Nashville News: Wednesday, 6/15
Carrie Underwood's Calia fitness clothing line and Dick's Sporting Goods will donate $500,000 through the
Sports Matter initiative to girls athletic programs.
Her first grant of $100,000 goes to her hometown's school district athletic programs in Oklahoma. Carrie, who
surprised the student athletes while at summer practice, says, “Being active in youth sports while growing up
helped set the foundation and passion for making fitness an important part of my life today."
Since 2014, the Dick's Sporting Goods Foundation has pledged more than $50 million to support youth sports
programs through its Sports Matter initiative.
Justin Moore has launched the ‘Best Dad in the World Contest’ honor of Father’s Day this Sunday. Fans can visit his
website to submit a video sharing why they have the best dad in the world for a chance to win a private concert from
Justin at the winner’s house.
Nashville News: Tuesday, 6/14
Tim McGraw has the nation's number-one country song this week with "Humble and Kind."
He says he loved it the first time he heard it and wanted to record the song as a lesson to his daughters -- especially his oldest, who was going off to college. Last week he won the Video of the Year award for the song's
clip at the CMT Music Awards.
Lady Antebellum announced their hiatus last fall, but promised fans it would be brief — and they weren’t lying.
In that span of time, Charles Kelley released a solo album, Hillary Scott worked on a gospel project with her family and
Dave Haywood continued to produce.
Lady A fans will be happy to know that the trio are now back together and are currently working on a follow-up to 2014’s 747. This summer they are also touring.
Nashville News: Monday, 6/13
Miranda Lambert promises that new music is coming.
She's now living in Nashville, so writing partners are easy to come by. She says, “All my friends here are
songwriters, so I probably wrote like five days a week for five months straight. It was great and I feel really
great as a songwriter.”
Miranda hopes to have music out later this summer. Her last album, Platinum came out two years ago this month.
The TV show Nashville will live on.
CMT has picked up the drama for a fifth season under the contingency that the city, convention and visitors
bureau, and Ryman Hospitality chip in for production costs.
The show, which was cancelled by ABC last month, pumps millions into the city's economy and employs locals for
Nashville will air on CMT and Hulu.