NASHVILLE NEWS & NOTES – FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2018!

Jason Aldean has been announced as a headlining act during the first night of the CMA Fest.  He’ll headline Nissan Stadium on June 7th.  Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban and Luke Bryan are slated to headline the following nights.  The CMA Fest will be held in Music City from June 7th through the 10th.
Darius Rucker is set to perform during the season finale of “American Idol” next week.  The two-night finale begins on Sunday, May 20th.  It will also feature performances from judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie, as well as Bebe Rexha, Nick Jonas and more.  “American Idol” airs on ABC.
Dolly Parton is working on a new movie soundtrack for “Dumplin’.”  The film is based on a best-selling book about a plus-sized pageant queen.  It features collaborations on six new songs co-written by Parton, as well as updated versions of her originals.  The upcoming film stars Jennifer Aniston and Dove Cameron.