Nashville News: Thursday, 6/2
Brett Eldredge, Blake Shelton, Jake Owen, Kelsea Ballerini, Lindsay Ell and Thomas Rhett are the inaugural nominees
for the Social Superstar award at the upcoming CMT Music Awards.
The new category recognizes artists who are pioneering social media as a tool to regularly interact with fans through
a multitude of platforms and apps. Fans can vote via Twitter and Instagram using the hashtags #CMTawards and a tag
with the word "vote" and the artist's name.
So now Blake and Thomas are now neck-and-neck with Carrie Underwood, Cam and Chris Stapleton for the most
nominations- three each. The winner will be announced during the CMT Music Awards on June 8th. Erin Andrews and
football player J.J.Watt will co-host.
Dylan Scott had a big weekend. In addition to announcing new tour dates, his single “My Girl” and the upcoming
release of his self-titled debut album on Aug. 12, he also married his longtime love Blair Anderson in Louisiana.
And there is more- Dylan will be joining us for our WQMX 6th Annual Put In Bay Island Getaway For a Day on
August 14th. Tickets go on sale tomorrow 10am at wqmx.com!
Nashville News: Wednesday, 6/1
We're finally getting to see pictures from Randy Houser and Tatiana Starzynski's May 4th wedding at the
Homestead Manor outside of Nashville.
People published the gorgeous pictures, including shots of Randy's son West, who served as his ring bearer, as
well as some of his more famous guests -- including Lee Brice, Florida Georgia Line's Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard, Jamey Johnson, Dierks Bentley and
Things couldn't be better for Blake Shelton -- he has a new love, a new album and an exhibit about to open at the Country Music Hall of Fame.
But last year, he was in a completely different place in his life as he and Miranda Lambert were headed for divorce.
He tells People, "This time last year, there was no light at the end of the tunnel for me personally. There was a point
there where I thought I didn't even want to exist anymore."
He says at the time he wished he could fall into a coma and not wake up for a year.