NASHVILLE NEWS & NOTES – AUGUST 18, 2016!

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Lee Brice is partnering with a vodka brand to help its Salute to Heroes program, which works to find meaningful employment for veterans and their spouses.  From now through the end of the month, you can enter to win an all-expense-paid trip to see Lee in concert. In return, the company is giving $100,000 to the cause. You can find out more about how to enter online.

Last night, Justin Moore ended up doing a full-fledged bar crawl of the legendary honky tonks on Nashville’s Lower Broadway to celebrate the release of his new album.  The party started at Honky Tonk Central before continuing across the street at Rippy’s and then onto the mother of all honky tonks, Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge. The night wrapped up at a Waffle House where Justin not only got some grub, but jumped behind the counter and served up an order or two!  (Sounds like the nights I used to have when I lived there!)

Brett Eldredge has just finished making the album he’s waited his whole life to make, as he delivers his first Christmas collection.  The album is heavily big-band influenced by Brett’s heroes like Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bing Crosby and Ray Charles. In addition to the familiar standards, the collection will also include an original tune titled “Glow.”  While we don’t know what the album will be called or its exact release date, it’s expected to be out this fall.