Friday, April 4, 2014

Nashville News Roundup - Week Ending 4/4/2014

Be sure to tune in during the 9AM hour each Friday on WFKY and WKFC for the Nashville News Roundup.  Here are this week's stories:

ACM Awards on Sunday
Lee Brice, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker, Rascal Flatts and Dierks Bentley with Sheryl Crow have been added to the performance lineup for Sunday's 49th Annual ACM Awards (4/6). Clay Walker, Trisha Yearwood, Guy Fieri, LL Cool J, Jewel, Olivia Munn, Nancy O'Dell and Chris O'Donnell are among presenters. The show airs live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on CBS-TV starting at 8:00 PM EST.  Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton are co-hosting the show.

Cash Up on top
More than 10 years after his death, Johnny Cash has debuted on top of the country albums chart with the Columbia/Legacy release Out Among The Stars. The collection features 12 previously unreleased songs recorded more than 30 years ago and discovered by his son John Carter Cash. Stars sold almost 54,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan figures, and landed at No. 3 in the all-genre chart.

Download of the Week: Maggie Rose - Looking Back Now

Awesome Possum Fact of the Week:  On this date in 1959, Whispering Bill Anderson makes his Grand Ole Opry debut at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. And in 1988, Dwight Yoakam and Buck Owens record "Streets Of Bakersfield" at the Capitol Recording Studios in Hollywood.