12/15/21 Nashville Minute

(Nashville, TN) — Maddie & Tae are kicking off 2022 with brand new music. The duo revealed their new album yesterday on social media. It’s called “Through The Madness Vol. 1,” and it’s due out on January 18th. Fans might get a preview of some of the songs when Maddie & Tae launch their All Strings No Static Tour on January 6th.

(Nashville, TN) — Dustin Lynch and MacKenzie Porter are spending their second week at the top of the Billboard country airplay chart. Their duet, “Thinking ‘Bout You,” made it to number-one last week. This week, is stayed at the top of the Billboard chart and also climbed to number-one on the Mediabase chart. The song is off Lynch’s fourth studio album, “Tullahoma.”

(Nashville, TN) — The George Jones museum and restaurant in downtown Nashville is shutting down. A representative for the rooftop venue announced the closure this week, citing the COVID-19 pandemic and the 2020 Christmas Day bombing. It opened in 2015 and was one of many bustling honky-tonks on Lower Broadway. The George Jones was opened in honor of the legendary country musician, who died in 2013 at the age of 81.

(Chattanooga, TN) — Carly Pearce will continue her 29 Tour in 2022. She announced the second leg yesterday, just days after wrapping up the first set of shows in Bloomington, Illinois. The reigning CMA Female Artist of the Year will kick off the second round on March 10th in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Tickets go on sale this Friday. She says one dollar from every ticket sold will go toward tornado relief efforts.

(Nashville, TN) — Billboard is out with its most-played country songs of 2021. Chris Young and Kane Brown’s “Famous Friends” came in at number-one, followed by Luke Combs’ “Forever After All” in second place and Thomas Rhett’s “What’s Your Country Song” in third. Cole Swindell took the fourth spot with “Single Saturday Night,” and Luke Combs’ “Better Together” rounded at the top five most played songs of the year.