NASHVILLE NEWS & NOTES – TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 2017!

The ACM Awards aren’t for a couple of weeks, but several artists have already won awards!  Brothers Osborne, Maren Morris and Jon Pardi have been named the winners in the new artist categories, the ACM announced today!  Brothers Osborne takes the New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year, Maren snags the New Female Vocalist of the Year, and Jon nabs the New Male Vocalist of the Year.  In addition, each of the new artist winners will perform on the 52nd annual show Sunday, April 2nd!
So, yesterday, I told you that Sam Hunt was seen already wearing his wedding ring and everyone wondered if he and fiancée Hannah Lee Fowler went off and got secretly married!  As it turns out, they are still only engaged!  Sam told Cody Allan on After Midnight that he is wearing his ring because he likes the feel of it on his hand and he already feels like he’s married anyway!  That solves that little mystery!
Here is a wedding we can confirm!  According to CMT, Frankie Ballard has married his longtime girlfriend Christina Murphy. Christina owns a Nashville shoe store.