Hey Maine: Here’s Some Country News
Sara Evans has found a new record label home: Concord Music Group’s Sugar Hill Records. Reports are that Evans, who parted from Sony Music Nashville’s RCA Nashville at the beginning of 2016, has signed with Sugar Hill Records and will soon begin working on her eighth studio album, which is scheduled for release in early 2017.
Get ready for some (virtual) football! A handful of country artists are among those featured on the soundtrack for Madden NFL ’17. The game is set for release on Aug. 23, 2017 and within the game, you’ll hear 40 tracks spanning a number of different musical genres. The game’s soundtrack will feature music from well-known country stars Blake Shelton, Brantley Gilbert and Jason Aldean.
A number of big country names and up-and-comers will take the stage at the upcoming 2016 Academy of Country Music Honors ceremony. Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Cam, Maren Morris, Cole Swindell, Keith Urban and Lady Antebellum will perform at the 10th annual event. The ACM Honors celebrates the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the 51st ACM Awards, which took place back in April. The 2016 ACM Honors ceremony will take place on Aug. 30 at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium, and the show will be televised on CBS on Sept. 9 at 9PM ET.