Nitty Gritty from Music City – Wed. May 15th

Luke Bryan will perform May 19 on the season finale of ABC’s American Idol. He’ll perform with Idol contestant Laci Kaye Booth and perform his latest song, Knockin’ Boots.

… Carrie Underwood, Kane Brown, Dan +Shay, and Jon Pardi will also perform on the Idol season finale.

… American Idol has been confirmed for a third season on ABC in 2020.

Jake Owen, Randy Houser, Jamey Johnson, and Rascal Flatts’ Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney will play in the 27th Annual The Vinny Golf Tournament, May 19-20 in Kingston Springs, Tennessee. Proceeds from the Vince Gill event will benefit children’s charities in Middle Tennessee.

Morgan Evans, Ashley Monroe, and Ricky Skaggs will be among the artists playing the Grand Ole Opry stage June 13 at the Bonnaroo Music And Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee. The Opry performances will be available on

With Whiskey Glasses, Morgan Wallen tops the Hot Country Songs chart this week. The song takes the top spot from Luke Combs’ Beautiful Crazy, which held number one status for 11 straight weeks.

Allison Moorer has married Texas singer-songwriter Hayes Carll. The couple tied the knot on May 12.

Mitchell Tenpenny will serve as celebrity bartender tonight on Bravo’s Watch What Happens with Andy Cohen.

A Frank Sinatra themed bar is reportedly coming to downtown Nashville. From Icon Entertainment, the same folks that do Nudie’s, Skull’s, House of Cards, and others, the new Sinatra-themed spot is going to be located in Printers Alley. According to a press release, the bar is going to be “Manhattan meets Palm Springs,” and feature upscale small plates and cocktails, along with the new Jack Daniel’s Sinatra Select.