Cole Swindell is hitting the road in partnership with CMT. On Oct. 26, the country singer will launch his third-annual Down Home Tour, hitting 17 cities before wrapping up mid-December. Dec. 10 – Boston, Mass. @ House of Blues.


Hillary Scott  and Joey + Rory have been announced as nominees for this year’s 2016 Inspirational Country Music Awards. Other nominees for the 22nd annual ICM Awards include  Brad Paisley, Josh Turner, Mo Pitney, Ricky Skaggs, Scotty McCreery, Tim McGraw and Vince Gill who are all nominated for the Mainstream Country Male Artist of the Year Award. In the Female Mainstream Country category, Scott and Joey Feek were nominated, along with Carrie Underwood, Dolly Parton, Kelsea Ballerini, Lauren Alaina, Maddie & Tae, Martina McBride, Sara Evans and Trisha Yearwood. The awards ceremony is set to take place on Oct. 27 at Trinity City in Hendersonville, Tenn.


Austin City Limits is bringing in some big names to present at the 2016 ACL Hall of Fame ( Austin City limits) induction ceremony on Oct. 12. Rodney Crowell, Willie Nelson, ZZ Top‘s Billy Gibbons and Mavis Staples are all set to honor this year’s inductees.

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