1079 Nash Icon Music Highlights

1079 Nash Icon Music Highlights

Chris Young Was Blown Away by his Trio of CMA Award Nominations

Congrats to Chris Young who is a 3-time CMA Award nominee this year.

His song “Famous Friends”, which he sings with Kane Brown, racked up nominations in the categories of Single, Musical Event, and Video of the Year.

Talking about his nominations, Chris says “I was blown away by the fact that there were three award nominations for the song. I mean, there’s so much that’s gone into it and so many people that have fallen in love with it and supported it and, you know, just having a hit with your friend in the first place is great with a song like “Famous Friends” with my buddy Kane Brown, but then to be nominated for three different CMA Awards, including Single of the Year. It’s just incredible.”

Chris, Kane and all the other nominees will learn if they’re taking home trophies, when the 55th Annual CMA Awards are handed out in Nashville on Wednesday November 10 – broadcasted live on ABC.

Photo Credit: Jeff Johnson

Darius Rucker Helping the Dolphins with Their Home Opener

Darius Rucker – who famously sang that the “Dolphins Make Me Cry” – will be sheading less tears this Sunday as he’ll be singing before their game.

Darius will be on hand in South Florida at the Hard Rock Stadium to sing the National Anthem before the Miami Dolphins game against the Buffalo Bills.

Darius says that he has high hopes for his favorite football team this season.

So, as long as Darius is there…maybe he’d like to pick…would he rather be playing on the field or be the head coach? His answer, “Oh, if I can be the Quarterback, I wanna be the Quarterback…but if I gotta be, like, the Right Guard, I’d probably be the coach. (laugh)”

Photo Courtesy of Darius Rucker

Kane Brown Makes Time’s List of the 100 Most Influential People in the World

Kane Brown has been named to the 2021 TIME100TIME’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world.

The list, selected by editors and now in its eighteenth year, recognizes the impact, innovation and achievement of the world’s most influential individuals.

The profile piece honoring Kane was written by fellow country star Darius Rucker.

Darius writes, “When it comes to his music, he can do that low, cool, borderline-rapping thing, and then he sings and his vocal ability just blows you away.”

Darius also says, “I’m sure there are kids looking up to Kane right now just like when I looked up at Charley Pride.”

View Kane Brown’s Time 100 profile, written by Darius Rucker, here: https://time.com/collection/100-most-influential-people-2021/6095926/kane-brown/.

Along with Kane, the 2021 Time 100 list also includes Dolly Parton, Shonda Rhimes, Simone Biles, Naomi Osaka, Tom Brady, Elon Musk, Billie Eilish, Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex and more.

The full list is available now at time.com/time100 and in the Oct. 4 issue of TIME, available on newsstands Friday, September 17.

This Monday, September 20th, Kane will appear in the Time 100 TV special airing on ABC at 10pm ET / 9pm CT.

Perhaps he will be performing his new single “One Mississippi”

Photo Credit: Matthew Berinato

Reba McEntire Rescued from Oklahoma Building After Stairwell Collapsed

Earlier this week in Atoka, Oklahoma Reba McEntire and members of her production team were touring an old historical building as a possible location for a future project when the staircase collapsed. Reba and her team were fine, but did need rescuing by the local fire and police departments.

Updating her fans about the experience, Reba shared, “While my team and I were in Atoka, OK yesterday checking out an old historical building, a staircase collapsed. Thankfully, no one was seriously injured. We were safely evacuated from the building thanks to the quick response from the Atoka fire and police departments.”

Footage captured and shared on Twitter by Lisanne Anderson, a reporter for KTEN, shows Reba being helped down a ladder from a second story window.

There were no serious injuries reported due to the accident.

Photo Courtesy of Reba McEntire

Kenny Chesney Tapped As Executive Producer for SEC’s “More Than A Voice”

It’s finally fall, meaning college football is back, and we all know how intertwined it is with country music! There are many superstars that have proudly shared their love of football, and their SEC affiliations, throughout their careers – including Kenny Chesney

It’s just been announced that the Knoxville native is teaming up with the Southeastern Conference and ESPN to executive produce a new 90-minute film called More Than A Voice – telling the stories of iconic football play-by-play announcers from the SEC.

The SEC became an institutional custom in the South long before TV sets were household commodities, so play-by-play radio announcers were the only way fans could be a part of the game if they weren’t there in person, and these voices became an integral part of the identity of each team.  

The film will highlight announcers such as Tennessee’s John Ward, Alabama’s John Forney and Eli Gold, Florida’s Mick Hubert, Georgia’s Larry Munson, and more. The film will be produced by Don Lepore and directed by Shaun Silva.

When asked about being involved with the film, Kenny shared, “It was important for me to be a part of this film, because John Ward was such a big part of my life growing up and loving sports in east Tennessee. With his voice and his words, he painted a picture of Tennessee football that captured my imagination and the imaginations of so many. Meeting him was one of the highlights of my life – and I’m thrilled to be a small part of this film that sheds light on his genius and so many of the other voices who have made the Southeastern Conference really special.”

More Than A Voice will debut Sunday September 26 at 7 p.m. ET on SEC Network. 

Watch the trailer here:

Photo Credit: Danny Clinch