NASHVILLE NEWS & NOTES – WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2018!

Kid Rock is opening a brand new bar on Nashville’s famed Lower Broadway.  He’s partnering with the owners of the historic Tootsie’s for the venue, which will focus more on rock than country.  The venue will be a four-story entertainment mecca and steakhouse.  The project is expected to cost around 20-million-dollars and take one-month to complete.
Martina McBride and her husband John McBride are being sued by a former employee.  The lawsuit was filed by Richard Hanson, who is asking for one-million-dollars in addition to back pay, benefits, front pay and other damages.  The couple is accused of using unpaid interns to run an array of personal errands, including cleaning bathrooms.  In a statement, Martina claims a labor complaint filed with the state was unfounded.
Jon Pardi and Lauren Alaina will co-host the 12th ACM Honors.  The annual ceremony recognizes the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the ACM Awards.  This year’s event will take place on August 22nd at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium.  Performers and presenters will be announced soon.