Nitty Gritty from Music City – Fri. Aug. 11th

Tanya Tucker has released a tribute song to the late Glen Campbell. The two had a relationship around 1980 which ended after a couple of years. The tribute single is titled Forever Loving You. A press release accompanying the single reads: “In recent years, groundbreaking country music icon Tanya Tucker has been quietly writing and recording new music while coping with a wave of emotions surrounding Glen Campbell’s battle with Alzheimer’s disease. While their relationship and breakup made headlines years ago, Tucker channeled her heartfelt feelings for Campbell in a new song titled Forever Loving You.” • AUDIO

… A portion of the proceeds from the song will benefit Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.

Toby Keith paid homage to Glen Campbell on Wednesday night at his concert in Coney Island, New York, by performing Wichita Lineman. • VIDEO

Reba McEntire has earned her first Gospel Music Association Dove Award nomination. Her song, Back To God, is up for favorite bluegrass/country/roots recording at the 48th Annual event to be held October 22.

Florida Georgia Line will visit NBC’s Late Night With Seth Meyers August 16 to perform Smooth.

Maren Morris has teamed with former One Direction member Niall Horan for a song called Seeing Blind, which will appear on his debut album. Niall says the paring came about because he simply emailed Maren to ask if she’d be willing to sing on his song.

Dustin Lynch will release his third album, Current Mood, September 8. The set will contain 13 tracks, among them his most recent singles, Seein’ Red and Small Town Boy, as well as a duet with Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild on the song Love Me Or Leave Me Alone.

Chris Stapleton’s Traveler returns to the top spot on the Country Albums chart in its 118th week. It switched spots with his own sophomore album, From A Room: Volume 1, which held the top spot last week.


Lee Roy Parnell’s Midnight Believer. It’s his first new music in more than eleven years.

Lindsay Ell’s debut, The Project.