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Sarah Kay's Nashville News, Week of 1/23/17

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Friday, 1/27

Hillary Scott is getting a fashion line...
Kelsea Ballerini is nervous for the Grammys...

Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum will debut her new fashion line, LaBellum, on the Home Shopping Network in April. 
The line, which is inspired by Hillary's bohemian chic style, features fringe wraps, peasant tops, acid-washed denim, studded moto jackets, faux suede vests, lace tops and accessories. 
Prices start at $49 and top out at $169. 


Kelsea Ballerini is enlisting the help of Hillary Scott to get ready for the Grammy Awards. 
Kelsea tells People, “She’s going, so I’m gonna see if we can get ready together because that’ll definitely ease my nerves. She’s like my big sister -- she’s good at giving me advice and calming me down.”
Kelsea is nominated in the all-genre Best New Artist category, and Hillary is up for Best Contemporary Christian Performance for "Thy Will," which she sings with her family. 
The Grammy Awards air live on February 12th on CBS.


Thursday, 1/26

Dan Mooney is a dad...
Lee Brice is having a girl...
Sam Hunt is headlining....

Dan of Dan + Shay and his fiance Hannah welcomed their first child, son Asher James Mooney, this week, the couple announced on Instagram with a sweet pic of the new family. They let us know they were expecting their first child in October, both sharing a photo of the couple holding up a onesie that said, “I’m With the Band.”

Lee Brice and his wife Sara came up with a sweet way to reveal the gender of their unborn child to their two young sons Takoda and Ryker. 
The kids bit into cupcakes to reveal a pink filling. Congratulations Lee- he getting his baby girl!

Sam Hunt has lined up his own headlining tour.
The 15 in a 30 tour starts on June 1st at Blossom, and will hit more than 30 cities, including Toronto, Chicago, Atlanta, Los Angeles and Nashville. He'll bring along Maren Morris, Chris Janson and newcomer Ryan Follese.
Sam will release a new single, "Body Like a Backroad," on February 1st.


Wednesday, 1/25

Lady A to perform at the Daytona 500...
Luke Bryan is touring with 6 opening acts...

Lady Antebellum will play the pre-race concert for the 59th annual Daytona 500 on February 26th. 
It's the third time they'll have played at Daytona International Speedway. They performed at the 2008 pre-race concert for the Coke Zero 400 and at last year’s Country 500 Music Festival.
Lady A will release their sixth studio album, Heart Break, on June 9th. 


Luke Bryan officially announced his Huntin’, Fishin’, & Lovin’ Every Day Tour yesterday and he also said it will include six opening acts over a summer-long trek. Brett Eldredge, Lauren Alaina, Granger Smith, Seth Ennis, Craig Campbell and Adam Craig are all hitting the road with Luke. He announced his 2017 tour plans with a fun throwback video that featured him wearing war paint playing Nintendo’s Duck Hunt.

The tour begins May 5 at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena and concludes Oct. 28 in San Bernadino, California. Luke will be at Progressive Field on July 15th!


Tuesday, 1/24

Country had a great year in the terms of album sales in 2016...
Blake Shelton has another #1 and Luke Bryan is joining Team Blake...

In terms of album sales and popularity, country music continues to hold its own, accounting for 10 percent of total album sales this past year.
Country’s top artists for the year were Chris Stapleton, Garth Brooks, Joey + Rory and Blake Shelton.


And congrats to Blake Shelton for scoring the #1 spot on the Mediabase Country Singles chart with his single “A Guy With A Girl.” This is Blake’s 23rd career #1 single.


Luke Bryan will join his good buddy Blake Shelton for the upcoming season of The Voice. He will serve as a mentor to Team Blake members as they compete for a record deal.

NBC announced Luke will help Blake out by guiding his Team through the battle rounds, in which they compete against one another to retain a spot on Blake’s team before facing off with the finalists from the other teams.


Monday, 1/23

Justin Moore and his wife are having baby #4...
Kane Brown has a girlfriend...

Justin Moore and his wife Kate are expecting baby number-four in June.
He posted the good news on social media. Maybe the new baby will be a boy because Justin’s house is full of daughters. 
Justin and Kate's daughters are Ella, who will be seven next month; Kennedy, who is six; and Rebecca, who will be three by the time the new baby arrives. 


Kane Brown dashed the hopes of fans everywhere with the announcement that he has a girlfriend.

In a Facebook post he shared of photo of him and his girlfriend sitting on the tour bus with the sweet caption- “I know a lot has been going good for me this past year, but being away from my family and friends it’s been tough. Luckily I found my other half. I know a lot of people might get mad I’m in a relationship but if your a true fan u won’t. She keeps me Sane, she keeps me happy she’s my girl. God Bless.”

Kane made recent history when his self-titled debut album, released in late 2016, became the largest country debut for a new artist since Sam Hunt accomplished the feat in 2014 with his album, Montavello.

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