Nitty Gritty from Music City – Tues. Nov. 27th

Jimmie Allen continues following in the footsteps of Darius Rucker this week as his debut single, Best Shot, remains number one on both the Country Airplay (Billboard) and Mediabase charts for a second week. Jimmie became only the second African American country artist to score a number one with his debut single last week, following Darius, who accomplished the feat in 2008 with Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It. That song also spent two weeks at the top of the country charts.

Kelsea Ballerini and The Chainsmokers will help ring in 2019 with a performance of their tune This Feeling as part of Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve on ABC.

DAN + SHAY will headline the Unity Concert in Pittsburgh, December 2. Proceeds will benefit the Pittsburgh synagogue where eleven were killed in a mass shooting last month. Dan Smyers is a native of Wexford, Pennsylvania, about 20 minutes north of Pittsburgh, so the show is a chance for him to give back to his home community.

Carly Pearce and Michael Ray are teasing a potential duet to be included on Carly’s sophomore album and suggest the new music could be available in 2019.

Easton Corbin’s grandfather, Cecil, died at the age of 92 in his hometown of Trenton, Florida.

Easton Corbin will perform December 15 at closing night of the National Finals Rodeo at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas.

CMT will give fans an inside look at Dolly Parton making the soundtrack to the Netflix movie Dumplin’. Dolly Parton: Making of a Soundtrack will air Thursday night with guest appearances by Miranda Lambert, Alison Krauss, Rhonda Vincent and others. The soundtrack will hit stores the next day.

CHUCK WICKS will join LEE BRICE for a couple of shows this week, including stops in Hawaii tomorrow (Wednesday), and Okinawa, Japan, on Friday (November 30) to perform for U.S. troops