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Image Courtesy Nino Munoz/Capitol NashvilleDierks Bentley and Josh Turner are among the featured artists on bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley‘s new album, Ralph Stanley & Friends: Man of Constant Sorrow. Dierks joins Ralph on the song “I Only Exist,” and Josh is featured on “We Shall Rise.”

Lee Ann Womack, Robert Plant, Ricky Skaggs and Elvis Costello are also featured on the album. Look for the project to be released through Cracker Barrel stores and CrackerBarrel.com on January 19, 2015.

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Nashville Notes

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockLoretta Lynn will join her Van Lear Rose collaborator Jack White for his show at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on January 28, 2015, according to The Tennessean.

George Strait, Brad Paisley, Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard are among the stars joining Asleep at the Wheel on their new tribute album to the King of Western Swing, Bob Wills. It’s titled Still the King: Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys. Fans can pre-order the album now at iTunes before its release on March 3, 2015.

Kacey Musgraves is now in the studio working on her sophomore album. …read more

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Image Courtesy Dot RecordsMaddie & Tae are on their way to becoming household names thanks to their debut hit, “Girl in a Country Song,” but their journey to stardom almost came to a screeching halt earlier this year. The duo was three days into their first promotional tour introducing themselves to country radio when they were involved in a tour bus accident. No one was hurt, but the experience left Maddie and Tae shaken.

Tae Dye tells ABC News Radio, “Our bus driver didn’t see a clearance sign when he was going through a …read more

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Image Courtesy Valory Music Co.RaeLynn took her father, Barry, and Uncle Todd along for her gig singing the national anthem for NFL Monday Night Football as the Green Bay Packers hosted and defeated the Atlanta Falcons 43 to 37. Barry and Todd wore their Green Bay shirts and hats for the game.

While RaeLynn was honored to sing the anthem, she adds, “It’s extra special this time because I could invite my dad and uncle to experience their favorite team’s win. Though, I’m not sure if they were cheering louder for me or the …read more

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Image Courtesy Broken BowRandy Houser made an appearance on NBC’s The Voice Monday night to surprise contestant Craig Wayne Boyd during Boyd’s hometown visit to Nashville. Randy took time off from Dierks Bentley‘s Riser tour to fly from Canada to Music City to perform with Craig at the Wildhorse Saloon.

Randy says, “You know, I got up there and we actually sang a couple songs. We sang a couple songs of mine — ‘Boots On’ and ‘How Country Feels.’ And we had a blast and we ended up just getting a chance to hang out that …read more

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Image Courtesy Capitol NashvilleLittle Big Town takes their Pain Killer tour to the U.K. this February. They’ll play O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London on February 10, followed by shows in Manchester, England on February 11 and Glasgow, Scotland on February 12.

For ticket information and a full list of tour dates, go to LittleBigTown.com.

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Image Courtesy Pearl RecordsGarth Brooks is taking his World Tour to Detroit February 27 and 28, 2015. It’s the first time Garth has played the city in more than 18 years. The shows will take place at Detroit’s Joe Louis Arena, and Trisha Yearwood will join Garth on the bill.

Tickets will go on sale Friday, December 19 through Ticketmaster.

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Image Courtesy Broken Bow RecordsDustin Lynch doesn’t have any kids of his own just yet, but he’s an devoted uncle to his five-year-old niece and one-year-old nephew. Dustin says the two kids are “both a handful.”

“They both joust for attention at the house,” Dustin tells ABC News Radio. “[But] I’m really good at being an uncle. I’m really good at having fun with ‘em for an hour or two and then giving ‘em back.”

Dustin hasn’t started shopping for the kids’ Christmas presents just yet, but his niece is pretty good about asking for …read more

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Country Star Trivia

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Comstock/ThinkstockDustin Lynch scored a big hit with his debut single. Name the song. ANSWER: “Cowboys and Angels.”

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Image Courtesy Mercury NashvilleJennifer Nettles is headed to Broadway. She’s set to play Roxie Hart in the Tony Award-winning musical Chicago, February 2 through March 29, 2015 at the Ambassador Theatre in Manhattan.

Jennifer says, “Broadway has always been a special, magical place, with a wonderful tradition of singers and actors. I feel honored and proud to be part of this great tradition. Taking on such an iconic role as Roxie in Chicago is a dream come true.”

Tickets are now on sale at ChicagoTheMusical.com.

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