Nitty Gritty from Music City – Thurs. Jan. 24th

Carrie Underwood gave birth early Monday morning to her second son, Jacob Bryan Fisher. Carrie, Jacob, big brother Isaiah and dad Mike Fisher are all doing well.

Eric Church’s first three albums are being re-issued on colored vinyl. First up, his debut, Sinners Like Me, on red vinyl this Friday, followed by Chief, also on red vinyl on February 15. Then in April, Eric’s album Carolina will be out on yellow vinyl.

Chris Stapleton will once again headline the All American Road Show Tour. Dates begin July 9 in Allentown, Pennsylvania and will include stops in Omaha, Louisville, Toronto and more. Brothers Osborne and Margo Price will serve as primary support for the tour.

Maren Morris’ song Girl has its video debut today.

Randy Travis has announce that his long-awaited memoir, Forever and Ever, Amen, is finished. The book is available now for preorder on Amazon and other retailers. In the book Randy opens up for the first time, sharing the deeply personal stories of his life. It will be available May 14. • LINK

Randy Rogers will release their eighth studio album on April 26. Hellbent includes a track co-written by Chris Stapleton and his wife, Morgane.

Lee Ann Womack and Rodney Crowell will perform February 23 in Austin, Texas as part of the Texas Songwriters Heritage Hall of Fame ceremony that will induct Steve Earle and ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons.

Vince Gill, Ricky Skaggs and Dailey & Vincent will be among those performing during this summer’s Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman concert series, which returns in June.