NASHVILLE NEWS & NOTES – WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2018!

Kellie Pickler is teaming up with the Grand Ole Opry to raise money for her home state of North Carolina.  Hurricane Florence cut a path of death and destruction in North Carolina when it made landfall last month.  Kelly will host two shows this Saturday to benefit those affected by the hurricane.  A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the American Red Cross.
Aaron Watson is releasing a Christmas album, but not without help from his wife and kids.  The album, “An Aaron Watson Family Christmas,” features his wife, Kimberly, and their three kids, Jake, Jack and Jolee.  It features eight holiday classics and two originals.  The album drops Friday.
Kix Brooks is wrapping up a successful charity event to help preserve a historic theater in his home state of Louisiana.   The “Kickin’ It With Kix” benefit started on September 28th with an intimate concert at the 93-year-old Princess Theatre.  The following evening, Brooks hosted a dinner and live auction at his farm.  One-hundred-40-thousand dollars was raised during the two-day event.