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Country Music At Large

Taylor Swift Tour To Hit Just Two U.S. Cities In 2020

Taylor Swift has announced her U.S. and international concert dates and festivals for 2020 in support for her latest album, Lover. However, the lineup for next year only includes two U.S. cities.

Swifties can catch her performance at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles on July 25 and 26. The following weekend, July 31 and August 1, Swift will perform at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts.

Dubbed "Lover Fest West" and "Lover Fest East," the two-night stadium stands are being billed as her only U.S. dates in 2020.

The public on-sale for the shows is October 14, 2019, with registration for new Verified Fans opening on Thursday, September 19 at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT.

The tour will kick off on June 20 at Werchter Boutique in Werchter, Belgium, with seven more dates slated in Germany, Norway, Denmark, Poland, France, Portugal and Brazil.

"For me, the Lover album is open fields and sunsets and SUMMER. I want to celebrate the album and perform it live with you in a way that feels authentic to the music. I want to go to some places I haven't been, and play festivals for the first time in ages...and where we didn't have festivals, we made some. Introducing, Lover Fest East and West. Details and additional dates coming soon!" Swift said on Instagram.

Tour Dates:

June 20 - Werchter Boutique (Werchter, Belgium) June 24 - The Waldbühne (Berlin, Germany) June 26 - Oslo Sommertid (Oslo, Norway) July 1 - Roskilde Festival (Roskilde, Denmark) July 3 - Open'er Festival (Gdynia, Poland) July 5 - Festival de Nîmes (Nîmes, France) July 9 - NOS Alive (Oeiras, Portugal) July 18 - Allianz Parque (Sao Paulo, Brazil) July 25 - SoFi Stadium (Los Angeles, California) July 26 - SoFi Stadium (Los Angeles, California) July 31- Gillette Stadium (Foxborough, Massachusetts) August 1- Gillette Stadium (Foxborough, Massachusetts)

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The Highwomen's Debut Album Hits No. 1 On Top Country Albums Chart

The Highwomen's eponymous debut album topped Billboard's Top Country Albums Chart.

The album debuted at the top position on the Top Country Albums chart dated September 21 with 34,000 equivalent album units earned, of which 29,000 were in album sales, according to Nielsen Music.

The supergroup, consisting of Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby, Maren Morris and Amanda Shires, released their debut album on September 6 via Elektra Records.

The Highwomen is the first Top Country Albums No. 1 for an all-female group since Pistol Annies' Interstate Gospel, which topped the chart dated November 17, 2018.

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Carrie Underwood, Luke Combs Among CMT Artists Of The Year

Carrie Underwood and Luke Combs are among the country music artists to be honored at the 10th annual CMT Artists of the Year, to be held at Nashville's Schermerhorn Symphony Center on October 16.

Kane Brown, Dan + Shay and Thomas Rhett are the other artists selected for the honor by CMT for their achievements in country music in 2019.

"These five, stand-out honorees have dominated country music this year and we look forward to paying tribute to each of them at the 10th year anniversary CMT Artists of the Year event," said Leslie Fram, CMT's Senior Vice President of Music Strategy & Talent.

Underwood has been selected as CMT's artist of the year for the fifth time. Rhett has also received the honor previously, while Brown, Combs and Dan + Shay will be receiving the CMT honor for the first time.

The 90-minute event, which will include special performances honoring the awardees, will be aired live.

The previous edition of the ceremony featured an all-female slate of honorees, namely Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Kelsea Ballerini, Maren Morris, Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott and Little Big Town's Karen Fairchild and Kimberly Schlapman.

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