Jason Aldean Is Selling His 120-Acre Estate Outside Of Nashville For $7.8 Million

Jason Aldean is selling his 120-acre estate in Columbia, Tennessee for $7,875,000. The 8,900-square-foot house features 6 bedrooms, 8.5 bathrooms, bowling alley, wet bar, wine cellar, in-law quarters and more. The estate also features a 10,000-square-foot horse facility, paddocks, in-ground pool and covered patio with thousands of feet along Flat Creek that is surrounded by a mix of woods, pasture, springs and a pond. Jason purchased the estate in January 2016 for $5.35 million. Check out pictures and the video of Jason’s estate in the linked article below!

Jason Aldean Is Selling His Crazy Rural Castle — See Pictures!

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“CMA Fest” Hosted By Thomas Rhett And Kelsea Ballerini Premieres August 8th

“CMA Fest” will premiere Wednesday, August 8th on ABC. The three-hour prime-time special broadcasts for its 15th straight year with Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini returning as hosts, bringing Country Music’s Ultimate Fan Experience to a national television audience. Filmed during Nashville’s 47th annual CMA Fest in June, the television special showcases 29 of music’s hottest acts as they hit the stage during the four-day festival. Lauren Alaina, Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Sam Hunt, Chris Stapleton, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban and more will be making appearances on the special program.

“CMA Fest” TV Special to Air on Aug. 8 With Co-Hosts Thomas Rhett & Kelsea Ballerini + 29 Artists Perform

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Florida Georgia Line & Bebe Rexha Set All-Time Record On “Billboard” Country Chart

Florida Georgia Line‘s collaboration with Bebe Rexha, “Meant to Be,” has now been #1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart for 35 weeks — an all-time record: No other song in the chart’s 60-year history has spent more weeks at #1.  The previous record-holder was “Body Like a Back Road” by Sam Hunt, which ruled for 34 weeks in 2017. “I’m so honored to be a writer and an artist on this song,” FGL’s Tyler Hubbard  told Billboard. “I’m thankful to just be one of the many people who put so much energy and effort into making music history.” “The power of music continues to blow our minds,” his musical partner Brian Kelley adds, “and we are extremely humbled and thankful that ‘Meant’ has spent the better part of a year at the top.”  FGL’s lead single from their next album, “Simple,” is currently at #4 on this week’s chart.

Florida Georgia Line & Bebe Rexha’s “Meant to Be” Sets All-Time Billboard Chart Record

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Carrie Underwood Celebrates 10th Anniversary As A Member Of The Grand Ole Opry With “Cry Pretty” Performance

On May 11, 2018, Carrie celebrated her 10th anniversary as a member of the Grand Ole Opry by treating fans in attendance to a rendition of her new single, “Cry Pretty,” which is currently No. 12 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart after 15 weeks. “Ten years have flown by,” said Carrie. “I knew from the moment God blessed me and let me sing country music that I wanted to be a part of this place. Thank you for being here.” Three years into her country music career, Randy Travis surprised Carrie with a Grand Ole Opry invitation at a performance in March 2008 and less than two months later, Garth Brooks inducted her into the esteemed organization. You can watch Underwood’s performance of “Cry Pretty” at the Grand Ole Opry in the linked article below. 

Carrie Underwood Celebrates 10th Opry Anniversary With Stellar ‘Cry Pretty’ [Watch]

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Jake Owen Scores 7th No. 1 Single With “I Was Jack (You Were Diane)”

Jake Owen scored the seventh No. 1 single of his career as “I Was Jack (You Were Diane)” reached the top of both the Billboard Country Airplay chart and Mediabase chart this week. Jake’s new single is rooted in John Mellencamp’s iconic 1982 hit, “Jack & Diane.” In fact, Mellencamp received a songwriting credit on Jake’s “I Was Jack (You Were Diane),” along with songwriters Tommy Cecil, David Ray, Jody Stevens and Craig Wiseman. The tune is Jake’s first No. 1 single since 2016’s “American Country Love Song.”

