Nitty Gritty from Music City – Wed. March 24th

Dolly Parton is getting the concert special treatment on Netflix. The streaming giant has just released the trailer for the concert special Dolly Parton: A MusiCares Tribute, which will premiere April 7. In 2019, Dolly was honored as MusiCares Person of the Year at the organization’s annual fundraising gala and tribute concert. Performers included Willie Nelson, Kacey Musgraves, Brandi Carlile, Jennifer Nettles, Chris Stapleton, Little Big Town, Miley Cyrus, Shawn Mendes, Katy Perry, Yolanda Adams, and Leon Bridges. • VIDEO

… Dolly was the first country music artist to be honored by MusiCares, the charitable arm of the Recording Academy. Her special will also be the rare Person of the Year tribute to come to Netflix.

Eric Church says that the quarantine seclusion “has been good for my career. I’m not a big people guy. [My cabin is] a mile from any road, and that works for my personality. It’s been a lifesaver.” Eric spent much of his time at his cabin in the Tennessee hills. It sits on 1,800 acres with miles of trails for hiking or four-wheeling, and not one, but two man-made lakes stocked with large mouth bass that Eric says should be right around five pounds by the time the weather warms.”

B.J. Thomas has revealed that he is battling Stage Four lung cancer. The Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head singer revealed his diagnosis via a statement on Tuesday evening. In the statement B.J. said, “I just wanted to take this unique opportunity to share my gratitude to Gloria, my wonderful wife and my rock for over 53 years, my family, friends, and fans. I’m so blessed to have had the opportunity to record and perform beautiful songs in pop, country, and gospel music, and to share those wonderful songs and memories around the world with millions of you. I ask all of you for your prayers during this time and that my music can live on with you.”

… B.J. is undergoing treatment in a health care facility in Texas.

Florida Georgia Line singer Tyler Hubbard and his wife Hayley are going Hollywood — part-time. The couple have just purchased a $3.9 million mansion in the exclusive Beverly Grove section of Los Angeles, and pictures show a pretty spectacular ultra-modern residence. The Hubbards recently closed the deal on the lavish new five-bedroom, five-and-a-half-bathroom home, which totals 4,687 square feet. The house was built in 2020 and has never been occupied.

Kenny Chesny just canceled his summer stadium tour, Stagecoach was canceled, and CMA Fest was canceled this year as well. But artists like Miranda Lambert and Thomas Rhett are playing shows down in Texas soon. And now there’s word that the Kicker Country Stampede Festival is still a go. Last year’s Country Stampede lineup was supposed to include Luke Combs, Toby Keith, and Cody Johnson as headliners, with support from Ashley McBryde, Riley Green and more. This year, however, the lineup is gonna look a little different.

… Set to headline the 25th Annual Kicker Country Stampede in Kansas is Riley Green, Morgan Wallen, and Luke Combs, with support from Gabby Barrett, Mitchell Tenpenny, Sammy Kershaw, Ashely McBryde, Maddie & Tae, Meghan Patrck, Drew Parker and others. It all goes down June 24, 25, and 26 in Topeka, Kansas.

Miranda Lambert, Willie Nelson and many others helped Matthew McConaughey bring in almost $8 million for the actor’s star-studded Texas storm benefit on Sunday. The money will help those affected by the devastation caused by a winter storm in February.

Thomas Rhett continues his reign of having the most consecutive number one country hits of any other artist on country radio. Thomas achieved the feat by simultaneously topping both the Billboard Country Airplay and Hot Country Songs chart this week with his latest track, What’s Your Country Song, which becomes his eleventh consecutive No. 1.

What’s Your Country Song? is his seventeenth number one overall.

The Voice revealed this week that Kelsea Ballerini will be taking the seat of Kelly Clarkson during the battle rounds next week, as Clarkson was feeling “under the weather” at the time of shooting.