Nitty Gritty from Music City – Tues. July 28th

Blake Shelton’s Happy Anywhere shot to No. 1 on the iTunes all-genre chart on Friday with the release of his newest single with duet and real-life partner Gwen Stefani.

Over the weekend Dierks Bentley took a 6½ hour, 50 mile bicycle ride through two mountain ranges in the cold, rain and deep mud. Dierks called it a “true suffer fest” but he loved it.

The Chicks’ first new album in 14 years, Gaslighter, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. The album also debuted at No. 3 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart.

… The trio’s last studio album was 2006’s Taking the Long Way.

Dan + Shay will try to score their eighth No. 1 single with the release of I Should Probably Go to Bed on July 31. The guys teased the single on Twitter. • VIDEO

Miranda Lambert’s Bluebird is nesting at No. 1 on this week’s Billboard’s country airplay chart. It’s her first time to top that chart as a solo artist since 2012’s Over You.

Shania Twain has a new television project in the works, but she won’t be appearing onscreen. The singer has signed on as executive producer for Heart of Texas, a new television series based on books by the same name. The Heart of Texas TV series will be based on the struggles of three siblings looking to save their family’s land after their parents’ death.

Tim McGraw has shared a new track, Hallelujahville, from his upcoming 16th studio album, Here On Earth, which comes out on August 21.