NASHVILLE NEWS & NOTES – THURSDAY, MAY 18, 2017!

Several sources are claiming that NBC is offering Blake Shelton and Adam Levine large contracts to return for another season of The Voice. A source says; “Blake and Adam are definitely back on for Season 13. NBC offered them both contracts that they could not refuse.”   Gwen has not made any plans to return to the show after this season.  She feels like her time on the show has run its course, and she is going to focus on her family and music career.  That could be the reason why the rumor mill has NBC going after Carrie Underwood to fill one of the vacant chairs!
It’s easy to forget that what we often take for granted is an entirely new experience for others.  For example, Thomas Rhett tells People magazine that his newly adopted daughter from Uganda had never seen dogs before his. T.R. says, “Willa has never seen dogs before and we have two big ones. They are so sweet, but it’s been hilarious watching her try to pet them.”  Just wait until he takes her to her first country concert!
Besides the thrill of bringing a new life into the world, there are other positives that can come from pregnancy.  Just ask Kelly Clarkson.  Kelly says she has become more confident since having children. Contact Music quotes her as saying; ”I’ve always been a confident person, I think that’s just being Texan. But I think being a mom has brought another level of confidence, because basically the things a mom does daily — without adding a job — is pretty insane. We’re gladiators, basically.”  I will never know firsthand, but I can easily see how that’s true!