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Sarah Kay's Nashville News, Week of 12/17/18

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Friday, 12/21

Jimmie Allen is doing it all…
Billboard released the Top 10 Best Selling Country Songs of 2018…

 

Jimmie Allen is a man with a plan.
He's taking his best shot at acting and has his own clothing collection, cologne and signature whiskey in the works.
He says “I feel like, if you don’t chase every dream, if you don’t search every inch of your heart to find out everything you want to do, you’re doing yourself a disservice because there’s always going to be some part of you that’s like, man, I wish I would have done this.”
Jimmie will be at the Dusty Armadillo on January 11th.

Billboard released their list of the Top 10 Best Selling County Songs of 2018. It includes appearances from Brett Young, Kane Brown- twice, Chris Stapleton twice, FGL twice, Thomas Rhett, Dan + Shay and rounding out the Top 3 is Jason Aldean at #3 with You Make it Easy, Kane Brown is at #2 with Heaven and no surprise here, FGL and Bebe Rexha land at #1 with Meant to Be.

 

Thursday, 12/20

Chris Lane is getting serious with his new girlfriend…
More performers added to the Willie Nelson tribute concert… 

Chris Lane and Lauren Bushnell are getting serious in their relationship. He took her home for the holidays. They went to his hometown in North Carolina so his new girlfriend, a former Bachelor contestant, could meet his family. 
Chris admitted he was a bit nervous, saying, "I know how my dad is — I’ve already given her the pre-warning. He’s just a funny guy. He’ll probably ask her some tough questions."

The lineup for the upcoming Willie Nelson tribute concert, Willie: Life and Songs of an American Outlaw, was already impressive, and now it's getting even better!
Eric Church, Chris Stapleton, Emmylou Harris, Jimmy Buffett, Jamey Johnson, Margo Price, Steve Earle and much more are all now set to pay tribute to the legend in Nashville on January 12th.
Previously announced performers include Vince Gill, George Strait, Lee Ann Womack, Alison Krauss, John Mellencamp and Kris Kristofferson.

 

Wednesday, 12/19

Kenny Chesney is country’s top touring singer…
Alabama to tour in 2019… 

Kenny Chesney's Trip Around the Sun tour ranks among the top 2018 tours in the nation!
According to Pollstar’s annual Top 100 North American Tours list, Kenny's massive undertaking is the only country tour in the Top 10, ranking fourth. It took in a massive $114.4 million and sold almost 1.3 million tickets.
The Trip Around the Sun tour also ranked number-11 on the Top 100 Worldwide Tours list.

Alabama have lined up a 50th anniversary tour for 2019.
They'll kick things off on January 10th in Detroit and play on-and-off throughout the first half of the year. So far, their final date is slated for September 14th in Illinois. Openers at various dates will include Chris Janson, Tracy Lawrence, Restless Heart, Exile, The Charlie Daniels Band, The Marshall Tucker Band and The Oak Ridge Boys.

 

Tuesday, 12/18

Dan + Shay have another #1 song…
Brett Young has a #1 album…

Dan + Shay have scored another #1 song this week with “Speechless.” They wrote this tune about their wives and they took to social media to thank radio, and their fans. They wrote that they are the luckiest guys in the entire world, for so many reasons and are so grateful to be on this ride.

Brett Young's Ticket to L.A. is officially the number one country album.
His second album, which came out December 7th, just landed at the top of the Billboard Country Albums chart.
His debut album scored him four consecutive number-ones. This one has more songs about love; the first was filled with heartbreak tunes.

 

Monday, 12/17

Jennifer Nettles and her mom wrote a cookbook…
Blake Shelton is really serious about Gwen… 

Jennifer Nettles and her mother, Carla Temple, have written a cookbook. 
Sweet, Savory and Simple was inspired by recipe books the women of her hometown church in Douglas, Georgia, put together.
The cookbook is available on Sugarland's website.

Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani might not be getting married any time soon, but that doesn't mean they're not serious about their relationship. 
In a recent interview, Blake said that they aren't just dating, he said, “This is something that I feel like is meant to be. I’ve learned more from Gwen Stefani as a human being, and how to grow as a human being, than I have from anybody ever in my life — anybody.”
On a side note, The Hallmark Channel is currently running Time to Come Home for Christmas -- a movie that Blake and his mother produced.

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