Big Tex’s News from Nashville – 12/6/17

Musician Garth Brooks poses in the press room with the award for entertainer of the year at the 51st annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Keith Urban’s upcoming album will include a song co-written by Ed Sheeran. The two never collaborated in the studio, but Ed does play guitar on the track. Keith said he was just too good to replace.

Sugarland is getting back together to release new music and go touring again next year.

Eddie Montgomery said he’ll go out on tour next year as Montgomery Gentry to promote he and Troy’s last album together, and to honor what would’ve been the 20th anniversary of the duo getting started. Looking at the current tour schedule, it looks like the closest he’ll come to us is Marion, Kansas in June.

Garth Brooks is on top of the Billboard Country air-play chart for the first time in 10 years with his latest single, “Ask Me How I Know.” It’s his 19th number one. The most recent was “More than a Memory” in September 2007.

Kelly Clarkson’s house got robbed last week. She said all that was stolen was just material things, and everybody was thankfully out of town at the time.

Miranda Lambert’s MuttNation Foundation has created a line of plush toys and accessories to benefit homeless dogs. Some of the toys are mini replicas of real rescue dogs, including her Chihuahua, Cher. The collection includes collars and beds that feature a guitar strap design, and you can buy them on Amazon.

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