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Sarah Kay's Nashville News, Week of 7/31/17

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Friday, 8/4

George Strait is going vinyl…
Kenny Chesney to release a compilation album…

George Strait will release the soundtrack to his movie Pure Country for the first time on vinyl on September 15th -- exactly 25 years to the day of its initial release.
To celebrate, he'll perform hits from the album on his two-night run on September 1st and 2nd at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
George will play his final shows of 2017 on December 8th and 9th.

Kenny Chesney will release a compilation of 29 live performances recorded over the last 10 years. 
No Shoes Nation: 10 Years of Concerts Hits features a decade of concert moments collected by Kenny and consisting of hits, surprises and even some obscure songs. 
He says, “So much has happened over the last 10 years. But the one thing that remained consistent, that’s been there no matter what, are the people of No Shoes Nation. They’ve always been why I do what I do, but listening to all these shows over the last several months, I realized they’re really the heartbeat to everything me and my road family do.”
The album will be available on October 27th.


Thursday, 8/3

Lady A is headed to Broadway…
Mickey Guyton got married…

Lady Antebellum are headed to musical theater. 
They have contributed a song to The SpongeBob Musical, a Broadway show that will open in the Palace Theater in New York on December 4th. 
Lady A wrote an original song titled “Chop to the Top” that appears during a scene when SpongeBob and Sandy are climbing a mountain.

Surprise! Mickey Guyton got married- in June! Yes, she married her longtime love Grant Savoy in an intimate ceremony on June 26th in Hawaii.
Mickey told People Magazine, “Having a big wedding is really not my thing, so when my family decided on a vacation to Hawaii, I thought, ‘Why not let it be a family vacation turned wedding?'”
Mickey and Grant had been dating for seven years and engaged for the last four.


Wednesday, 8/2

Jon Pardi is going on tour…
Carrie Underwood is back for Sunday Night Football…

CMT on Tour Presents Jon Pardi’s Lucky Tonight Tour will open in Birmingham, Alabama on October 12th and make stops in Chicago, Fort Worth, Grand Rapids and many more cities.
Jon will be joined by Midland and Runaway June.
CMT on Tour aims to shed light on new artists and has featured several of country music's biggest artists, including Brad Paisley, Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan, Keith Urban and Sam Hunt.

We already knew Carrie Underwood would be back for her fifth year of performing the opening song for NBC's Sunday Night Football, but now a couple of details about the new sequence are out.  
A total of 10 NFL players participated in the opening shoot at Universal Studios Hollywood in June.
Carrie’s new show open for “Oh, Sunday Night” will debut September 10th, as the Giants visit the Cowboys in the season-opening Sunday Night Football game, but we can catch a sneak peek during the 49ers-Vikings NFL preseason game on August 27th on NBC. And, Carrie will be sporting her new long hair in the clip!


Tuesday, 8/1

Sam Hunt has a new title…
Billy Currington has another #1 single…

Sam Hunt’s single “Body Like a Back Road” has claimed a new title.  
The single went to number-one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart over six months ago, where it has remained for 25 consecutive weeks, breaking the record for most weeks atop the nearly 59-year-old chart.
It has also been in the Top 5 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart for 16 straight weeks, longer than any other song in the chart’s 25-year history. 

Billy Currington has the number-one song in country music this week. "Do I Make You Wanna" has peaked at the top of the Mediabase Country Airplay chart, giving Billy his 11th number-one hit. He refers to this song as a throwback to his first number-one hit, "Must Be Doing Something Right." Billy is out on his Stay Up 'Til the Sun tour through next month.


Monday, 7/31

Thomas Rhett’s new album has a release date…
Sam Hunt isn’t 100% into music…

Thomas Rhett's new album, titled Life Changes will be out on September 8th. 
Thomas said about the album, "I am and will always be a country artist. It's who I am, it's in my blood. I will always try to push boundaries because that rebellious side has been in me since I was a kid. My voice and my journey that inspired these songs is the glue that makes this album cohesive. This is where I'm at musically, and these are my stories." 

Sam Hunt's priorities have changed. In a recent interview he explained that after years of working, he is ready for a personal life. 
He said, "I’m in a place in my career and in my life where I’m not willing to give music 100 percent of me anymore. I did that for four years, and it was fruitful as far as my career goes, but everything else in my life had to be put on hold, and I’m just not willing to do that for years and years at a time.”
To be clear, he's not abandoning music, he's just creating room in his life for other things. 

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