COUNTRY MUSIC NEWS 8/25/2017
DUET OR ELSE
Dustin Lynch’s upcoming album Current Mood has a duet on it with LBT’s Karen Fairchild, but he didn’t ask her to be on the album. She told him that if he didn’t duet with her she would cut off a certain body part of his. So, they sing “Love Me or Leave Me Alone” together. Lynch’s Current Mood album will be in stores on September 8.
CHRIS YOUNG ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM, LOSING SLEEP
Chris Young has announced the release of his seventh studio album, Losing Sleep, out October 20. Young revealed the album’s details on Wednesday (8/23), sharing the news with his fans on Facebook Live. Losing Sleep is Young’s third album in less than 24 months, following last year’s holiday record, It Must Be Christmas, and his latest studio project, I’m Comin’ Over, which dropped in November of 2015. The new album features its lead single and title track, “Losing Sleep,” which is currently in the Top 30 on the country charts.
MIRANDA’S HOMETOWN IS GETTING SOME PET IMPROVEMENTS
There are some pretty big pet-related improvements coming to Miranda Lambert’s hometown of Lindale, Texas, thanks to a new partnership between Miranda’s MuttNation Foundation and Rescue Rebuild, a community-driven volunteer program that works to rebuild, repair, and renovate animal shelters and rescues. The two organizations are raising funds to renovate an older building donated by the City of Lindale with the goal of increasing pet adoptions in the area. The new facility will include a special meet & greet area where potential adopters can meet their pets, as well as two dog parks.
· In addition, the City of Lindale will also donate two acres of land for the facility and has pledged to keep up the ongoing maintenance of the dog parks.
· Once completed, the new adoption center will be able to host up to 100 pets at adoption events.
MORE DETAILS RELEASED ABOUT PICKLER & BEN TALK SHOW
Daytime television will get a boost of fresh energy next month with the launch of the new Faith Hill-produced talk show, Pickler & Ben. The show will be hosted Kellie Pickler and television personality Ben Aaron and will feature segments with top celebrities, tastemakers and experts on everything from entertaining and home design to cooking and DIY. Through a partnership with entertainment and lifestyle retailer, HSN, the series will also feature an interactive format that invites viewers to “shop the show” by purchasing items featured on-air.
· Pickler & Ben will premiere in 38 local television markets across the country on September 18.
· Fans are invited to join a taping of the show in Nashville by requesting tickets through the show’s website.