What’s Going On In Country Music!

This week in country music news, Chrissy Metz announced a mini tour that will kick off in Washington D.C, Jennifer Nettles’ pays tribute to late father on Father’s Day, The Chicks had to postpone three shows, and Carly Pearce reveals “hidden talent”.

  • Chrissy Metz. . . from “This Is Us” . . . is still plugging away on her country singing career.  She announced a mini tour that will kick-off August 9th in Washington D.C. . . and wrap September 1st in Nashville.  All the shows are at City Winery locations.  Grab the dates at ChrissyMetzMusic.mom.
  • Jennifer Nettles’ dad passed away last month . . . so she paid tribute to him on Father’s Day with a post of herself doing an acoustic version of Merle Haggard’s “The Way I Am”.  She wrote, “This song was his favorite.  I have a vivid memory of him playing it and singing along as I fell asleep at my grandmother’s house.  I sang it at his funeral.  Happy Father’s Day, daddy.  You are loved and missed”.
  • Natalie Maines has been put on “strict vocal rest” so The Chicks had to postpone three shows. She was trying to power through it on Sunday night in Indianapolis, but they had to shut it down some 30 minutes into the show. The new dates have already been announced, and original tickets will be honored.
  • Carly Pearce shared a TikTok of her “hidden talent.”  She can hold both of her arms out and then suddenly shift her elbows inward, so they seem to protrude on the opposite side.  People are comparing it to the scene in Season Four of “Stranger Things” when Vecna mangles Chrissy.