Reba McEntire's former Wilson County, TN home might become a wedding and concert venue.

A potential buyer is seeking approval to use the home as an events venue. The proposal is scheduled to go before the Wilson County board of zoning appeals meeting on Friday.

The request seeks allowance for the former McEntire home and approximately 13 acres near State Route 109 and the Sumner County line to be used for events such as weddings, corporate retreats and charitable activities according to those working with the buyer.

Keith Urban has been invited to speak at the 2018 South by Southwest music conference in Austin, Texas. The country singer will appear under the festival's Music Culture and Stories banner.
 
The long-running South by Southwest event gathers influencers from music, film, technology and more, and this year will be held from March 9th through 18th. Last year, Garth Brooks delivered the keynote music talk and also performed, while Urban last took the stage at SXSW in 2014.

 

Shenandoah has inked a deal with BMG Records and just released a single.  A full-length release is slated for the first quarter of 2018.

"Noise" is the new single from the band, the first new single from the band in 20 years.

Rascal Flatts' Jay DeMarcus produced the new song.

 

Thoughts and prayers go out to Loretta Lynn and Crystal Gayle who lost one of their four brothers, Donald Ray Webb, at the age of 76. According to his obit, the brother passed at his house in Wabash, Indiana with family present.

Webb was also a songwriter who helped with the song “Clock on the Wall”, from his sister Crystal Gayle’s album.  

Garth Brooks offered a preview of his ‘The Anthology Part 1, The First Five Years’, with a special, impromptu show at Nashville’s The Bluebird Cafe.  Available November 14th,the intimate evening shared insight into the the first volume of a five-part anthology written by Brooks, which reflects on his meteoric rise and includes the music from the first five years of his career.

Highlights from the evening also streamed live on “Inside Studio G."  Fans experienced performances and personal accounts by Brooks, who was also joined by songwriters including Pat Alger (“The Thunder Rolls”), Tony Arata (“The Dance”), Kent Blazy (“If Tomorrow Never Comes”) and Victoria Shaw (“The River”) who all took to The Bluebird Cafe’s infamous round throughout the evening.

The star-studded Country Rising benefit concert slated to help those affected by recent hurricanes has expanded its scope to include victims of the Route 91 shooting in Las Vegas.

Keith Urban is the latest star to join the bill, which already includes Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Sam Hunt, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, Chris Stapleton, George Strait and Carrie Underwood.
 
Garth Brooks, who was originally slated to perform, had to pull out due to additional shows being added in Spokane, WA. He will now donate all proceeds from the two Spokane shows to the Country Rising Fund.

Country Rising is scheduled on November 12th at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. Tickets for the event go on sale October 20th via Ticketmaster.

Dolly Parton and husband Carl Dean have never had children of their own. And according to Parton, that's the way it was meant to be.

In an interview with the "Today" show, Parton talked to host Matt Lauer to promote her first children's album, "I Believe in You". She also works with kids through her charity Imagination Library, which has provided nearly 100 million free books to young children.

During the interview, Parton said fate led her to be a mother to everyone instead of just a mother to her own children. "God has a plan for everything," she said. "I think it probably was his plan for me not to have kids so everybody's kids could be mine. And they are now."

Parton, at age 71, says she's now in her "second childhood," which made it a perfect time to release songs for children. All the proceeds from the album go to Imagination Library.

Kacey Musgraves is a married woman. The 29-year-old country singer married fiancé Ruston Kelly on Saturday evening in Tennessee.

Musgraves had teased the wedding on Twitter earlier in the day, posting bride and hearts emojis and writing "Today."
 
Follow-up tweets included:

"Last night. Can't wait to show y'all more later when I come down off cloud 9..."

"When you get to change his name in yo phone to "Husband"..."

"The sweet morning after the most unbelievably magical night."

Chris Stapleton is set to return with his third full-length album, "From A Room Vol. 2".

The new full-length is set for release on December 1st, following hot on the heels of "From A Room Vol. 1", which came out in May of this year.
 
The album takes its name from Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A, where it was recorded over the last year with Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb.

"From A Room: Volume 2" is available for pre-order.

This year's "CMT Artists of the Year" special will be transformed into a night of hope and healing.

Chris Stapleton, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean, Keith Urban and Luke Bryan are set to be honored at the eighth-annual special airing live from Nashville's Schermerhorn Symphony Center.  

The changes follow the devastating hurricanes and mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas.

Andra Day and Little Big Town will help kick off the evening with a performance of "Rise Up." They will later join Lee Ann Womack and Common for a rendition of "Stand Up For Something."

 

 

Miranda Lambert sings with Billie Joe Armstrong on Green Day's upcoming 'Greatest Hits' album. 
 
Miranda Lambert and the rockers teamed for a revised version of "Ordinary World," a song originally released on the band's 2016 album, "Revolution Radio". The re-recorded track will appear on next month's "Greatest Hits: God's Favorite Band" as a duet, with Lambert and Armstrong sharing lead vocals.
 
The two have teamed up before, having paid tribute to the late Phil Everly with an acoustic performance of the Everly Brothers’ 1960 hit “When Will I Be Loved” during the 2014 Grammy Awards.
 
"Green Day’s Greatest Hits: God’s Favorite Band arrives November 17".

Chris Young has announced the first 18 dates of his upcoming Losing Sleep 2018 World Tour.

Kane Brown and LANCO will join Young for the winter run starting Jan. 11 in Indianapolis, IN. Tickets and VIP packages go on sale Friday (October 20th), the same day Young’s seventh album "Losing Sleep" arrives.

http://www.chrisyoungcountry.com/events

 

Brantley Gilbert‘s The Ones That Like Me 2018 tour with Aaron Lewis and Josh Phillips launches February 1st in Worcester, MA. The initial 19 shows were announced Monday.

Ticket pre-sales for his BG Nation fan club start today. All other tickets will go on sale Friday (Oct. 20). Additional concerts for the 36-show run will be announced at a later date.
https://events.brantleygilbert.com/

New Country Music out today...

Jessie James Decker (country-pop singer stars in the E! Entertainment series “Eric & Jessie: Game On” with husband-NFL player Eric Decker)    “Southern Girl City Lights”

Russell Dickerson    “Yours” 

Jackie Greene (Americana artist)    “The Modern Lives Vol. 1”  

Dolly Parton    “I Believe in You” (proceeds from her children’s album will benefit Parton’s Imagination Library)

Carly Pearce    “Every Little Thing”