NASHVILLE NEWS & NOTES – MONDAY, JULY 18, 2016!

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Earlier this year, Canaan Smith got caught up in the energy of his concert and demolished a drum during his show.  That flash of adrenaline ended up being the spark to start his new Smash Cancer initiative.  Canaan autographs the wreckage after each show and auctions off the kit to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis.  So far, Canaan has raised close to $20,000 for St. Jude.  Music retailer Guitar Center even caught on to what he’s doing and started giving him drum kits to destroy!

Luke Bryan celebrated his birthday yesterday while during a tour stop in Bangor, Maine.  Luke’s birthday cake featured a cardboard cutout of Luke popping out of his own cake, dressed like a Chippendale dancer.  The cake was brought on stage and was presented to Luke by Dustin Lynch, Little Big Town and by Luke’s wife, Caroline!  For the record, Luke tuned 40!

I’ve been telling you for a few days now that Miranda Lambert is releasing new music today.  Well..it is official!  As of 3pm, Miranda’s new single is out and is available to stream and buy at all the regular places!