12/14/21 Nashville Minute

(Nashville, TN) — Midland lead singer Mark Wystrach and his wife, Ty Haney, are announcing the birth of their baby boy. The couple welcomed “Champie” on Sunday, December 5th. He joins his big sister, two-year-old Sunny. Wystrach didn’t share his son’s full name, but he said he was eight pounds and 13 ounces. Both mom and baby are doing great.

(West Hollywood, CA) — Jimmie Allen is one of several artists this week to announce a headlining tour. He kicks off his Down Home Tour on February 3rd in West Hollywood, California. It includes over a dozen stops before wrapping up in May in Norfolk, Virginia. This is Allen’s first headlining tour. Lauren Alaina and Cole Swindell also announced 2022 runs this week.

(Nashville, TN) — “CMT Crossroads Christmas” airs tonight. It features Brett Young & Friends, including Darius Rucker, Colbie Caillat and Boyz II Men. The holiday special begins at 7 p.m. Central Time. It will be followed by “A Tennessee Kind of Christmas,” which airs at 9 p.m.

(Nashville, TN) — “A Tennessee Kind of Christmas” premieres tonight on CMT. It includes stops at eight iconic locations in the Nashville area. The special will have a more traditional feel, with performances from Billy Ray Cyrus, Wynonna Judd and Tracy Lawrence. It kicks off at 9 p.m. Central Time, immediately after “CMT Crossroads Christmas,” which airs at 7 p.m.

(Undated) — Billboard is releasing its list of the top country albums of 2021. Morgan Wallen takes the lead with ‘Dangerous: The Double Album,’ followed by Luke Combs 2019 release, ‘What You See Is What You Get.’ Combs’ debut album, ‘This One’s For You,’ came in third place, Chris Stapleton’s ‘Starting Over’ is in fourth place, and Taylor Swift’s ‘Fearless (Taylor’s Version)’ rounds out the top five best country albums this year.