Nitty Gritty from Music City – Wed. Oct. 11th

After 34 weeks atop the Hot Country Songs chart (Billboard), the stretch set by Sam Hunt’s Body Like A Back Road is over and Kane Brown & Lauren Alaina’s What If’s moves into No. 1.

… Some of the longest running number one hits on the chart in history:

  1. SAM HUNT – Body Like A Back Road (34 Weeks, 2017)
  2. FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE – Cruise (24 Weeks, 2012)
  3. LEROY VAN DYKE – Walk On By (19 Weeks, 1961)
  4. FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE – H.O.L.Y. (18 Weeks, 2016
  5. THOMAS RHETT – Die A Happy Man (17 Weeks, 2015
  6. BUCK OWENS – Love’s Gonna Live Here (16 Weeks, 1963)

Lauren Alaina’s acting debut, Road Less Traveled, will makes its broadcast TV premiere on Country Music Television November 10. In the movie, Lauren plays an aspiring songwriter based in Los Angeles who struggles to balance her career with her upcoming wedding, then returns home to Tennessee to encounter an old high school sweetheart.

Dierks Bentely, Sam Hunt, Chris Young, Brothers Osborne and Frankie Ballard will play in the Big Bass Tournament November 4 in Hendersonville, Tennessee, to raise money for cancer research through the T.J. Martell Foundation.

Miranda Lambert says her latest, Tin Man, is autobiographical and relates to what she felt while going through her divorce from Blake Shelton. She used the movie The Wizard Of Oz and its characters to capture those emotions of feeling cold and lonely.

On October 24 Kenny Rogers will receive the 80th star on the Music City Walk of Fame. Those inducted are recognized for their contributions to Nashville and country music.

Tracy Lawrence has tapped Luke Combs, William Michael Morgan and Jamie O’Neal to join him for his 3rd Annual Tracy Lawrence & Friends Concert, November 21 to benefit the Nashville Mission. The concert comes on the heels of Tracy’s Turkey Fry that same day.

Charley Pride will visit ABC’s The View tomorrow for a performance.

Raelynn will perform her new single, Lonely Call, October 18 on The Today Show.

On December 8 Gene Watson will release My Gospel Roots, a 13-track collection of Christian tunes, many of them traditional hymns he sang in the church where he grew up. Gene is 74 today.