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Sarah Kay's Nashville News, Week of 3/6/17

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Friday, 3/10

Keith Urban explains the meaning behind “The Fighter”…
Billy Currington is starting a lifestyle brand…

Keith Urban’s latest single, "The Fighter," is pretty much the story of the early part of his relationship with Nicole Kidman. He says it was easy to write because he just thought about her and the things they said to each other.
Keith also says he knew the song was a knockout the minute he heard Carrie Underwood sing on it.

Billy Currington gets such a big reaction from fans over his 2009 hit "People Are Crazy" that he's decided to start a lifestyle brand using the song title. Billy says he is thinking the company will be along the lines of the “Life is Good” thing. No word on what kind of things the People Are Crazy brand will carry, but Billy already has his own line of coconut water called Wett made with coconuts imported from Thailand.


Thursday, 3/9

Blake Shelton’s childhood home is for sale…
Reba’s “Fancy” is going to be a musical…

If you want to own a piece of country music history, Blake Shelton's childhood home in Ada, Oklahoma is on the market.
The three bedroom, two-and-a-half bath ranch-style home is listed for $250,000. 
Blake's mother Dorothy hasn't lived there for a few years but has rented the house out. 

Reba McEntire’s 1991 hit “Fancy” will soon be a Broadway musical. The musical will focus on a poor young girl, who’s mother encourages her to become a country singer.

The musical features “Fancy” as the title track, as well as a combination of female country anthems such as Loretta Lynn‘s “Don’t Come Home a ’Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ on Your Mind),” Bonnie Raitt‘s “I Can’t Make You Love Me,” Carrie Underwood‘s “Before He Cheats” and Gretchen Wilson‘s “Redneck Woman.” The musical is in it’s early developmental stages. Fancy’s mom would be so proud!


Wednesday, 3/8

Performers announced for the ACMs
FGL doing stadium dates with The Backstreet Boys…

Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Maren Morris and Florida Georgia Line with The Backstreet Boys will perform on the 52nd ACM Awards on April 2nd. 
The show, hosted by Luke and Dierks, will air live from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on CBS.

Florida Georgia Line have added a few stadium dates to their genre-expanding Smooth Tour. 
They'll play Fenway Park on July 7th, Target Field on July 29th and Wrigley Field on August 12th.
Joining opening acts Nelly and Chris Lane for those dates will be The Backstreet Boys, who sing on FGL's latest single, "God, Your Mama and Me." Backstreets Back- Alright!


Tuesday, 3/7

RaeLynn is going on a club tour…
Chris Young is at #1 this week…

RaeLynn fans rejoice- she has booked her first headlining club tour. The Rave Tour will kick off in Columbus, Ohio on April 20th. 
After each show, RaeLynn will join her fans for a dance party. She says, "It will be the perfect blend of my favorite things: country music, a non-stop dance party and all the glitter!”
So far eight shows are booked. RaeLynn's debut album, Wildhorse, comes out on March 24th. 


Chris Young and Vince Gill have a lot to celebrate after "Sober Saturday Night" reached the top of the Mediabase Country Airplay chart this weekend. Vince was Chris's first choice when it came to deciding who would join him on the song because he loves him as a person and as a singer. This is Chris's eighth number-one single.


Monday, 3/6

Dierks Bentley got another dog…
Rascal Flatts to release their 10th album…

Remember when Dierks Bentley said he wouldn't get another dog after he lost his beloved Jake? And then they got a dog for his kids named Emmy a short time later. 
The Bentley family have opened their hearts and home again -- this time to a Australian Cattle Dog mix.
The Bentleys also have another dog, 12-year-old George. So, yes you are counting right- that is 3 dogs!


Rascal Flatts will release their 10th studio album, Back to Us, on May 19th. 
Jay DeMarcus says, “There was a nostalgic feeling between the three of us while in the studio for this record, a feeling that was more reminiscent of our first albums."
The guys are nominated for the ACM Vocal Group of the Year - they have won the award seven times.

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