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Five Things to Know in Country Music for June 19

Give us a minute, and we’ll give you five things you need to know in country music. It’s your new fix for all the latest headlines in one place. Here’s what you need to know for Wednesday (June 19):

  • Florida Georgia Line, Dan + Shay and Friends Visit St. Jude

    All the artists on Florida Georgia Line’s Can’t Say I Ain’t Country Tour made a surprise visit on Saturday (June 15) to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. for a pre-show hang with patients before performing at Southaven, Miss.’s BankPlus Amphitheater at Snowden Grove. St. Jude patients and families were all smiles over their time with the tour’s FGL, Dan + Shay, Morgan Wallen, HARDY and Canaan Smith. The Can’t Say I Ain’t Country Tour resumes with a sold-out concert in Holmdel, N.J. July 11.

  • Jessie James Decker, Hunter Hayes and More Volunteer at ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp

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    The 10th annual ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp is in session in Nashville this week offering several music enrichment programs with country artists for those with Williams syndrome, a genetic condition that affects 30,000 individuals in the U.S. Medical and developmental problems, including cardiovascular disease, developmental delays and learning disabilities, typically occur side-by-side with striking abilities, which include advanced verbal skills, highly sociable personalities and a passion for music. The 2019 schedule includes various music activities with Frankie Ballard, Ross Copperman, Jessie James Decker, Caylee Hammack, Hunter Hayes, Lady Antebellum, Tenille Townes, Chris Young and Joy Williams.

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  • Ed Sheeran’s Chris Stapleton and Bruno Mars Trifecta

    “BLOW,” Sheeran’s new Stapleton and Bruno Mars collaboration, will close Sheeran’s upcoming collaborations album, No.6 Collaborations Project. The 15-song album arrives July 12 and features performances with Travis Scott, H.E.R., Skrillex, Eminem and 50 Cent.

  • Marty Stuart’s Hall of Fame Residency Adds Stapleton, John Prine and More

    Marty Stuart’s three-show artist residency at Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum starting Sept. 11 has added several all-star guests including Stapleton, John Prine, Emmylou Harris and Stuart’s wife, Connie Smith. Tickets are on sale now through the Country Music Hall of Fame’s website.

Lauren Tingle is a Tennessean and storyteller who eats music for breakfast, lunch and dinner. When she’s not writing or rocking out, she enjoys yoga and getting lost in the great outdoors.