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Martina McBride’s Charity Hosts Successful Event

Martina McBride’s global charity initiative, Team Music Is Love(TMIL), hosted a wildly successful event at The Fairgrounds Nashville on Friday, June 7th to benefit the local community. This event included a food drive, book giveaway and storytelling, a diaper giveaway, and an essential item giveaway, which included items such as tooth brushes and toothpaste.
The Nashville Fairground neighborhood was selected as the location for this event due to its status as a food desert in Nashville – most people who live there lack easy access to affordable fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, as the closest grocery store is a two mile walk away.
To help, TMIL, in partnership with One Gen Away, brought in a truckload of over 20,000 pounds of locally sourced fresh produce and locally saved canned goods during the food drive, providing approximately 10,000 meals which will feed 380 families. This incredible feat will surely impact the local Nashville community given that 1 in 6 adults and 1 in 5 children in metro Nashville are food insecure – meaning they lack reliable access to nutritious food and may survive from fast food and convenience stores.
TMIL also partnered with The Word Wagon to give summer reading books to kids – two low income Nashville metro schools will receive free books – and partnered with the Nashville Diaper Bank to give diapers to families in need.
Of course, this event wouldn’t have been a success without the help of volunteers. People from 20 different states and 3 different countries showed up to help give away flowers, balloons, lemonade, and fill grocery carts with fresh foods and canned good staples.
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New Pistol Annies Album Released

Country supertrio PISTOL ANNIES released their third album INTERSTATE GOSPEL last month via RCA Records Nashville. Since its first announcement early this fall, the album has garnered continuous critical acclaim and debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart.

Penned by the Pistol Annies, the 14-track album showcases the group’s stunning harmonies, such as the “classic country tearjerker” (Stereogum) “Masterpiece”; “sly take on gender roles” (Variety) “Sugar Daddy”; “saucy, high-spirited” (Rolling Stone) “Stop Drop and Roll One“; “more irreverent than earnest” (NPR) “Interstate Gospel”; and “confession of dead-end desperation” (New York Times) “Best Years of My Life.” Moving from celebratory anthems, classic country storytelling and vibey swagger, the Grammy-nominated trio are back and sounding Annie-er than ever.

The Pistol Annies’ very first single to go to Country Radio is “Got My Name Changed Back.” Fans should listen for it on their local radio stations. The fun-spirited music video for the single is out now. Watch it below.

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Tim McGraw Launching Fitness Club

Most fans of Tim McGraw know of his dedication to fitness – which he became devoted to after he quit drinking years ago to get healthy.  And at age 51, the proof of his hard work on his healthy-living lifestyle is evident.

Now he’s putting his stamp on a new line of health clubs named Trumav Fitness.  The flagship club, co-owned by fitness entrepreneur and E!’s Very Cavallari cast member Wirth Campbell, is set to open in Nashville in January.

McGraw has been vocal about how physical fitness is something he values.  He’s said, “It can help you lead your best life. Working out becomes a habit when it’s an easy part of your every day. That’s why I’ve partnered with Snap Fitness to create Trumav. We want to help you find what works for your fitness goals and give you a community that can inspire you to achieve them.”

 

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Brad Paisley & his Wife Opening a Grocery Store…with a Twist

Brad Paisley and his wife Kimberly Williams-Paisley are opening a free grocery store in Nashville where community members in need can shop.

They’re calling it “The Store.” Brad and Kimberly have it set up similar to a food bank. The supermarket will provide both fresh produce and non perishables. The goal is to help customers become self-sufficient, so they will be allowed to shop at the store for free for a limit of one year.

“This is a grocery store with dignity for people who have fallen on hard times,” Paisley told the Tennessean. “All of us are one unforeseen disaster away from rock bottom. It’s nice to think about a place where when that happens to someone, they can use it to get back on their feet.”

The Store will be located in a neighborhood nearby to Belmont University, and is expected to break ground in 2019.

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New Fish Being Added to Carrie Underwood’s Pond

Congrats to Carrie & Mike…Carrie Underwood announced today that she and her husband are expecting baby #2.  They are already parents to a 3 year old boy, Isaiah.