News Roundup: Ken Burns’ ‘Country Music’ Gets New Map of Significant Locations + 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.
Country music obsessives will soon be able to follow the same trail that Ken Burns went down in making PBS's new Country Music documentary. According to a press release, Tennessee Music Pathways has announced the creation of the new route, which travels from Bristol, Tenn. to Memphis with stops at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, Memphis's Sun Studios, and the Patsy Cline Museum, among others. Fans can check out the full list of spots on the Ken Burns Country Music Pathway here.
Kip Moore, Miranda Lambert, and Morgan Evans will headline CMC Rocks QLD 2020. The five-day fest, set for March 18-22 in Willowbank, Ipswich, Queensland, will also feature perfomrances from Billy Currington, Lanco, Hardy, Jimmie Allen, Kassi Ashton, Cassadee Pope, Runaway June, and more artists. Tickest for CMC Rocks go on sale on Tuesday, October 1 via the fest's website.
This week, country trio Midland debuted a new podcast on Spotify. Titled Set It Straight with Midland, the 10-episode season debuted on September 25 and will showcase the band, studying country music's "strange, shocking, and surprising stories," per a press release. Dwight Yoakam, songwriter Earl Bud Lee, and Tanya Tucker will appear as guests throughout the season.