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Sarah Kay's Nashville News, Week of 5/14/18

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Friday, 5/18

Darius Rucker to perform on American Idol…
Carrie Underwood is going into the Oklahoma HOF…


Darius Rucker has been recruited to perform on the finale of American Idol. He'll perform on the Monday edition of the two-parter, which begins on Sunday night. Kermit the Frog is also a part of the finale festivities!

Carrie Underwood will be inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame -- the state's highest honor. 
She'll join previously inducted country stars Vince Gill, Toby Keith, Reba McEntire and Blake Shelton. 
The ceremony will take place on November 15th in Tulsa, Oklahoma. 


Thursday, 5/17

Blake Shelton’s venue to open soon…
Jason Aldean wants you to name a drink for him… 

Blake Shelton's Ole Red entertainment venue will open in Nashville in the middle of CMA Music Festival week. 
He says, “Lower Broadway is the centerpiece of Nashville. There’s so much great music and fun going on down there all the time, and it’s exciting to now be a part of it -- it’s a dream come true."
The opening dates are June 6th through the 10th.

And Jason Aldean’s new restaurant and venue is set to open in Nashville in June and he plans on naming a cocktail on the menu after a fan! 
If you make a donation to the Susan G. Komen foundation, your name will be put in a drawing to win a trip to Nashville with a friend, have dinner with Jason at his new restaurant, and even have a cocktail named for you. Details can be found on Jason’s website.


Wednesday, 5/16

FGL breaks their own record…
Sam Hunt has other interests… 

Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line's "Meant to Be" is at #1 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart for a 24th week, tying FGL's own "Cruise," which ruled for 24 weeks in 2012-13.

That is a record for the longest for a song by a duo or group in the chart's 59-year history, and the second-longest overall. Sam Hunt's "Body Like a Back Road" holds the record with 34 weeks at No. 1 in 2017.

Has Sam Hunt has lost interest in music?

Even though he just released "Downtown's Dead" -- his first single in more than a year -- and will appear on some of Luke Bryan's stadium shows, he doesn't know where his career is heading. 
Sam says, “I’ve grown up a little bit since my first record, and I feel my first record was inspired by an era of my life that really left with something to say and something to sing about. And at this point…I’ve gotten into some other things outside of music that I really enjoy. Just other interests of mine that have nothing to do with music.” 
But that doesn't mean he's done with music. He says he's been experimenting with some ideas, but just hasn't found anything he wants to release. He hopes to find some inspiration on the road this summer. 


Tuesday, 5/15

Brantley Gilbert has some must haves to tour…
Kane Brown is back at #1… 

There are two things Brantley Gilbert must have with him on tour -- his wife Amber and their six-month-old son Barrett. 
He says, “I’ll do whatever it takes to have him and Amber on the road with me, even if it means spending two hours a day loading the bus before you leave and when you get home -- you gotta pick up his whole little life and move it!. But having the opportunity to bring them is amazing.”

Kane Brown has scored his second number-one hit. "Heaven" rises to the top on the Mediabase Country Airplay chart taking the spot from Jason Aldean's "You Make It Easy."
His last number-one was "What Ifs" with Lauren Alaina.


Monday, 5/14

Blake Shelton and Kane Brown to perform on The Voice…
Carrie Underwood is looking to move… 

Blake Shelton and Kane Brown are set to perform on The Voice tomorrow night before the Season 14 finalists are revealed.

Blake will perform "I Lived It," and Kane will perform "Heaven." The Voice airs Monday and Tuesday at 8PM on NBC. 

After her accident, Carrie Underwood wants a new home without stairs.
As we all know, Carrie tripped down the front porch steps while taking the dogs out and face-planted on the cement.
She and her husband, Mike Fisher, plan to stay in the Nashville area, but are looking for a safer place. A source told People magazine that Carrie has outgrown the neighborhood and "They’ve been having issues with neighbors, who allowed strangers to poke around. It escalated after her freak accident."
That reason seems strange because Carrie’s Nashville estate covers two-thirds of a square mile, but either way the Fishers are house hunting!

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