Miranda Lambert will be playing in baby nursuries soon. A number of her songs have been turned into lullabies for a new compilation from Rockabye Baby. The company has taken songs from popular artists over the years and have turned them into lullabies. So far, they have released almost 100 albums. The founder is Lisa Roth, the sister of David Lee Roth. Miranda Lambert's compilation is being released June 28.
The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame announced the nominees for its Class of 2019 and they include Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, Eddy Raven and Dwight Yoakam under the Songwriter/Artist category. One will be elected by their songwriter peers and will be inducted at the 49th anniversary Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Gala on October 14th.
Even some of the artists who live in Nashville like to acts like tourists. Morgan Evans says that one of his favourite things to do is to walk around town after dinner with his wife, Kelsea Ballerini. Russell Dickerson likes to go to the Country Music Hall of Fame because it's impossible to take it all in at once. You might catch Hunter Hayes hanging out at concerts in Nashville.
Thomas Rhett has earned his 13th number one single with "Look What God Gave Her". It's his seventh consecutive number one. The song is off his album Center Point Road, which was number one on both the Billboard 200 chart and the Billboard Top Country Albums chart in its debut week.
The Canadian Country Music Association announced today that Paul Brandt will receive the 2019 Slaight Music Humanitarian Award for raising awareness and taking action to end child sexual exploitation and sex trafficking in Canada with his #NotInMyCity movement. It was founded by Paul in 2017 and helps to educate the public about the realities of human trafficking and also unites Canadians in the fight to protect some of our most vulnerable citizens. The award will be presented to Paul later this year during Country Music Week.
Blake Shelton celebrated his 43rd birthday on June 18 and Gwen Stefani made sure that it was a special day for him. She threw a pizza party at her house and invited family and friends. She gave Blake a custom-made sign to hang at his ranch in Oklahoma. Blake described it as a "Welcome to the ranch-type sign. It was a handmade deal. It's pretty cool."
This past Saturday, Jason Aldean was supposed to perform at the Country Stampede at Heartland Motorsports Park in Topeka, Kansas. Unfortunately, the show had to be shutdown because of severe weather. Organizers were hoping that the rain would stop and Jason would be able to take to the stage. Around midnight they had to call it because of lightning in the area. Jason took to social media to personally apologize to his fans.
Brett Young announced plans for a new five-song EP, The Acoustic Sessions. It will feature stripped-down versions of songs from his sophomore album, Ticket to L.A. New tracks and videos will be released monthly and then the whole project will be available September 13. The first song was released in May and it featured Brett and Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelley singing "Here Tonight".