Kelsea Ballerini, Halsey Set for CMT’s ‘Crossroads’
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 artist Kelsea Ballerini and indie-pop star Halsey will be featured in the next episode of CMT's genre-bending series Crossroads. According to the network, the pair -- who have teamed up before, for a few live performances and impromptu Instagram covers -- will share the stage at downtown Nashville's Ascend Amphitheater on Oct. 11. Details on how to get tickets for the all-ages show, which is set to air in early 2020, are available on the Crossroads website.
Texas country star Aaron Watson is being inducted into the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame. Per a press release, Watson is part of the 2020 class of inductees, who have "shown excellence in competition, business and support of rodeo and the western lifestyle in Texas." The singer and his fellow honorees will be inducted into the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame at a ceremony at legendary Fort Worth honky-tonk Billy Bob's on Jan. 16, just before the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo kicks off.
On Oct. 15, country trio Midland will perform at the legendary North Hollywood club the Palomino, known for launching the careers of iconic artists such as Dwight Yoakam and Lucinda Williams. The band will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Palomino's opening by re-opening its doors (the venue has been closed since 1995) for their show. "If the walls of the Palomino could talk, we’d probably camp out there," Midland member Cameron Duddy says in a statement. "As it is, we’re stoked to play on the stage where so many influences, heroes and hardcore punks have broken ground. For us, it’s harvesting everything we love -- and bringing the Palomino back to what it’s known for.” Sadly, tickets for the one-night-only event are already sold out.