NASHVILLE NEWS AND NOTES – FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2016!

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Kenny Chesney will perform on Macy’s 4th of July Spectacular, along with Australian rockers 5 Seconds of Summer and pop star Meghan Trainor.  Also scheduled to perform — Broadway legend Jennifer Holliday, the United States Air Force Band and the Radio City RockettesWillie Geist and Tamron Hall from the Today show will host the 40th annual celebration at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.

Want to own a piece of country music history? Tanya Tucker is selling off 500 personal items as part of an estate sale auction that kicked off yesterday.  Among the available mementos from her life and forty-year career are her pink 1992 Harley Davidson Screamin’ Eagle motorcycle, her 1965 green Ford Mustang convertible, a custom-made Yamaha guitar and a “Delta Dawn” bedazzled jacket Tanya wore on her first date in the 1970s.  Also included are numerous outfits and stage costumes including a custom jewel-studded suit from 1975, a fringe bikini Tanya wore during a photo shoot and a purple spandex jumpsuit worn on the cover of the Tanya Tucker Live album. There’s also plenty of jewelry, accessories, framed posters and other keepsakes.  A percentage of the proceeds from the sale will be donated to Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, a charity that provides financial assistance to musicians and music industry workers facing financial challenges.  Bidding for all of the items started at just $1 each. The auction closes next Saturday at 8 p.m. ET.

The documentary To Joey, With Love will be released September 20 for one night only in select theaters. It chronicles the last two and a half years of the life of Joey+Rory’s Joey Feek, who passed away in March from cancer. You can watch the trailer here: