Hey Maine: Here’s Some Country News
If you weren’t able to make it to Tim McGraw and Faith Hill‘s sold-out co-headlining Ryman Auditorium show last night, they planning a full tour together for 2017! The couple announced their 2017 Soul2Soul Tour onstage at the Ryman, just a few minutes into their show.
Faith announced they are going back on the road, on tour while Tim added they have been looking to this for a long, long time. The 2017 Soul2Soul Tour will begin in New Orleans, La., on April 7, 2017, and run through the end of October. The tour will be in Boston on July 7th.
Weather concerns have forced Garth Brooks to postpone one of his upcoming shows in Orlando, Fla. Due to the impending arrival of Hurricane Matthew, Brooks has postponed his Thursday night (Oct. 6) concert at Orlando’s Amway Center until Sunday (Oct. 9) at 3PM.
Luke Bryan’s first Farm Tour stop of 2016, in Gaston, S.C., has been canceled too due to the hurricane.
Shania Twain will be honored with the 2016 Artist of a Lifetime award during CMT’s upcoming Artists of the Year ceremony. Twain is the first woman to receive the Artist of a Lifetime honor joining award recipients Kenny Rogers (2015) and Merle Haggard (2014). CMT selected Twain because of her indelible impact and achievements in country music, including five Grammys and more than 75 million albums sold worldwide.
Dolly Parton will be honored with the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2016 CMA Awards in November. The award recognizes an iconic artist who has attained the highest degree of recognition in country music.