It’s been a hot week in country music news! From Thanksgiving Day lineups to 2018 tour dates, country stars are making headlines everywhere. Here’s a round-up of this week’s country music news.
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
Country stars will make a grand appearance at this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade. Now in it’s 90th year, the annual event attracts 3 million people to New York City on Thanksgiving Day. In addition to the marching bands, gloats, mega-sized balloons, and Broadway performances, at least five country acts will be there!
According to CMT, Eldridge isn’t a newcomer to the event. He was previously in the parade in 2013, the same year as Florida Georgia Line. Past acts also include Trace Adkins, Rodney Atkins, Billy Currington, Kellie Pickler, Darius Rucker, and Cole Swindell.
Broadcast on NBC, the 90th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade begins on November 24 at 9 am in all times zones.
Half-time in Dallas
Speaking of Thanksgiving, Eric Church will headline the November 24th halftime show between the Dallas Cowboys and the Washington Redskins at AT&T Stadium in Dallas. The battle between the two teams begins at 3:30 pm CST.
In a tradition dating back two decades, the halftime show will host a fundraiser as part of the event. As in years past, this year will benefit the Salvation Army’s annual Red Kettle Campaign.
Several other country stars have headlines the Red Kettle halftime show, including Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Randy Travis, and Kelly Clarkson. Rolling Stone recalled the inaugural event in 1997 in which Reba McEntire performed.
Soul2Soul: The World Tour
Time McGraw and Faith Hill are exciting fans with their news! According to their website, the tour was so popular in 2017 that they added 25 dates in 2018. All 80 concerts in North America sold out in 2017, so tickets will likely go fast for the 2018 dates.
Tickets go on sale for the general public November 17. However, AMEX holders will have first dibs. Those tickets go on sale Friday, November 10th at 10am local time through Thursday, November 16th at 10pm local time. All tickets come with Tim and Faith’s new album, The Rest of Our Life. Notably, this is their first-ever album together.
Stay tuned for next week’s roundup, where all the hottest country music news will be!