11/2/21 Nashville Minute
— Travis Denning is engaged. The “After a Few” hitmaker proposed to his longtime girlfriend, Madison Montgomery, over the weekend in New York City’s Central Park. He shared pictures of the occasion on Instagram. Denning told fans to “swipe right” to see Madison’s ring finger, and based on the picture, she said yes!
— Walker Hayes is announcing his 2022 “The Fancy Like Tour.” The breakout country star will kick things off on January 27th in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He’ll make about 20 stops before wrapping up on April 30th in Louisville, Kentucky. Hayes’ smash hit, “Fancy Like,” has spent 15 weeks at the top of Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart.
— Kenny Chesney is announcing his 2022 Here and Now tour, and he’s bringing some very special guests along with him. Dan + Shay, Old Dominion and Carley Pearce are a part of the lineup. The tour kicks off April 23rd in Tampa, Florida. It wraps up on August 27th in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, November 12th.
— Runaway June is playing the player. The trio managed to prank the king of pranks, Luke Bryan, during their final tour stop in Brandon, Mississippi last Thursday. Two members of the band got into a full-blown brawl on stage. Luke Bryan stood back in shock until the third member grabbed a pillow and started whacking him. Runaway June posted footage of the prank on Instagram and said “Our voices are gone from screaming laughing all night. Got em.”
— CMT is announcing two Christmas-themed music specials. “CMT Crossroads Christmas” will feature Brett Young, Boys II Men, Chris Tomlin and more. CMT’s “A Tennessee Kind of Christmas” will feature country icons, Billy Ray Cyrus, Clay Walker and Pam Tillis. Both specials premier on December 8th. They’ll have encore showings the week of Christmas.