Nashville News: Thursday, 8/13
Garth Brooks is taking his world tour to Cleveland in October.
So far, he has October 9th and 10th booked at Quicken Loans Arena. Tickets go on sale August 21st
and all the details are at wqmx.com!
There's good news out of the Little Big Town camp. Jimi Westbrook can talk! He posted a video on Facebook as proof.
Jimi, who underwent vocal cord surgery in June, is finally ready to hit the stage again. The group's first scheduled
date since going on medical hiatus will be in Canada on August 22nd.
The group was hoping to be back on tour at the end of July, but doctors felt Jimi needed more time to heal.
Three well-known celebrities have joined the cast of a movie based onDolly Parton’s childhood.
Two are TV actors, but singer Jennifer Nettlesis the third, and she’s slotted to portray Dolly’s mother.
She will take the role of “Avie” inDolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors, starring opposite of Ricky Schroeder’s “Lee,”
Dolly’s father. Gerald McRaney, who for years starred as the title character in Major Dad, an early ‘90s sitcom, will
play Dolly’s grandfather. The air date for Coat of Many Colors has not been revealed, but it will come sometime
during the upcoming television season.
Nashville News: Wednesday, 8/12
Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood will get stars on the Music City Walk of Fame in Nashville.
The induction ceremony is September 10th at Walk of Fame Park. The Walk of Fame pays tribute to
musicians from all genres who've made significant contributions to preserving the musical heritage of
Nashville and have contributed to the world through song or other industry collaboration.
Jason Aldean played for more than 54,000 fans at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, Colo.,
over the weekend, marking the two-millionth ticket sale for his Burnin’ it Down tour.
On the milestone, Jason said, “I’ll always be surprised to look up and see that many people … the Aldean Army
is rocking harder than ever, but the thing that really kills me is when I look up and see their faces and see how
much these songs really mean to them.’
Jason will bring the Burnin’ It Down tour to Blossom on Sept 19th!
Nashville New: Tuesday, 8/11
Congrats to Michael Ray for scoring his first career #1 single and the first #1 debut single by a male in
2015 with “Kiss You in the Morning.” The track is part of his self-titled debut album which is out now.
Dan and Shay will head out on a headlining tour this fall, with Kelsea Ballerini joining them on select dates.
The Just the Right Kind of Crazy tour launches October 1st in Kentucky and will hit 15 cities before wrapping
up on October 24th in Alabama.
Chris Young is launching a fall tour to promote his upcoming fifth studio album, I'm Coming Over. He'll get things
rolling in Savannah, Georgia on October 22nd. He'll hit 14 markets before putting the wraps on things December
5th in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Eric Paslay and Clare Dunn are his openers for the run.
Jana Kramer and her husband Michael Caussin are expecting a baby.
She tells People, “Being a mom will be the greatest job I’ll ever have. I feel like the luckiest girl alive to be on this
journey with the love of my life.”
The couple married in Charlotteville, Virginia on May 22nd. Their bundle of joy is due to arrive early next year.
Nashville News: Monday, 8/10
Another country couple is splitting!
This time it's Jake Owen and his wife of three years, Lacey. In a statement, Jake writes, “I wanted to let my
fans know how much I’ve appreciated their support of not only my career, but my family as a whole.
Sadly, Lacey and I have decided to end our marriage. We want to focus on our daughter Pearl and make sure
that she has a beautiful life with loving parents. We appreciate you respecting our privacy during this time.”
Jake also tweeted, "This is the hardest thing I've ever done in my life. We appreciate your support and privacy
in this matter."
Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelley and his wife Cassie are going to parents!
Cassie says that after years of negative pregnancy tests, she and Charles found out she had a one
percent chance of conceiving naturally. So they decided to enjoy their lives without the pressure of trying
to start a family with the intention of exploring other options this fall. But she says, "I woke up one morning
in June and there it was, a positive test. I was in shock. Happy shock, but shock."
The baby is due in February. Charles and Cassie have been married for six years.