Five at Five: Spend Independence Day with CMT & Brett Eldredge + Carrie Underwood’s Motherhood IRL

Give us a minute, and we’ll give you five things you might want to know in country music. It’s your new favorite fix for all the latest news headlines in one place. Here’s what you need to know for Tuesday (April 9):

  • Morris represents country on the forthcoming Game of Thrones soundtrack. Other artists who have contributed music for the compilation out April 26 include the Weeknd, A$ASP Rock and Nashville’s Lennon Stella

  • Kane Brown and Khalid: So Down to Work Together Again

    Sunday’s (April 7) ACM Awards probably won’t be the last time we see Kane Brown and Khalid together. Khalid told People in Las Vegas, “This is just the beginning.”

  • We don’t know what you’re doing Oct. 14. But Brandi Carlile will perform Joni Mitchell’s Blue in its entirety at Los Angeles’ Walt Disney Concert Hall, and we absolutely can’t miss it. Tickets are on sale through the venue’s website starting Friday (April 12).

  • So, Carrie Underwood obviously killed it with her “Southbound” performance at Sunday’s (April 9) ACM Awards. But little did the audience know that she had just pumped for her infant son Jacob right before taking the stage like it was no big deal or anything.

  • Brett Eldredge? Fireworks? We’re in! CMT will air a 90-minute live special from Nashville’s Let Freedom Sing! Independence Day concerts that will include performances from Eldredge, Grammy-nominated neo-soul/rock artist Jessy Wilson and the city’s acclaimed firework show. Let Freedom Sing! Music City July 4th presented by Dr Pepper is a free, family-friendly event that showcases the Grammy-winning Nashville Symphony and one of the largest fireworks shows in the country.

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.