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Posted: November 20, 2017

Music City Minute: Mel Tillis, Jason Aldean, Sugarland, Jon Pardi 

Legendary country star Mel Tillis passed away yesterday. He was 85. He'd been in poor health since having major surgery last year. The suspected cause of death is respiratory failure.


Mel was a Country Music Hall of Fame singer and songwriter, as well as an actor and comedian. He was known for his stutter, which became a trademark. He even titled his autobiography "Stutterin' Boy". Some of our favorite country stars offered their condolences: 


Blake Shelton: "What a truly devastating loss. I loved Mel. I will miss him terribly."

Tim McGraw: "One of the coolest guys in country, and an extraordinary songwriter."

Billy Ray Cyrus: "Kindest man I've ever known."


In an interview with "Entertainment Tonight", Jon Pardi kind of let it slip that he and Miranda Lambert have recorded music together. He called it "secret information", said it "sounds awesome"…and then blurted out, "It might come about in the third record."



As we officially enter baby watch for Jason Aldean's son Memphis, Aldean's wife, Brittany, shared several pictures from the couple's recent maternity photo shoot together. The stunning outdoor pictures were taken next to a tranquil creek, with Russell Dickerson's wife, Kailey, actually serving as the photographer. Some of the photos show the couple walking hand in hand by the creek and kissing, while others show Brittany in a beautiful embroidered white gown as she holds her baby bump. 


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After hinting at their return during the CMA Awards, Sugarland has now confirmed that they are indeed working on new music together! The duo's Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush shared a Facebook Live video on Friday morning, updating fans from their photo shoot in New York. While no specific details or dates were revealed about their new music, Jennifer said, "We've been writing and in studio together and have new music coming your way." The duo also told fans that they can sign up for Sugarland's email list on their website for the latest updates.

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