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.

Kacey Musgraves will present an award at the 2019 Oscars on Sunday (Feb. 24), according to Variety. The country star joins previously announced Academy Awards presenters Chris Evans, Tina Fey, Samuel L. Jackson, Melissa McCarthy and more. -- AS

Congratulations are in order for Rachel Reinert: The solo artist and former Gloriana member got engaged on Valentine's Day! Reinert said "yes" to Caleb Crosby, her boyfriend of four years, who is the drummer in the band Tyler Bryant and the Shakedown. “We are engaged!," Reinert writes in an Instagram post announcing their impending nuptials. “Never been happier. Never loved anyone more.” -- AM

Lucie Silvas
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When iconic '80s rock duo Heart hit the road for their 2019 Love Tour, Sheryl Crow, Lucie Silvas, Elle King and Brandi Carlile will join the band out on the road. King will open most of the dates on the tour, but Silvas will play shows in St. Louis, Mo., and Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Crow will join for 10 dates, and Carlile will perform alongside Heart in Atlanta, Ga., and Birmingham, Ala. Tickets for the tour are on sale now. -- AM

Brandi Carlile the Joke
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Speaking of Brandi Carlile, the 2019 Grammy Awards winner has joined the speaker series at SXSW 2019. Set for March 8-17 in Austin, Texas, Carlile will interview actress Elisabeth Moss, with whom she worked on the music video for her song "Party of One," about her upcoming punk rocker role in the forthcoming film Her Smell. -- AM

3rd Annual National Day Of Racial Healing
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Melissa Etheridge is set to release her 15th studio album in 2019. Titled The Medicine Show, the album "deals with universal themes of renewal, reconciliation, reckoning, compassion and, most profoundly, healing," according to a press release, and is set for release on April 12 via Concord Records. Etheridge will kick off a tour in support of the album on March 29 with a two-night stand in Bonita Springs, Fla. She'll make stops in New York, New Jersey, Texas, Louisiana, Georgia, North Carolina, Massachusetts and Colorado before concluding in Chandler, Ariz. on June 13. -- AM

Robert Earl Keen 2018 Christmas tour
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Texas troubadour Robert Earl Keen is headed out on the road this spring. In a press release, Keen announced a 20-date lineup for 2019, kicking off with a performance at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo on March 17, where he'll perform alongside George Strait and Lyle Lovett. After that, REK is set to perform in New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Arkansas, North Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee, among other locales, before concluding in Baton Rouge, La., on April 20. Tickets for these dates are on sale now. -- AM

Jason Aldean
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Jason Aldean and the Zac Brown Band will headline the 2018 Watershed Music and Camping Festival at Washington State's Gorge Amphitheater. Set for Aug. 2-4, the festival will also feature a headlining performance from newlywed Miranda Lambert, who will be joined onstage by her Pistol Annies bandmates. Kane Brown, Danielle Bradbery, Cody Johnson, Cam, Chris Young, Midland, Maren Morris and more artists will also perform. Get details on tickets for the festival at WatershedFest.com​. -- AM

Jason Isbell
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Jason Isbell and Brandi Carlile will headline the 2019 Moon River Music Festival. Set for Sept. 7-8, 2019, in Chattanooga, Tenn., the festival will also feature performances by festival organizer Drew Holcomb and his band the Neighbors, the Wood Brothers, Josh Ritter, Rayland Baxter and Johnnyswim. Tickets to the festival have already sold out, but fans can find out more at MoonRiverFestival.com. -- AM

tyler childers 2019 tour dates
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Also in music festival news, Tyler Childers and Midland are set to perform at the 2019 Forecastle Festival in Louisville, Ky. Scheduled for July 12-14, the festival will also feature performances from the Avett Brothers, Maggie Rogers, First Aid Kit, Anderson East, Dawes and Liz Cooper & the Stampede. Tickets are currently on sale, and can be purchased at ForecastleFest.com. -- AM

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