Nashville News: Thursday, 12/10
Just days after receiving a Grammy nomination for his debut solo single “The Driver,”Charles Kelley has abruptly
canceled the remaining 2015 dates of his solo tour.
The tour got off to a rocky start, with him canceling shows just days before they were to have taken place. A portion of
upcoming tour dates will be moving to early 2016.
Lady Antebellum are currently on a hiatus, and while Charles is pursuing his solo project, Hillary Scott has revealed that
she is working on a gospel project with her family.
Seven country artists made it into the Top 30 of Forbes's list of the World's Highest-Paid Musicians of 2015. The list is based on record sales, shows and other endeavors.
Here's how country stars ranked: Garth Brooks is the highest paid country star in the world with 90 million and he is at
#3 on the list, followed by Toby Keith at #16 at 53 million, Jason Aldean is at #19 with 43 million, Luke Bryan is right
behind him at #20 with 42 million, Kenny Chesney is at 21 with 42 million as well, Tim McGraw drew in 38 million and
lands at #24 and finally at #27 with 36 million- FGL.
Coming in at the top of the list is Katy Perry, who raked in $135 million.
Nashville News: Wednesday, 12/9
Trisha Yearwood will kick off a seventh season of Trisha's Southern Kitchen on the Food Network on January 2nd.
During the season premiere, Trisha shares a down-home dinner with Reba McEntire, visits Graceland and participates in a Habitat for Humanity build. The 13-episode season also features Trisha’s lighter take on favorite Southern dishes, game-day party food and a nostalgic “Barbie Q” with Trisha’s sister Beth.
Congrats to Brett Eldredge who earned gold certification for his recent single “Lose My Mind” which was his 4th
consecutive #1 single and first song from his recent album, “Illinois.” The single, co-written by Brett has garnered more that 500,000 sales and streaming units.
Nashville News: Tuesday, 12/8
After his impressive sweep at last month's CMA Awards, Chris Stapleton is the country frontrunner for the 2016
Chris leads the country nominees with four nods. He grabbed nominations in the prestigious all-genre Album of the Year for Traveller, Best Country Album for Traveller and Best Solo Country Performance
for "Traveller." He's also nominated as a songwriter for Best Country Song for "Traveller."
Sam Hunt has two nominations -- he's a contender for the all-genre Best New Artist and has a chance to take home Country Album of the Year for Montevallo.
Little Big Town have two nominations. They're up for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for"Girl Crush" and
Country Album of the Year forPain Killer. The writers of "Girl Crush" are also up for Song of the Year.
Ashley Monroe also has two nods -- for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for "Lonely Tonight," her duet with Blake Shelton, and Country Album of the
Year for The Blade.
The Grammy Awards air February 16th on CBS.
Nashville News: Monday, 12/7
Chris Young has cancelled his remaining dates for the rest of the year due to strep throat.
He's rescheduled those shows for early January. So he’s not so much comin’ over until later now...
Dan and Shay score their first number-one single on the Mediabase chart this week with “Nothin’ Like You.” And the timing is perfect! This week marks
the band’s 3rd anniversary!
I’m sure a lot of people want to sing with Carrie Underwood- and it already shows- she has sang hits with Brad Paisley
and Miranda Lambert.
But if it is up to Carrie, her next duet partner would be Axl Rose. Carrie says, “I really want to sing with him at some point
in my life. I’ve covered enough Guns N’ Roses stuff and it was people like him who taught me how to sing. They were so
different. I look at people like him and Queen’s Freddie Mercury, those people who were doing all these crazy runs. It was
No word on how Axl feels about Carrie’s dream duet...