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Monday, 16 January 2017 06:51

Sarah Kay's Nashville News, Week of 1/16/17

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Friday, 1/20

Lady A is back with a new tour and album...
Kelsea Ballerini is taking a break from social media...

Lady Antebellum will be back this spring with a new album and tour.
Their album, Heart Break comes out on June 9th. Hillary Scott says the record's title comes from one of the tracks. "It’s all about those personal growths everyone goes through, and it was liberating to get back in the studio with Charles and Dave to intertwine those feelings into the recording process. I feel like we’ve re-emerged stronger than ever and I can’t wait to share more music!" 
Lady A's You Look Good tour kicks off on May 26th in California with Kelsea Ballerini and Brett Young. They will be at Blossom on July 21st.

 

Kelsea Ballerini is stepping away from social media -- but just for two weeks. 
Kelsea found inspiration in sunsets, beaches and starry skies during her vacation in Australia with her fiance, and she wants to tap into it without any distractions. She writes on her final Instagram post for a while, "As I head home to Nashville, and for the next two weeks I'm going to dive into that and see what I can find."
Kelsea plans to use the time to finish her sophomore album.

 

Thursday, 1/19

Keith Urban is starting a publishing company...
Little Big Town gives details on their new album...

Keith Urban is ready to make an even bigger mark on Music City.
He has joined forces with two key members of Nashville's creative community and Kobalt music services to launch a music publishing company. The new venture is called Boom.

 

Little Big Town turned to social media yesterday to reveal the cover art and track listing for their upcoming album, The Breaker.
The group announced the title of their upcoming eighth studio album at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium during a press conference in November of 2016. The album reunites them with producer Jay Joyce, who also produced their 2014 hit, Pain Killer.
Little Big Town are also slated to perform a residency at the Ryman in 2017, kicking off on Feb. 24, the same day The Breaker is released.

 

Wednesday, 1/18

The ACMs got a new venue...
Chris Lane is going to be on The Bachelor...

The 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards will be held on April 2nd at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. This marks the first year in the new venue. Previous shows were held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. 
The show will air live on CBS. 

 

Chris Lane will appear on his favorite show, The Bachelor, on Monday to help bachelor Nick Viall find the woman of his dreams. 
Chris says, "This was definitely a bucket list opportunity that I could never pass up. The crew, Nick and his date were a lot of fun to work with, and the sold-out crowd was amazing. Definitely a highlight of the year!”
Chris is single and says if the opportunity arose and he had the time, he would love to be on The Bachelor.

 

Tuesday, 1/17

Billy Currington is going on tour....
Carrie Underwood gets her 25th #1...


The next exhibit to be unveiled at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville will be American Currents (The Music of 2016).
The exhibit will honor the new and noteworthy stars from last year, including Garth Brooks, Kelsea Ballerini, Brett Eldredge, Mickey Guyton, Miranda Lambert, William Michael Morgan, Maren Morris, Jon Pardi,  and Chris Stapleton and more to be announced.
American Currents opens on March 17th. 

 

Billy Currington will kick off his Stay Up 'Til the Sun tour on March 9th in St. Louis. The tour continues through June, with plans to hit over 20 cities along the way. His latest single “Do I Make You Wanna” inspired the name of the tour.
He will be at the Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park on March 23rd.  

 

Carrie Underwood’s latest single "Dirty Laundry" jumped to the top spot on the Mediabase Country Airplay chart over the weekend. The single brings Carrie her 25th career number-one!

 

Monday, 1/16

Jason Aldean touring again....
Zac Brown Band touring again and has a new CD...


Jason Aldean has lined up cities for his They Don't Know tour, which kicks off on April 27th in Toledo, Ohio. 
He says, “It only takes a couple weeks off the road before I get that itch, and I’m already feeling it. We’re going to spend some time switching the production up to be bigger and louder than anything we’ve ever done."
Chris Young and Kane Brown are his openers. More info to come.


Zac Brown Band has lined up a huge summer road trip.
They'll kick off the Welcome Home Tour on May 12th on Zac's home turf in Alpharetta, Georgia and play more than 40 shows before wrapping up on October 28th at the Hollywood Bowl. 
Their new CD called Welcome Home comes out on May 12th. The guys will stop at Blossom on June 9th!

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