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Monday, 11 September 2017 06:32

Sarah Kay's Nashville News, Week of 9/11/17

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Friday, 9/15

Hillary Scott of Lady A is having twins and they are girls…
Sam Hunt to be honored at CMT’s Artist of the Year…

Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum posted on social media a sweet picture announcing that the twins she's carrying are girls. In the picture were two little tutus with another big tutu to represent the twin’s big sister. The caption read- “We are overjoyed to be having TWO more girls! Chris and I are beyond grateful that we get to raise a household of little ladies, and can't wait to watch and help them grow into kind, independent, and confident women!”

Sam Hunt will receive CMT's first ever Song of the Year at the 2017 Artist of the Year celebration next month. 
He'll be honored for "Body Like a Backroad," which has broken several records, including the most consecutive weeks on top of the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart by a solo artist.
The show airs live on October 18th from Nashville.


Thursday, 9/14

Maren Morris has a new hairdo…
Reba to host CMA Country Christmas…

Maren Morris is always switching up her style- whether it is her fashion or her hair. She has once again switched up her hairstyle. This time she added blonde tips to her shorter cut.
She posted a pic on Instagram this week showing off her new do with the caption “Phresh blonde.” Who knows what her hair will look like come November when she shows up for the CMAs- Maren is nominated for 3 awards including Female Vocalist of the Year.

This year, Reba McEntire will debut as host of the annual ABC holiday special CMA Country Christmas. 
She says, “Christmas is such a special time. It reminds me of growing up in Oklahoma and signing carols with my family. This is where my love of music began.”
The show will be taped at the Grand Ole Opry House on November 14th and air on ABC on November 27th. 
On October 13th, Reba will re-release her holiday album, My Kind of Christmas.


Wednesday, 9/13

Carrie Underwood is singing before the Super Bowl…
Kip Moore lives a simple life…

Carrie Underwood’s partnership with the NFL continues- she will now sing a song called ‘The Champion’ before the Super Bowl in 2018.

NBC usually uses a variation of the Sunday Night Football theme song during the Super Bowl coverage, but SNF producers decided to asked Carrie to write and sing a new song that would become a sports anthem. They plan on it being a song that you see cut to highlights for the next 25 years.

And if you were wondering, Carrie’s husband Mike Fisher gave the song is seal of approval- he loves the song and said he would listen to it before his playoff games.

Kip Moore is far along enough in his career that he can easily afford a big house and a fancy lifestyle, but he chooses to live like many of his fans -- simply. 
He tells People, "I don’t want people to feel bad who are working that nine-to-five blue-collar job and barely getting by. I know how they feel because I did that for so many years. I don’t want those people to feel like they’re not doing something right because they’re not flying around on jets or driving fancy cars. I never want to make them feel like they’re not worthy."
Kip lives in a modest two-bedroom house in Nashville. And he's only ever taken one selfie, and that was with his band and his family. 


Tuesday, 9/12

Troy Gentry’s funeral arrangements have been made…
Brad Paisley to play a concert for Dale Jr.’s final race…

Funeral arrangements have been made for Montgomery Gentry's Troy Gentry, who died in a helicopter accident on Friday in New Jersey. 
A public celebration of his life will be held at the Grand Ole Opry House on Thursday at 11 a.m. [CT].  
The family asks friends and fans to donate to the American Red Cross for hurricane relief in his name. 
The Opry will provide a livestream of Thursday's service.

Brad Paisley will help send out Dale Earnhardt Junior with a concert before his final race as a full-time driver at Charlotte Motor Speedway. 
The October 7th show at the zMAX Dragway is free to the first 500 Bank of America ticket holders going to the race the next day. 


Monday, 9/11

Troy Gentry was killed in a helicopter crash on Friday…
Dustin Lynch is back at #1…

Troy Gentry of Montgomery Gentry was killed in a helicopter crash Friday in New Jersey. He was 50 years old. Eddie Montgomery was not on board.
Montgomery Gentry released eight albums and had five number-one country hits. They won Duo of the Year at both the ACM Awards and CMA Awards in 2000. They reportedly had a ninth album in the works at the time of Troy's death.
Troy leaves behind his second wife Angie, their daughter Kaylee and his daughter Taylor from his first marriage.
The accident is currently under investigation.

Dustin Lynch’s "Small Town Boy" reached the top of the Mediabase Country Airplay chart over the weekend.

This is the second single off his new album, Current Mood, which dropped on Friday and it’s his fifth number-one. Dustin plans to celebrate by taking all of his friends and family to a small town outside of Nashville to party the night away.

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