NASHVILLE NEWS AND NOTES FOR TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2016!

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Dierks Bentley wants you to spend Memorial Day with him in Panama City Beach, Florida. He’ll host the Somewhere on a Beach Bash May 30 at Spinnaker Beach Bar on the Gulf of Mexico.  Fan club and Citi card members got first crack at tickets this morning!  Tickets will be available to the general public starting on Friday at DierksSomewhereOnABeachBash.com.

Blake Shelton will help the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum kickstart a special week of events just days before the official start of CMA Music Festival 2016. Blake will do a question-and-answer session onstage at the Hall’s CMA Theater Monday, June 6 at 3 p.m. CT. He will also play a short acoustic set during his appearance. Presale tickets for the show will be available to museum members and Blake’s fan club via TicketFly.com starting May 11, before they open up to the general public on May 13. His exhibit, Blake Shelton:  Based on a True Story, opens May 27 and runs through November.

Trisha Yearwood is a huge fan of Prince, who unexpectedly passed away late last week.   During a performance in Ohio over the weekend, Trisha took the opportunity to pay tribute.  With the stage bathed in Prince’s trademark purple, Trisha and her background singers sang an amazing version of “Purple Rain,” one of Prince’s signature songs.  The tribute turned into a huge singalong, as Trisha waved her arms and swayed with the crowd as Prince’s symbol was projected over the stage.