The Boot News Roundup: George Strait Extends Las Vegas Residency (Again) + 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.
George Strait has added two dates in December to his Strait to Vegas residency at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. Strait's newly announced shows are scheduled for Dec. 6 and 7, and will go on sale on March 22 at 10AM PT via StraitToVegas.com; once again, Ashley McBryde will be his special guest. Strait began his Las Vegas residency in 2016 and has already performed two shows there in 2019, with two more scheduled in late August.
Luke Combs' single "Beautiful Crazy" has hit No. 1 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart, making Combs the first artist ever to have his first five singles go to No. 1 on that particular chart, according to Billboard. Previously, both Florida Georgia Line and Brooks & Dunn had their first four singles top the Country Airplay chart, which launched in January of 1990.
Jillian Jacqueline has booked a brief headlining tour -- her first ever -- for this spring. In May, Jacqueline will hit Atlanta, Ga.; Boston, Mass.; New York City and College Park, Md., on a four-stop trek with singer-songwriter Joy Oladokun. Further details and tickets are available on JillianJacqueline.com. Jacqueline recently concluded a tour with Devin Dawson and has upcoming shows scheduled with Little Big Town, Kip Moore and more.
Festivalgoers at Bonnaroo 2019 will be treated to a showcase of Nashville's best: Curated by the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp and Fort Houston, Whiskey Jam at the Ville will be a Music City-centric plaza on the festival grounds in Manchester, Tenn., featuring live music, food, art and more. The organizers of the weekly Whiskey Jam even in Nashville will be hosting a kickoff party and bringing special surprise guests to the festival area throughout Bonnaroo 2019, which is scheduled for June 13-16.