Nashville News & Notes for Tuesday

Sara Evans will headline the fourth annual CMT Next Women of Country tour.  RaeLynn and Kalie Shorr will join Evans for the 15-city run, which is officially billed as the “CMT Next Women of Country presents Sara Evans All The Love Tour. The tour kickoff is set for February 12 in New York City.

Scotty McCreery preparing to release his first studio album in five years!  The project, titled “Seasons Change”, is due out on March 16th.  It’s the country music star’s first album since 2013’s “See You Tonight.”  McCreery says a LOT has happened in the last five years.  He’s grown from a teenager into a man, he’s moved out on his own and proposed to the love of his life.  He says all of his experiences are present in the upcoming album.

Kix Brooks remembers his daughter was born on Christmas Eve.  He says he drove FAST to the hospital.  Over a hundred miles an hour!  Kix says “My daughter, Molly, was born on Christmas Eve, which was just truly amazing…. The one thing I cared most about was drivin’ to the hospital. I mean, I’d waited my whole life to go as fast as I wanted, and if the cop pulls me over, I can go, ‘We’re havin’ a baby!!!!’ You know?  I did not want to miss that. So I flew home, you know, and, of course, she had, you know, another 10 hours, but I still drove, you know, 130 the whole way.”