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Monday, 14 January 2019 06:27

Sarah Kay's Nashville News, Week of 1/14/19

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Friday, 1/18

Maren Morris is going on tour…
Dan + Shay and Kacey Musgraves are headed to the Grammys…

 

Maren Morris is touring the world again. 
Her headlining tour, which is titled Girl: The World, will launch March 9th in Chicago and hit more than 40 cities here around the world. RaeLynn and Cassadee Pope will join her on select dates. 

Dan and Shay and Kacey Musgraves are set to perform on next month's Grammy Awards. They are both nominated as well.
The 61st annual Grammy Awards, hosted by Alicia Keys will air live February 10th on CBS.

 

Thursday, 1/17

Kane Brown to be honored…
Loretta Lynn is ready for her birthday… 

Kane Brown will receive the Breakthrough Artist of the Year award from the Music Business Association. 
The award will be presented to him at a ceremony in May. Kane is being recognized for his impact on music in the past year. 
Past recipients include Carrie Underwood, Julia Michaels, Ariana Grande, Sam Hunt, Meghan Trainor and Maren Morris.

Loretta Lynn is turning 87 on April 14, and in honor of her birthday a bunch of artists will take part in her All-Star Birthday Celebration Concert at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on April 1.
Performers include Alan Jackson, Darius Rucker, Garth Brooks, George Strait, Kacey Musgraves, Keith Urban, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Miranda Lambert, Pistol Annies, Trisha Yearwood and more.
Loretta said, “I am so excited to celebrate my 87th birthday with all my friends. This is the first time I’ve ever had a birthday party! My birthday wish has come true. The only other wish I have is that Keith Urban jumps out of my birthday cake!”
It sounds like Loretta may get her second wish. Keith heard and responded back, You’re wish is my command, Miss Loretta.”

 

Wednesday, 1/16

Randy Houser has a new album out…
Thomas Rhett’s wife has a new gig… 

Randy Houser’s  latest album, Magnolia, is officially out and it features some of the most personal tunes he's released to date.
He refers to the project as his "360 moment" because it pays homage to the things that made him the person he is today -- his family and his home state of Mississippi. 
Randy co-wrote all 12 tracks on Magnolia, so he really did put his heart into this record.

Thomas Rhett's wife Lauren has a new gig with Country Living.
Lauren took to Instagram to announce that she had been named this year's home and family contributor for the magazine. She will be working closely with the Country Living editorial team to "dream up everything from barn parties to gift ideas, to fun new ways to get kids outdoors." 
Her column will make its big debut in the magazine sometime this spring.

 

Tuesday, 1/15

Dustin Lynch is at #1…
Jason Aldean is going back on tour… 

Dustin Lynch and his song "Good Girl" are at the top of the Mediabase Country Airplay chart this week. He finally dethroned Dan and Shay's four-week number-one, "Speechless," which falls to number-two. 
Dustin has this to say about his new #1, “This year is kicking off in a wonderful way. To kick it off with a number-one song, I couldn’t ask for a better start. I think ’19 is gonna be our biggest year yet. I’ve been working in the studio a lot over the past few months, and we’ve been cooking up some new songs, so we’ll have something new hopefully coming pretty soon.”

Jason Aldean announced he will hit the road in May, and he'll bring Kane Brown, Carly Pearce and D.J. Silver along with him. 
The 2019 Ride All Night tour kicks off on May 3rd in Connecticut, and wraps up on September 28th in Detroit. They will stop at Blossom on August 9th.

 

Monday, 1/14

ZBB to perform before the Indy 500…
Jason Aldean likes women in country music… 

The Indy 500 on Sunday, May 26, and the day before that on the 25th- Zac Brown Band will headline the annual Legends Day concert on Turn 4 of the infield stage at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Additional acts will be announced soon. In the past, Keith Urban, Blake Shelton, Chris Janson, Dustin Lynch and more have performed during the show.

Jason Aldean is proud that some of the women in country music are breaking down musical barriers and expanding their fan base with collaborations with artists in other formats. 
He says he is especially impressed by Maren Morris, who picked up a Grammy nomination in the Pop/Duo Performance category for "The Middle," her song with Zedd and Grey. 
He says, "I dig that. I know a lot of people look at that differently and I think it's great. I think country music needs her. I think she's a great singer and I think country music needs that. As long as this kinda stays her home, I think that's great."
He also loves new artist Ashley McBryde and his recent duet partner, Miranda Lambert.

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