Jake Owen’s “I Was Jack (You Were Diane)” Reaches #1 At Country Radio

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AmericanaFest Lineup Finalized Including Lee Ann Womack, John Prine, Brandy Clark, Ashley Monroe, Rosanne Cash & More

Nashville’s AmericanaFest will be held this Sept. 11–16, and more than 250 artists slated to perform during the six-day festival, including John Prine, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Lee Ann Womack, Rosanne Cash, Hayes Carll, Brandy Clark, Ashley Monroe, Tyler Childers, Amanda Shires and more. The nominees for the 2018 Americana Honors & Awards were announced in May, and Jason Isbell leads the way with four nominations in 2018, including Album, Artist and Song of the Year, as well as an additional nomination for Duo/Group of the Year with his band the 400 Unit. Other artists with multiple nominations include Margo Price, Brandi Carlile and producer Dave Cobb. The 2018 Americana Honors & Awards show will be held September 12 at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, and the ceremony is the centerpiece of AmericanaFest. For ticket information, visit americanamusic.org.

Final Round of Artists Revealed for AmericanaFest 2018

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Kenny Chesney Teams With Jimmy Buffett For The Duet ‘Trying to Reason With Hurricane Season’

Kenny Chesney and Jimmy Buffett team up on a remake of Buffett’s “Trying to Reason With Hurricane Season” that appears on Chesney’s new album Songs for the Saints. The album, which includes the recent Number One “Get Along,” was released on Friday. The two men have collaborated before and Chesney appeared on a couple of tracks from Buffett’s 2004 album License to Chill, including the title cut. “Trying to Reason With Hurricane Season,” written by Buffett and recorded for his 1974 album A1A, was never released as a single. Chesney’s “Trip Around the Sun Tour” began in April.

Listen to Kenny Chesney’s Soothing New Song Featuring Jimmy Buffett, “Trying to Reason With Hurricane Season”

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Dolly Parton Will Reunite With Lily Tomlin And Jane Fonda For “9 To 5” Sequel

Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda are planning to star in a sequel to their 1980 comedy 9 to 5. Fonda revealed plans for the trio to team up for a modern revival. “My role is as an executive producer, and I’m working with the writers, with Lily, and talking to the writers,” Fonda told reporters at the Television Critics Association panel. “Right now, Dolly, Lily and I are all intending to be in it.”  Rumors of a remake swirled earlier this year when it was revealed that Rashida Jones and the original screenwriter, Patricia Resnick, teamed up to co-write a script.  No word on when production for 9 to 5 will begin.  In the meantime, Parton has several major projects in the works. Parton’s production company, Dixie Pixie Productions, has teamed up with Warner Bros. Television and Netflix to create eight original films based on her music. The films are set to air on Netflix in 2019.

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Scotty McCreery Gives Viewers Peek Inside His Wedding in New Video For “This Is It”

Scotty McCreery just released the new video for his current single, “This Is It.” The new tune, which Scotty co-penned, is featured on Scotty’s recent album, Seasons Change. The new clip was directed by Jeff Ray and gives viewers an intimate look inside Scott and wife Gabi Dugal’s rehearsal dinner and wedding in June. Watch Scotty’s new video below.

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Dan + Shay Announce New Single “Speechless” Will Be Released To Country Radio August 6

Dan + Shay have announced that “Speechless” will be the follow-up single from their 2018 self-titled album. Their lead single “Tequila” recently spent two weeks at the top of the Billboard Country Airplay chart. “Speechless” was inspired by Dan’s marriage to Abby Law and Shay’s marriage to Hannah Billingsley. The video for “Speechless” features footage from both Dan and Shay’s weddings. “Speechless” will ship to country radio on Aug. 6, and you can watch the video for “Speechless” below.

Dan + Shay’s wives leave them “Speechless” and inspire new single

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