Nashville News: Thursday, 1/21
Little Big Town is gonna be busy in the next few weeks- they will perform the national anthem and at halftime
at the NFC championship game between the Arizona Cardinals and the Carolina Panthers.
They've also been tapped to perform at the Grammy Awards on February 15th, where they're up for Best Country
Duo/Groupfor "Girl Crush." They won their first Grammy in 2012 for "Pontoon."
Darius Rucker launches his Good for a Good Time tour on June 2nd in Tampa, Florida. He'll bring along Dan and Shay
andMichael Ray on the 32-stop trek.
Once again, he'll partner with Project Rebuild to present homes to wounded combat heroes and Gold Star spouses.
He will be at Blossom on August 26th.
Nashville News: Wednesday, 1/20
Chris Stapleton continues to build momentum with his album Traveller, which continues as the nation's top-selling country album. 2016 is looking just as good as 2015 did for Chris!
Dierks Bentley announced his Somewhere on the Beach tour -- named for his new single from his upcoming album, Black.
First, he'll go to the United Kingdom for shows in Dublin, London, Manchester and Glasgow, followed by the American
kickoff in New Jersey on May 12th.
Randy Houser and Cam will be his openers for the run. Dierks says, "I’ve toured with Randy before, and he’s just a great dude -- on stage and backstage. And I’ve gotten to know Cam a little over the last year, and she’s fun too, and so talented.
It’s going to be a big summer for sure."
Cleveland is on the list of tour stops!
Nashville News: Tuesday, 1/19
It’s official -- Thomas Rhett has held the number-one spot on the Mediabase chart with “Die a Happy Man” for
a solid month.
Blake Shelton plans to get real about his split with Miranda Lambert on his next album.
He says, “I’ve written more than I’ve written in 15 years, for obvious reasons — all the awful things that have
happened in my personal life — but the way the year ended is also the greatest of my life.”
He adds, “I’m doing what I’m supposed to do, and that’s put all I’ve gone through and put it into music, and I never
felt more connected to a record before. When people hear this record, they may not know what happened to me, but
they’re gonna know how I felt about it. And that’s exciting for me, to just lay it out there for people.”
Blake's hope is to have the first single from the new collection out later this month with a full album out in May.
Nashville News: Monday, 1/18
Willie Nelson is known for his own signature country style, but for his new album he’s taking on a different set of
iconic tunes: Gershwin pop songs.
The album, slated for release Feb. 26, includes several of the Gershwin brothers’ greatest hits, including “Let’s Call
Trisha Yearwood has landed the part of Mary in the upcoming live TV production of The Passion. Also tapped for the
production-Tyler Perry, who will serve as the host and narrator.
The Passion will air live on Palm Sunday, March 20th on FOX.
Vince Gill, Jennifer Nettles, Lee Brice and Lennon and Maisy will play the 2016 NHL All-Star Game at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on January 31st.
Vince will sing the national anthem and Lennon and Maisy will perform the Canadian national anthem.
Lee will give a pre-game performance and Jennifer will sing during the second intermission.