The latest version of The Pickup  continues its tradition of presenting the top stories in country music,  both traditional and modern. 

The Pickup travels to Sin City for a  rundown of all the big night’s winners of the 52nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, with such big names as Trace Adkins and Big & Rich stopping by the Red Carpet. We also take a look at how one of Country’s biggest names of the 1990s, Tracy Lawrence,  has re-invented himself as an ACM Nominee this year. 

In addition, the  Country Music Hall of Fame announces their 2017 class, and Alabama’s Jeff Cook makes a heartbreaking announcement. There’s all of that in this week’s installment, as well as an introduction to Dylan Scott in The Pickup & Coming segment, and Trisha Yearwood meets… herself, as Madame Tussauds’ opens in Music City! 

The Pickup is presented by the 2018 Country Music Cruise  featuring Alabama, Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers, Lorrie Morgan,  Bobby Bare, Mickey Gilley, Johnny Lee, Jeannie Seely and many more. Go  to www.countrymusiccruise.com now to book your cabin.

ABOUT THE PICKUP: Launched in early 2015, The Pickup, a syndicated country video news  series produced by The Hot Seat, highlights today's stars and classic  country artists making news today. New episodes are posted on the 1st  and 15th of each month. The Pickup, hosted and produced by Adam Wurtzel,  can be seen on the websites of broadcasters across the country  including over 160 stations, as well as online media blogs, RFD-TV, the  U.K.'s SKY Television and the Heartland Network.