Kacey Musgraves will join Katy Perry, Sarah Bareilles, Ellie Goulding and Tegan & Sara at Perry's We Can Survive charity show at the Hollywood Bowl Oct. 23. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Young Survival Coalition.
Dolly Parton has announced shows for the Australian leg of her Blue Smoke World Tour. Six dates beginning Feb. 11 include stops in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth. More here.
Blackberry Smoke and Brett Eldredge will join headliner Hank Williams Jr. for the Storme Warren-hosted Bash On Broadway in downtown Nashville on New Year's Eve. The event is free and open to the public.
Sarah Darling and Casey James will be among those performing at the National Association For Music Education's (NAFME) Salute To Music Teachers concert at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville Oct. 27. The concert kicks off the NAFME's 2013 national in-service conference which runs through Oct. 30. More here.
Tim Gates of Due West (10/22)
Jimmy Wayne (10/23)
Dwight Yoakam (10/23)
Tuesday (10/22): Joe Nichols, Fox & Friends (FOX); Lady Antebellum, The Ellen Degeneres Show; Blake Shelton, The Voice (NBC).
Wednesday (10/23): Shania Twain, The Ellen Degeneres Show; Dierks Bentley, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (NBC).
This Week's Album Releases
Toby Keith Drinks After Work (Show Dog-Universal)
Dedicated to his bandleader and bass player, the late Chuck Goff, Keith wrote nine of the 10 tracks on the album, with three extras on the deluxe edition. An exclusive limited-edition ZinePak version of the album, which includes a fan magazine and coasters, is available at Walmart.
Willie Nelson To All The Girls... (Legacy/Sony)
Nelson is reunited with his two greatest loves: beautiful music and talented women. The album pairs him with some of the most talented women in country, pop and soul on 18 familiar songs. Duets with Miranda Lambert, Allison Krauss, Norah Jones and Brandi Carlisle are included.
Ty Herndon Lies I Told Myself (Funl/Flying Island)
Herndon's first country album in seven years was funded by fan donations to a Kickstarter campaign. Herndon says the album sticks with his sound from the '90s, but with some updates. "I'm staying true to who I am and what I’m about as a singer," says Herndon, "but also reinventing a little bit with sounds in the studio being current with what’s relevant on the radio today."
Natalie Stovall And The Drive EP (Hitshop)
"Natalie Stovall and The Drive are a game changer in the same way that Lady Antebellum were when I first saw them,” says producer Paul orley. "They have it all. The talent, the songs, the look, the entertainment chops - and a live show that will blow you away. Natalie is one of the best singers I have ever worked with." The EP includes six songs and is available on iTunes.
Upoming Album Releases
Robertson Family Duck The Halls (10/29)
Trace Adklns The King's Gift (10/29)
Thomas Rhett It Goes Like This (10/29)
Julie Roberts Good Wine And Bad Decisions (10/29)
George Ducas 4340 (10/29)
Restless Heart A Restless Heart Christmas (10/29)
Kellie Pickler The Woman I Am (11/11)
Lady Antebellum Golden Deluxe (11/12)
Danielle Bradbery Danielle Bradbery (11/19)