Artist Updates: Blake Shelton, Kelsea Ballerini, Meghan Linsey

Blake Shelton Receives Gold Plaque

Pictured (L-R): Scott Hendricks, Producer/EVP A&R, Warner Music Nashville; Peter Strickland, COO, Warner Music Nashville; Blake Shelton; Narvel Blackstock, Starstruck Management; John Esposito, Chairman & CEO, Warner Music Nashville; Brandon Blackstock, Starstruck Management

Pictured (L-R): Scott Hendricks, Producer/EVP A&R, Warner Music Nashville; Peter Strickland, COO, Warner Music Nashville; Blake Shelton; Narvel Blackstock, Starstruck Management; John Esposito, Chairman & CEO, Warner Music Nashville; Brandon Blackstock, Starstruck Management

Blake Shelton accepted a gold plaque for his newest album, If I’m Honest, during a visit to Nashville last week. He was congratulated by his Warner Music Nashville label team and Starstruck Management executives. The album is the only country album released this year to reach gold status. Its singles include “Came Here to Forget” and “She’s Got a Way With Words.”

 

Kelsea Ballerini Sells Out Two Shows, Adds Tour Date

Kelsea Ballerini

Kelsea Ballerini

Kelsea Ballerini has sold out her Nov. 11 concert in her hometown of Knoxville, Tennessee, for her first headlining tour. She also sold out a show in Minneapolis scheduled for Nov. 19.

Due to rerouting, Ballerini has been able to add a date at Joe’s Live in Rosemont, Illinois on Nov. 17. Two dates in Texas have also been moved from October. She will now perform in Dallas on Dec. 13 and Houston on Dec. 14. She is currently on tour with Rascal Flatts.

 

Meghan Linsey Will Report On The Voice

Meghan Linsey. Photo:

Meghan Linsey. Photo:

Meghan Linsey will be a weekly correspondent on WSMV-TV’s new show, Today in Nashville, starting on Sept. 13. Linsey will be a guest each Tuesday morning to discuss the previous night’s episode of The Voice; Linsey appeared on the show in 2015.

Linsey will return to Today in Nashville each week through Dec. 13 to share her expert opinion with hosts Kelly Sutton and Carole Sullivan.

“I am beyond excited to be joining Today in Nashville as their The Voice correspondent for the next 15 weeks!” says Linsey. “As a veteran, I obviously love the show and many will find out I also love to talk, so I feel this is such a natural fit. I’m looking forward to watching this new season and weighing in every week!”

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