10/25/21 Nashville Minute

— Scott McCreery’s hit song, “Five More Minutes,” is the inspiration for a new Hallmark Christmas movie. It will air on Hallmark’s Movies & Mysteries channel on November 30th. McCreery won’t appear in the film, but he is listed as an executive producer.

— It’s a big week for rising country singer Elvie Shane who’s releasing his first, full-length studio album. Shane quickly rose to stardom with his debut single, “My Boy,” which made it to number one the country charts. His album, ‘Backslider,’ features 15 tracks. It’s due out this Friday.

— Jimmie Allen is featured on Elton John’s newest album, ‘The Lockdown Sessions.’ Allen and Sir Elton John team up for “Beauty in the Bones.” He’s one of only two country stars featured on the collaborations album. The other country singer is Glen Campbell. It also features Dua Lipa, Stevie Nicks, Charlie Puth, Miley Cyrus and many more.

— Mitchel Tenpenny is out with his holiday project this week. The eleven-track Christmas album is called ‘Naughty List.’ It’s a mix of holiday staples and original tunes. Last year, Tenpenny released a seven-song EP, ‘Neon Christmas.’ The newest album drops Friday.

— Just days after refusing to play at venues that enforce vaccine and mask mandates, country music star Travis Tritt sang the National Anthem ahead of Saturday’s Game Six of the National League Championship Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Atlanta Braves. Due to Major League Baseball’s on-field vaccine mandate for all non-players, Tritt sang from the stands at Atlanta’s Truist Park. The performance was not televised but people who were at the game tweeted that he was met with a smattering of boos. Earlier this week, Tritt announced that he was cancelling several upcoming concerts at venues in Indiana, Mississippi, Illinois and Kentucky that were mandating masks and vaccinations against COVID-19.

The Braves went on to beat L.A. 4-2 and punched their ticket to the World Series where they’ll face the Houston Astros.