11/17/21 Nashville Minute

— Walker Hayes and Mickey Guyton are among the next round of performers who will take the stage at the all-genre American Music Awards. Hayes will perform his viral hit, “Fancy Like,” and Guyton will sing her newest single, “All American.” They join previously-announced country singers, Jason Aldean, Carrie Underwood and Kane Brown. The 2021 AMA’s will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in L.A. on Sunday evening on ABC.

— Cole Swindell and Lainey Wilson are teaming up for a new song. “Never Say Never” will debut on country radio tomorrow, November 18th. The duo teased the collaboration earlier this week in a series of back-and-forth tweets. Yesterday, they shared a preview of the tune.

— Kelsea Ballerini is debuting a new project just in time for the holidays. The country music singer wrote a poetry book called, “Feel Your Way Through.” It was published by Ballantine, an imprint of Random House. The book was released yesterday, November 16th.

— The Willie Nelson Family is releasing a self-titled album this Friday. It will include Willie Nelson originals, covers and traditional folk music. The album will features songs from Willie, his sons, Lukas and Micah, his daughters, Paula and Amy, and his sister, Bobbie Nelson. It drops Friday, November 19th.

— Morgan Wallen is wrapping up a short tour next month. The country music superstar kicked off a series of stops this fall after a months’ long hiatus. It launched last month in Auburn, Alabama and wraps up December 12th in Southaven, Mississippi. Wallen will get a short break before kicking off his nearly 50-date trek, called “The Dangerous Tour.” It launches in February.