Nashville News: Thursday, 9/15
The passing of Dierks Bentley's dog Jake earlier this summer obviously left a big hole in the family.
Earlier this week, Dierks, his wife and his daughters visited Nashville Humane Association to adopt a new family
member. He captured the moment with a Twitter video with the caption, "Our other dog George has been so lonesome
since Jake left us... Thanks, Nashville Humane Association and the Humane Society. Need a name!"
For the first time in two years, Miranda Lambert is releasing a new album. She took to social media to announce her
new album, The Weight of These Wings, which is set for November 18th release.
The album will features her current single,"Vice” and will include several songs co-written by Miranda. The Weight of These Wings is her sixth studio album.
Nashville News: Wednesday, 9/14
LeAnn Rimes is ready to spread the holiday cheer.
She's just announced her annual holiday tour via Facebook. The Today Is Christmas tour will support the reissue of her
classic Christmas album of the same name. The album will be sold in Target stores nationwide.
LeAnn says, "With everything that is going on in the world, I think we could all benefit from a little Christmas cheer
this year. I love being able to celebrate my favorite holiday with all of my fans singing along to Christmas classics and
some of my new originals.”
The honors just keep coming for Carrie Underwood. She's one of the five acts named as CMT's Artists of the Year.
The other honorees are Chris Stapleton, Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan and Thomas Rhett. And Kelsea Ballerini has been
named the Breakout Artist of the Year.
An all-star ceremony will air from Nashville on October 20th.
Nashville News: Tuesday, 9/13
Dierks Bentley now has his own custom keyboard app which turns texts into lyrics of his songs. The app also features
over 100 emojis of Dierks and some of his friends, including duet partner Elle King.
He says, “I’m always looking for different ways for fans to be involved in my music." His emojis, by the way- he calls Dierkmojis!
The app is available for both Apple and Android devices.
You know you've hit the big time when you have a sculpture of your likeness made in bacon.
A bust of Chris Stapleton made entirely of bacon was on display at the Farmland Bacon Club booth at St. Louis Missouri's
LouFestover the weekend.
A lucky fan who guessed the exact amount of bacon used in the structure won free bacon for a year. Chris performed at
the fest and posed for a pic next to his bacon likeness and he said he was- impressed!
Nashville News: Monday, 9/12
Brett Eldredge now has a name for his Christmas album, which will come out next month. His collection of holiday songs will
be called Glow.
He says, "I originally had the idea for a song called Glowas the vision of someone you love, making your whole world light up.
It captures the simplicity of sitting next to the dimly lit Christmas tree and watching her glow in the lights... I always use the
word magic when it comes to Christmas, but that’s the feeling that Glow gives me when I hear it. So it just seemed like the
perfect title for a Christmas album."
And huge congrats going out to Kelsea Ballerini as she not only scores her 3rd #1 single in a row as “Peter Pan” sits atop the
Mediabase country chart, but she also made history.Kelsea is the first female country artist to have her first 3 singles go #1
off her debut album that she also co-wrote! Keep the hits coming Kelsea!