The Boot News Roundup: Kelsea Ballerini, Dan + Shay Lined Up for ‘Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve’ + More
Welcome to The Boot's News Roundup, a morning rundown of the news country music fans need to know. Read on to learn more about the latest goings-on in the country, Americana, bluegrass and folk genres.
Kelsea Ballerini and Dan + Shay will perform during Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve on Dec. 31. According to Billboard, the annual New Years Eve show will be broadcast from both New York City and Los Angeles, with five and a half hours of performances set for the night. "The Git Up" singer Blanco Brown is also set to perform during the show, which will air live starting at 8PM ET on ABC.
Up-and-comer Mitchell Tenpenny will extend his Anything She Says Tour with a series of recently announced dates that will kick off in January. Following a slew of sold-out shows in 2019, Tenpenny will perform in Missouri, Texas, Alabama, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Mississippi in 2020, before concluding the trek on March 7 in Rootstown, Ohio.
Bluegrass outfit the SteelDrivers will release a brand-new album in 2020. Titled Bad for You, the band's fifth full-length record is due out on Feb. 7 via Rounder Records. The 11-track project is the follow-up to 2015's Grammy-winning The Muscle Shoals Recordings, and is the first SteelDrivers record to feature vocals and guitars from new member Kelvin Damrell, who joined the band last year. Fans will have plenty of opportunities to hear the new tunes live in 2020, too: The Steeldrivers have a pretty packed touring schedule through June, with stops planned in Tennessee, Texas, North Carolina, Virginia and more states. Check out the band's website for more details on dates and tickets.
Billy Strings has announced plans for a tour in Spring 2020. According to a press release, Strings will kick off the 15-show run in Tahoe, Calif., on March 28, then will head to Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont, Massachusetts, Michigan and Indiana before concluding with a two-night stand at the Civic Theater in New Orleans, La. Molly Tuttle and the Marcus King Band will provide support on the tour, and fans can find out more details on tickets for the shows via Strings' official website.