The Boot News Roundup: Luke Combs Sets Another Country Chart Record + 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.
ACM New Male Artist of the Year winner Luke Combs is officially the first artist to top all five Billboard country charts at the same time for more than a week. According to a press release, Combs sat atop the Top Country Albums, Hot Country Songs, Country Airplay, Country Streaming Songs and Country Digital Song Sales charts for the week dated March 9, and did it again for the week dated March 30 -- yet another achievement for the artist who's had one hell of a career since his 2017 debut.
Dan + Shay are headed Down Under in 2019 alongside one of the globe's biggest pop stars. The Grammy Awards winners will join Shawn Mendes as his Australian tour opening act, making stops in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney in October and November of this year. Tickets for those shows are set to go on sale on April 1.
Congratulations are in order for producer and radio host Dee Jay Silver and his wife, Jenna Perdue, who recently welcomed a brand-new baby girl into their family! Davis Jessie Perdue was born on March 27 in Nashville, joining her 2-year-old big brother, Wake Silver Perdue. "Davis is the most amazing addition to our family. Wake already loves his little sister so much," the couple says in a statement. "After our loss at 10 weeks back in May, Davis is the most welcome blessing we could have ever received. She is already so loved! We are so thankful for this amazing gift!"
Bonnie Raitt, Vince Gill and Sheryl Crow are among the artists set to perform at Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival. According to Rolling Stone, the festival will be resurrected at Dallas, Texas' American Airlines Center, after a six-year absence, on Sept. 20-21. The festival will also feature performances from a slew of Americana artists, including Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, Gary Clark Jr., Jerry Douglas and more. Tickets for the fest go on sale on April 5 at 10AM CT.
Lucinda Williams and Steve Earle will set sail as headliners on the Outlaw Country Cruise for the second consecutive year in 2020. Sailing on Jan. 29-Feb. 3 from Miami, Fla., with stops in Key West and Jamaica, next year's cruise will also feature performances from the Bottle Rockets, Son Volt, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Carlene Carter, Elizabeth Cook, Kinky Friedman and more.