Nashville News: Friday, 11/11
Mickey Guyton announced her engagement on Instagram this week, sharing that the moment
“took me completely by surprise.”
She admits she likes to keep her relationship status private, and all we know about her fiance is that he a lawyer and they
have been together for awhile..
No wedding details were shared. Mickey also didn’t mention any specifics about when, where or how the proposal
took place, but yay for her.
Scotty McCreery has plans to release new music in the near future. He says he should have a new single out by
January or February.
New music on the horizon isn’t the only exciting venture the singer has under his wing. He released his first book,
Go Big or Go Home, in May of 2016 with a supporting book tour that visited several states across the country.
He also left his music label, Mercury Nashville, earlier in the year.
Nashville News: Friday, 11/4
Set the DVR for November 9th because Brad Paisley will be a guest on the season premiere of Jay Leno’s
Garage on CNBC. Last week, Jay shared a hilarious video, attempting to teach Brad how to do a burnout
in a shiny new Camaro. It didn't go exactly as planned.
Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood and Dolly Parton will be among the performers helping light the Christmas tree
in Rockefeller Center in New York City. Christmas in Rockefeller Center airs on November 30th on NBC.
And the Brothers Osborne are still reeling from, what some are calling their huge upset win at the CMAs when
they took home the win for Best Vocal Duo of the Year.
The brothers are calling it the best night of their lives. They will be the House of Blues in Cleveland on November 11th.
Nashville News: Friday, 10/28
It's two years since Sam Hunt put out his full-length debut album, Montevallo-- hope you're not holding your breath.
Most artists put out new music every couple of years, but Sam says he's taking his time with the follow-up. He says, “I have a lot less time to devote to the second record, so I’ve tried to figure out how to be as efficient
as a songwriter with the new obligations and a new lifestyle since I’m not as free to write."
That doesn't mean there's nonew music on the way. He adds, “I’ve got a few songs that I’m excited about that I’m
going to put out, even if that is a long time before the next record comes out.”
Faith Hill and Kellie Pickler's syndicated daytime talk show is getting closer to becoming a reality.
Though it's not in production yet, Kellie says they're putting the concept together. It will be a lifestyle show,
interviewing real people, talking about small businesses, shining the light on special talents and helping people
make their dreams come true!
No word yet on when show will begin airing.
Nashville News: Friday, 10/21
The Songwriters Hall of Fame has announced its nominees for induction in the Class of 2017.
Vince Gill is the only country artist nominated for the honor. Other possible inductees include Madonna, Gloria Estefan, Jay-Z and Bryan Adams.The Songwriters Hall of Fame is dedicated to recognizing the work and lives of those composers and lyricists who
create music around the world.
Kane Brown has revealed the title, release date, and tracks for his upcoming debut album.His self-titled debut album is set for release on Dec. 2 and will feature 11 songs. Kane contributed heavily to the songwriting on the album, and the tracks also feature
contributions from Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley from Florida Georgia Line, Chris Young and more of the other top songwriters in Nashville.
Nashville News: Friday, 10/14
Just call her Professor Reba McEntire. She shares her insights on performing and vocal technique on the online learning platform MasterClass.
Reba says, “I love to learn from other people, so working with MasterClass, being able to share some of the lessons I’ve been taught, is exciting! For the first time,
I’m getting to offer up what I believe makes a killer song, my vocal techniques and some tidbits I’ve experienced throughout my career."
The class is $90. Other celebrities offering classes include Christina Aguilera, Kevin Spacey, Usher, Serena Williams, Dustin Hoffmanand screenwriterAaron Sorkin.
Luke Bryan had to make a trip to the hospital recently for surgery to repair his broken clavicle after a biking accident last week. He let fans that he is doing okay with a
photo of his now-mended clavicle after getting treatment. The photo was a picture of an x-ray. Fear not, Luke is back at it already returning to the road for his Farm Tour and
his sexy S moves.
Nashville News: Friday, 10/7
Keith Urban will ring in 2017 in Nashville as the headliner of the city's New Year's Eve celebration.
He'll join the lineup that includes Charlie Worsham,A Thousand Horses, Styx and more.
Jennifer Nettles is expanding her talents into jewelry designing.
She's partnered with another designer for the American West collection -- a line of necklaces, bracelets, rings and earrings sold exclusively on QVC.
But Jennifer isn't stopping at jewelry -- she hopes to design her own line of clothing one day.
Jennifer also has a new Christmas album entitled, “To Celebrate Christmas” coming out on October 28th.
Nashville News: Thursday, 9/30
George Strait releases his second box set, Strait Out of the Box: Part 2, on November 18th.
The collection spans 20 years of hits from 1996 to now and features 56 tracks -- including 26 number-one hits -- all hand picked by George himself.
George released the first volume of the collection in 1995.
The Strait camp has just announced a production of another kind. George's son Bubba and his wife Tamara welcomed their second child, Jillian Louise,
on September 10th. Bubba and Tamara also have a son -- four-year-old George Harvey Strait the Third.
Florida Georgia Line and Dierks Bentley have designed T-shirts to honor their favorite NFL teams.
Dierks's shirt will show his support for his hometown Arizona Cardinals, while Florida Georgia Line are displaying their Tennessee Titans pride. The artists
get a cut of the profits to give to the charity of their choice.
All 30 teams are represented by artists from various genres.
Nashville News: Wednesday: 9/21
An airdate has finally been announced for Dolly Parton's Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love. The movie will air on
NBC on November 30th, followed by its release on DVD on December 20th.
The film stars Jennifer Nettles, and Ricky Schroeder reprising their roles as Dolly's mother and father. Dolly will serve
as the narrator and make a special appearance as "the painted lady" -- the woman she modeled her style after.
The final scenes of the movie were filmed at Dollywood.
Lee Brice and Justin Mooreare joining forces for a co-headlining tour. Dubbed the American Made Tour, William Michael Morgan will join them on the stint, which begins in
January. They will all be at the Canton Memorial Civic Center on February 9th!
Nashville News: Friday, 9/16
Dierks Bentley is putting the brakes on his annual Miles and Music for Kids motorcycle ride and concert after 10 years.
He made the announcement onFacebook yesterday. "I feel so incredible about what we’ve been able to accomplish
together. Four million dollars for children’s hospitals…crazy! Couldn’t have done it without y’all, all my artist friends, the bikers and the Nashville community that I'm so lucky
to call home. I'm thinking and dreaming about what we might do next and how we can all keep making a difference
together. Stay tuned and I'll see you on the road."
Garth Brooks has partnered with Target to release an exclusive 10-CD box set titledGarth Brooks: The Ultimate Collection.
The career-spanning set will be released on Nov. 11, prior to the release of his next studio album.The Ultimate Collectionwill include
an exclusive version of the new album that features Target bonus tracks, and nine additional discs of music chosen from
Garth’s catalog. The tracks will be remastered and include a selection of previously unreleased songs.
Cleary, this is a must have for any Garth Brooks Fan!!!
Nashville News: Friday, 9/9
Blake Shelton's 2016 tour gets under way today in Oklahoma City.
He says, “I’m ready to get back out on the road and play some new music, some favorites and a few obscure songs
for the fans. I’m really excited to kick off this tour in my home state and thrilled that RaeLynn is joining us on this leg
of the tour.”
The tour won't interfere with his gig on The Voice -- the first shows airing are the pre-recorded blind auditions, which will premiere on September 19th.
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill will be the next country artists inducted into the Music City Walk of Fame.
The ceremony takes place on October 6th in Nashville's Walk of Fame Park. That date is a big deal for them -- it's their 20th wedding anniversary.