NASHVILLE NEWS AND NOTES – MONDAY, MAY 23, 2016!

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Granger Smith’s brand new baby boy is a week old today. Granger announced the new arrival Friday on his Facebook page.  “We added one more boy to the clan. River Kelly Smith has joined his brother and sister!”  Congrats to Granger and wife Amber.

Darius Rucker’s pals are lining up to help him raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis. Hunter Hayes, Scotty McCreery, Country Music Hall of Famer Charley Pride, Terri Clark and newcomer Drake White will all take the stage for the annual Darius & Friends fundraiser Monday, June 6 at Nashville’s Wildhorse Saloon.  So far, Darius and his friends have raised more than $700,000 for St. Jude during the seven-year history of the event.

Garth Brooks has added a second show at New York City’s Yankee Stadium, after the initial Friday, July 8 concert sold out within an hour. The new date will be Saturday, July 9 at 8:30 p.m. ET.