NASHVILLE NEWS & NOTES – THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2018!

Blake Shelton is welcoming acclaimed chef Garrett Pittler to his newest Ole Red restaurant in Tishamingo, Oklahoma.  Pittler has worked at some of the best restaurants in Nashville and even became a finalist on the Food Network’s reality cooking show, “Chopped.”   He has also been honored with numerous awards, including the James Beard Award.
Lauren Alaina is getting ready to hit the road with Jason Aldean.  It’s been a big year for the American Idol runner-up.  She celebrated two number-one hits, and her newest single, “Doin’ Fine,” is in the top-30.  Alaina was also announced as the ACM New Female Vocalist of the year last month.  The High Noon Neon Tour kicks off May 10th and runs through September 29th.
The Music Row rumor mill just took a hit!  Brett Eldredge and Duck Dynasty daughter Sadie Robertson appear together in Brett’s video for “The Long Way.”  That’s when the romance rumors began.  But, Brett says, no, the two are not dating.  “She’s just a good friend. It was never anything more than that.  Sadie’s a good friend and a really talented, awesome person with a good heart. And I thought she was a perfect person for “The Long Way” video. I was very lucky to have her and I’m glad to have her as a friend now, too.”