Thomas Rhett, Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Combs top CMT noms
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Ashley McBryde, Dan + Shay, Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Combs, Sam Hunt and Thomas Rhett top the 2020 CMT Music Awards nominations with three each. In nominations announced Wednesday for the pandemic-delayed show, 14 videos are vying for the top prize of video of the year. The fan-voted show will air on CMT and other networks on Oct. 21 with outdoor performances. The Highwomen, a group made up of Maren Morris, Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby and Amanda Shires, also got their first nomination for group video. Electronic producer and DJ Marshmello also earned a nomination in collaborative video for the crossover hit “One Thing Right" with Kane Brown.
Houston Concert Watch 2/5: Yola and More
Pick of the Week:YolaHeights Theater 02.07Blending country, folk and soul music, Yola crafted one of the best-reviewed albums of 2019. The Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter is scheduled to perform on Friday at the Heights Theater, marking her first performance in Houston. Highly SuspectRevention Music Center 02.08Grammy-nominated rockers Highly Suspect refuse to be pigeonholed. Highly Suspect is scheduled to perform at Revention Music Center on Saturday in support of their latest release, MCID. On tour in support of ELLEVATION, Varner will bring her sultry vocals the Bronze Peacock at House of Blues on Monday.houstonpress.com
Chance the Rapper to Take the Rodeo Stage March 6
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo welcomes Chance the Rapper on Friday, March 6. The singer, actor and hip hop artist is another of a rather eclectic lineup on non-country artists this year that includes Khalid, Marshmello, Gwen Stefani and Lizzo among others. In December, the artist canceled his entire 2020 tour including a January date at the Toyota Center, citing the desire to spend more time with his family after the birth of his second daughter. As a result, this may be your only opportunity to catch him in Houston for a while. Tickets for Chance the Rapper will go on sale Thursday, Feb. 6, at 10 a.m. on the Houston Rodeo website.houstonpress.com