Nashville News: Thursday, 8/25
It's splitsville forJana Kramer and her husband and former NFL player Mike Caussin.
Although the couple have yet to publicly address the situation, a source connected to the Jana and Mike said he's in
rehab, while she's on tour promoting her latest album, Thirty One.
One of Jana's close friends said she's been "trying to put on a brave face and do what's best for her daughter. She's been
devastated by this."
Jana and Mike had their baby daughter, Jolie Rae, in January- the couple were married in August of 2014.
The TV show Nashvilleis coming back to CMT in January, but its star resident might not be staying very long.
Connie Britton, who plays Rayna James, has signed on for just 10 of the 22 episodes going into production for season 5.
However, HaydenPanettiere, who portrays Juliette Barnes, has signed on for the whole season.
Producers hope that Connie will reconsider. Drama in Nashville- who da thunk it?!
Nashville News: Wednesday, 8/24
Jason Aldean has been named brand ambassador for Field and Stream, an outdoor specialty brand which is a part
of the Dick's Sporting Goods retail chain.
Jason says, “Outdoor sports have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. Whether it was hunting with
my dad and granddad, or fishing with my girls, it’s always been a way for us to spend time together."
TV ads feature Jason and his dad.
Miranda Lambert's pet collection has finally arrived. MuttNation Fueled by Miranda Lambert features bedding, collars,
leashes, toys, apparel, accessories, and feeding and watering products, all designed with a country chic and rock and roll
The line also includes Rescue Mutts -- six plush toys modeled after actual rescued dogs. Each toy comes with its own unique adoption story. Miranda says,
"I really hope that we can raise awareness to the joy of adopting a shelter pet through our MuttNation product line."
For all you Miranda pet lovin’ peeps- the line is available at retailers and online.
Nashville News: Tuesday, 8/23
Dan and Shay are celebrating yet another number-one hit as "From the Ground Up" hit the top of the Mediabase chart this weekend.
This is the duo's second-straight chart-topper, after "Nothin' Like You" went number-one back in December. "From the Ground Up" is the first single from the duo's new album, Obsessed.
They will headline a 15-city trek this fall.
Several country stars are busy recording Christmas albums for this holiday season, including Jennifer Nettles.
During a Facebook Live chat last week about her new album, Pure and Simple, Dolly Parton not only shared her plans
for a Christmas album in 2017, but also that Jennifer is including a song from their upcoming movie on her Christmas
album this year.
She said, "I did a Christmas album years and years and years ago, but I am going to do a new one that’s going to include
things from the new Christmas movie, Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love. And I think Jennifer Nettles is also including
that song in her new Christmas album that’s coming out this year."
When an excited fan tweeted Jennifer about the news, she confirmed, saying, "I am doing a Christmas album! And I love
that @DollyParton is sharing the love!! She is my heart!!"
Nashville News: Monday, 8/22
Maren Morris is the latest country star to blend genres with another artist on CMT Crossroads. She'll team up
with Alicia Keys for a taping in Nashville that will premiere on December 2nd.
Maren tweeted, "VIBE. CITY. This is gonna be a night to remember."
And if you are like me, you think you are besties with Randy Houser, butttttt
Randy has a warning for fans: Beware of social media phonies.
Someone has been creating fake Facebook accounts under his name and sending out friend requests. He
tweeted, "If you get a request, ignore or report it. [It] needs to stop."
Apparently, Randy was the victim of a bogus tweeting incident last month.