10/19/21 Nashville Minute

— Garth Brooks is expected to reveal some big news today, and he’s urging fans to stay tuned. During his weekly “Inside Studio G” Facebook Live interview yesterday, the seven-time CMA Entertainer of the Year brought up a rumored residency in Las Vegas. He said, quote, “you’ll get your answer tomorrow.” It was recently reported that Brooks and Adele would announce residencies soon at Caesars Palace at Colosseum.

— Reba McEntire’s podcast is returning for a second season. ‘Living & Learning With Reba McEntire’ launches on October 25th. The country icon will keep the same format this time around. She’ll interview celebrity guests and discuss a variety of topics.

— Travis Tritt is canceling a handful of upcoming shows where guests are asked to either show their COVID-19 vaccination card or a negative test. His team released a statement, saying vaccinations or any sort of COVID testing will not be tolerated. Back in August, the country music icon called it discrimination.

— Rising country music singer Elvie Shane is celebrating his first number-one single. He quickly rose to stardom with the release of his debut single, “My Boy,” which made it to the very top of the country charts this week. It’s featured on Shane’s first full-length album, ‘Backslider,’ which is due out on October 29th.

— Country superstar Luke Bryan will host this year’s CMA Awards. The ceremony is set for November 19th at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. This will be Bryan’s first time hosting, but he has twice been named the CMA Entertainer of the Year. Tickets to the awards go on sale November 1st.