CMT extends lineup for ‘Feed the Front Line’

CMTCMT has unveiled the performance time slots during "Feed the Front Line," an online event benefiting the organization of the same name. 

Beginning Wednesday morning, the multi-hour special will feature several artists performing during three times during the day: breakfast, lunch and dinner.

During the breakfast hour at 10 a.m. ET, Tim McGrawBrett YoungIngrid AndressScotty McCreeryJimmie Allen and RaeLynn will perform. 

Jon PardiDustin Lynch and Blanco Brown take the virtual stage during lunch at 2 p.m. ET, with special appearances by Carrie Underwood and Peyton Manning.

The dinner hour will feature performances by Kenny ChesneyBrad PaisleyKelsea Ballerini, Carly PearceSheryl CrowTim and Faith Hill and others beginning at 8 p.m. ET.  

Feed the Front Line launched in March with the mission of purchasing food from struggling restaurants and donating them to essential workers and those in need during the pandemic. Tim and Faith's daughter, Maggie McGraw, is the vice president of the organization's Nashville chapter. 

Viewers will be able to donate to Feed the Front Line before, during and after the live stream that will air on CMT's Facebook and YouTube pages. 

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‘6-Pack’: Florida Georgia Line unpacks track listing for new EP

BMLG RecordsFlorida Georgia Line has unveiled the track list for their upcoming EP, 6-Pack. 

In addition to the previously released "I Love My Country" and "Beer:30," which the duo previewed on social media, the project consists of titles "Ain't Worried Bout It," "Countryside," "U.S. Stronger" and "Second Guessing." 

Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley had a hand in writing four of the album's half dozen tracks, including "Second Guessing," which they chose while serving as the featured artist on the show Songland.  

“This 6-Pack is like a variety pack -- there is a little something for everybody: a love song, party songs, and songs that bring us together," FGL explains. "We’ve been working real hard in the studio, and are just super excited to have new music out.”

6-Pack is available for pre-order today ahead of its Friday release. It preludes the duo's forthcoming album, expected later this year.

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Thomas Rhett shifts ‘Center Point Road’ Tour to 2021

ABC/Image Group LAThomas Rhett is postponing his concert dates to 2021. 

Named after his chart-topping 2019 album, the Center Point Road Tour will shift from its original spring 2020 start to summer 2021. The trek will now kick off on June 3 in New Hampshire and keep him on the road through August. It's currently scheduled to wrap on August 28 in Bristow, Virginia. Dates for the shows in Boise, Salt Lake City and Tampa are to be decided. 

Cole Swindell will open on a series of dates, along with other artists that will be announced at a later date. 

In a message to his fans, Thomas says "this decision was made with the health, safety and well-being of our fans, touring crew and venue staff as our priority" as the world continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Tickets purchased for the original shows will be accepted at the new dates. 

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George Strait offers virtual happy hour to benefit restaurants

Courtesy of Codigo 1530George Strait is doing his part to give back to restaurants during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

George's tequila brand Codigo has partnered with fundraising organization Omaze to offer a lucky fan the chance to win a virtual happy hour with the country king himself.

During the video chat, the "Give it Away" hitmaker will share a virtual libation and sign a pair of custom Código 1530 cowboy boots for the winner. The fan will also receive a pair of VIP tickets to a future Strait show.

Donations raised throughout the contest will benefit the James Beard Foundation's "Open For Good"campaign, which lends support to locally owned, independent restaurants affected by the pandemic. 

"I don’t actually own a restaurant or bar but I have spent some time in both. I think during this time especially we have come to appreciate what they do on a daily basis for us all. We're all trying to think of ways we can help," George tells Billboard"These guys need our support right now, and I encourage all my fans to give back and enter for their chance to win."

The contest is open now through June 19.

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Ryan Hurd, Tenille Townes & more sign on for St. Jude livestream

ABC/Image Group LASony Music Nashville has partnered with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital for a new livestream series, #SingForStJude.

