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In 2020, you'll get to see Luke Combs — on the What You See Is What You Get Tour

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River House Artists/Columbia NashvilleLuke Combs’ Beer Never Broke My Heart Tour will be going strong through the end of the year, but he’s already mapped out the next leg of his journey.

He’ll launch the What You See Is What You Get Tour next February with Ashley McBryde and Drew Parker opening the dates.

The new tour takes its name from Luke’s sophomore album, which is set to be released November 8.

Pre-sales for the What You See Is What You Get Tour start next Tuesday, September 24, with tickets becoming available to the general public on Friday. Here’s the complete itinerary:

2/7 — Columbia, MO, Mizzou Arena
2/8 — Peoria, IL, Peoria Civic Center
2/13 — University Park, PA, Bryce Jordan Center
2/14 — Lexington, KY, Rupp Arena
2/15 — Grand Rapids, MI, Van Andel Arena
4/18 — Albuquerque, NM, Isleta Amphitheater
4/19 — Colorado Springs, CO, Broadmoor World Arena
4/21 — Las Cruces, NM, Pan American Center
4/24 — Corpus Christi, TX, American Bank Center
4/25 — Houston, TX, Toyota Center

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Josh Turner's crew involved in tour bus accident; one dead, seven injured

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Jason Davis/Getty Images for CMTA sad day for Josh Turner, his team and his fans: His crew was involved in a serious accident.

According to a tweet from the the fire department of San Luis Obispo County, CA, a tour bus carrying Josh Turner’s road crew was involved in a deadly accident; seven were injured and one was killed.

According to ABC affiliate KEYT-TV, the bus left Vina Robles Amphitheatre after Josh’s concert Wednesday night and went off the road at 11:42 p.m. The cause of the accident isn’t known at the moment.

Josh and his band were on different buses and were not injured.

(This is a developing story. Check back for updates)

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Brantley Gilbert says leaving his son behind to go on tour "ripped me up!"

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Jeff NelsonBrantley Gilbert is on the road right now, and at the top of the year, he’s got a huge North American tour planned.  But now that he’s a father of two — he and his wife just welcomed daughter Braylen Hendrix — he says it’s getting harder and harder to get on the bus and leave the kids behind.

Brantley says his son Barrett, who’ll be two in November, is just at the age where he knows Daddy’s about to hit the road, and he’s not happy about it.

“Every time I leave the house…if I start walking my bag up to the bus, he kinda starts figuring it out a little bit,” says Brantley. “I don’t think he’s to the point where he knows exactly what’s going on but I think he’s got an idea that something’s gonna be different tomorrow, and he fights sleep a little more.”

“But the worst is when I have to leave during the day when he’s awake,” Brantley admits. “He doesn’t really like it when I get in my truck and go places, but when I load up on that bus, he knows it’s going to be for a minute.  And man, he’ll, like, grab my leg and, you know, just, [say] ‘Da-Da,’ and…dude, it ripped me up!  That’s my little man!”

Unfortunately for Barrett, Da-Da is going to be gone a bunch in the coming months, as he releases his new album Fire and Brimstone, due out October 4.  His Fire’t Up tour starts January 23 in London, Ontario with opening acts Brandon Lay and Dylan Scott; in April, Chase Rice takes over for Dylan as the opening act.

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Luke Combs debuts new music at All for the Hall benefit in L.A.

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ABC/Mark LevineLuke Combs was the center of attention at the All for the Hall benefit concert Tuesday night in Los Angeles. 

The event, which is a fundraiser for the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, found Luke participating in an acoustic guitar pull alongside Vince GillEmmylou Harris and Sheryl Crow. Luke used the show as an opportunity to perform two new songs, Billboard reports.

One of the new tracks, “Dear Today,” finds Luke speaking to his past self, advising him to call his mom, spend time with his dad and to not take life for granted. Luke’s performed the song during recent live shows, and it’ll be included on his highly anticipated sophomore album, What You See is What You Get, set for release on November 8.

According to Billboard, Luke also debuted a song that’s so new, it didn’t even have a title, but it was a tribute to his parents and the sacrifices they’ve made behind the scenes to allow him to pursue his dream.

Luke is currently out on his Beer Never Broke My Heart Tour through December.    

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Chris Stapleton and Ashley McBryde join Fender Play Foundation to support youth music education

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ABC/Mark LevineTwo of country music’s trailblazing stars are lending their names to a worthy cause. 

Chris Stapleton and Ashley McBryde have thrown their support behind historic guitar company Fender, and will serve as artist ambassadors for its newly instituted Fender Play Foundation.

The foundation aims to support youth music education by providing gear for schools and other educational institutions, as well as offering music instruction, both in-person and online.

Artist ambassadors like Ashley and Chris will engage with kids via meet and greets, donating signed merchandise to the cause, and offering insight into ways the foundation can better serve youth.

The program will launch in three cities where Fender has offices — Los Angeles, Nashville and Scottsdale, AZ — and is expected to expand next year. 

“When I was a kid, I picked up a guitar and found a whole new world at my fingertips. I’m proud to partner with the Fender Play Foundation to help kids from all walks of life find a whole new world of their own,” Chris says. 

Other artists participating in the initiative include pop star Avril LavigneFall Out Boy‘s Pete Wentz,Green Day‘s Mike Dirnt and Panic! at the Disco‘s Brendon Urie.

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