Five at Five: Kenny Rogers Hospitalized for Dehydration + Vince Gill’s “When My Amy Prays”

Give us a minute, and we’ll give you five things you need to know in country music. It’s your new fix for all the latest headlines in one place. Here’s what you need to know for Friday (May 31):

  • Kenny Rogers Hospitalized for Dehydration

    Rogers issued a statement through his publicist Friday (May 31) to dispel rumors that he was near death. “Kenny was recently admitted to a local Georgia hospital and treated for dehydration,” the statement reads. “Rogers will remain there to complete some physical therapy to get his strength back prior to discharge. He appreciates the concern and well wishes he has received from his fans and can assure everyone he plans on sticking around through the years to come.”

  • Turnpike Troubadours Go On Indefinite Hiatus

    After canceling Memorial Day weekend performances in Texas, Turnpike Troubadours’ RC Edwards, Kyle Nix, Ryan Engleman, Evan Felker, Gabriel Pearson and Hank Early have announced the band’s indefinite hiatus. “We want nothing more than the opportunity to heal, and to not put all of you through this ever again. To have a chance for any of this, we need to cancel all of our remaining tour dates. Turnpike Troubadours will go on an indefinite hiatus until a time we feel that everyone is of strong mind, body and spirit and can deliver what our fans deserve.”

  • Jordan Davis and Mitchell Tennpenny Guest on CMT Hot 20 Countdown

    Don’t miss Davis and Tenpenny preview the CMT Music Awards on an all new CMT Hot 20 Countdown, premiering Saturday and Sunday (June 1-2) at 9 a.m. ET.

  • Darius & Friends Unveils Special Guests

    Jimmie Allen, Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Sheryl Crow, Travis Denning, Jillian Jacqueline and Brett Young will be the special guests at Darius Rucker’s 10th annual Darius & Friends concert Monday (June 3) at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. Proceeds from the sold-out event will support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

  • Vince Gill Releases “When My Amy Prays” from Okie

    The second release from Gill’s upcoming album Okie (out Aug. 23) is “When My Amy Prays,” a song about Gill’s wife, singer-songwriter Amy Grant. Okie, which is co-produced by Gill and Justin Niebank, is available for pre-order now.

Lauren Tingle is a Tennessean and storyteller who eats music for breakfast, lunch and dinner. When she’s not writing or rocking out, she enjoys yoga and getting lost in the great outdoors.