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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockMiranda Lambert’s main squeeze, Anderson East, plays the Today show on Friday. You can watch for his performance starting at 7 a.m. on NBC.

The CMA Songwriters Series is headed to Canada. Canadian singer/songwriters Dean Brody and Jessica Mitchell will join father and son Marcus and Levi Hummon to play the Tuesday, January 23 show at The Great Hall in Toronto. Marcus has written smashes like Rascal Flatts’ “Bless the Broken Road” and The Dixie Chicks’ “Cowboy Take Me Away.”

Randy Houser, Lee Ann Womack, Lauren Alaina and Runaway June will all take turns opening the next leg of Alan Jackson’s Honky Tonk Highway Tour. Lauren is up first, as the trek kicks off January 19 in Lexington, Kentucky.

Florida Georgia Line is set to headline Summerfest in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Saturday, June 30.

Chris Stapleton will be the musical guest on Saturday Night Live on January 27. SNL alum Will Ferrell will host.

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