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Sarah Kay's Nashville News, Week of 3/13/17

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Friday, 3/17

A new exhibit to open at the Country Music Hall of Fame
Big & Rich are ready for a new album…

Jason Aldean, Dolly Parton, Brett Eldredge and Florida Georgia Line are part of the exhibit American Currents: The Music of 2016, which opens at the Country Music Hall of Fame today.
The exhibit offers a behind-the-scenes look at last year's biggest moments in country, Americana and bluegrass music. 
The exhibit runs until March 17th, 2018.

Big & Rich are lining up a new album, set for release in late 2017, called Did It for the Party.
This project is the follow-up to Big & Rich’s 2014 album, Gravity, which included three consecutive hits “Look at You,” “Run Away With You” and “Lovin’ Lately,” a duet with Tim McGraw.

Big & Rich are nominated for Vocal Duo of the Year at the 2017 ACM Awards, making this their eighth nomination in the category.


Thursday, 3/16

Maren Morris is releasing a deluxe version of her Hero album…
Charlie Daniels has a memoir…

Maren Morris will release the deluxe edition of her album Hero this Friday. 
The album features songs that aren't on the original, including "Bumming Cigarettes, "Space” and “Company You Keep” -- all of which Maren plays in concert. 
Maren wraps her Hero tour next month. She'll open shows for Sam Hunt beginning in June- June 1st to be exact when they will be at Blossom. 

Charlie Daniels shares stories about his life and his career in his memoir, Never Look at the Empty Seats. 
Charlie says, "Quite a bit is known about my public life but there is so much more I've wanted to share, my early years, my faith, my struggles and the unique people and events which have had such an impact on who I am and what I do."
The book comes out on October 24th, four days before Charlie turns 81.


Brad Paisley is back at #1…
Early ACM winners…
News on Sam Hunt’s maybe marriage…

Brad Paisley tops the country singles charts with "Today" from his new album Love and War, which comes out on April 21st. Brad loves this song because he feels like so many people can relate to it. This is Brad’s 24th #1 single and his first trip back to the top of the chart since “Perfect Storm” in 2015.

Brothers Osborne, Maren Morris and Jon Pardi are the winners of the ACM's New Artists of the Year awards. .
The New Vocal Duo or Group winner, the New Female Artist winner and the New Male Artist winner have earned performance spots on the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards on April 2nd, which will air live from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on CBS. 


So is Sam Hunt married or not? 
According to sources, he and his fiancee Hannah Lee Fowler have not tied the knot yet- officially, but he considers himself already married to her and likes the feel of wearing a wedding band. 
The sources also say that Sam and Hannah will be wed this spring.


Tuesday, 3/14

Is Sam Hunt married…
Frankie Ballard is married…

Is Sam Hunt already married to fiancee Hannah Lee Fowler?
In some recent Instagram pics, he's wearing a ring on his left hand -- and he did not have this ring on last week in some other photos.
On Hannah Lee's page on Instagram has a photo of her and a bunch of women with the caption, "Wedding prep.....dresses a go..."
Though it's all very mysterious, Sam did say they'd be getting married sooner rather than later.

Frankie Ballard surprised us all with a wedding announcement on Twitter and Instagram. He wed Christina Murphy at Star Hill Ranch in Texas. He said in his post, “Someday baby, you’ll accomp’ny me. And that day is today! Christina has become my wife.” This is such a surprise because Frankie had not previously announced they were engaged.


Monday, 3/13

Jennifer Nettles to headline CMA Songwriters Series…
Brad Paisley’s album has a bunch of special guests…

The long-running PBS show Front and Center and the CMA have teamed up again for another installment in the CMA Songwriters Series, and this time Jennifer Nettles is headlining.
The show also features Brandy Clark and Amos Lee. Check local listings for airdates and times.

Brad Paisley's new Love and War album is full of special guests, including Mick Jagger, John Fogerty, Bill Anderson, Timbaland and even Johnny Cash.
Brad's 11th album comes out on April 21st.

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