Nashville News: Thursday, 2/25
Eric Churchheads to Europe at the end of the week to play shows in Germany, Sweden, Holland, Norway and Switzerland.
He's also on the bill for the U.K.'s Country to Country Festival in Dublin, Ireland; Glasgow, Scotland; and London.
He will be at Countryfest on Saturday June 11th!
Jennifer Nettles is particularly pumped about her forthcoming album, Playing With Fire. She’s already given us a little taste
of the record with its first single, “Unlove You.”
She says, “I’m excited for fans to get to hear this album because I feel like in comparison toThat Girl, and That Girl was the
right record at the right time for me. But I recorded it when I had a 5-month-old child and it was a very specific time in my life. This record has a lot of that fire on it in the years that followed. I am
braver … There are lots of fire references in a lot of the songs which really for me is about transformation and I do feel
transformed. So I’m excited for people to get to hear a lot of that on this record.”
The new album doesn’t have a release date yet, but it should drop sometime in the spring (April or May).
Nashville News: Wednesday, 2/24
It appears that Kacey Musgraves and soul singer Miguel have collaborated on a song.
Last week, Kacey posted a photo of the two of them onInstagram with the caption "wavy." Miguel posted the
same picture with wave emojis. So there's a good chance that the song they've collaborated on is "Waves."
We'll find out for sure tonight when Kacey and Miguel appear together on The Late Late Show With James Corden.
Thomas Rhett fell into the audience during a show in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend. He handled like a pro
and didn't miss a note.
He said about the stage dive, "Usually when I fall, it happens in twos. But luckily I avoided that trap this weekend. But I
didn't stop singing, though. I never stopped once."
Nashville News: Tuesday, 2/23
Gwen Stefani supposedly watched Blake Shelton's show this weekend in Detroit via Facetime. Kevin Nisun, a guy who was at the show, tweeted, "A guy standing next to me at the Blake concert was Facetiming Gwen Stefani, so
that's pretty cool."
Blake continues his run of shows through March 19th. He'll also start up season 10 of The Voice on February 29th.
We learned yesterday that Carrie Underwood does not want to talk politics and she won’t be endorsing any candidates,
now we learn why she doesn’t like wearing cowboy boots.
At a recent photo shoot for Allure magazine, Carrie admitted that as country as she is, she doesn’t always choose her
She said, “I would take high heels over cowboy boots. I know that’s blasphemous in country music. I love boots. I have
lots of boots. But I just feel much more like a lady (in heels).” Now we know were she stands!!!!! Ha!
Nashville News: Monday, 2/22
Kelsea Ballerini woke up Sunday morning crying tears of joy over “Dibs” hitting number-one on the
She tweeted, “Woke up and started bawling reading E-mails and texts because ‘Dibs’ is number-one and we did it again. I am so proud and honored to work with people that fight daily to have my voice heard
on the radio and have radio fight daily to give me a voice. It is such a dream.”
“Dibs” is Kelsea’s second chart-topper, following “Love Me Like You Mean It,” which was the first debut single by a
solo female act to hit number-one in nine years.
The National Golf Course Association has givenDarius Rucker its Award of Merit for his work in using golf to raise
money for various charities.
Through the Hootie and the Blowfish Foundation, Darius and his bandmates have raised over $1.8 million for organizations