Nashville News: Thursday, 10/27
Kenny Chesney will be recognized at the 50th Annual CMA Awards on November 2nd with the Pinnacle Award. The honor
goes to an artist who has achieved popularity around the world through their music and concerts.
Kenny says, “When you do what you do, you never think it’s a big deal. But when an organization like CMA recognizes
you in this fashion, it makes you step back.
To receive this award -- especially during their 50th Anniversary -- is such an honor, because they’re recognizing
half a century of country music.”
The only other artists who have received the honor are Garth Brooks in 2005 and Taylor Swift in 2013.
The next round of performers has been announced for the 50th annual CMA Awards.
Charlie Daniels, Randy Travis, Ricky Skaggs, Roy Clark, Clint Black, Jason Aldean, Jennifer Nettles, Martina McBride,
Chris Stapleton, Thomas Rhett, Elle King, Pentatonix and Dwight Yoakam have joined the lineup.
Already on the bill- pretty much everyone! So tune in- The 50th annual CMA Awards will air live from Nashville on November 2nd on ABC.
Nashville News: Wednesday, 10/26
Eric Church has stepped up to help those in need close to home and abroad.
His Chief Cares Foundation, which he co-founded with his wife Katherine, has come to the aid of six townships in Haiti
suffering the devastation left over from Hurricane Matthew.
The foundation also recently awarded $1 million -- its largest donation to date -- to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation
in honor of his mother, Rita Church, who has Type 1 diabetes.
Jennifer Nettles is set to host the CMA Country Christmas show for the seventh time.
The two-hour show will tape in front of a live studio audience on November 8th at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville
and will air on November 28th on ABC.
Performers for CMA Country Christmas will be announced soon.
Nashville News: Tuesday, 10/25
More Entertainer of the Year winners will perform at the CMA's 50th anniversary celebration on November 2nd.
Alabama, Brooks and Dunn, Vince Gill, Alan Jackson, Charley Pride, Reba McEntire and George Strait join the
CMA Awards lineup, which already includes performances by
Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Garth Brooks with Trisha Yearwood, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line,
Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Tim McGraw, Maren Morris, Kacey Musgraves, Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood
and Keith Urban.
The CMA Awards, hosted by Brad and Carrie, will air live from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on ABC.
The Zac Brown Band family just got a little bigger --Coy Bowles and his wife Kylie Evans have just welcomed a baby girl into the world.
Zac's Twitter account posted a pictureof the happy family in the hospital. The new arrival's name is Hattie.
Coy can certainly ask Zac for advice -- he and his wife have five kids.
Nashville News: Monday, 10/24
Congratulations to Tim McGraw, who has made history this week by becoming the first solo artist to have three singles
simultaneously featured in the Top 15 on the Mediabase Country singles chart.
Tim makes an appearance on both Big and Rich’s “Lovin’ Lately” and Florida Georgia Line‘s “May We All” in addition to his
own current single, “How I’ll Always Be.”
“Lovin’ Lately” marks the 59th time Mr. McGraw has been a part of the Top 10, with “May We All” looking to be his 60th. That is
a lot of time spent in that part of the charts.
Kenny Chesney is busy celebrating his 29th latest number-one hit and Pink is celebrating her 1st country #1 as "Setting the World on Fire" topped the chart over the weekend.
The song jumped two places on the Mediabase Country Airplay chart to nab the top spot!