The Boot News Roundup: Eagles Plan 2020 ‘Hotel California’ Tour + 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.
Following a successful set of shows in Las Vegas, Nev., during which they performed their Hotel California album in its entirety for the first time ever, the Eagles have announced that they are bringing that show on the road in 2020. Eagles members Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit, along with Deacon Frey and Vince Gill -- who have been playing with the iconic band since the death of Frey's father, Eagles co-founder Glenn Frey, in 2015 -- will play two shows each in Atlanta, Ga.; New York City; Dallas, Texas; Houston, Texas; San Francisco, Calif; and Inglewood, Calif., with a full orchestra and choir in tow. Each show will feature a Hotel California set, followed by a set of the band's big hits. Visit Eagles.com for more information.
Matt Stell's debut single "Prayed for You" reached the top of the Billboard Country Airplay chart for the week dated Oct. 12 -- the first debut single to reach that peak in 2019, and the first to do so since Jimmie Allen's "Best Shot" topped that chart in November of 2018. "As an artist and songwriter, this is always the goal you're chasing," Stell tells Billboard. "I'm really lucky to get to collaborate with my co-writers. Sharing this honor with them, as well as [my Wide Open / RECORDS / Good Company / Arista Nashville] team, makes it even sweeter."
Keith Urban has announced a European tour for 2020, his first official trek there in more than a decade. The country star's tour will begin on May 2 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and runs through May 31 in Oslo, Norway. During the month, Urban will also hit London, Manchester and Birmingham, England; Glasgow, Scoland; Munich, Frankfurt, Cologne, Hamburg and Berlin, Germany; Copenhagen, Denmark; and Stockholm, Sweden.
Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus' collaboration "Old Town Road" has earned the two artists two more new trophies. At the 2019 BET Hip Hop Awards, the song was named Best Collab, Duo or Group and Single of the Year. "Thank you to the BET Hip Hop Awards and hip-hop / rap community for the Best Collab and Single of the Year wins," Cyrus says in a press release. "You kept "OTR" at No. 1 for 19 consecutive weeks. More importantly, you made me feel welcomed into your home and world."