The Boot News Roundup: Terri Clark to Be Inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame + More
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.
'90s country queen Terri Clark will be inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame. The singer, born in Medicine Hat, Alberta, is the first female Canadian member of the Grand Ole Opry, and has sold more than five million records in a career spanning more than 20 years. “It is such an honor to be inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame,” Clark said in a statement. “Being celebrated as one of Canada’s most influential country musicians is a recognition I do not take lightly and one I will forever be proud of." Clark will be presented with the honor during the Canadian Country Music Association Awards on Sept. 9.
At the 17th annual Americana Honors & Awards, k.d. lang will receive the Americana Trailblazer Award. Presented in recognition of lang's immeasurable influence on the genre, the award ceremony will be followed by a headlining show at the Ryman Auditorium during AmericanaFest, part of her Ingenue Redux Tour, on Sunday, Sept. 16. Tickets for that performance go on sale on June 14.
In recognition of her humanitarian work and charitable fundraising, Carrie Underwood will be presented with the Hero Award at the 2018 Radio Disney Music Awards. According to Sounds Like Nashville, Underwood founded the C.A.T.S (Checotah Animal, Town and School) Foundation to benefit her hometown in Oklahoma, and with husband Mike Fisher, has since become a supporter of Danita's Children, an organization that benefits children in Haiti. Underwood will be presented with the award at the Radio Disney Music Awards, set to air on the Disney Channel on June 23 at 8PM ET.