NASHVILLE NEWS AND NOTES – WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2016!

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It’s a celebration half a century in the making. This fall, the Country Music Association marks a milestone as it passes out its yearly trophies November 2 in Nashville. The 50th Annual CMA Awards will air live from Bridgestone Arena the first Wednesday in November starting at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.  Last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Brad Paisley announced he and Carrie Underwood will return as the hosts for Country Music’s Biggest Night for the ninth year in a row.

Nashville’s Charles Esten was presented with his official jersey for this year’s City of Hope Celebrity Softball Game last weekend during his performance on the Grand Ole Opry.  His co-star Jonathan Jackson along with Vince Gill, Lauren Alaina, Chris Lane, LOCASH, Scotty McCreery, David Nail, Jake Owen, and Bret Michaels are just some of the folks who’ll be his teammates and adversaries during the June 7 game. The matchup at Nashville’s First Tennessee Park raises money to fight cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.

Unless it’s picked up by another network or streaming service, Nashville will wrap up its run on ABC tonight at 10 p.m. ET.  Tonight’s episode is titled “Maybe You’ll Appreciate Me Someday.”