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.

Kane Brown and Lauren Alaina will ring in 2019 on the West Coast. According to Entertainment Tonight, the duo of new country stars are in the lineup of performers set for Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve, and will perform together. Kelsea Ballerini, Shawn Mendes, the Chainsmokers and more will also perform on the broadcast, which set to air on ABC on Dec. 31 starting at 8PM ET. -- AM

Brett Young
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Meanwhile in Nashville, Brett Young will celebrate 2019's arrival as part of the Jack Daniels Music City Midnight: New Year's Eve in Nashville celebration. Young joins a stacked lineup of artists, including headliner Keith Urban, Caitlyn Smith, Peter Frampton and Judah & the Lion, among others. The Nashville celebration will also air as part of NBC's New Year's Eve, hosted in New York City by Chrissy Teigen, Carson Daly and Leslie Jones. -- AM

Tim McGraw New Album
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Tim McGraw, Keith Urban, Kelsea Ballerini, Tanya Tucker, Clint Black and more are set to perform at the 2019 Cheyenne Frontier Days festival in Wyoming. The lineup for next year's 10 nights of shows also includes Lady Antebellum, Josh Turner, Midland and Devin Dawson, along with the professional bull riding competition Last Cowboy Standing. Additional artists are set to be announced in the coming weeks; fans can score tickets via the Cheyenne Frontier Days website. -- AM

Tyler Childers
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Tyler Childers has added more than a dozen new dates to his Purgatory Tour, extending his time on the road well into 2019. Childers will now sweep through his home state of Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana and Texas in March and April, following a series of shows in New Zealand and Australia. Tickets for the newly announced shows are on sale on Dec. 14 at 10AM local time. -- AM

Jim Beavers birthday
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A group of Nashville's finest songwriters will head out on the road in 2019, on the Hit Makers & Rum Chasers Tour. According to Nash Country Daily, the 25-city tour will feature "Red Solo Cup" writer Jim Beavers, "I Could Use a Love Song" writer Chase McGill and "She's County" writer Bridgette Tatum, among others. Proceeds will benefit the Charley Foundation, which will use the funds to develop music and arts programs in the U.S. Virgin Islands. -- AM

Lanco Hallelujah Nights Tour 2018
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After extending their Hallelujah Nights Tour into 2019, Lanco have put even more dates on their calendar -- this time, in the UK. The country band will launch a string of overseas dates on May 1 in London, England; pre-sale tickets will be made available on Dec. 12, while the general onsale will begin on Dec. 14. Bailey Bryan will be joining the group on the road in Europe. -- AS

Busbee Altadena Music
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Songwriter and producer busbee has founded a new artist and songwriter development company, Altadena Music. The new company is a joint venture with Warner Bros. Records, and will work with Warner / Chappell and Red Light Management, All Access reports; it will be based in both Los Angeles and Nashville. Says busbee, "I have taken steps throughout my career to pursue meaningful music and strong relationships. With the launch of Altadena, I’m excited to continue this pursuit in partnership." -- AS

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