11/9/21 Nashville Minute

— Dierks Bentley is planning to release some new music in 2022. During a pre-CMA Awards interview in Nashville, Bentley confirmed he’ll drop a new record at the end of the year. His latest album, ‘The Mountain,’ was released in 2018. Since then, Bentley has had two top hits, “Gone,” and “Beers on Me.”

— Kelsea Ballerini and Darius Rucker are among the presenters at the 2021 CMA Awards. Others include Lady A and Florida Georgia Line. The 55th annual awards show takes place tomorrow in Nashville. Luke Bryan will host with support from his fellow “American Idol” judges, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie.

— Jason Aldean’s wife, Brittany, and his sister, Kasi Rosa Wicks, are selling conservative merchandise via an online pop-up store. The duo announced their short-lived business venture last week. They’re offering four T-shirt designs with slogans like, “Military Lives Matter,” and “Un-Silent Majority.” The merch’ will only be available through Wednesday.

— Runaway June’s Jennifer Wayne is pregnant. She’s expecting a baby girl with husband Austin Moody in April. The couple shared the news with fans yesterday on social media. Wayne revealed she’ll name her daughter, Lily Maria Moody.

— Travis Tritt plans to kick off 2022 with a solo, acoustic tour. The country icon is calling it an ‘Evening with Travis Tritt.’ The tour kicks off in Jackson, Tennessee on January 13th and extends through late February. Tickets are on sale now.