Nashville News: Thursday, 3/17
Brett Eldredge and Chris Young with Cassadee Pope are the latest performers on the bill for the ACM Awards.
They join Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Cam, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church,
Sam Hunt, Tim McGraw, Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban and Florida Georgia Line.
Additional acts and presenters will be announced in the next few weeks.
The 51st ACM Awards, hosted by Luke and Dierks, will air live from Las Vegas on April 3rd on ABC.
And speaking of Dukes, Luke says he couldn’t be happier about his new co-host. In a recent interview he revealed what ACM viewers can expect from the big night in Las Vegas.
He jokes, “Dierks can read better than Blake. He’s just smarter than Blake.”
Luke adds that since he’s now the “veteran host” of the show, he may have to pull the weight of the awards show.
He adds, “I’ll have to assume the role of responsibility and carry Dierks through this thing.”
Luke — who is nominated in the Entertainer of the Year category at the ACM Awards says he always most looks
forward to the monologue at the awards show because it sets the tone for the night.
Nashville News: Wednesday, 3/16
Toby Keith will hit the highways with his Interstates and Tailgates Tour, which kicks off May 21st in Louisville,
Kentucky. More than 25 dates have already been booked, and more are likely to be added. He will be at Blossom
on August 5th.
In the meantime, you can catch Toby's Sound stage concert currently airing on PBS.
Jason Aldean and Brittany Kerr are celebrating a year of wedded bliss in Hawaii.
Jason posted a photo of the two of them in paradise on Instagram. Jason and Brittany tied the knot last March
21st in a lavish destination wedding in Mexico.
Nashville News: Tuesday, 3/15
Maren Morris is set to release her debut album, Hero, on June 3rd.
Maren co-wrote all the songs on the 11-track record. She says, "I've come such a long way from who I was in Texas, who I am as a writer, who I am as a
woman today. I think the message of this record is self acceptance and awareness, and that to me is heroic."
Miranda Lambert has partnered with Petmate for her own line of pet products. MuttNation Fueled by Miranda Lambert
will launch this week at the Global Pet Expo in Orlando, Florida.
The collection features bedding, collars, leashes, and food and water dishes. There will also be a line of plush puppies -- each with its own adoption story.
She says, "There are millions of beautiful dogs looking for homes, and it is our hope that in addition to raising money,
we will raise awareness to the joy of adopting a shelter pet.”
Nashville News: Monday, 3/14
Carrie Underwood scores her 23rd number-one this week with “Heartbeat.” It’s the second number-one from her new album Storyteller, following “Smoke Break.” She admits she was the last person to be a fan of
the song when was co-writing the tune.
Kelsea Ballerini, Thomas Rhett and Kesha will appear as themselves on ABC’s Nashville.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the singers are booked for one-episode cameos, but they will not appear on the same episode. Nashville returns Wednesday on ABC.