TV/Entertainment & MISC Stuff


The 53rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards (hosted by REBA) air on CBS Sunday April 15th from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.


Two albums honoring the music of Elton John will hit stores April 6. Restoration finds country artists re-imagining the music icon’s tunes. Acts like MIRANDA LAMBERT, CHRIS STAPLETON, LEE ANN WOMACK, DIERKS BENTLEY, BROTHERS OSBORNE and MAREN MORRIS are included on the 13 track album.

The initial lineup was announced for this year’s CMA Fest. The big names on the Nissan Stage include Chris Stapleton, Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Brett Eldredge, Kane Brown, Florida Georgia Line, Darius Rucker, Keith Urban, and Carrie Underwood.  CMA Fest is going down June 7th through June 10th in Nashville.

The Grand Ole Opry House is undergoing a $12 million renovation. They’ll be moving the box office, adding parking and more retail . . . and they’re going to enhance the backstage area for tours.  The entire project should take about a year.

A GoFundMe account that was set up after the Route 91 tragedy has started distributing its funds to the victims and their families. Some $31.5 million came in from around the world, thanks to over 90,000 donations.


  • April 13: Friday the 13th
  • April 15: Tax deadline day
  • April 15: Academy of Country Music Awards
  • April 17: Tax deadline day
  • April 20: 4/20 (cough)
  • April 22: Earth Day
  • May 4: Star Wars Day – May the Fourth be with you
  • May 5: Cinco de Mayo
  • May 8: Cannes Film Festival begins
  • May 13: Mother’s Day
  • May 19: The royal wedding
  • May 28: Memorial Day
  • June 10: Tony Awards
  • June 14: World Cup begins
  • June 21: First day of Summer
  • July 4: Independence Day
  • July 13: Friday the 13th

Album Releases

SUGARLAND’s new album, Bigger, will be released June 8.