Can you imagine Rascal Flatts' Jay DeMarcus in the role of Deacon Claybourne on the TV series Nashville? The part is played by Charles Esten, of course, but that wasn't guaranteed when the show was in development.
Tragedy like the one that took place Sunday (10/1) in Las Vegas is hard for anyone to understand, let alone children. Explaining it calls for a delicate parental touch, which Keith Urban attempted as he absorbed the news.
When you have a team based in Nashville, you win the National Anthem game. If the Predators don't take the Stanley Cup, they will still go down in NHL history for having the most solid lineup of national anthem performances ever.
The sounds and images of the awful events in Manchester Monday night are echoing in the minds of music fans all over the world. But the show will go on for country acts heading across the pond this year.
In the past few weeks, Nashville has seen Keith Urban do a surprise little club show, Carrie Underwood sing the national anthem at a Predators game and now... Big and Rich - at a New Kids on the Block concert?