NASHVILLE NEWS & NOTES – WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 2018!

The Academy of Country Music is adding performers to its lineup next month.  Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum, Blake Shelton and Keith Urban will join the other artists set to take the stage.  The ACM Awards will air live from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on April 15th.
Brad Paisley is raising money for the men and women who put their lives on the line during the recent natural disasters in California.  He’s hosting the “2nd Responders” benefit show at the historic Santa Barbara Bowl on May 12th.  Ellen DeGeneres is expected to take part.  The proceeds from the event will benefit community members who helped fight the devastating wildfires and mudslides in Southern California last year.
Tim McGraw is joking about his terrifying collapse on a stage in Ireland.  Tim posted a photo on social media this week of him spearfishing underwater.  He captioned the picture “hydrating.”  Tim caused quite a scare earlier this month when he fell to his knees while performing in Dublin.  His wife, Faith Hill, blamed the collapse on dehydration.