Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Blake Shelton’s Ole Red in Gatlinburg is open next spring & Garth and Trisha will host a press conference today

Blake Shelton’s Ole Red in Gatlinburg, TN will be open next spring. It’ll be 16,000 square feet and in a former strip mall that’s been closed for years now. Dollywood is close by and Dolly wrote Blake saying, “welcome to the neighborhood! I know everyone at Dollywood and I wish you the very best of luck. I can’t wait to try it out!” Ole Red’s other neighbor is Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville.  

Jason Aldean says his 4-month-old son Memphis will benefit from things that his older sisters did not. When his daughters were born, he and his band of 11 shared one bus. Now Jason has his own tour bus and he’s currently installing a crib. He hopes one day Memphis will be his guitar tech.  

The ACM Awards don’t air until April 15, but a few early winners were named yesterday. Brett Young was the New Male Vocalist and Lauren Alaina the New Female Vocalist. Midland won New Vocal Group.  

Finally - Garth and Trisha will host a press conference today to announce this year's inductees into the Hall of Fame. It’ll be live-streamed at 10 a.m. CT on the CMA’s YouTube channel.