Nashville News: Thursday, 4/21
The new Dan and Shay album, Obsessed, comes out on June 3rd. The album will feature the Top 30 single
“From the Ground Up.”
Also on June 3rd, Dan and Shay and Michael Ray start Darius Rucker’s Good for a Good Time tour in Tampa, Florida.
They will all be at Blossom on August 26th!
Blake Shelton scored a major courtroom victory in his libel lawsuit against In Touch Weekly.
A federal judge ruled that the In Touch cover story claiming Blake has a drinking problem and was headed to rehab
isn't protected speech. The magazine argued that Blake was “libel-proof” because he often posts about drinking on
The judge rejected the claim basically saying- You don't get to call someone an alcoholic just because they say they
like to drink.
Nashville News: Wednesday, 4/20
Blake Shelton has revealed the cover and more details about his new album, If I'm Honest. He said, “I literally think
this the best I can do.”
His girlfriend Gwen Stefani tweeted a picture of the back of the album showing the track listing and revealing the
name of their duet- it is called “Go Ahead and Break My Heart.”
Blake's album If I'm Honestcomes out on May 20th.
Florida Georgia Line’s new album has a name and a major collaboration. The duo say their third studio album, due
out in August will be called Dig Your Roots, and it will feature Tim McGraw.
Brian Kelley says, “The songs are better. They’re deeper. It’s the perfect evolution. I think, really honestly, we’ve tried
as best we can to be as transparent as we can with our lyrics and our music and record and write exactly where we’re
at and then release it.”
Tyler Hubbard points out that Brian sings lead on three of the album’s songs, which is new for them. The guys will stop
at Blossom with Cole Swindell, The Cadillac Three and Kane Brown on September 9th!
Nashville News: Tuesday, 4/19
Rascal Flatts have a new number-one on the Mediabase chart this week with “I Like The Sound of That.” It's their
The Flatts kick off their Rhythm and Roots tour June 17th in Charlotte, North Carolina with Kelsea Ballerini
and Chris Lane. They will all be at Blossom on June 25th!
There isn’t a timetable for the new Miranda Lambert album, but the new music will feature the most self-penned songs since her debut album, Kerosene.
She says, “I’ve spent a lot, a lot, a lot of time writing lately. I’ve had more time than I’ve ever had, so I’ve been
able to write every day. I think I’ve been more honest, to myself, even. Not being afraid to lay it all out there. As I’ve
gotten older I’ve laid it out there less at times in my career. But now I’m just like, ‘Here it is, here’s my story.’ You can
relate because everybody goes through [stuff].”
Miranda, Sam Hunt and Old Dominion start Kenny Chesney’s Spread the Love tour on Saturday in Auburn, Alabama.
The Keeper of the Flame tour with Kip Moore and Brothers Osborne starts May 13th in St. Louis and stops at Blossom
on July 28th!
Nashville News: Monday, 4/18
Jason Aldean will kick off his Six String Circus tour next month.
He'll get things going on May 19th in Rogers, Arkansas along with Thomas Rhett and A Thousand Horses.
Kid Rock will link up with him for a date at Boston's Fenway Park.
Jason stops at Blossom on September 23rd.
Garth Brooks is going to share the recording process for his upcoming album with fans via social media.
He kicked off the first night of his concert stand in Columbus on Friday night and in a Facebook live session before the
show, he revealed some exciting plans for his as-yet-untitled upcoming album.
He said, “We’re gonna make a big move here in a just a little bit with Facebook. We’re gonna bring you in on making
this album … songwriting sessions, everything from recording. It’s gonna be a blast.”
Garth released his most recent album, Man Against Machine, in late 2014. He hasn’t spilled many details about its follow-up, but he has said that the next record may be aconcept album.