Country music stars Thomas Rhett, Tyler Hubbard (Florida Georgia Line) and Russell Dickerson teamed up with their wives, Lauren Akins, Hayley Hubbard, and Kailey Dickerson and went caroling around Nashville dressed in full festive attire: top hats, bonnets, velvet scarves and head-to-toe red and green ensembles.

The self-proclaimed "Country Carolers" even made a stop at another famous Nashville resident's front porch: former “Voice” contestant RaeLynn Woodward.  

The famous carolers sang enthusiastic renditions of holiday favorites— such as "Deck the Halls" and "White Christmas." Meanwhile, RaeLynn danced and sang along to the trio of couples.

Florida Georgia Line is expanding their brand with the announcement of a multifaceted creative compound built in the heart of Nashville's booming entertainment community.

Envisioned as a combination of retail, creative and business space, the compound will include three main components: the TRIBE KELLEY TRADING POST, the world headquarters of TREE VIBEZ MUSIC, and an inspired new private meeting/event space concept called MEET + GREET. 

Tyler Hubbard said, "We're so excited to build and create a space for professionals to feel inspired and creative. We hope to bring something new and innovative to Nashville." Brian Kelley agreed, "Passionate people inspire other passionate people. We thrive on letting our imaginations run wild and can't wait to see what this city dreams up together."

 

Keith Urban doesn't often discuss rumors, but he did take to social media on Saturday  to comment on a rumor that's been making the rounds about him and his wife, Nicole Kidman, saying there's no truth to it whatsoever. Urban tweeted, "Not sure of how these ridiculous rumors start, but I'm hearing that I bought an apartment for Nic in NYC? TOTAL BS. Where does this stuff come from?!!!" Well, the stuff came from an article in Woman's Day that reported in November that Urban was considering buying Kidman a $52 million mansion in Manhattan that had once been owned by Michael Jackson. 

He and Kidman did recently list one of their properties in Tennessee. They are selling their 5,000 square-foot, four-bedroom farmhouse near Nashville for $3.45 million.

Dolly Parton will appear on "Sprout House" airing on Universal Kids, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment’s network for kids 2-12.

The Sprout House special titled “A Day With Dolly” features Dolly Parton singing songs from her first children’s album, “I Believe In You.” Performances by Dolly include “A Friend Like You,” “You Can Do It,” and “Together Forever.”

“A Day With Dolly” will premiere today on Universal Kids at 11:05am/10:05am central. The special will re-air on Wednesday, December 13th at 10:55am Central and Thursday, December 14th at 10:55am Central. The special will also be available on the Sprout YouTube channel beginning Thursday, December 14th.
https://www.youtube.com/sprout

Garth Brooks opened up the first of seven dates in Nashville on Saturday night, and before taking the stage to a sold-out crowd at Bridgestone Arena, he and wife Trisha Yearwood answered some questions at a pre-show press conference. 

When asked if the string of Music City shows would include any special guests, Brooks answered: "There’s a dream of mine that started with a Carrie Underwood post of her husband [retired NHL player Mike Fisher] singing 'The River' three years ago. And I told him, come on, let’s finish it here!"

Fisher apparently just couldn't get over his cold feet. Garth said, ”I bet you, the phone calls, there’s been a hundred of them. 'I’m heading out again...I'm heading out again...' Nope! He’s scared to death.

"I don’t think there’d be a better joy for me though," Brooks smiled. "You’re talking artists, I’m talking a kid who represents his talent great and classy, and has a pretty good singing voice too." 

Sugarland will release a new song, "Still the Same," on December 21st That's in addition to a new tour launch in 2018. The duo, comprised of Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush, are also in the studio recording a new album.

Sugarland is set to perform at Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2018 from New York City’s Times Square on December 31st. For more information about upcoming music and tours, visit SugarlandMusic.com.

Chris Stapleton has the top selling country CD in the U.S. and second on the overall Billboard list with "From a Room, Volume 2."  The disc moved 125,000 units with 116,000 in pure album sales. "From a Room: Volume 1," which came out in May, also debuted in second with 219,000 units.

Garth Brooks' "The Anthology: Part I, The First Five Years," a five-CD set of outtakes and more, fell from 4th 10th with 40,000 units, down 30 percent.

U2 scored its eighth number one release with "Songs of Experience" moving 186,000 equivalent album units for the week ending December 7th. The charts will be out on Tuesday.

Dierks Bentley is set to receive a significant honor during the 2018 Country Radio Seminar. The country star has been selected as the recipient of the CRS 2018 Artist Humanitarian Award for his extensive charitable work.

The honor is awarded by the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals to a country music artist who has "exhibited exceptional humanitarian efforts during their career." Bentley is receiving the accolade for his Miles & Music for Kids motorcycle ride and concert, which has raised more than $4 million for children's hospitals across the country.

Charlie Daniels' 2018 Volunteer Jam will be a tribute concert in his honor. The annual event has been dubbed "Volunteer Jam XX: A Tribute to Charlie", and is set to take place on March 7, 2018, at 7PM CT, at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena. Artists who have signed on for the show so far include Alison Krauss, ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons, Blackberry Smoke, Bobby Bare, Chris Janson, Chuck Leavell, Eddie Montgomery, Jamey Johnson, Justin Moore, the Oak Ridge Boys and Ricky Skaggs; of course, Daniels and his band will also perform, and additional performers will be announced in the coming weeks.

The Volunteer Jam serves as a fundraiser for the Journey Home Project, a military and veterans organization. Tickets for the 2018 Volunteer Jam will go on sale today at 10AM CT; visit VolunteerJamXX.com for more details.

 

Carrie Underwood has shared a new video montage set to the song, “What I Never Knew I Always Wanted.”

The clip is the same one shown on the big-screen during Underwood shows on her massive Storyteller Tour during the song, and is taken from the singer’s recently-released live concert film, "Carrie Underwood: The Storyteller Tour – Stories In The Round, Live from Madison Square Garden".

The warm, nostalgic montage chronicles the country star’s family life, with intimate photos featuring husband Mike Fisher, son Isaiah and even the dogs, Ace and Penny.

A link to the video is below...

https://youtu.be/E_iinWhok9k