The Boot News Roundup: Kacey Musgraves Appears on ‘Frozen 2′ Soundtrack + 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.
Kacey Musgraves appears on the soundtrack for the much-anticipated Disney animated film Frozen 2. The country star's version of a song called "All Is Found" will be part of the film's end credits slate; the track was written Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, and will be performed by the Frozen 2 cast (Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel and others) in the movie as well. In addition to Musgraves, Panic! at the Disco and Weezer both have songs on the Frozen 2 soundtrack, which is set for release on Nov. 15.
Toby Keith, Cody Johnson and Luke Combs will headline the first-annual Kicker Heartland Stampede (formerly the Kicker Country Stampede) in Kansas. Set for June 25-27, 2020, at Topeka's Heartland Motorsports Park, the music festival will also feature performances from Ashley McBryde, Clay Walker, Mitchell Tenpenny, Lonestar and more country acts. Tickets for the fest are currently on sale at HeartlandStampede.com.
The first-ever Earl Scruggs Music Festival will be held in Fall 2020 in honor of the bluegrass legend. Per a press release, Jerry Douglas, Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives, Alison Brown, Radney Foster, the Po Ramblin' Boys and more artists are set to perform at the event, which is set for Sept. 4-5 at the Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, N.C., and will raise funds for the Earl Scruggs Center and Isothermal Community College.
Mary Chapin Carpenter is headed out on tour with Shawn Colvin this fall. Per a press release, the pair of legends will kick off an acoustic trek on Oct. 9 in Denver, Colo., making stops in Missouri, Minnesota, Illinois, Tennessee, Virginia and Alabama before concluding in December in San Francisco, Calif.
Phil Vassar, Lonestar, Eddie Montgomery and more artists will headline the 2019 Christmas 4 Kids concert. The annual event, which benefits an organization that treats underprivileged children to a special day of shopping sprees and celebrations during the holidays, is set for Nov. 25 at Nashville's iconic Ryman Auditorium. Craig Wiseman, Jeffrey Steele and others are also set to perform, and tickets for the show are on sale now.
Rising pop-country artist Ingrid Andress has announced plans for a series of 2019 tour dates in the United States. She's set to make her Grand Ole Opry debut and perform at the Austin City Limits Music Festival before kicking off the U.S. leg of her Lady Like Tour Part II, which begins on Oct. 30 in New York City. From there, she'll play shows in San Diego, Calif.; Bakersfield, Calif.; Boston, Mass.; and Philadelphia, Pa., before concluding on Dec. 6 in Mount Pleasant, Mich.