LADY ANTEBELLUM: Wait 'Til Next Christmas
The Lady Antebellum family is expecting a special gift this holiday season, since Dave Haywood's wife is due to deliver their daughter in less than two weeks. Next year, though, they may be delivering a bundle of joy to fans -- in the form of a new Christmas album.
It's been five years since the trio released their first seasonal set, On This Winter's Night, and Charles Kelley tells PopCulture.comthey're ready to give it another go. He says, "We did talk about it earlier this year. We always look way too far ahead, and at some point we need to add to the Christmas record.
"It really is something that hopefully will be a part of people’s lives for a long long time. That’s kind of a heavy thing, and a really special thing to consider as an artist, that you might be a part of families traditions for years to come, long after you’re gone, so we definitely want to add to that."
MORGAN EVANS: Officially Extraordinary
Morgan Evans is extraordinary -- and if you don't believe that, just ask the U.S. government.
Kelsea Ballerini's new hubby, a rising country star from Australia, tells CMT that his immigration papers officially call him "an alien of extraordinary ability." Morgan says "That’s what’s on my visa. That’s my official title. It takes a long time to gain citizenship. I think that’s what most of the people who are not from America working in the music industry would be considered legally as.”
Morgan and Kelsea got married last Saturday.
DIERKS BENTLEY TO RECEIVE CRS HUMANITARIAN AWARD
Dierks Bentley will receive a special honor during the upcoming Country Radio Seminar (CRS) in Nashville, earning the CRS Artist Humanitarian Award for his exceptional philanthropic efforts over the years. Bentley will be presented with the award following the CRS Opening Ceremonies on Monday, February 5, 2018. During his career, Dierks has raised over $4 million for charities through his "Miles & Music For Kids" all-star motorcycle ride and concert, including several Children's Miracle Network Hospitals across the country.
Past recipients of the annual award have included Reba, Zac Brown, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Carrie Underwood, Garth Brooks, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill and many others.
CHRIS YOUNG EARNS MORE GOLD
Chris Young has amassed a little more metal this week, as his current single, "Losing Sleep," has just been certified Gold by the RIAA. The song reaches the milestone mark for moving 500,000 units of combined sales and streams, giving Young his 17th career Gold or Platinum certification. The certification also comes as the song climbs into the Top 10 on the country radio charts.