NASHVILLE NEWS AND NOTES FOR MONDAY, MARCH 28, 2016!

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You’ll soon start seeing the faces of your favorite country stars at the grocery store, as Jennifer Nettles and her label mates at Big Machine kick off this year’s Outnumber Hunger campaign.  Jennifer and other Big Machine artists will be featured on more than 150 General Mills products, ranging from cereal to granola bars to frozen pizza. Once you’ve brought the items home, all you need to do is enter the code on the box and your zip code on the Outnumber Hunger website, and Feeding America will provide five meals for your local food bank. You’ll see Thomas Rhett and Florida Georgia Line as you navigate around the site.

Florida Georgia Line couldn’t quite keep their feet on the ground when they recorded their third album. That’s because Tyler and Brian recorded their new album entirely in a tree house studio built by Pete Nelson from Animal Planet’s Treehouse Masters.  Look for the first single from the new album sometime in late April/early May.

If you’ve had the chance to see Chris Janson in concert, you know Chris is also an excellent harmonica player.  There’s a very good reason for that.  Chris has had breathing problems most of his life, and as Chris says, “By playing harmonica, I can have fun with music and help my lungs. Now what other instrument can you put in your pocket? I don’t know of one!  I keep one with me just about everywhere I go.”  Chris is partnering with the charitable arm of the ACMs, Lifting Lives, and the COPD Foundation to launch the Harmonicas for Health program, to help others with breathing difficulties. You can check out his harp-playing in the new video here: