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Sarah Kay's Nashville News, Week of 12/27/16

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Friday, 12/30

Garth Brooks is back in the Top 10...
Charley Pride to be honored at the Grammys...

Garth Brooks has made the Top 10 on the Billboard 200 for the 18th time. His 10-CD box set, The Ultimate Collection, jumped seven spots in its second week to number-six. 
That breaks a tie with Tim McGraw for the second-most Billboard 200 Top 10 albums among country artists. George Strait has the lead with 20.


A year filled with recognition and awards will spill into 2017 for Charley Pride. The country legend is set to receive the Grammy’s Lifetime Achievement Award in February.

In 2016 the 78-year-old celebrated his 50th year in country music. The Grammy Awards are set to air on Feb. 12 on CBS.


Thursday, 12/29

Maren Morris gets her day in Texas...
Tyler Hubbard of FGL got a new hairdo...

Earlier this week, Maren Morris received an incredible honor from her hometown of Arlington, Texas.
In her parent's salon, she accepted a plaque from Arlington's mayor, which proclaimed that December 27th would officially be known as "Maren Morris Day" in Arlington. She took to Instagram to share the exciting moment with her fans.


Tyler Hubbard is finally back on social media after a several-month hiatus, and it looks like half of Florida Georgia Line has switched up his style during that time.
Tyler had been sporting a shoulder-length man-bob, which he usually pulled back into a bun. But those days are over. He's now rocking a short, pompadour-style cut.
He shared his new look on Instagram, saying, "Oh, I forgot to tell y'all. I cut my hair off... Feels good!"


Wednesday, 12/28

Love and Theft’s Stephen Barker Liles is thinking pink...
Shay Mooney of Dan + Shay had a blue Christmas...

Engagements and baby announcements are running rampant in country music this holiday season.  Earlier this week, Love and Theft’s Stephen Barker Liles and his wife Jenna joined in the fun by announcing that they are expecting their second child and revealed the baby’s gender is a girl. She will join big brother Jett in June.
Not only will 2017 bring a new baby for Stephen, but Love and Theft have also signed with a new label, Curb Records, and will release new music at the beginning of next year.


Shay Mooney of Dan + Shay and his fiancee Hannah had a “blue” Christmas!
The parents-to-be shared matching Instagram posts revealing that their first child on the way is a boy — as well as the name they’ve picked out for him- Asher James.


Tuesday, 12/27

Kelsea Ballerini is engaged...
Kacey Musgraves is engaged too...

Kelsea Ballerini is engaged. On Christmas Day, she announced, "This morning, 9 months and 13 days later, he got down on one knee in the kitchen while I was burning pancakes and asked me to marry him. Loving him has been the greatest gift of my life. And now I get to do it for life. #HECALLEDDIBS."
She's been dating Australian country singer Morgan Evans since they hosted an Aussie awards show together in March. 


Kacey Musgraves got the Christmas gift of a lifetime when her boyfriend, Ruston Kelly, proposed to her at her childhood home in Texas.
She captioned a photo on social media, “Last night the best man I've ever met got down on one knee in my little pink childhood home … in the same room I played with my ponies and barbies and asked me the easiest question I've ever been asked. I finally know what everyone means when they say ‘you just know.’”

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