ALBUQUERQUE, NM - OCTOBER 15: Lauren Alaina performs during the CMA Songwriters Series at KiMo Theatre on October 15, 2019 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. (Photo by Adria Malcolm/Getty Images)

Stars & Guitars is just days away, and we do have a bit of bittersweet news today.

As most people know by now, Lauren Alaina has reached the semi-finals of ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars.” Because the show is live on Monday nights, unfortunately Lauren won’t be able to be in Fayetteville as scheduled.

“We’re so excited to see how well Lauren has done on ‘Dancing’, so we’re really happy for her,” said WKML Programming Director Randy Bliss. “Her improvement week to week has been remarkable, even with her rib injuries.

“While we’re disappointed to not have Lauren on our Stars & Guitars stage Monday, we are thrilled with our lineup as it still stands.”

Chris Janson is headlining Monday’s sold-out show at the Crown Coliseum, and will still be joined by HARDY, Kip Moore, Morgan Wallen and Russell Dickerson.

There are still a few chances remaining to win tickets at our last few ticket stops. Visit to see the remaining scheduled stops.

Also, we now have Stars & Guitars merchandise on sale! Visit to see the awesome merchandise you can get to commemorate this one of a kind show!

Brandon Plotnick is a former sports journalist, now living in the digital space with interests all over the musical and pop culture map.