NASHVILLE NEWS & NOTES – THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2017!

Following the Las Vegas shootings earlier this week, Jason Aldean cancelled this weekend’s show thinking that fans might stay away in fear.  Luke Bryan isn’t going to let fear stop him.  Luke has no plans to cancel his 2017 Farm Tour.  He says, “We want to assure our fans that we are working with state and local officials to do everything possible to ensure (their) safety during our Farm Tour shows.”
Dierks Bentley donated blood yesterday to help the victims of the Vegas massacre. He instagrammed; ”First smile in two days thanks to being around other donors and great people!  Since the shootings last Sunday, hundreds have shown up at local Las Vegas blood banks and around the country to donate blood.
It hasn’t even hit the air yet, but there’s already trouble on the set of the reboot of “American Idol.”  Luke Bryan and Katy Perry tell Entertainment Tonight that despite what Simon Cowell says they take their American Idol judging job seriously. Luke says; “(fellow judge) Lionel (Richie) put it best. We are all artists. We’re not some sit behind the desk record label guy.”  The new “American Idol” is set to premiere in 2018!