The Boot News Roundup: Little Big Town Hosting 2019 CMT Music Awards + 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.
Little Big Town will host the CMT Music Awards for the second year in a row in 2019. This year, the annual awards show will air live on CMT on June 5 starting at 8PM ET from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. Nominees for the 2019 CMT Music Awards will be announced on May 7.
John Prine will ring in 2020 at the Grand Ole Opry. According to the Tennesseean, the Americana hero will return to the Opry House on Dec. 31 for Prine's New Year's Eve alongside Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives and the Secret Sisters. Tickets for the show are on sale beginning Friday (May 3) via Ticketmaster.
A box set commemorating the life and music career of Glen Campbell is set for release this summer. Glen Campbell -- The Legacy is a re-release of a similar box set, originally released in 2003, and will include four discs featuring some of Campbell's most classic tunes and contemporary favorites. The box set will also include a 60-page booklet and updated liner notes. Glen Campbell -- The Legacy is available for pre-order now ahead of its June 21 street date.