- Montgomery Gentry are scheduled to perform at T.J. Martell Foundation's annual Country On The Beach in Key West, FL Oct. 5-8. They'll join GAC's Storme Warren to host the event featuring performances from Darryl Worley, Jerrod Niemann, Randy Houser, Lee Brice and more.
- Country Weekly's Kick-Off Party for CMA Music Festival will feature performances from Easton Corbin, Dustin Lynch, Greg Bates and Chris Janson. The event will take place at Nashville's Hard Rock Café June 4 to benefit Musicians On Call. More here.
- The Casey James 2013 Frisbee Golf Tournament will be held at Nashville's The Fontanel June 5. The event includes a breakfast and meet-and-greet with proceeds to benefit the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt.
- More than 40 artists will perform on the Bud Light Stage at Bridgestone Arena Plaza during CMA Music Festival June 6-9. Among them are Lauren Alaina, Bucky Covington, Emerson Drive, Krystal Keith, Robin Meade, David Lee Murphy, Parmalee, Joanna Smith, Steel Magnolia, Pam Tillis with Lorrie Morgan, James Wesley and Chuck Wicks.
Shelly West (5/23)
Mac Wiseman (5/23)
Tuesday (5/21): Darius Rucker, Good Morning America (ABC); Wynonna, Kellie Pickler, Dancing With The Stars (ABC); Blake Shelton, The Voice (NBC); Thompson Square, The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (NBC).
Wednesday (5/22): Jewel, The Talk (CBS); Hayden Panettiere, The Ellen DeGeneres Show; Brad Paisley, Nashville (ABC); Darius Rucker, Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC).
Thursday (5/23): Little Big Town, Good Morning America (ABC).
This Week's Album Releases
Darius Rucker True Believers (Capitol)
Produced by Frank Rogers, Rucker's third country album includes his cover of Old Crow Medicine Show's "Wagon Wheel" which they completed from a song sketch by Bob Dylan. Other highlights include "Love Without You" featuring Sheryl Crow and "I Will Still Love You" with Mallary Hope.
Restless Heart The Very Best of Restless Heart (RCA/Legacy)
The 14-track album includes 12 of the group's biggest hits, and two new previously unreleased songs, "Memphis Rain" and "Home."
Angie Johnson Sing For You - EP (Sony)
Currently a Tech Sergeant in the 571st Air National Guard Band, Johnson's cover of Adele's "Rolling In The Deep" scored more than 3 million views on YouTube. That attention led her to join Team Cee Lo on the second season of The Voice and release her debut EP.
Upcoming Album Releases
Aaron Tippin, Joe Diffie, Sammy Kershaw All in the Same Boat (5/28)
The Henningsens The Henningsens (5/28)
Lonestar Life As We Know It (6/4)
LeAnn Rimes SPITFIRE (6/4)
Hunter Hayes Encore (6/18)
LoCash Cowboys LoCash Cowboys (6/18)
Various Artists Live From The Archives of 650 AM WSM - Volume 1 (6/25)
Joey + Rory Inspired Songs of Faith and Family (7/16)
Brett Eldredge TBD (8/6)