September 27th, 2017


Continuing the tradition of bringing the latest in country music news, “The Pickup” starts by paying tribute to two country music artists taken way too soon. CMA and ACM winner Don Williams and Troy Gentry of Montgomery Gentry both died on September 8. Williams passed away at the age of 78 after a battle with emphysema. Gentry was tragically killed in a New Jersey helicopter crash headed to a concert on the East Coast for later that night. Gentry was 50 years old. Justin Moore has announced his “Hell on a Highway Tour.” The tour is scheduled to kick off October 13 in Louisiana and will run through Spring 2018. Opening for Moore will be previous Pickup & Coming success story Dylan Scott. Dustin Lynch, Brothers Osborne and Lauren Alaina announced the nominees for the 51st Annual CMA Awards have been announced. Up for Female Vocalist of the Year are Kelsea Ballerini, Miranda Lambert, Reba and Carrie Underwood. Nominees for Male Vocalist include Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton and Keith Urban. For a full list of awards and nominees go to The awards show will air on ABC November 8 at 8 pm ET/ 7 pm CT. Fall may be right around the corner, but the newest Pickup & Coming artist Scott Brantley is keeping summer around a little longer with his single “My Cooler.” The Georgia native stopped by “The Pickup” headquarters. Last time “The Pickup” went behind the scenes Hank Jr.’s all new “Are You Ready For Some Football.” In this episode, “The Pickup” has an exclusive with his rowdy friends Florida Georgia Line and Jason Derulo about what it means to them to be part of such an iconic anthem.


  1. Samantha Jane Jones says:

    I am a true Southern Belle who loves good country music and I love “The Pickup.” Thank you for paying tribute to two Country Greats.

    Samantha Jane Jones
    Biloxi, MS

  2. Butter Hayes says:

    To “The Pickup” I say thank you for honoring 2 Country Legends.

    Butter Hayes
    Memphis, TN

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