Tuesday, 03 January 2017 06:44

Sarah Kay's Nashville News, Week of 1/3/17

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Friday, 1/6

Keith Urban’s #1 is a rare trifecta...
Blake Shelton is building two entertainment venues...

Keith Urban’s “Blue Ain’t Your Color” earned a rare Billboard trifecta this week. The song is simultaneously No. 1 on three Billboard charts: Country Airplay, Hot Country Songs and Country Digital Song Sales. This triple triumph was accomplished twice in 2016 with Thomas Rhett’s “Die a Happy Man” in January and Florida Georgia Line’s “H.O.L.Y.” in August.


Blake Shelton will open a 26,000-square-foot entertainment complex in Nashville next year. 
The venue, Ole Red, is named after his 2002 hit. It's being built on Lower Broadway and will feature a two-story bar, a rooftop restaurant, retail space and private event areas. 
He's opening an another venue near his home in Oklahoma. That location will open later this year. 


Thursday, 1/5

Kenny Chesney is in a movie documentary...
Kelsea Ballerini gets more accolades...

Kenny Chesney celebrates legendary college football coach Bobby Bowden in the new documentary The Bowden Dynasty: The Story of Faith, Family and Football.
Kenny says, "Bobby was a bigger-than-life figure to me." 
The film, which will be in select theaters on January 8th only, also features Burt Reynolds, as well as players and rival coaches. 


The accolades keep piling up for Kelsea Ballerini.
Kelsea, who is 23, has been named to Forbes magazine's list of 30 Under 30 in the music category. Also included on the list is Maddie and Tae, who are both 21.  
The honorees are chosen by a panel of industry A-listers from more than 15,000 nominations.


Wednesday, 1/4

Cole Swindell knows someone on The Bachelor...
Lee Brice and his wife are having baby #3...

Cole Swindell has a connection to the new season of The Bachelor. 
An eagle-eyed fan noticed that Nashville contestant Danielle M. looks a lot like Cole's love interest in his video for "Middle of a Memory." The fan tweeted him and he responded that it was indeed her. 
Danielle, who is a neo-natal nurse in Music City, obviously has a side gig as an actress. She got a rose in Monday’s season premiere, so we'll be seeing her at least another week. 

Lee Brice and his wife Sara are expecting baby number-three. 
They're already parents to two boys -- eight-year-old Takoda and three-year-old Ryker. Lee tells People, “Takoda and Ryker are so excited, and Sara is more beautiful than ever. We can’t wait for our new little one to get here this summer.”
Lee kicks off the American Made tour with Justin Moore, on January 12th in Indianapolis and makes a stop in Canton on February 9th.


Tuesday, 1/3

William Michael Morgan is engaged...
Sam Hunt started 2017 by dropping a new song and by announcing his engagement...

Congratulations are in order for Runaway June’s Jennifer Wayne and William Michael Morgan. The couple announced their engagement over the weekend via Twitter.
The tweet read, “Its you and me…Forever...” Jennifer captioned the photo showing off her ring with her hand on top of his.


Sam Hunt began 2017 on a high note: He dropped a brand-new track called “Drinkin’ Too Much.”
The song is an apology to his girlfriend, Hannah Lee Fowler. Although the two are back together now (Sam has recently shared a number of photos of Hannah on his Instagram account), their original breakup inspired a number of the songs on Sam’s debut album, Montevallo.

And now it appears the two are engaged! Last month a photo surfaced from a fan account showing a ring on Hannah’s left hand. A source from Sam’s team is reporting the couple are indeed engaged, thought it’s not clear when it happened.

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