12/20/21 Nashville Minute
— Lauren Alaina is the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry. She was invited by her role model and friend, Trisha Yearwood, during a performance Saturday night. Alaina made her debut on country music’s most famous stage back in 2011. Not only is she the Opry’s newest member, at 27-years-old, she’s also the youngest.
(Nashville, TN) — Country music fans will have a chance to stay in a Nashville-area mansion once owned by country music icon Reba McEntire. That’s because the 13-thousand-square-foot manor is being turned into a five-star luxury resort. The home, which sits on 83 acres in Lebanon, was purchased by a developer in 2017 for five-million dollars. It has been a wedding venue for the past four years.
— Brett Eldredge is recovering from COVDI-19. The singer tested positive Thursday, ahead of his two-night Glow show in Chicago. The dates have been rescheduled for December 29th and 30th. Eldredge has been on the road in support of his latest holiday album, ‘Mr. Christmas.’
— The Guinness World Records Association is presenting Dolly Parton with three new certificates. The 75-year-old country music legend now holds the record for the most decades spent on the U.S. Hot Country Songs chart, at seven. She also has the most number-one hits out any other female country artist on the chart, and she’s holds the record for most hits on the chart altogether, with 109.
— Vince Gill and Mickey Guyton are featured on the soundtrack of a new movie about Hall of Fame quarterback Kurt Warner. The two lend their voices for the single, “Love Changes Everything.” It’s featured on the upcoming film, “American Underdog.” The movie is an inspirational story about how Warner overcame years of challenges, with the support of his loving wife, to become an NFL legend. It will be released in theaters on Christmas Day.