Ryan HurdMatt Stell and Tenille Townes are among the artists from the label who will perform three-song sets on their social media pages that will then be cross-posted by St. Jude in an effort to bring music to fans while generating donations for the hospital.  St. Jude provides treatment to children with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses, never sending a bill to the families.

Tenille is performing today at 5 p.m. ET, with Lanco's Brandon Lancaster on deck to perform Thursday at 5 p.m. ET. Mitchell Tenpenny, Matt and Jameson Rodgers will perform next week. Niko MoonAdam Doleac and Ryan close out the series with performances on June 1, 3 and 5, respectively, at 5 p.m. ET.

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Justin Moore launches podcast

Courtesy of Justin MooreJustin Moore is venturing into the world of podcasting. 

Co-hosted by the singer and his tour manager, J.R., "The Justin Moore Podcast" features 15 episodes that offer fans insight into a vast range of topics related to the singer, including life at home and on the road. He'll also cover timely issues such as the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health. 

The first episode features discussions surrounding Justin's home life, including his garden and what it was like recording new music from the couch during quarantine, hinting at a "surprise duet." 

A new episode will air once a week on Tuesday and will be available on Justin's YouTube and social media pages. 

Justin's current single, "Why We Drink," is approaching the top 15 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart.

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Lady Antebellum toasts “Champagne Night” on ‘The Voice’ tonight

BMLG RecordsLady Antebellum is appearing on The Voice tonight. 

The superstar trio will bring their current single, "Champagne Night," to the show's season 18 finale in the form of a virtual, at-home performance. 

They'll be in good company, as Bon Jovi and the Jonas Brothers are also slated to perform, along with sets by current The Voice coaches Blake Shelton, who will unite with girlfriend and former show coach Gwen Stefani, as well as Kelly ClarksonJohn Legend and Nick Jonas

Lady A recorded "Champagne Night" after selecting the song during their appearance on Songland, marking the first time a song from that show has become a radio single. It follows their previous single, "What I'm Leaving For." 

The Voice airs at 9 p.m. ET on NBC. 

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Reba McEntire pushes arena tour to summer 2021

ABC/Image Group LAReba McEntire is delaying her arena tour in light of COVID-19. 

The country superstar was slated to launch the tour in March, but was pushed back to July due to the coronavirus outbreak. Reba has now decided to move the tour to summer of 2021 "out of an abundance of caution," according to a statement.

The 13-date trek will begin on July 8, 2021 at the Ford Center in Evansville, Indiana and continue through August 14, when it wraps in Grand Rapids, Michigan after making stops in cities including Biloxi, Pittsburgh and Toledo.

"I can't wait to see everybody when we know it's safe to gather again," Reba says. "We've worked so hard on this new show and I'll be ready to go as soon as we get the green light!"

Tickets purchased for the original shows will be honored at the new dates. Visit Reba's website to see the full updated tour schedule.

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Country star trivia

Comstock/ThinkstockSeven years ago today, Carrie Underwood's fourth studio album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, where it remained in that position on the latter chart for seven weeks. The feat tied Carrie with Faith Hill and Linda Ronstadt as the third female to top the Billboard 200 with three country albums. The project boasts chart-topping singles "Two Black Cadillacs," Good Girl" and the title track. Can you name the album? ANSWER: Blown Away.


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Nashville notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockBrandi Carlile has been added to the lineup for the upcoming Georgia on My Mind concert. Caylee Hammack and American Idol season 16 runner-up Caleb Lee Hutchinson have also signed on for the virtual event benefiting the Georgia Music Foundation, broadcasting on the Foundation's Facebook page May 26 at 8 p.m. ET. 

Lanco has debuted an acoustic video for their current single, "What I See." The group shot the video on Percy Priest Lake in Nashville while maintaining social distancing protocols. 

Kalie Shorr has debuted the lyric video for her new song, "F U Forever." It's featured on her 2019 debut album, Open Book. 

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