The Boot News Roundup: Dan + Shay, Kane Brown Among 2019 Kids Choice Awards Nominees + 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.
Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, Dan + Shay, Kane Brown and Florida Georgia Line are nominated at the 2019 Kids Choice Awards. Bryan is nominated for Favorite Male Artist, alongside acts such as Drake and Bruno Mars, while both Dan + Shay and Brown are up for the Favorite Breakout Artist award. Bryan and Shelton are in the running for Favorite TV Judges alongside their fellow American Idol and The Voice judges, respectively, and FGL could win Favorite Collaboration, for "Meant to Be," the duo's chart-topping duet with Bebe Rexha. Set to air on Nickelodeon at 8PM ET on March 23, the 2019 Kids Choice Awards will be held at Los Angeles' Galen Center.
Luke Bryan has added a new show at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., home of the New England Patriots, to his 2019 Sunset Repeat Tour. Cole Swindell, Brett Young and Jon Langston will open the show, which will be Bryan's third visit to the stadium, according to a press release. Tickets for the June 21 tour stop go on sale on March 8 at 10AM ET via Ticketmaster.
For the second year in a row, Kelly Clarkson will host the Billboard Music Awards in 2019. "I had so much fun hosting the Billboard Music Awards last year that I’m back for more,” Clarkson says in a statement to Billboard. “We’re turning it up a notch this year, and I can’t wait to celebrate all of my fellow amazing artists for another unforgettable night of live music.” The 2019 Billboard Music Awards will air live from Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena on NBC on May 1.
Brett Young will team up with singer-songwriter Gavin DeGraw for a co-headlining show at Las Vegas' the Joint on March 22. According to a release, Young and DeGraw have been friends for more than a decade; in fact, DeGraw lends vocals and lyrics to Young's song "Chapters," from his sophomore album, Ticket to L.A. Tickets for the show are currently on sale, and more details are available on Young's website.
Beloved Texas country four-piece the Eli Young Band will release an album of greatest hits in March. Titled This Is Eli Young Band, the album includes 14 iconic EYB tracks, including the triple-platinum single "Crazy Girl" and the fan-favorite song "Guinevere." "This is the first time you’ve ever been able to get some of that older music, new music and the hits all in one place," the band's Mike Eli said during a Facebook Live broadcast announcing the album. This Is Eli Young Band will be released via the Valory Music Co. on March 29; fans can pre-order the album now.