NASHVILLE NEWS & NOTES – TUESDAY, MARCH 27, 2018!

Reba McEntire announced a few early ACM Award winners.  She surprised Brett Young, Lauren Alaina and Midland yesterday with the news.  Young was named New Male Vocalist of the Year, Alaina was named New Female Vocalist of the Year and Midland was named New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year for 2018.  The ACM Awards air live on CBS on April 15th.
Little Big Town is releasing a stunning cover of Sir Elton John’s 1972 hit, “Rocket Man.”  It’s featured on an upcoming set of tribute albums dedicated to Elton called ‘Restoration: Reimagining the Songs of Elton John and Bernie Taupin.’  The accompanying album is called ‘Revamp.’  They’re due to be released on April 6th.
George Strait is joining the likes of George W. Bush, David Robinson and more.  .   “The King of Country” and Texas native accepted the “2018 Texan of the Year” award this past Friday.  George was recognized for his many contributions to the state, including his benefit concert that helped raise over 20-million dollars for Hurricane Harvey recovery.