Nitty Gritty from Music City – Tues. Aug. 13th

The Academy of Country Music has added Miranda Lambert, Chris Young, Lauren Alaina, Midland and others to the lineup of performers for the ACM Honors event in Nashville. They join a list of previously announced participants that includes Keith Urban, Maddie & Tae, and Barbara Mandrell.

Blake Shelton will team with Trace Adkin for his new single, Hell Right, available this Friday. The two previously collaborated on the 2009 hit Hillbilly Bone.

Martina McBride will return for her 9th Annual The Joy of Christmas Tour this year. Beginning November 29 in Biloxi, Mississippi, the tour will visit 14 cities.

Alabama’s November 2 concert in Wichita, Kansas, will include special guests The Beach Boys. This will be the only show on their 50th anniversary tour to include The Beach Boys.

On October 11 Brothers Osborne will release Live At The Ryman, a 12-track album recorded during their three night stint at the legendary Nashville venue in February.

Luke Bryan will be part of the September 9 CBS special Lip Sync To The Rescue. Luke surprised a Saratoga County, New York, sheriff’s department while in town earlier this year by showing up when they made their lip sync video.

… Lip Sync to the Rescue, which will be hosted by Cedric the Entertainer, is an interactive countdown special where viewers vote for their favorite video of performances featuring first responders lip-syncing to hit music.

Jon Pardi will launch his Heartache Medication album with a September 27 show at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York. Newcomer Tyler Rich will open the release night show.