Nashville News: Thursday, 6/9
Carrie Underwood took home two buckle trophies at CMT Music Awards last night. She picked up the
Female Video of the Year and the Performance Video of the Year both for "Smoke Break." Thomas Rhett won
Male Video of the Year for “Die a Happy Man,” Chris Stapleton continued the winning streak with a Breakthrough
Video of the Year win for “Fire Away.” ButTim McGraw took the top award of the night,Video of the Year, for
"Humble and Kind."
Photos from Dolly Parton's 50th anniversary vow renewal with her husband Carl Dean will be sold to the highest bidder -- and the proceeds will benefit children's charities.
She says, "If I had it to do all over, I'd do it all over again, and we did. I'm dragging him kicking and screaming into
the next 50 years. Wish us luck. In all honesty, the only way I was able to get Carl to do any of this in the first place
was that it was a great opportunity for us to raise money for some very worthy causes."
The photos are significant because fans will get to see what the rarely photographed Carl looks like. He also agreed to
an interview that will appear with the pictures.
Dolly and Carl were married on May 30th, 1966.
Nashville News: Wednesday, 6/8
Luke Bryan is headed back out to the farm.
He took to Twitter to announce the dates for his annual Farm Tour, spanning from October 5th to October 15th.
As usual, a portion of the ticket sales will go to the Luke Bryan Farm Tour Scholarship, which is a local college
scholarship that helps students from a farming family pay for college.
Luke also announced his Farm Tour EP. This is the first time he has released music to coincide with his Farm Tour shows.
ABC is set to premiere its new show, Greatest Hits, later this month. It celebrates hits from iconic artists of the
past few decades, and now the network has revealed the first round of performers. Little Big Town and Bonnie Raitt
are just two of the acts slated to perform on the show.
Others includeBackstreet Boys, Foreigner, Chicago, REO Speedwagon, Meghan Trainor, and more.
Kelsea Ballerini and Arsenio Hall will host the six-episode music series, which premieres on June 30 on ABC.
Nashville News: Tuesday, 6/7
Thomas Rhett has scored his sixth straight Number One single with "T-Shirt" this week on the Country
Radio Singles chart.
He knew this song would be a great follow-up to the award-winning "Die a Happy Man," because he wife
Lauren loved the song!
The CMT Music Awards just picked up a big performer.
CMT announced that Carrie Underwood will join the list of performers and sing her hit single "Church Bells."
Several other artists were also revealed. Pitbull will step onto the CMTstage for the first time in a performance
with nominee Leona Lewis and CMT Music Award-winner Cassadee Pope. And newer acts Brothers Osborne, LoCash, Maren Morris and Michael Ray will perform .
The show will air live on Wednesday Nashville's Bridgestone Arena.