A Taste Of Country News: Lady A Receives Humanitarian Award
KELSEA'S ALBUM RELEASE TODAY
Kelsea Ballerini's album, Unapologetically, drops today. The project comes more than two years after the release of her debut album, The First Time, which produced three consecutive Number One hits. Kelsea wrote or co-wrote all 12 songs, including the debut single, "Legends."
Her next performance will be on the CMA Awards on Wednesday November 8th. She is set to duet with Reba McEntire on "Legends." The show airs live from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on ABC at 7 p.m. Kelsea is also nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year.
BLAKES SPECIAL CONNECTION
Blake Shelton says he feels a special connection to his brand new album, Texoma Shore, which arrives at retail today (Friday, November 3rd). The superstar says that along with his last album, 2016's If I'm Honest, Texoma Shore represents a true representation of his life these days. He tells us exclusively:lake says: I would much rather be in this place in my life making music like this, and it's hard for me to talk about this album without smiling, I should say, because I had so much fun making it and looked forward to every day in the studio.
Blake kicks off album release day with a performance of his current single, “I’ll Name The Dogs,” on Live With Kelly & Ryan.
Blake will head out on the 2018 Country Music Freaks tour alongside Brett Eldredge, Carly Pearce and special guest Trace Adkins beginning on February 15th in Tulsa, OK.
GRANGER SMITH LOVES HIS FANS
Granger Smith is going the extra mile and making the rounds this week in support of his brand new album, When The Good Guys Win.Granger opted to touch base with his fans by hosting pop up shops around the country. He is also making phone calls to fans who bought the album to personally thank them for their support. He continues on tour with Luke Bryan playing this weekend in California.
AND THE HUMANITARIAN AWARD GOES TO...LADY ANTEBELLUM
Music rights organization SESAC will honor Lady Antebellum with the SESAC Humanitarian Award at its Nashville Music Awards on Sunday November 5th. The members of Lady Antebellum will be recognized for their contributions and philanthropic efforts through LadyAID, the group's philanthropic effort founded by Lady A to bring awareness to and generate support for those in need locally, nationally and globally.
Hillary will also be on hand during the awards ceremony to present Kenny Rogers with the SESAC Legacy Award. The annual awards show, which celebrates the successes of SESAC’s songwriters and publishers, will be held at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in downtown Nashville.