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Monday, 15 January 2018 06:26

Sarah Kay's Nashville News, Week of 1/15/18

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Friday, 1/19

Dolly Parton gets two world records…
Jason Aldean to tour this summer…

 

Dolly Parton has earned two Guinness Book of World Records. 
She's broken the records for the artist with the Most Decades With a Top 20 hit on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs Chart and Most Hits on Billboard's Hot Country Songs Chart by a Female Artist.
She's had hits in six consecutive decades, beginning in the 1960s. And she's had 73 Top 20 hits, starting with "Something Fishy" in 1967 and her last Top 20 was the remake of "Jolene" with Pentatonix.

Jason Aldean is touring- he will hit 34 cities this summer on his High Noon Neon tour. 
He gets things going on May 10th in Kansas City, Missouri and wrap up on September 29th in California.
The tour gets its name after a song that will be on Jason’s next album. 
Lauren Alaina and Luke Combs are his special guests and they will all be at Blossom on August 23rd.

 

Thursday, 1/18

Keith Urban to tour and release a new album…
Lady A and Darius to co-headline a tour… 

Keith Urban is set to release a new album and go out on tour. 
Keith’s new album will be titled Graffiti U, and there's no date yet for the album's release. 
He will hit the road this June in Missouri and wrap things up in November in Texas. Kelsea Ballerini will be the opener. No venues have been announced, just dates and cities. Keith and Kelsea will be in Cleveland on August 10th.

Lady Antebellum will join Darius Rucker for a co-headlining tour this summer. 
The Summer Plays On tour starts on July 19th in Toronto and wraps up on September 22nd in Massachusetts. 
Russell Dickerson will be the opener and they will all be at Blossom on July 20th.

 

Wednesday, 1/17

Kellie Pickler’s show got renewed…
Lady A to tour this summer… 

Good news for Kellie Pickler her syndicated TV show, Pickler and Ben, has been picked up for a second season. 
She co-hosts the show with Ben Aaron, and Faith Hill is an executive producer. 

Lady Antebellum are gearing up for a tour this summer, but they're not ready to to give us any major details yet. 
Dave Haywood says, "We've got some really big plans. Hillary is excited for the babies and ready to get out touring. And we made some really big plans for the line-up for our tour."
Hillary Scott’s twins are due anytime now. By the summer, they'll be at least four months old. There will be six kids on the road with them this summer. Official tour plans should be out next week.

 

Tuesday, 1/16

Brantley Gilbert is going on a cruise…
Vince Gill is a grandpa again… 

Brantley Gilbert is taking the BG Nation on cruise vacation.
  
His four-night Kick It in the Ship Cruise will set sail out of Miami on October 23rd, stopping in the Bahamas along the way.
So far, Luke Combs, Michael Ray, Blackhawk, Colt Ford, Josh Phillips and Faren Rachels have been announced as special guests performers on the cruise, with more artists to be announced over the coming months.

Vince Gill is a grandpa- again!
His daughter, singer Jenny Gill, gave birth to her second child, a daughter named Everly June. 
Jenny and her husband Josh also have a son.

 

Monday, 1/15

Maren Morris is at #1…
ZBB set to tour this summer… 

Maren Morris could be doing a lot of celebrating this week, as she has her first solo number-one single.
  
"I Could Use a Love Song" sits at the top of the Mediabase Country Airplay chart this week.  Last year, Maren scored her first number-one as a featured artist on Thomas Rhett's "Craving You."

Zac Brown Band will hit the road this summer for their 8th headlining tour- Down the Rabbit Hole Live.
They'll play 27 dates, including two shows at iconic Fenway Park in Boston. 
Zac says, "Down the Rabbit Hole Live is a reference to the never-ending pursuit of excellence. This summer, we'll bring the fans along on that journey with us."
Tickets go on sale January 19th and they will be at Blossom on August 2nd. 

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