Nashville News: April 18

April 19, 2018

Some music news from Nashville this afternoon >>

It’s been #1 for 20 weeks now, so Tyler Hubbard talked recently about how Florida Georgia Line ended up writing “Meant to Be” with Bebe Rexha.

After debuting her new single, “Cry Pretty,” on Sunday’s ACM Awards, Carrie Underwood has now revealed that it’s also the title track of her upcoming album. Cry Pretty, her first for Capitol Records Nashville, will arrive September 14.

Rodney Atkins has announced his 2018 These Are My People Tour in support of his new single, “Caught Up in the Country.” The tour kicks off April 18 and runs through June 29. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit rodneyatkins.com.

The 2019 Outlaw Country Cruise 4 will set sail January 27 - February 1, 2019. The eclectic lineup includes Margo Price, Bobby Bare, Steve Earle & the Dukes, Drive-By Truckers and many more. The cruise will sail from Tampa to Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas and Nassau, Bahamas. For more information, visit outlawcountrycruise.com.

Kacey Musgraves and Midland are both nominees at the same two upcoming award ceremonies. At the Innovation in Music Awards, set for June 3, both Kacey and Midland are nominated in the category of Innovation in Music, Creative/Artist. Meanwhile, at the Association of Independent Music Publishers’ Nashville Awards, Kacey’s “Space Cowboy” is a finalist for the award’s Publisher’s Pick, while Midland’s “Drinkin’ Problem” is a nominee for Song of the Year.