Nashville News: Thursday, 3/3
Eric Church, Kelsea Ballerini, Sam Hunt and co-host Dierks Bentley have been added to the list of acts performing at the ACM Awards.
Eric has six nominations, and Kelsea, Sam and Dierks have two each.
Already on the bill are Cam, Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban and Florida Georgia Line.
More performers and presenters will be announced soon.
The 51st ACM Awards, hosted by Luke Bryan and Dierks, will air live from Las Vegas on April 3rd on CBS.
Willie Nelson really knows how to charm the ladies -- even the of the swine persuasion. He appeared on the season finale of The Muppets, cheering up Miss Piggy
after she ends up in the hospital after a fall. Thus proving the 82-year-old country legend has really done it all!
Nashville News: Wednesday, 3/2
Blake Shelton has been working together with Smithworks Vodka to create a spirit made with corn from Kansas,
Missouri and Oklahoma, and water from Lake Fort Smith in Arkansas.
Blake says, “I grew up in Oklahoma and was raised on the values of hard work, humility and an appreciation for the
simple things that make up a good life... I’ve been involved in the development of the brand and I’m excited for
everyone to finally taste what we’ve been crafting."
The vodka is available in select markets.
Luke Bryan and Jason Derulo will team up for an episode of CMT Crossroads that will air this summer.
A new season begins on March 24th with Jennifer Nettles and Cheap Trick. Also coming this season are Charles Kelley
and Rob Thomas, and Thomas Rhett and Nick Jonas.
The Band Perry have split from their longtime label, Republic Nashville and the Big Machine Label Group. The trio
announced the separation on Facebook, adding that there will definitely be a new album coming.
It’s not clear when that project will be released or who will release it. The separation comes in advance of what was
expected to be their third studio album. The first single from that album, “Live Forever,” was a Top 30 hit, but fell
short of expectations.
Nashville News: Tuesday, 3/1
Keith Urban scores his 20th number-one on the Mediabase chart this week with “Break On Me.”Keith will be at
Blossom with Brett Eldredge and Maren Morris on July 15th!
Jake Owen is gearing up for the road trip of a lifetime. He went live on Facebook to announce that he's bought a
vintage 1966 Volkswagen van, dubbed it the Love Bus, and will be leaving Nashville on Saturday to head for
Key West, Florida. Along the way, he'll make stops to meet fans and play some new music from his upcoming album
Jake hopes that the Love Bus will promote happiness and positivity -- and his new single, "American Country Love Song."
Zac Brown Band launch the Blackout the Sun tour, their sixth headlining trek, on May 19th in Hartford, Connecticut.
The guys will play 29 dates, including New York's Citi Field and Boston's Fenway Park. Drake White and the Big Fire will
be the opener.
They will be at Blossom on June 24th.
Nashville News: Monday, 2/29
RaeLynn married her longtime love, Joshua Davis, in a ceremony in Nashville on Saturday.
Us Weekly reports the two exchanged vows at a friend’s barn in front of more than 300 guests, her wearing a white
embellished halter top wedding gown.
The couple went with a “whimsical woodland theme” for the wedding. RaeLynn and her 17 bridesmaids all wore white,
while the groomsmen wore three-piece charcoal gray suits.
It’s been a couple of years since Carrie Underwood toured extensively, but she’s back in a big way with her recently-launched tour in support of her current album, Storyteller.
She promised fans she’d return to the road after she released Storyteller in October, and her fans have stuck by her, turning all
nine of Carrie’s concerts so far into wall-to-wall sellouts.
Will they continue to sell out, we shall see and we will see Carrie at the Q in Cleveland on May 18th!