Artist Updates: TJ Martell, Lee Brice, Gene Watson

T.J. Martell Honors Gala Adds to Lineup

Charlie Daniels, Kelsea Ballerini and Frankie Ballard will join previously announced performers George Strait and Brad Paisley at the 9th Annual T. J. Martell Nashville Honors Gala. “Nashville” star Charles Esten will return as host. The event will take place at the Omni Hotel on Monday, Feb. 27, and this year’s honorees are Janet Miller – Spirit of Nashville Award; Dr. Joseph Smith – Medical Research Advancement Award; Scott Hamilton – Lifetime Humanitarian Award; Rod Essig – Frances Preston Outstanding Music Industry Achievement Award; and Louis Messina – Tony Martell Lifetime Entertainment Achievement Award. The event has raised more than $4 million for leukemia, cancer and AIDS research since its inception in 2009. 

Lee and Sara Brice’s Baby News

Lee and Sara Brice recently announced the gender of their upcoming third addition to the family via social media. The baby announcement can be seen here.

Gene Watson Sets Nashville Show Next Month

Gene Watson will perform in Nashville Feb. 10 at the historic Nashville Palace. Watson released his 33rd studio album, Real Country Music, in 2016, and has charted more than 75 career singles. His current single, “Help Me,” was penned by Larry Gatlin and continues its climb on the Christian charts.

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