These artists apparently didn't get the memo that you slow down during the Holidays and take it easy in January!


Dierks Bentley and Josh Turner are among the featured artists on bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley's new album, Ralph Stanley & Friends: Man of Constant Sorrow. Dierks joins Ralph on the song "I Only Exist," and Josh is featured on "We Shall Rise." Lee Ann Womack, Robert Plant, Ricky Skaggs and Elvis Costello are also featured on the album. Look for the project to be released through Cracker Barrel stores and on January 19, 2015.


Blake Shelton has signed on to perform on NBC's New Year's Eve with Carson Daly coming up Wednesday, December 31. His fellow judges from The Voice Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams will perform along with Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett and Seth McFarlane. New Year's Eve with Carson Daly airs live from Times Square that night starting at 10 p.m. ET.

Sam Hunt has been added to the lineup for the CMT Ultimate Kickoff Party Live from the College Football Playoff National Championship special. Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum, Big & Rich and Brett Eldredge are also on the show, airing live from Dallas Friday, January 9 at 9 p.m. ET. The concert event is part of the festivities leading up to the first-ever College Football Playoff National Championship.  That's set for January 12, 2015 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX.