NASHVILLE NEWS & NOTES – WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 2018!

Brad Paisley is praising the life and legacy of former First Lady Barbara Bush.  Brad posted on social media, quote, “This nation owes this woman a huge debt for her wisdom, guidance, and love. Rest in peace my friend…”  Mrs. Bush passed away yesterday at the age of 92.
The nominees for the 2018 Billboard Music Awards are being announced.  Sam Hunt and Chris Stapleton earned several nominations each, including Top County Artist and Top Country Male ArtistKane Brown, Thomas Rhett and Florida Georgia Line are also up for a few awards.  The show will air on May 20th on ABC.
Chris Stapleton says his wife, Morgane, and their twin boys are doing well.  The couple welcomed their boys Sunday night during the ACM AwardsReba made the announcement after Chris was named the winner for Album of the Year.  He reached out on Twitter yesterday, thanking Reba and letting his fans know that Morgane and the boys are doing great.