9/15/21 Nashville Minute

— The Country 2 Country festival is returning to the U.K. and Ireland next year. Organizers announced the news yesterday. The event is scheduled for March 11th through the 13th after it was canceled the last two years. Performers include Miranda Lambert, Darius Rucker, Ashley McBryde, Kip Moore, Brett Young and more. All tickets for C2C 2020 will be valid for 2022.

— George Strait is announcing a one-night-only concert in Indiana. The King of Country will perform at the Ford Center in Evansville on November 7th in celebration of its tenth anniversary. Tickets go on sale to the general public on September 24th.

— Dolly Parton is honored with two Emmy Awards for her Netflix movie, Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square. The film won Emmys Sunday night for Outstanding Television Movie and Outstanding Choreography and Scripted Programming. The 73rd Annual Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony took place September 11th and 12th in Los Angeles.

–When TRACE ADKINS is in a movie, he shoots people.  Hey, I’m just quoting Trace.  Somebody asked about his upcoming series “Monarch” and he said things are a little different this time around. “I pull a gun in this, but I don’t actually shoot anybody.  I think that may be a first for me in a Western.  I have shot people in every one, I think.”  Trace has a leading role as the “reigning king of country music.”  The star of a show usually doesn’t die, and that’s also the case here. “I didn’t get killed in this one either, which is unusual.  I’ve been getting killed in every movie I do for the last couple of years, but they didn’t kill me in this one.”  “Monarch” also stars SUSAN SARANDON as Trace’s wife.  It premieres January 30th on Fox just after the NFC championship game.