• Nashville notes Kelsea Ballerini will play the 43rd Annual Gracie Awards May 22 in Los Angeles. Legendary TV producer Norman Lear will also give actress Rita Morena the Lifetime Achievement Award at the ceremony at the Four Season Beverly Wilshire
  • Brett Young, LOCASH and more accept Craig Campbell’s Cornhole Challenge during CMA Fest Who is country music’s best cornhole competitor? We’ll find out June 5, as Brett Young, LOCASH, Russell Dickerson, Walker Hayes, Jerrod Niemann, Lindsay Ell, newcomer Tegan Marie and others show up to toss a few bean bags for Craig Campbell‘s 6th Annual Celebrity Cornhole Challenge
  • For the First Time: Kenny Chesney lands two songs in the top ten Eight-time Entertainer of the Year Kenny Chesney has a achieved a new milestone this week. It’s the first time he’s ever had two songs in the top ten simultaneously, thanks to “Get Along” and his duet with David Lee Murphy, “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright
  • “I want you to be fearless dream warriors”: Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles delivers the commencement address at her alma mater, Agnes Scott College This summer, Jennifer Nettles will be spending her weekends performing with bandmate Kristian Bush on Sugarland‘s Still the Same reunion tour
  • Kane Brown’s “Heaven” is a Mexican restaurant on the outskirts of Nashville Kane Brown enjoys the second number one hit of his career this week, as “Heaven” ascends to the top of the country chart. It’s a song that was inspired by Kane missing his fiancée, Katelyn Jae, while he was on tour
  • Bear Suspected in Attack has been Euthanized GRAND JUNCTION (AP) – Wildlife officers have killed a bear suspected of attacking a 5-year-old Colorado girl outside her home Sunday. Mike Porras, a spokesman for Colorado Parks and Wildlife, said Monday that officers killed a bear seen overnight walking up to a home about a half-mile away from where the girl was attacked. Wildlife ...
  • Teachers back in School PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) – Students in Pueblo are back in school after teachers voted overwhelmingly to accept a new contract. The teachers’ union says its members voted 495-62 for the deal Sunday, ending a strike that shut down most schools in the southern Colorado city last week. It includes a 2 percent cost-of-living increase retroactive ...
  • Colorado Court Reverses Ruling GRAND JUNCTION (AP) – A Colorado appeals court has reversed an earlier ruling on a wrongful death suit by a Montana woman against a Grand Junction hotel and has sent the case back to Mesa County district court for reconsideration. Carol Jozovich claims in her lawsuit that her husband was electrocuted while he was swimming ...
  • Pilot Identified GRAND JUNCTION (AP) – The pilot killed in a small plane crash near Denver was a veterinarian and a former search and rescue volunteer. Sixty-seven-year-old Robert D. Marquis was killed Friday night in a crash that happened soon after his Cirrus SR-22 took off from Centennial Airport.
  • Country star trivia Fourteen years ago this month, this 2005 CMA Female Vocalist of the Year released her debut album, Here for the Party. Can you name this self-proclaimed “Redneck Woman?” ANSWER: Gretchen Wilson