Nashville Notes

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Hunter Hayes will play the T.J. Martell Foundation’s 16th annual New York Family Day to raise money for cancer and AIDS research December 13 in Brooklyn.

CMT will give Chris Stapleton its Breakout award December 2 during the live Artists of the Year special from Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center at 8 p.m. ET.

With “Are You Ready for the Country” debuting on the Billboard Country Airplay chart this week, Hank Williams, Jr. becomes one of the rare artists to have charted a song in six different decades, putting him in the same class as George Jones, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, and Dolly Parton. You can check out the new lyric video for the song on YouTube.

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