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Sarah Kay's Nashville News, Week of 5/8/17

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Friday, 5/12

Rascal Flatts have learned how to pick perfect songs…
Chris Stapleton’s new album has a back story…

Over the past two decades, Rascal Flatts have learned how to pick the perfect songs for their albums.
So, when the time came to pick new music for their 10th studio album, Back to Us, they knew what they needed to do. They played the tunes for their family, listened in the car and just listened over and over because it wasn’t about finding the great songs it was about finding those amazing gems!
Back to Us comes out on May 19th.

The title of Chris Stapleton's new album, From A Room: Volume 1, might seem a bit odd to those who don't know the back story.
It turns out, like his debut, Traveller, Chris recorded this entire album in the iconic RCA Studio A on Music Row in Nashville- thus the name.
This is just the first volume of Chris's From A Room project. Volume two will be out later this year.


Thursday, 5/11

FGL to open a restaurant in Nashville…
Brett Eldredge’s new album is coming out in August…

Florida Georgia Line will open a four-story restaurant entertainment complex next month in Nashville. 
The venue will be called FGL House, and each level will have a different vibe. Brian Kelley says, “We’ve got different pictures, local artwork, graffiti, it’s a really cool place. We really do believe, like with our whiskey and our songs, you’ll really, really get to know Tyler and me even more. We want our fans to feel like we’re saying, ‘Welcome to our house, this is literally how we roll.'”
FGL House is located on South Broadway.

Brett Eldredge will release his self-titled album on August 4th. 
Brett says, "Maybe it takes a little bit of guts to put out a self-titled album -- but if it’s 100 percent honestly you, then that should come across through the music. That’s my name and I hope my fans love me for me."
Brett is on Luke Bryan's Huntin', Fishin' and Lovin' Every Day tour, which makes a stop at Progressive Field on July 15th.


Wednesday, 5/10

GMA’s and the Today Show’s Summer Concert Series Line-ups were announced…
The CMT Music Award nominations were announced…

Good Morning America’s Summer Concert Series Line-up was announced and the country headliners include Florida Georgia Line with Nelly, Little Big Town, Lady Antebellum, Eric Church and Dierks Bentley. The concerts kick off on May 19th with Green Day and run through September.

And, the Today Show Summer Concert Series is underway and Zac Brown Band kicks things off for country on May 16th. Other country performers this summer include Thomas Rhett, Shania Twain, Chris Stapleton, Brad Paisley and Tim and Faith.

The nominees for the CMT Music Awards are out and Kelsea Ballerini, Thomas Rhett, Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood are among those with the most nominations. You can vote now at 
The show will air live on June 7th in Nashville, and it usually takes place at Nashville's Bridgstone Arena, but it will move to the Music City Center in anticipation of the Predators advancing in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. 


Tuesday, 5/9

Jason Aldean and his wife Brittany have a bun in the oven…
Sam Hunt is still at #1…

Jason Aldean and his wifeBrittany are expecting their first child together! They made the announcement via Instagram in a super cute post that saw the couple wearing shirts that said baby mama and baby daddy while sitting in front of the oven. Jason wrote, "Been hard to keep this secret but we couldn’t be happier to add to our family. This year just gets better and better. #bunintheoven"

Sam Hunt is at #1 again. He has nabbed a second consecutive week at the top of the Mediabase Country Airplay chart. 
"Body Like a Back Road" managed to hold off Luke Combs' "Hurricane," which stays at number-two.


Monday, 5/8

Loretta Lynn had a stroke…
Jennifer Nettles broke her rib…

Country legend Loretta Lynn suffered a stroke late last week.
According to her Facebook page, the 85-year-old was at her home in Nashville when it happened. The post says she's under doctors' care and had to cancel her upcoming concerts, but that she's expected to make a full recovery.
Loretta’s new album Wouldn't It Be Great is due out in August.

Jennifer Nettles is suffering from a broken rib after falling off the stage at a recent show in New York.
She tripped over a light fixture as she made her way to the stage. She said knew she had broken her rib immediately after the fall and was rushed to the hospital soon after.
In a bunch of tweets, Jennifer revealed that this is the first time she’s fallen off stage in her more than two decade career. She thanked fans for their kind wishes and promised to rally quickly.

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