Nashville News: Thursday, 3/10
Jana Kramer has an unusual collaboration coming up. She'll sing her song "She's Got the Boy" live, while dancers from
the Nashville Ballet perform a piece specially choreographed to the song.
She says, “I grew up in the ballet world, and this makes me feel as though it’s all come full circle. I can’t wait to
celebrate this wonderful evening in our city that I love.”
The performance takes place Saturday.
Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Tim McGraw, Thomas Rhett and Chris Stapleton are the latest performers to have scored
performance spots on the ACM Awards. The bill already includes Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Cam, Kenny Chesney,
Eric Church, Sam Hunt, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban and Florida Georgia Line.
Tim will perform his latest single, "Humble and Kind," for the first time on television.
The 51st annual ACM Awards, hosted by Luke and Dierks, will air live from Las Vegas on April 3rd on CBS.
Nashville News: Wednesday, 3/9
Little Big Town can scratch a dream TV gig off its bucket list. Last week, the group filmed an appearance
on Sesame Street.
While on set, Kimberly Schlapman and Jimi Westbrook each grabbed selfies with Abby Cadabby, while Philip Sweet
hung out with Cookie Monster and the Count.
Alan Jackson has a new concert DVD on the way. Keepin’ It Country Live at Red Rocks will be out on May 6th. The performance was filmed at the iconic venue in Colorado last May
as a part of his 25th Anniversary Keepin’ It Country tour.
Word is that Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani will have a duet on Blake's upcoming album, If I'm Honest. Details are
under tight wraps.
Blake released the single "Came Here to Forget" yesterday. The song is about a couple hooking up after each have a break-up. Though Blake didn't write the song, it sounds like he could have.
Blake's new album,If I'm Honestcomes out on May 20th.
Nashville News: Tuesday, 3/8
Dolly Parton will stage her first major North American tour in more than 25 years this summer. She'll be promoting
her new release Pure and Simple-- a double disc of some of her biggest hits.
She says, “We’re so excited to get out there and see the fans again. I’m really looking forward to singing songs the
fans have not heard in a while, as well as the hits, while debuting a few new ones off Pure and Simple."
Dates, venues and album track listing will be announced soon.
Kenny Chesney is in the studio working on the follow-up to his 2014 album The Big Revival.
Why so long between albums? He says, “You have to take time to live and breathe, to fill up your tanks to be creative.
Otherwise, you’re just on a treadmill churning out what you’ve already done... Who needs that? For me, especially after
the success of The Big Revival, I want to move the music, the songs, the discussion forward!”
No release date has been set yet. Kenny kicks off his Spread the Love stadium tour on April 23rd at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Alabama.
Nashville News: Monday, 3/7
Blake Shelton will be the next country star to get an exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
Blake Shelton: Based on a True Story, opens on May 27th and runs through November 6th. The exhibit will
features stage outfits, instruments, song manuscripts and photos.
Blake will release a new single, "Came Here to Forget," on Tuesday.
Kellie Pickler's CMT reality show, I Love Kellie Pickler, has been renewed for a second season.
Kellie believes that fans see a lot of their own lives when they watch her exploits with hubby Kyle Jacobs.
CMT has also announced that the scripted series Still the King, starring Billy Ray Cyrus, will premiere on June 12th.
Randy Houser starts release week for Fired Up with “We Went” at number-one on the Mediabase chart. It’s Randy’s fourth number-one following “How Country Feels,” “Goodnight Kiss” and “Runnin’ Out of Moonlight.”