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Concert for Love & Acceptance Adds Three Artists
Performances by Lee Brice, Tyler Rich and Mickey Guyton have been added to GLAAD and Ty Herndon’s 2019 Concert for Love & Acceptance. The lineup includes Rita Wilson, Tayla Lynn, Brody Ray, Brandon Stansell, Antigone Rising, Daughtry, Chely Wright, Harper Grae and Herndon. CMT’s Cody Alan and Herndon will co-host the event at Nashville’s Wildhorse Saloon June 6. Tickets start at $33 and are available through Ticketmaster
Clare Bowen Arrives July 12
Husband Brandon Young, Nathan Chapman (Taylor Swift), Wyatt Durrette (Zac Brown Band), Lori McKenna (Tim McGraw’s “Humble and Kind”) and Amy Wadge (Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud”) are among hit-makers who have contributed songs to Bowen’s self-titled solo debut. The collection comes out July 12. “This album is the first installment of my life story in song, and I am just so honored to share it with you all,” Bowen says. “To help celebrate, we are going on tour in the U.S. to play some very special, intimate shows in select markets between my next filming projects.”
Shania Twain’s Next Film Role
Twain has joined the cast of I Still Believe, a biopic chronicling the life of Christian singer, Terry Camp. Twain will play the role of Camp’s mother, Terry Camp. K.J. Apa, Gary Sinise, Melissa Roxburgh, Nathan Dean Parsons and Britt Robertson have also joined the film. According to The Hollywood Reporter, production starts late May in Alabama, and it’s set for a March 20, 2020 release.
American Idol Finale Goes Heavy on Country
Carrie Underwood, Dan + Shay, Jon Pardi, Kane Brown and Luke Bryan will all perform on Sunday’s (May 19) season finale of American Idol. The three finalists are Laine Hardy, Madison Vandenburg and Alejandro Aranda.
CMA Unveils International Tour
Danielle Bradbery, Devin Dawson, Travis Denning, Chris Lane and Rachel Wammack are the flagship artists for the CMA’s 10-city Introducing Nashville tour in Europe and the U.K. The run starts October 10 in Oslo, Norway. Tickets go on sale Friday (May 17) at 10 a.m. GMT. A full schedule and additional information can be found at the Introducing Nashville website.