The Boot News Roundup: Johnny Cash to Be Featured in New Netflix Series + 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.
Johnny Cash's visit with impeached president Richard Nixon will be the subject of an episode of the forthcoming Netflix docuseries ReMastered. According to Deadline, Cash's visit to the White House in 1970 will be the subject of the series' second installment, titled "Tricky Dick and the Man in Black." "Concerned by a rising rock 'n' roll influence on a growing liberal fanbase, President Nixon invited Johnny Cash to the White House to solidify his base in the traditionally more conservative genre of country music," reads the episode's description. "What Cash did instead was subversive and surprised everyone." Cash's episode of ReMastered is set to debut on the streaming platform in November.
Kelsea Ballerini will release a deluxe edition of her sophomore album, Unapologetically, on Oct. 26. According to a press release, the deluxe version will feature four brand-new songs, including a live performance of Fleetwood Mac's "Landslide" and "This Feeling," a song that features Ballerini alongside pop sensations the Chainsmokers. The deluxe edition of Unapologetically is available for pre-order now.
Emmylou Harris, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Steve Earle are among the headliners for the first-ever Lantern Tour, a series of five concerts organized by the Women's Refugee Commission to support migrant and refugee families in the United States. According to a press release, the tour will kick off at Nashville's City Winery on Oct. 23, making stops in Washington, DC; Boston, Mass; and Collingswood, N.J., before concluding at New York City's Town Hall on Oct. 28. "The Women’s Refugee Commission has been on the front lines in advocating for the safety of women and children. Their work is as remarkable as it is critical, especially right now,” says Harris in a statement. “It is my honor to partner with this incredible organization and to bring my friends along for what I know will be a powerful tour.” Jackson Browne, Lila Downes, Graham Nash and Shawn Colvin are also set to perform.
Blake Shelton has been selected as the recipient of Country Radio Seminar's 2019 Artist Humanitarian Award, in recognition of his charitable efforts in his home state of Oklahoma. "He continually gives back to his hometown of Tishomingo, to the children’s hospital in Oklahoma City and so much more. But it’s what he does on a daily basis that really sticks out to me," says John Esposito, chairman and CEO of Shelton's record label, Warner Music Nashville. "He will send us an email about something he’s read and say, ‘I want to do this to help this person.’ And I think Blake has helped more stranded motorists than Triple A -- but that’s just his character. He’s a humanitarian every day." Shelton will receive his honor on the first day of CRS 2019; the annual radio industry event is scheduled for Feb. 13-15 in Nashville.