The Boot News Roundup: Dolly Parton Launching Satellite Radio Channel + 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.
Dolly Parton will soon have her very own SiriusXM satellite radio channel ... at least temporarily. According to a press release, Parton is set to launch Dolly Parton's Heartstrings Radio on Monday (Nov. 18) on SiriusXM channel 62, in conjunction with the release of her Netflix series of the same name. The station will play Parton's biggest hits, along with "exclusive insights and stories from Dolly Parton and artists she has influenced" until it concludes its run on Nov. 27. -- AM
Dierks Bentley's Whiskey Row bar and restaurant chain is expanding to Denver, Colo. Per a press release, construction on the new location, at 1942-1946 Market St. in downtown Denver, is scheduled to begin in January; the venue will include a large patio and rooftop area. An official opening date will be announced at a later time, but there are currently three Whiskey Row locations open in Arizona, and a fourth located on Lower Broadway in Nashville. -- AS
Ingrid Andress, Morgan Evans and Ryan Hurd are among 2020's Country Radio Seminar New Faces of Country Music nominees. The industry organization recently announced that fans can vote for those artists, along with Riley Green, Hardy, Runaway June, Matt Stell, Tyler Rich and Mitchell Tenpenny, to be part of the 2020 New Faces of Country Music class starting on Monday (Nov. 18). According to a press release, the five acts with the most votes will perform at the New Faces of Country Music show during CRS 2020 at the Omni Nashville hotel. Voting runs through Nov. 22 at midnight via CountryRadioSeminar.com. -- AM
During its run on PBS, Ken Burns' acclaimed Country Music documentary series reached more than 34.5 million viewers. The public television network recently announced final viewership numbers for the eight-part series; those 34.5 million viewers made Country Music the most popular Ken Burns documentary since 2014's The Roosevelts. For fans who missed the first run, the series will be broadcast again on Friday nights starting on Jan. 3 and running through Feb. 21. -- AM