Steve Nedved

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May 10

History decoded: Scotty McCreery helps Nashville teacher with JFK lecture

Triple TigersSome Nashville-area students may get a pretty spectacular lecture on the Kennedy assassination, thanks in part to Scotty McCreery.  As part of Teacher Appreciation Week, the American Idol winner shared a tweet from educator Drew Van Huss. It seems author Brad Meltzer has agreed to help him teach, if he can get enough traction on social media.  “Let’s help Drew …

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May 10

You’re Gonna Love Me: Meet Chris Young’s canine, Porter the dog

RCA Nashville You can add a new pup to the list of country’s most famous canines: Porter the dog, who belongs to “Hangin’ On” hitmaker Chris Young. Just like Brett Eldredge‘s pooch, Edgar, Porter has his own Instagram account. As of Thursday morning, Porterthedog has more than 48,000 followers.  The nearly five-month-old German shepherd was a Christmas present from Chris’s sister, Dorothy. Chris …

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May 10

Justin Timberlake and Chris Stapleton reunite in Nashville for some “Tennessee Whiskey”

ABC/Image Group LA Justin Timberlake‘s Nashville stop on his Man of the Woods Tour proved to be the perfect opportunity for a reunion with Chris Stapleton.  The two became forever linked in November of 2015, when their performance of “Tennessee Whiskey” and “Drink You Away” on that year’s CMA Awards helped turn Stapleton from a well-respected …

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May 10

It’s High Noon Neon time, and Jason Aldean can’t wait to hit the road with baby Memphis

ABC/Image Group LA When Jason Aldean‘s High Noon Neon Tour kicks off tonight in Kansas City, Missouri, he’ll be bringing along someone new: his baby son, Memphis, who was born at the beginning of December. “We’ve already had him a little bed built on our bus, so he’s gonna get started early,” the three-time ACM Entertainer of …

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May 09

Cracker Barrel is ready to rock CMA Fest with free shows at Nashville’s Ascend Amphitheater

Country Music AssociationFor the second year in a row, Cracker Barrel will sponsor the free Country Roads Stage at Ascend Amphitheater during CMA Fest in downtown Nashville  The nightly entertainment on the Riverfront in Music City kicks off Thursday, June 7, with Broken Bow artists Chase Bryant, Craig Campbell, Lindsay Ell, Chase Rice, Runaway June, and Granger Smith taking the stage. On Friday, Lee …

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May 09

Coffee talk, Kirkland’s and new music: Trisha Yearwood’s busy working on next album

ABC/Image Group LA Trisha Yearwood is back in the studio working on her next album with longtime producer Garth Fundis.  Trisha updated fans on her progress during a special edition of T’s Coffee Talk on Facebook, where she showed off her new line of home goods at Kirkland’s. The two-time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year revealed she’s currently …

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May 09

Take Me Out to the Ball Game: Lauren Alaina and Trent Harmon to play in this year’s City of Hope matchup

City of HopeAmerican Idol alums Lauren Alaina and Trent Harmon are suiting up to play in this year’s City of Hope Celebrity Softball Game, taking place the weekend of CMA Fest.  Football stars Jay Cutler and Marc Mariani will also join HGTV’s Property Brothers, Drew and Jonathan Scott, for the Saturday, June 9 event at Nashville’s First Tennessee Park.  Naomi Judd has signed on to do play-by-play, with newcomer Tegan Marie and Billy …

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May 09

No more #GrammysSoMale? Cam and Sheryl Crow among artists named to Recording Academy task force on diversity and inclusion

ABC/Image Group LA On Grammy night earlier this year, Neil Portnow, the head of the Recording Academy, sparked outrage when he told reporters that women need to “step up” to be better represented at the ceremony.  Now the Recording Academy has formed a special task force to examine “barriers and biases affecting women and other underrepresented …

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May 09

“This Is It”: Scotty McCreery accepts his new identity as a golfer

Triple Tigers RecordsEven after winning American Idol and having #1 songs and albums like “Five More Minutes” and Seasons Change, Scotty McCreery is finding he can still fly under the radar, for the most part.  “Flight attendant looks at me, realizing she recognizes me,” he explains on social media, “but unsure where from.” “Then she gets it,” Scotty goes on. “Looks at …

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May 09

Coming soon: Jason Aldean will park his “Big Green Tractor” at new Kitchen + Roof Top Bar in downtown Nashville

TC Restaurant GroupJason Aldean‘s Kitchen + Roof Top Bar is on track to open this June, in time for the 2018 edition of CMA Fest. The four-story, 27,000-square-foot complex is located between 3rd and 4th Avenue in downtown Nashville.  In addition to its 250 dining seats, Jason’s new destination will have six bars, music on …

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