NASHVILLE NEWS AND NOTES – MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2016!

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Orlando-area native Michael Ray will be on the bill of an upcoming concert to help the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting.  Cole Swindell, Billy Currington, Maddie and Tae, Parmalee, Easton Corbin, Tyler Farr, Canaan Smith and Jerrod Niemann also are on board for the show tomorrow night at Orlando’s CFE Arena. Proceeds go to the OneOrlando Fund, which helps nonprofits who are working with victims and their families.

Keith Urban was in Tampa over the weekend and paused towards the end of the show to pay tribute to the victims of the Orlando Pulse nightclub shooting.  Before launching into a solo performance of the U2 song “One,” Keith told the crowd. “Although I didn’t know anybody in that horrific incident, I did, because they’re just guys and girls, brothers and sisters,” adding, “They had dreams, hopes, plans, just like every one of us.”  Check out Keith’s performance here:

Brad Paisley helped a fan named Jason Smith propose to his girlfriend Courtney Larger at his’s show in Laughlin, Nevada on Saturday night, but it wasn’t easy.  Jason had actually taken Courtney to one of Brad’s shows in Phoenix two weeks ago, hoping to get Brad to allow him to propose on stage, but the fan was blocked by security.  That led Jason to set up a special twitter account to plead his case to Brad.  Paisley took notice and arranged the onstage proposal for the Nevada show.  Brad told People magazine, “I couldn’t live with the fact that this guy missed his chance to propose during one of my songs in Phoenix. I had to fix that.”  For the record…Courtney said, “Yes!”