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Monday, 30 January 2017 06:42

Sarah Kay's Nashville News, Week of 1/30/17

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Friday, 2/3

The Randy Travis tribute grows...

Wynonna is touring again...

The list of stars set to appear at 1 Night. 1 Place. 1 Time: A Heroes and Friends Tribute to Randy Travis continues to grow, with the addition of several new names recently announced.

Chris Young, Mark Chestnutt, Daryle Singletary, William Michael Morgan and Chuck Wicks are set to perform at the show. They join the previously announced list of music veterans Kenny Rogers, Tanya Tucker, Travis Tritt, Alabama and Wynonna along with up and comers Kane Brown, Scotty McCreery, Chris Janson and Michael Ray- and let’s not forget that Josh Turner, Jamey Johnson, Montgomery Gentry and more will also by tribute.

The concert is truly to serve as a tribute to Randy, who suffered a stroke in 2013 that took away his ability to walk and speak. Country Music as a whole has been behind him as he has slowly fought to recover.

Wynonna is hitting the road again. She recently announced details about her upcoming Roots & Revival Tour, which will take the her across the country for the better half of 2017.

She’ll be once again bring along her band, the Big Noise.


Thursday, 2/2

Tim McGraw is all over The Shack...

Trace Adkins is back in the movies...

The new album The Shack: Music From and Inspired by the Original Motion Picture is full of performances by country stars, including Dierks Bentley, Brett Eldredge, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, Lady Antebellum and Dan and Shay. 
The album comes out on February 24th. The movie follows on March 3rd. Tim narrates the film and appears in the role of Willie.

Trace Adkins will soon be back in theaters. He just nabbed a role in a film titled I Can Only Imagine, about the story behind the mega-hit by the same title as well as the life of its writer, Bart Millard of the band MercyMe.

Also starring Dennis Quaid and Cloris Leachman, the project is slated to release in the spring of 2018.


Wednesday, 2/1

Kelsea Ballerini is still off of social media...
Maren Morris to perform on the Grammys...

Kelsea Ballerini is a little more than a week into her break from social media. She made the decision to go off Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat so she could concentrate on finishing her second album. She says it's been hard at times to resist logging in, but getting the record done is her priority.
Kelsea needs to have the album done before she gets on a plane to go to the Grammy Awards. 


Maren Morris announced yesterday she will perform at the Grammys with 15-time Grammy winner Alicia Keys. It won't be the first time they've performed together -- they did a CMT Crossroads last year.
Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban have been previously announced as Grammys performers. The show airs live on CBS on February 12th.


Tuesday, 1/31

Blake Shelton is still at #1...
People are taking bets on Luke Bryan...

Blake Shelton is busy celebrating yet another week at the top of the charts. 
"A Guy with a Girl" is sitting at the top of the Mediabase Country Airplay chart again this week. This is still Blake’s 23rd #1 single to date.

Oddsmakers are taking bets on everything for Super Bowl 51- including odds on Luke Bryan's national anthem performance. 
You can wager on how long it will take him to sing the anthem, whether he'll forget the words and what he'll be wearing. So far bettors believe he'll forget the lyrics and that he'll wear a hat before he starts singing. The bets are even that the anthem will come in at two minutes and nine seconds. You just be you, Luke!


Monday, 1/30

Keith Urban and LBT are saluting the Bee Gees
Josh Turner has a new album...

Keith Urban and Little Big Town will take part in Stayin' Alive: A Grammy Salute to the Music of The Bee Gees.  
The show, which will be recorded on February 14th in L.A., will air later this year on CBS.

Josh Turner will release his first album in almost five years on March 10th. 
Deep South represents the simple things in life, like church, community, high school sports and being outdoors.
Josh says, “I’m really proud of this album. It was really important for me to expand creatively and explore in new ways for this record. The way I pick songs is different now. There are so many things in my life and career that have matured me as an artist."
On of those things is another kid. His fourth son, Samuel, arrived in September 2014.

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