NASHVILLE NEWS & NOTES – TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2016!

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Chris Janson has joined in with Brad Paisley and Billy Ray Cyrus in raising funds to help the flood-ravaged people of West Virginia.  Chris donated all the profits from the sale of his merchandise to help the flood-ravaged state following a show in West Virginia over the weekend.  Both Billy Ray and Brad participated in a telethon to raise money, and at last check, Brad was closing in on $700,000 of his $1 million goal to help his home state through his GoFundMe account.

Dierks Bentley is extending his summer tour, adding a second leg that will go through the end of October. Current tourmate Randy Houser will continue on the ten new dates, while newcomer Drake White and The Big Fire will join Dierks after they wrap their work on Zac Brown Band’s Black Out the Sun trek.  The initial dates on Dierks’ tour conclude with a two-night stand at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre near Denver, Colorado. After a few days off, Dierks and company will fire up round number two, starting October 13 in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  You can find the latest info on the new dates at Dierks.com.

Hillary Scott & the Scott Family make their Grand Ole Opry debut tonight as they prepare for the release of their first album together, Love Remains, on Friday. Even though Hillary has played the famous stage before with Lady Antebellum, Hillary expects a completely different vibe being there with her mom Linda Davis, dad Lang Scott and little sister Rylee.  Sounds like it will be a special night tonight for Hillary!