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.

Sara Evans, Lauren Alaina, Cam and Dustin Lynch have been announced as performers for the 2017 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Each artist will board one of the parade’s floating stages, joining pop artists such as Andra Day, Flo Rida, Bebe Rexha and more in the lineup, to sing during the festivities at New York City's Herald Square. Scheduled for Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23, the 2017 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will be broadcast on NBC. -- AM

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A clubhouse at a resort owned in part by George Strait was destroyed in a fire on Saturday (Nov. 4). The blaze spread quickly through the Tapatio Springs Hill Country Resort, resulting in the evacuation of 20 people inside the building. Fortunately, no one was injured, but the building is being considered a total loss, according to News 4 San Antonio. The club will be closed indefinitely until repairs can be made. -- AM

Nashville Season 6 cast additions
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When Nashville makes its return to CMT for Season 6, five new actors will join the cast. Josh Stamberg (The Affair) is set to play a recurring character named Darius, whom CMT describes as the “extremely charismatic founder of a self-actualization movement.” Nic Luken (Extinct) will play a famous pop star named Jonah Ford, and Dylan Arnold (When We Rise) is set to appear as a member of Ford's entourage and one of his longtime friends. Rainee Lyleson is also new to the cast; she will play a backup singer who’s on her way to stardom. And Jake Etheridge, a musician who has written multiple songs featured in the show’s fifth season, will appear as Sean, a PTSD-suffering military veteran and reluctant performer. Nashville’s Season 6 premiere will air in January. -- AM

The lakehouse where Blake Shelton wrote much of his brand-new album Texoma Shore was damaged on Friday (Nov. 3), when an unmanned landscaping truck crashed through the gate. "There's a truck sticking out of the front of my freakin' house,” Shelton told the audience of Live With Kelly and Ryan; the country star had learned of the accident shortly before appearing on the TV show. “Somebody drove a truck through the front of my lake house.” Shelton did not elaborate on the extent of the damage caused by the accident, but KTEN News reports that a man working for the landscaping company was at Shelton's house and trying to get through the gate when his truck rolled into the gate and crashed through the front wall of the home. A witness says the man "made every effort" to stop the truck. -- AM

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Sara Evans is bringing her At Christmas Tour back in 2017. From Dec. 1 through Dec. 16, Evans will perform in seven cities: Lincoln City, Ore.; Des Moines, Iowa; and Norfolk, Neb., among others. With the shows, Evans hopes to bring the Christmas spirit to her fans, who can expect to hear holiday favorites such as “Silent Night,” “Winter Wonderland,” “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” and “O Come All Ye Faithful,” in addition to Evans’ original holiday songs. Tickets for Evans’ At Christmas Tour are on sale now via her official website. -- CC

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Terri Clark, Pam Tillis and Suzy Bogguss have embarked on a joint tour, appropriately named the Chicks With Hits Tour. The trek began on Oct. 19 and will run through the end of January, stopping in cities such as Bristol, Tenn., and Lake Charles, La., and more. “I had been thinking about putting together an all-female package like this for a few years,” Clark says in a press release. Adds Bogguss, “All three of us have kept sight of the things that made us love making music in the first place — the love of singing, and the desire to make people feel something with the songs. And we’re hams!” Tillis agrees, noting that “[b]etween the harmonies and the humor it’s gonna be pretty darn fun. More information about the Chicks With Hits Tour can be found on Bogguss' official website. -- CC

Martina McBride Love Unleashed Tour 2016
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Martina McBride is set to head out on her first-ever holiday-themed tour, titled the Joy of Christmas. “The Joy of Christmas is a magical show full of beautiful scenery and classic, beloved Christmas music, as well as a few hits from my career. It's a show for the whole family” McBride says in a statement. “With this tour, we create a sort of Christmas winter wonderland. If this show doesn't leave you full of the Christmas spirit, I'm not sure what will!” McBride's holiday tour will kick off on Nov. 24 in Biloxi, Miss., and conclude on Dec. 22 in Roanoke, Va. For tickets and more information on the tour, visit MartinaMcBride.com. -- AM

Tucker Beathard tour 2016
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Nashville up-and-comer Tucker Beathard has announced his debut full-length album. Titled Dear Someone, the 13-track album is Beathard’s first on Big Machine Records, and will feature content that ranges from breakup tunes to ballads. Beathard is credited as a songwriter, drummer, and guitarist on the project. Dear Someone is set for release on November 17. -- AM

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