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Sarah Kay's Nashville News, Week of 5/15/17

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Friday, 5/19

Miranda Lambert is working in the movies…
ZBB’s new album is real personal…

Miranda Lambert has taken on the role of executive music producer for Something in the Water -- a comedy written and directed by her longtime video producer Trey Fanjoy.
Trey says the movie is like Steel Magnolias and Bridesmaids. The plotline follows five Southern women as they challenge their men to a bass fishing competition.

Zac Brown Band's new album, Welcome Home, is full of personal moments.
Zac says there are times he can’t help but get emotional while singing some of the songs. 
He explains, "There are several that I get choked up on. It's real. You get cut down to the bone." 
The guys are on the Welcome Home tour which stops at Blossom on June 9th. 


Thursday, 5/18

Dan of Dan + Shay is married…
Lady A to perform with Earth, Wind and Fire…

He’s already one half of Dan + Shay and this past weekend, Dan Smyers officially joined another duo — marrying longtime girlfriend Abby Law!
The couple, who got engaged in November in Hawaii after three and a half years of dating, tied the knot as the sun set in Nashville. Their dogs served as a groomsman and a bridesmaid. Congrats to the happy couple!

Lady Antebellum is the first act confirmed for CMT Crossroads With Earth, Wind and Fire. 
The show will feature country artists singing the group's songs in the franchise's first outdoor production.
The show will take place in downtown Nashville and will air on June 23rd on CMT.
More performers are expected to be announced soon. 


Wednesday, 5/17

Chris Stapleton’s album is at #1…
Brantley Gilbert is going to be a dad…

Chris Stapleton's new album, From A Room: Volume 1, debuts at the top of Billboard's Country Album chart. 
The record sold over 200,000 copies in its first week. It is the largest sales week for a country album since Luke Bryan's Kill the Lights moved 320,000 albums in its first week. 

Brantley Gilbert is going to be a dad! He and his wife Amber are expecting their first child later this year. 
Doctors told them that in-vitro fertilization was their only hope at having a child, but they put the treatment on hold and in February, Amber surprised Brantley on his tour bus with three positive pregnancy tests. 
He tells People, “I think I stared at it for at least two minutes without saying anything because I was literally in shock. We’d been told it was just not in the cards, and I’m staring at this answer to many, many, many prayers.”
They'll reveal the gender at a party in a couple of weeks and he will be at Blossom on August 4th.


Tuesday, 5/16

Jennifer Nettles to star in Mama Mia…
Luke Combs is at #1…

Jennifer Nettles is set to star in a limited engagement of the musical Mama Mia at the Hollywood Bowl this summer. 

She'll play single mom Donna Sheridan in the show, which runs July 28th through the 30th. 
If you recall a few years back, Jennifer portrayed Roxie Hart in Chicago on Broadway.

Luke Combs is celebrating after "Hurricane" hit the top of the Mediabase Country Airplay chart over the weekend.
This is his first #1 along with his debut single, and he says he plans on celebrating a lot with his friends. Luke’s debut album, This One's For You, is out on June 9th.


Monday, 5/15

Thomas Rhett is a dad…
Jason Aldean’s exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame is set to open…

Thomas Rhett is a dad! He and his wife Lauren brought home their daughter Willa from Africa. He made the announcement via his Instagram page with an adorable pic of the new family and saying, “Everyone meet Willa Gray Akins! I can't believe our daughter is finally home. We have been in this adoption process for what seems like forever and are just so filled with joy that we are all finally home together!”
Lauren is pregnant with the couple’s first biological child, another girl- she is due in August.

Jason Aldean's exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is set to open May 26th. 
Jason Aldean: Asphalt Cowboy will feature childhood mementos, memorabilia from early in his career, stage gear, guitars, awards, photos and more from his personal collection.
The exhibit runs through November 5th.

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