America’s favorite female country artist of 2018 is Carrie Underwood.  She was crowned the favorite during last night’s American Music Awards in Los Angeles.  Kane Brown won favorite male country artist of the year.  Carrie was the only country artist to perform last night, but Kelsea Bellerini, Florida Georgia Line and Thomas Rhett were presenters.
Luke Bryan is announcing the lineup for his 5th annual Crash My Playa concert series in Mexico.  Thomas Rhett will headline the event and Dustin Lynch and Lauren Alaina will perform.  Luke is set to headline two of the four nights.  The concert series is January 23rd through the 26th in Riviera Maya.
Alan Jackson is being immortalized in his hometown of Newnan, Georgia.  A 20-foot by 40-foot mural of the Country Music Hall of Fame member is going up on the side of the Redneck Gourmet building in downtown Newnan.  It’s being painted by Tim Davis, who also painted the mural of 13 stars on the side of Nashville’s Legends Corner.