The Boot News Roundup: Tim McGraw Playing Free 2019 NFL Draft Concert + 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.
Tim McGraw will perform a free concert in Nashville as part of 2019's NFL Draft festivities. McGraw, who will play the Draft Main Stage in downtown Nashville on April 26 after all of the day's picks have been made, is one of more than 20 artists who will perform over the 2019 NFL Draft's three days (April 25-27). Gospel artist CeCe Winans will open the event with a performance of the National Anthem on April 25. -- AM
Win-your-way-in music festival Live in the Vineyard will, for the second year in a row, present an all-country lineup at its Live in the Vineyard Goes Country event. According to a press release, Brad Paisley and Little Big Town will headline the festival, which will take place on May 14-16 in Napa, Calif. Brothers Osborne, Lanco, Michael Ray, Caylee Hammack, Chris Lane, Walker Hayes and more artists are also set to perform acoustic sets at the event. -- AM
Kacey Musgraves will play Lollapalooza 2019, set for Aug. 1-4 in Chicago, Ill. The multi-genre music festival will also include sets from the Revivalists, Maggie Rogers, Judah & the Lion, Lennon Stella, Jade Bird, Ruston Kelly and many more. For ticketing details, visit Lollapalooza.com. -- AS
Josh Turner and Kip Moore will head to the UK in September to headline the three-day country and Americana festival The Long Road. According to UDiscoverMusic, Moore is set to perform on Sept. 7, and Turner will close the event out on Sept. 8. The festival, which runs Sept. 6-8 in Leicestershire, England, will also feature performances from Rhiannon Giddens, Texas artist Charley Crockett, Lanco, John Paul White, the Cactus Blossoms and the Steel Woods, along with more acts. Additional artists will be announced in the coming weeks, and tickets for the festival are on sale now. -- AM
Jim Lauderdale's 32nd album, From Another World, is due out on June 21. The project features 12 songs, written by Lauderdale, Melba Montgomery, Buddy Cannon, Logan Ledger and more. "This album is about the search for connection, love and understanding between people, about finding empathy in a world where it feels like folks are more and more at loggerheads," the artist says in a press release. "When the world outside your window feels too tough to bear, I hope you'll step into the world we've created here." -- AS