Nashville News: Wednesday, 1/6
American Saturday Night: Live From the Grand Ole Opry will be released across the country next month.
The full-length film features performances from and backstage conversations with Opry members Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton
and Darius Rucker, as well as The Band Perry and Brett Eldredge.
NBC announced that Chris Stapleton will be the musical guest on SNL on January 16th. Adam Driver is the host for that
Steven Tyler continues to work on his first solo album, a country effort he hopes to release this year, and he's ready to
drop another single.
This one is called "Red White and You," which his label, Dot Records, describes as an "American up-tempo country anthem." The song will hit the airwaves on January 25th.
Nashville News: Tuesday, 1/5
Laura Bell Bundy kicked off the new year by getting engaged to her longtime boyfriend, Thom Hinkle.
She shared the news on Instagram, accompanied by a picture of her engagement ring.
The couple met four years ago, and she calls him “My rock. My partner. My best friend. My roomie. My champion.
My greatest, most fun challenge.”
Carrie Underwood secretly filmed her hubby, Mike Fisher, while he was singing a Garth Brooks song in the car -- and posted it on Instagram. She used the hashtag #IAlwaysWantedToMarryGarth, with the caption, "Duet coming soon."
He's no Garth, but Mike is actually a pretty good singer. Check out Carrie and her Garth wannabe on Instagram.
Nashville News: Monday, 1/4
The Voice Season 7 winner Craig Wayne Boyd and his fiancee, Taylor, welcomed a baby girl to their family.
Dakota Lynne was born on New Year’s Eve in Nashville, which happens to be Craig’s 37th birthday as well!
He says, “It was the best birthday present I could have ever received. We are in love already and I am so grateful for
our growing family. Dakota is beautiful just like her mom."
Eric Church begins the new year with a new accolade -- he tops the list of most-played country artists on jukeboxes for 2015. He will also provide the tailgating entertainment at college football's
title game, when Alabama takes on Clemson on January 11th in Glendale, Arizona.