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Monday, 21 August 2017 06:34

Sarah Kay's Nashville News, Week of 8/21/17

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Chris Young’s new album is due out in the fall…
Jon Pardi is good as gold…

Chris Young released the information about his next album. Losing Sleep will be his seventh album and will be available in the fall. He calls the project a true labor of love that includes some traditional songs along with more progressive tunes. This album comes on the heels of his very successful I’m Comin’ Over album, which was certified gold and included 3 #1 hits. Losing Sleeps drops on October 20th.

Jon Pardi is having a great year to say the least! During a recent tour stop in his home state of California, Dierks Bentley surprised Jon on stage with a plaque commemorating his first gold-certified album for California Sunrise. The album has officially sold over 500,000 copies.
In addition to debuting at #1 on the Billboard Top Country Album chart, California Sunrise scored Jon 2 back-to-back #1 hits with Head Over Boots and Dirt on My Boots and Heartache on the Dance Floor is currently in the top 15. You keep doing you, Jon!


Michael Ray is ready to headline again…
Tim McGraw to design fitness clubs…

Michael Ray will launch his second headlining tour on October 5th in Alabama. The Get to You tour will cover 14 more cities before ending in Pennsylvania on December 9th. 
Michael says he is taking his experiences from opening up for  Alabama and Sam Hunt to Darius Rucker, and putting it into this tour. Newcomer Devin Dawson will appear on most of the dates. They will stop at the Thirsty Cowboy on October 21st.

Tim McGraw is clearly in the best shape of his life.  
Though he's always been into getting fit, he admits he slacked off for awhile but got back into it in his early 40s. He says getting back in shape has made everything in his life better.  
He tells Men’s Fitness, "I just realized how much it raised the bar on everything that I did. It raised the bar on my career. It raised the bar on my relationships with my friends. It just made me feel better, gave me a better mental outlook on everything that I was doing."
Tim's just signed on with Snap Fitness to design a line of fitness clubs called TRU MAV Signature Clubs. So you can be up in Tim’s gym working on your fitness!


Martina McBride is touring for the holidays…
Kellie Pickler is getting ready for her talk show…

Martina McBride is getting ready for her holiday tour, The Joy of Christmas. It begins November 24th in Mississippi and wraps on December 22nd in Virginia. Tickets go on sale Friday. 
She says, “The Joy of Christmas is a magical show full of beautiful scenery and classic beloved Christmas music as well as a few hits from my career. It's a show for the whole family. If this show doesn't leave you full of the Christmas spirit I'm not sure what will!”

Kellie Pickler is getting ready in Nashville for her new talk show, Pickler and Ben.
Rehearsals start this week with actual tapings beginning on August 30th. The lifestyle show, which is co-hosted by New York City journalist Ben Aron, focuses on cooking, gardening, home design, fashion and small businesses. 
Faith Hill is the executive producer. The show is expected to air in more than 20 markets beginning on September 18th.


Justin Moore is back at #1…
Kelsea Ballerini is headed to Project Runway…

Justin Moore has the number-one song in country music this week.
"Somebody Else Will" jumped two places to the top spot on the Mediabase Country Airplay chart over the weekend, claiming the title from Cole Swindell's "Flatliner" featuring Dierks Bentley. This is Justin's seventh number-one hit. 

Kelsea Ballerini is stepping into the world of fashion. 
She will be one of several guest judges featured on Season 16 of Project Runway, which premiered last week. While she appears to be the only country star featured on this season, she is not the first to take over a judge's seat on the hit TV show. The girls from Little Big Town, Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood have all appeared on the show.


Brett Young to headline his first tour…
Hillary Scott is expecting twins…

Brett Young has lined up his first headlining tour. 
The Caliville tour will hit 14 clubs starting in Charlottesville, Virginia on October 14th. Carly Pearce will open. 
He says, "I am so excited to get to go out on my first-ever headlining tour this year. It’s a pretty surreal feeling."

Lady Antebellum is full of surprises!
Last week, they announced that David Haywood and Hillary Scott were each expecting new additions to their families. And then, Hillary posted a sweet video of her and husband Chris telling their young daughter that not only was she going to be a big sister, but that they are having twins!

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