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Luke Bryan Adds Old Dominion, Jordan Davis To Crash My Playa Event

The lineup at Luke Bryan's upcoming Crash My Playa 2020 has grown with the additions of Old Dominion, Jordan Davis, Lee Brice, Scotty McCreery, Granger Smith, Jon Langston, Tenille Townes, Caylee Hammack, Kendell Marvel and DJ Rock. The sold-out destination concert event will take place in the Riviera Cancun region of Mexico from January 22-25.

As previously announced, Luke will headline two nightly concerts while Jason Aldean will appear for the first time in the event's six-year history to headline one night.

Luke tells us that he's been trying to get Jason on board for years, so he's thrilled to have his good friend perform next year. "This is my third or fourth year to try to get Jason and he's just decided to keep having children, so now that I think they've got their children up and going he signed off, him and Brittany. They're looking forward to it and I'm looking forward to having them. I mean, just me and him, when we toured together for two years, we just have a natural comfort around each other and there's no telling what's gonna happen down in Crash My Playa. I mean, he may crash my playa, my party, my stage and vice versa so so happy to finally get Jason down there."

Dustin Lynch will also return to Crash My Playa. He's the only artist who has appeared all six years of the event.

Matthew Berinato
Chris Young, Gavin DeGraw Invite Public To 'CMT Crossroads' Nashville Taping

Chris Young and Gavin DeGraw are teaming up for the next installment of CMT Crossroads. The episode will be taped at Liberty Hall at the Factory in Franklin (230 Franklin Rd., Franklin, Tennessee) on Nov. 26th, and it's free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required. Fans can RSVP for tickets at CMT.com,but once seating capacity is reached, admission will close. The Tennessean reports that "RSVP does not guarantee entry."

Chris told the newspaper about Gavin, "He's just . . . a great guy and a phenomonal vocalist. He's had so many hits, and he's just someone I wanted to collaborate with. This is just the perfect time for us to get together and kind of riff on each others songs and have a good time with it."

Gavin added, "We all love country music, and the best thing about country is the feeling of community around it. Chris embodies that sense of community, not only in his music, but in real life as well. That's why I'm excited to be part of Crossroads with him."

Chris' Raised On Country Tour rolls on to Ft. Wayne, IN on Thursday (Nov. 21st).

Courtesy of Universal Music Group
Jordan Davis And Wife Welcome Baby Girl

Congratulations to Jordan Davis and his wife, Kristen, who welcomed their first child into the world on Sunday (Nov. 17th) in Nashville. Daughter Eloise Larkin Davis weighed in at 8 lbs. even.

Jordan shared a picture of the new family of three on social media yesterday (Tuesday, Nov. 19th) writing, "Excited to announce that me and Kristen have welcomed a beautiful baby girl . . . Momma and baby are both doing great, and I wanna thank everyone for the well wishes and love. God is good!"

The baby's gender was a surprise to the couple who opted not to find out in advance.

Courtesy of Warner Music Nashville
Ashley McBryde Plots 'One Night Standards' Tour Next Year

Ashley McBryde will hit the road on her headlining One Night Standards Tour beginning in January. The run will feature smaller venues, including theatres and clubs, which Ashley tells us are among her very favorites. "Oh, I love little clubs. I love dive bars, biker bars, trucker bars. I love doing that stuff. That's the hardest work you'll really ever do because you've got a room full of 60 people that don't give a crap if you're playing a guitar or not or whether you're a radio or a juke box, and if you can get that one guy to start bobbing his head and turn around on the bar stool, and then the next guy turns around and then you got the room . . . That's really similar to that feeling of, 'I got ya. I can find a way to entertain you.'"

Ashley kicks things off on Jan. 30 in Birmingham, AL. Tickets go on sale on Friday (Nov. 22nd) at AshleyMcBryde.com.

The tour is named after her current single, "One Night Standards," which is climbing the charts.

Ashley will spend part of 2020 on the What You See Is What You Get Tour with headliner Luke Combs.

Last week, Ashley was named New Artist of the Year at the CMA Awards.

Courtesy of Greenroom PR
Bits And Pieces: Caylee Hammack

Caylee Hammack has been tapped to hit the road with Reba McEntire next year. The tour, which will hit a dozen cities, kicks off on March 20th in Evansville, Indiana and will wrap on May 9th in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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