11/12/21 Nashville Minute

— Gabby Barrett and Carly Pearce will host this year’s CMA Country Christmas. They were announced as the hosts during the CMA’s Wednesday night in Nashville. It airs Monday, November 29th on ABC and the following day on Hulu.

— Blake Shelton is opening up an Ole Red restaurant in Las Vegas. He made the announcement ahead of the CMA Awards on Wednesday. The Las Vegas location will be his sixth and largest one yet. It’s expected to open in 2023.

— Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood will perform at the 2021 American Music Awards. They’ll sing their number-one duet, “If I Didn’t Love You.” The AMAs air live Sunday, November 21st on ABC.

— Jason Aldean is releasing part of his tenth studio album. The first half of the 30-track album, ‘Macon,’ dropped today. The whole album is due out on April 22nd. The current release will include Aldean’s duet with Carrie Underwood, “If I Didn’t Love You.”

— Josh Turner is heading out on tour this month. He’ll kick off his Holiday and Hits Tour on November 18th in Holland, Michigan. It’s in support of his recently-released Christmas album, ‘King Size Manger.’

–Following his performance at the 2021 CMAs, Chris Young announced a $1 million donation to the Bob Woodruff Foundation in partnership with Crown Royal. The nonprofit organization provides support to injured service members, veterans and their families.