Friday, April 3, 2015

Nashville News Roundup - Week Ending 4/3/2015

Loretta Lynn Van Lear Rose - Limited Edition
It's All Reality
CMT revealed new and returning series. New original programs include two comedies: a scripted series starring Billy Ray Cyrus called Still The King  and a reality series starring Kellie Pickler and husband Kyle Jacobs with the working title I Love Kellie Pickler (produced by Ryan Seacrest with exec. producers including Pickler and Jacobs). Returning programs include the CMT Music Awards, CMT Artists of the Year and Party Down South. 

Sounding Off
Dierks Bentley has launched a new web series called Sounding Off to give fans a behind the scenes look at his upcoming 2015 Sounds Of Summer Tour, which kicks off June 5 in Raleigh, NC. Supporting acts Kip Moore, Maddie & Tae and Canaan Smith also appear in the series.

Collective for Loretta Lynn Fans
Jack White's Third Man Records has released a limited edition Loretta Lynn Van Lear Rose collection.  It is only available via and includes a vinyl lp, a special White Stripes album, photos, postcard, a pin, and a dvd with footage never seen before.  

Fact of the Week: On this date in 1950, Red Foley records a trio of hits: "Choc'late Ice Cream Cone," "Birmingham Bounce" and "Mississippi".

Handpick Download of the Week: Chris Janson - Buy Me a Boat (click photo below to download)