9/28/21 Nashville Minute

— Country music star Alan Jackson is revealing he has a degenerative nerve condition. Speaking with the Today show, Jackson said Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, commonly referred to as CMT, causes balance issues and has affected his ability to walk. Related to Parkinson’s, there’s no cure for CMT but it can be managed with therapy.

— Jason Aldean is announcing his tenth studio album. The first 15 songs on the record, called ‘Macon, Georgia,’ will be released on November 12th. The whole album is due out on April 22nd. It will include Aldean’s duet with Carrie Underwood, “If I Didn’t Love You.”

— Jennifer Nettles is headed back to broadway. The hit country music singer will play Jenna, the leading role in the show, “Waitress.” Nettles will make her debut on October 19th. Back in 2015, she stared as Roxie Hart in “Chicago.”

— The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville is turning 96. In celebration of the momentous occasion, the venue is announcing its Opry Plaza Party. The event will feature food trucks, vendors and live entertainment. Calista Clark, James McNair and Ryan Griffin are announced as some of the performers. The event is this Saturday, starting at noon.

— Kane Brown is wrapping up one tour and launching another. Brown put an end to his Worldwide Beautiful Tour this past Friday. On Friday, October 1st, the country music superstar is headed to Sacramento to kick off his Blessed and Free tour. Brown says he’s bringing his wife, Katelyn, and their young daughter, Kinglsey, with him.