The Boot News Roundup: Drummer Chris Tyrrell Is Taking Time Off From Lady Antebellum + 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.
Chris Tyrrell, Lady Antebellum drummer and husband of Hillary Scott, won't be heading out on tour with the band this summer ... because he's on daddy duty! Tyrrell will stay at home with the couple's infant twins, Betsy Mack and Emory JoAnn, while Scott tours with Lady A starting in July. "[I'm] looking forward to it, "Tyrrell tells People. "I’ve been a bandmate, employee, husband and dad, so I’m okay removing a hat. Besides, when you looked at whether the band could do without me or her, there wasn’t much question!” Lady Antebellum are set to kick off their Summer Plays On Tour with Darius Rucker in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on July 19.
Congratulations are in order for Jamie Lynn Spears, who welcomed her second child, Ivey Joan Watson, on Wednesday (April 11)! Baby Ivey was born in Louisiana, and Spears tells People that her middle name is in honor of Spears' late aunt Joan, who died of ovarian cancer. Ivey Joan is Spears' second child, but her first with husband Jamie Watson; the newborn joins big sister Maddie Briann Aldridge, who is 9.
Kane Brown and fiancee Katelyn Jae both recently deleted their Instagram accounts. According to Taste of Country, a Chicago radio DJ asked Brown why they decided to mysteriously leave the platform, and Brown only would say that he "needed people to miss me for a certain thing I have coming up." What that "certain thing" is remains to be seen, but fans of the Guinness World Record-holding artist are surely hoping that it means Brown is planning to release new music.
Carrie Underwood, Ashley McBryde, Hunter Hayes and more country stars are set to perform at Live in the Vineyard Goes Country. The forthcoming event, which will take place over three days in Napa Valley, Calif., will pair some of country's biggest artists with wine, food and gorgeous scenery for the first time ever. Underwood will headline the event, and Hayes, Old Dominion, Parmalee, McBryde, Lindsay Ell, Maddie & Tae, Eric Paslay and Maggie Rose will play "intimate, acoustic performances" at the festival on May 15-17.