Friday, February 21, 2014

Nashville News Roundup: Week Ending 2/21/2014

Little Jimmy Dickens
Every Friday around 9:20 am, I deliver the Nashville News Roundup on WFKY - Froggy 104.9/101.7 out of Frankfort, Kentucky.  You can listen on the radio, online at, or on the "Tune-In" app on your phone. Here are this week's highlights:
Salute the Troops
Merle Haggard, George Strait and Carrie Underwood are among the performers slated to perform on a new special, ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute to the Troops, which will be taped in Las Vegas on April 7, the day after the ACM Awards. Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum and The Band Perry are also confirmed to appear on the special. More artists are expected to join the lineup in the coming weeks. The concert will air as a two-hour special on CBS on May 20. 

Baby Boone on Board
Congratulations to Rory and Joey Feek of Joey + Rory on the birth of daughter Indiana Boone Feek this week. According to a post on the duo's Facebook page, "Mama and baby are both doing well."
Unbridled Eve Gala Update
My pal, Leslie Meyer, and I have covered the red carpet for the first two Unbridled Eve Galas that happen on Derby Eve.  Be sure to check out her article that talks about the 3rd annual Unbridled Eve Gala. 

Latest Interviews: Be sure to check out my latest interviews from Marty Stuart and Gethen Jenkins of the Freightshakers
Awesome Possum Fact of the Week: On this date in 1948, Little Jimmy Dickens made his first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry, performing "John Henry" and "I Dreamed Of An Old Love Affair."

Handpicked Download of the Week: Dierks Bentley "Hurt Somebody" off his new album, Riser.