NASHVILLE NEWS & NOTES – MONDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2017!

Sara Evans has been selected to headline the fourth annual CMT Next Women of Country tour.  The 15-city trek, billed as the CMT Next Women of Country Presents Sara Evans All The Love Tour, will also feature opening acts RaeLynn and Kalie Shorr.  Sara, RaeLynn and Kalie kickoff the tour February 12 in New York City.
Rodney Atkins and his wife, Rose Falcon, have announced the birth of their baby boy, Ryder Falcon Atkins. It’s the couple’s first child together and joins older brother Elijah, Atkins’ son from a previous marriage.  Ryder Falcon Atkins was born on Thursday (Dec. 14) at 2:02PM in Nashville, and measured 20 inches long and weighed 8 pounds, 13 ounces.
A cross section of performers have been named to pay tribute to the legendary Elton John.  Elton John: I’m Still Standing – A GRAMMY Salute will feature country stars Maren Morris, Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert and Little Big Town along with Miley Cyrus, Kesha, John Legend, Chris Martin and Sam Smith.  The performances will be taped and will take place two days after the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at The Theater At Madison Square Garden in New York.  Additional performers will be announced in the coming weeks.  Look for it to air later in 2018 on CBS.