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.

Keith Urban, Little Big Town, Luke Combs, Zac Brown Band and more artists have joined the lineup of performers for the 2019 CMT Music Awards. According to a press release, this year's awards ceremony will also feature collaborations between Brandi Carlile and Tanya Tucker, while Sheryl Crow will team up with Maren MorrisThomas Rhett will perform with Little Big Town and Trombone Shorty, and Brett Young will perform alongside Boyz II Men. The 2019 CMT Music Awards will air live from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on CMT on June 5 at 8PM ET.

Congratulations are in order for Waterloo Revival's George Birge and his wife Kara, who have welcomed a new baby boy to their family! The band announced the arrival of baby Luke Birge in an Instagram post on Tuesday (May 28). "Momma @karabirge was the picture of grace in delivery and they are both resting happy and healthy now," the band writes. "Thank you God for this blessing!" Luke is the Birges' second child; he joins 2-year-old big brother George James Birge.

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