NASHVILLE NEWS AND NOTES – THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2016!

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This weekend is going to be huge for Blake Shelton!  Blake will join Kelly Ripa as guest host tomorrow on Live! with Kelly.  Also tomorrow, Blake adds both his speaking and singing voice to The Angry Birds Movie which opens all across the U.S. Blake not only provides a song to the soundtrack, he also voices the part of a redneck pig named Earl in the film.  As if that’s not enough, his latest album If I’m Honest will also be available in stores and online on Friday, as well.

Zac Brown is headed for the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville. Zac and the band will be the subject of a new exhibit set to open July 22.  The exhibit titled “Homegrown: Zac Brown Band” will showcase stage wear, song manuscripts, guitars and more. It runs through July of 2017.

When Brad Paisley released his latest single, a collaboration with pop diva Demi Lovato, some on Music Row wondered what he’s up to!  Well, in a recent interview, Brad came clean and admitted the new album will feature collaborations with The Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger, rocker John Fogerty and rapper Timbaland!  No release date yet, but this sounds like it could be a very interesting album!