listen to Alaina’s “Ladies in the ’90s” below.

Hear Lauren Alaina Invoke Britney, Shania in New Song ‘Ladies in the ’90s’

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Tim McGraw Releases Two New Songs: “Neon Church” And “Thought About You”

Late last week, Tim McGraw released his first new music as a solo artist in more than two years. McGraw released his new single, “Neon Church,” and a bonus track, “Thought About You.” The tunes will be featured on McGraw’s upcoming 15th studio album, which will be his first solo album since 2015’s Damn Country Music. In 2017, he released a duet album, The Rest of Our Life, with wife Faith Hill. The tracks were co-produced by Tim and his longtime producer, Byron Gallimore. Take a listen to “Neon Church” and “Thought About You” below.

Tim McGraw releases sorrowful ‘Neon Church,’ first solo music in 2 years

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Chase Rice Announces 14-Date “Eyes On You” Tour

Chase Rice is planning to hit the road for a 14-date tour called the “Eyes on You” tour. The tour will kick off on Nov. 2 in Eugene, Oregon and will make additional stops in Detroit, Atlanta, Indianapolis and more. The tour is named after Rice’s current single, which is currently No. 49 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart after seven weeks. Chase said in a statement, “our fans have been singing ‘Eyes On You’ back to us at the top of their lungs all summer long. They made it a hit at our live shows before it even got to radio, so it’s only right that we name this the Eyes On You Tour and bring our show back to the people who have been so supportive all along.” Tickets are on sale and information can be found on the link: here.

Chase Rice Announces Eyes On You Tour

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Brett Eldredge to Release “Glow Deluxe” Holiday Album With 5 New Songs

Brett Eldredge announced the the deluxe version of his 2016 holiday album, Glow, will be released on October 26. Glow Deluxe will feature 13 songs from the original album, with five new tracks, including “Do You Hear What I Hear,” “Silver Bells,” “Sleigh Ride,” “A Holly Jolly Christmas and “Christmas Time Is Here.” “I love Christmas music more than just about anything in the world,” said Brett. “The ride Glow has taken me on has been so much fun, so now we’ve decided to make it deluxe. We’re also touring with these holiday songs in some of the most magical Christmas cities in North America. I can’t wait.” Brett will be touring in support of the deluxe album with a five-date mini-tour, including stops in Chicago, New York and Nashville.

Brett Eldredge to Deliver ‘Glow’ Deluxe Album

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