Friday, May 16, 2014

Nashville News Roundup - Week Ending 5/16/2014

Brad Paisley at KFC Yum Center - Photo by Jessica Blankenship
Each Friday morning, you can listen to the Nashville News Roundup on WKFC (London, KY) live in the 8:00 AM hour and on WFKY (Frankfort, KY) at 9:20 AM.  Here are this week's headlines:

CMT Awards Performers
The 2014 CMT Music Awards promises to be an evening packed with entertainment as Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan and Miranda Lambert are all confirmed to perform at this year’s live show. Featuring more performances this year than ever before, the 2014 CMT MUSIC AWARDS will broadcast from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, June 4 at 8:00 p.m. ET. Additional performers as well as presenters and host to be announced soon.

Brad Paisley DubStep?
Brad Paisley told Billboard that his next record will be called Moonshine in the Trunk. The album, which comes out August 26, finds him “adapting the modern technology of EDM and dubstep to the classic country formula.” The closest KY date is Cincinnati at Riverbend on June 20th.

Awesome Possum Fact of the Day: 50 years ago today, Buck Owens nets a #1 single in Billboard with "My Heart Skips A Beat"

Handpicked Download of the Week: Like a Cowboy by Randy Houser.  This is a strong tune that showcases the vocal power of Randy Houser that is like no one else.  Houser proves that he is an excellent ballad singer and this should land him in the top spot.