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Sarah Kay's Nashville News, Week of 3/20/17

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Josh Turner’s album is on top of the charts…
Jon Pardi is golden…

Josh Turner is back and he is back on top after his new album, Deep South, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard‘s Top Country Albums chart. This is his sixth studio album and his follow-up to 2012’s Punching Bag.

Josh co-wrote five of the album’s 11 tracks.


Congrats to Jon Pardi, his latest single “Dirt on My Boots” has been certified gold for sales and downloads of 500,000 copies!

His previous single, “Head Over Boots” went to the top of the charts last year and “Dirt on My Boots” is poised to hit #1 this weekend. What will Jon do? Keep singing about boots or not? We shall find out!


Lady A is ready to give fans new music…
More performers for the ACMs

It took awhile for Lady A to find Heart Break, if you will. The group’s first new album in three new years came after a few starts and stops and a trip out west. The trio learned they needed to get out of Nashville to succeed.

Dave Haywood suggested moving out for a little while, so they did. They first spent a week writing in Florida and then headed to California. Hillary Scott added that this time they are all more confident in their own skin and so excited to get this music out to the fans.

Heart Break, Lady A’s sixth studio album, drops on June 9.


More performers have been added to the line-up for the 52nd ACM Awards on April 2nd.
Sam Hunt, Rascal Flatts, Reba McEntire, Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton, Cole Swindell, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban will all take the stage. They'll join previously announced performers - pretty much everyone else. 

More performers and presenters will be announced soon. Get ready- the ACM Awards, hosted by Luke and Dierks, will air live from Las Vegas on CBS.


Wednesday, 3/22

Jason Aldean and his wife celebrate their 2nd anniversary…
Erin Andrews wants more country stars on DWTS

Jason Aldean and Brittany Kerr celebrate their second anniversary this week.
The couple married in Mexico in front of family and friends including Tyler Farr, who served as a groomsman. Duck Dynasty's Willie Robertson officiated the ceremony. 

Dancing With the Stars host Erin Andrews wants more country stars competing for the Mirror Ball Trophy.
She says, “It’d be so fun to have somebody like Luke [Bryan] or Eric Church or any of the younger guys. We need a country music star so bad on our show... It would be fantastic.” 
Country stars who've danced on the show include winner Kellie Pickler, as well as Jana Kramer, Chuck Wicks, Wynonna Judd and Billy Ray Cyrus.


Tuesday, 3/21

It’s a boy for Ashley Monroe
Tim and Faith are teaming up for a duets album…

Ashley Monroe and her husband, baseball player John Danks announced they were expecting back in December and yesterday they revealed the gender in an Instagram post.

In the caption she wrote,  "It's a BABY BOY! A big one I have a feeling."


Tim McGraw and Faith Hill will perform their new single, "Speak to a Girl," on the 52nd ACM Awards on April 2nd.
It'll be the first live performance of the single, which will be available to fans on Thursday. A new duet and first ever joint album from the couple will be released later this year.

Kelsea Ballerini also joins a growing list of performers that includes, Jason Aldean, Brothers Osborne, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line with The Backstreet Boys, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Maren Morris and Jon Pardi. 
More performers and presenters will be announced soon. 
The ACM Awards, hosted by Luke and Dierks, air live from Las Vegas on April 2nd on CBS.


Monday, 3/20

William Michael Morgan is sorta planning his wedding…
Chris Lucas of Locash found out the gender of his baby in an interesting way…
Michael Ray is back at #1…


William Michael Morgan and Runaway June's Jennifer Wayne are planning their wedding, sort of. 
He says, “There’s not much set in stone quite yet. I think. I’m thinking sometime in December-ish after Christmas and before February. That’s all we really got so far.”
Like Sam Hunt, William Michael is wearing a wedding band already. He says, "We're setting a trend."

Chris Lucas of LoCash and his wife Kaitlyn are expecting a third child, a girl, in September. 
Chris found out the gender of the baby on live TV -- before a performance on the Today show. Kaitlyn dialed in via Skype from Nashville. 
They already have two kids -- a son, Caden, and a daughter, Remi.

And a huge congrats to Michael Ray for scoring this week’s #1 song on the Mediabase Country Singles Chart with “Think A Little Less.” The song, written by Thomas Rhett, is Michael’s second #1 single following “Kiss You in the Morning.”

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