Maren MorrisAndrew Combs and Aubrie Sellers will play theClub Stages at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, starting June 9th in Manchester, Tennessee.

Other country acts performing the four-day event are Chris StapletonSam Hunt and Jason Isbell. The 2016 CMA Music Festival happens on the same weekend in Nashville.

 

Blake Sheltonjoined several NASCAR drivers at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth last week to film the opening for NBC Sports' Sprint Cup race broadcasts later his year. The commercial shows the group having a good time at a barbecue in the track's infield and also features Shelton performing a slightly-altered version of his song "Bringing Back the Sunshine," which also appeared in the opener from NBC's 2015 coverage. NBC Sports' broadcasts of the Sprint Cup races will begin on July 2 at the Coke Zero 400 in Daytona Beach, Florida.

 

Keith Urban and Vince Gill will play side men to some of their famous friends at Nashville's sixth All for the Hall benefit concert on Tuesday.

The night will celebrate the local music culture with performances by Luke BryanPeter FramptonFlorida Georgia Line, Emmylou HarrisSam HuntJason IsbellChris JansonTracy LawrenceMaddie and Tae andMaren Morris.

 

As the tributes to the late Merle Haggard continue to pour in, many country artists are sharing their memories of meeting the country legend for the first time. Garth Brooks tells Billboard that he first met Merle in the early 1990s after watching him perform at the Crazy Horse Steak House & Saloon, in Santa Ana, California. It was the first time Brooks had seen the Hag play live and meeting him that night is something he'll never forget. He says, "It was surreal. You're looking in the eyes of the guy you'd stared at (on) his album covers forever. It was cool."