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Sarah Kay's Nashville News, Week of 8/7/17

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Friday, 8/11

FGL goes platinum again…
Dustin Lynch is headlining and ready for his new album…

Florida Georgia Line’s 2016 album Dig Your Roots has been certified platinum for sales and downloads of over 1 million!
With this milestone, the guys have become one of just three country artist to reach platinum status for an album released in the last year. They are also the only country act to have a platinum album with three separate platinum singles from the same project- “God, Your Mama and Me,” “May We All,” and “H.O.L.Y.”- which actually went double platinum.
And, FYI- all three of FGL’s albums are now certified platinum!

Dustin Lynch’s forthcoming album is titled Current Mood.
Dustin says, "This album is a glimpse into the last three years of my life...the travel, the adventures, the relationships and the personal growth."
The album comes out on September 8th. His headlining Ride or Die tour begins November 3rd in North Carolina. In the meantime, he is on tour with Brad Paisley and will be at Blossom on September 22nd!


Thursday, 8/10

Glen Campbell’s music is selling…
Luke Bryan combined his app and fan club…

Glen Campbell's music has always been popular, but sales of his music skyrocketed since news of his death on Tuesday.
Sales shot up almost 14,000 percent (that's an increase of 140 times!) yesterday, with most of the purchases coming from two of his Greatest Hits albums. 
Sales of individual songs went up almost 7,000 percent (70 times) and streams grew 902 percent.
Though we knew his death was coming, it still clearly had a major impact on his fans.

Luke Bryan fans will now be able to keep up with all things Luke through both his Nut House fan club and his app, which have been linked together. 
He explained. “We’ve been so amazed at how the fans have responded to the app. Creating the link between the fan club members and the mobile fans seemed the perfect next step. We love being able to have instantaneous responses and communication with them.” 
The new combination is called the All Access Pass and enables fans to get exclusive information, live streams, photos from every show, chances at meet-and-greets and more.


Wednesday, 8/9

Rascal Flatts are headed to The Voice…
Tim and Faith are headed to Showtime…

Rascal Flatts are joining Blake Shelton's team on The Voice as advisors for the upcoming season. 
Gary LeVox says, “Blake’s got such a great ear turning his chair around and finding great people, so it’s been awesome meeting them and giving them some tips. It’s been a lot of fun working with him. A lot of talent, a lot of talent on team Blake.”
Billy Ray Cyrus will join Team Miley as an advisor.
Season 13 of The Voice premieres on September 25th on NBC.

If you haven't gotten to see Tim McGraw and Faith Hill's Soul 2 Soul tour, do not fret! You'll be able to catch it on Showtime in the fall.
The special, which was filmed earlier this summer, features concert performances as well as behind-the-scenes footage. It premieres on November 17th. They will be at the Q in Cleveland on the 17th!


Tuesday, 8/8

Brett Eldredge’s album has a strong start…
Miranda Lambert could be ready for marriage again…

Brett Eldredge released his self-titled album on Friday and it's already number-one on the iTunes all-genre and country charts. 
It's a great accomplishment, but according to Brett it's not what really matters to his fans. 
He says, "When it comes down to it the fans--my fans or any fans, they don't think about it in a way of how many it sold, they just know how it makes them feel in their heart."

As mentioned before- rumor has it Miranda Lambert and Anderson East will be engaged soon.
An insider told E! News that he wants to propose by the end of the year. According to the source, the two are "extremely serious" and have been tied at the hip since they started dating in December of 2015.
And the news doesn't stop there. The source also said, "They would like to have children once they get married. This has been shared and discussed between them."


Monday, 8/7

Tyler Hubbard and his wife are now having a baby girl…
Chris Stapleton’s albums are dominating…

Tyler Hubbard and his wife Hayley thought they were going to have a baby boy in December, but psych- they're actually having a girl!
Tyler posted the news on Instagram, saying, "God's got jokes. After thinking we are having a boy for the last few months, turns out the blood test was wrong and we're actually having a little girl. Woah... So many emotions but really, really excited about this next chapter even if God does like throwing us a curve ball every now and then. Just keeping us on our toes. #daddysgirl"

Chris Stapleton continues to dominate country with his 2 breakthrough albums- Traveller and From A Room: Volume 1. Both albums appear in the top 2 spots on the list of best selling country albums of 2017- currently.
From A Room came out in May of 2017, debut at #1 and to date has sold nearly 500,000 copies so far. Traveller was released in 2015, and it still selling- almost 400,000 copies this year alone, and bringing the total album sales to 2 million.
From A Room: Volume 2 comes out later this year.

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