Stagecoach returns to Indio California on April 26th with all-male headliners, Sam Hunt, Luke Bryan, and Jason Aldean. Beyond the testosterone-heavy trio topping the lineup this year will be the usual mix of mainstream country, Americana, folk, and bluegrass acts.
On the Main Stage you will also find performances by Cam, Danielle Bradbery, Lauren Alaina, and more. The Sirius XM Spotlight Stage returns this year to highlight country music's up-and-coming artists including Abby Anderson, Rachel Wammack, and Mitchell Tenpenny.
For those interested in learning how to line dance, stop by the Honkey Tonk Dance Hall where Honey County will be performing.
Norwegian-born singer-songwriter Liv Austen announces that she will be releasing tracks “Detour” and “Whole Heart” from her debut album "A Moment of Your Time." The tracks will be available from Friday May 17th as a double A-side limited edition 7” vinyl, sold exclusively on Liv’s website and at live performances and available across download and streaming services.
The double A-side is the next stepping-stone in a string of successes from the country-pop star. Liv released her debut album "A Moment of Your Time" last October, which received a 5-star review from Maverick magazine and has since had over half a million streams on Spotify. She also supported American country star Sarah Darling on her UK tour in March.
“Detour” and “Whole Heart” were placed together on "A Moment of Your Time," reflecting the key part they play in Liv’s story. The two songs were both written by Liv; they openly and honestly describe the heartbreak of being written out of someone else’s story and then finding new love and fearing that the same will happen again.
The 2019 Billboard Music Awards nominees have been announced, leaving us wondering if they’ve learned anything from the year before.
Announced by Kelly Clarkson and Dan and Shay on the Today Show, the nominees include the top played artists in 2018. However, the nominees strongly reflect the lack of diversity within the music industry.
Of the country music nominees, all nominees for Top Country Artist are male, two of which were nominated in the previous year. Additionally, the nominees for Top Country Duo and Top Country Song are all male too. Carrie Underwood broke up the boys club in the category for Top Country Album and Shania Twain for Top Country Tour, with the remaining spots given to male artists.
See the country music nominees here:
Top Country Artist
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Top Country Male Artist
Top Country Female Artist
Top Country Duo/Group
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Top Country Tour
Top Country Album
Jason Aldean, Rearview Town
Kane Brown, Kane Brown
Luke Combs, This One’s For You
Dan + Shan, Dan + Shay
Carrie Underwood, Cry Pretty
Top Country Song
Kane Brown “Heaven”
Luke Combs “She Got the Best of Me”
Dan + Shay “Speechless”
Dan + Shay “Tequila”
Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line “Meant to Be”
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