NASHVILLE NEWS & NOTES – TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2016!

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Kelsea Ballerini took time to lift the spirits of some special youngsters. Kelsey partnered with Musicians on Call to take her music to the bedsides of patients, families and caregivers at Children’s Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona.  After her performance for the group, Kelsey visited with the kids who weren’t able to leave their rooms to come hear her sing. The Academy of Country Music’s charitable arm, ACM Lifting Lives, helped fund the new Phoenix program.

Chris Stapleton and legendary singer/songwriter James Taylor are teaming up with Vince Gill to help raise money for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. The three will play this year’s All for the Hall Los Angeles benefit September 27th.  The three singer/songwriters should make for a lively evening of humor and music, giving them the chance to trade harmonies and guitar licks on their hits and other impromptu tunes. It won’t be cheap though — a table for ten will run $10,000, or a more economical half-table will set you back $5,000. The money raised goes to help the Hall’s educational programs.

You’ll soon be seeing a whole lot of Reba at Cracker Barrel. Reba is launching her new Rockin’ R by Reba collection at the store.  Reba’s Cracker Barrel designs include everything from Western-themed jewelry and Aztec-inspired ponchos to karaoke microphones and toy guitars she designed for her grandchildren. You can check out the more-than-60 items when the collection debuts both online and in stores August 4.