93.1 Coast Country’s Nashville Notes: Dustin Lynch Upset About No ACM Nod / Miranda and Pistol Annies Update! / Country Quick Hits


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DUSTIN LYNCH is very disappointed that he didn’t get an ACM nomination. I’m sure he’s not the only artist feeling that way. Not everyone gets recognized. But I’m pretty sure he’s the only one who complained about it on video.

He posted a clip of himself from last week where he’s in a hotel room in Arizona watching the nominees get announced. He was all-smiles and looking confident, and was even sharing the good vibes with a friend who was on speakerphone.

But when they listed the Single Record of the Year nominees, his name didn’t come up. That’s when the smile went away and he started to vent.

He said, quote, “Well, we successfully didn’t get nominated again. Career-changing song. I don’t get it. What am I missing? [It] just sucks. It’s like we’re playing with one, maybe two hands tied behind our back. I don’t get it.

“[But] it changes nothing about today or how we go about it. Worked freaking hard for this. Sucks.”

He was expecting some love for “Small Town Boy”, which spent time at the top of the Country Airplay chart last year.


One Step Closer to a Reunion? Miranda Lambert Performed with Her Pistol Annies Partners Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley

I’m starting to think it’s a done deal that the Pistol Annies are getting back together.  You may recall back in January when MIRANDA LAMBERTteased about writing some #Maybe-Pistol-Annies music. 

Well, if she #Maybe finished a few of those songs, she may have showed them to ANGALEENA PRESLEY and ASHLEY MONROE over the weekend.  They joined her on stage for some shows on her Livin’ Like Hippies Tour. 

Seems to me like the perfect opportunity to work those songs out, write more music together, and start getting a feel for what they can put into a new album.

I checked out Miranda’s tour schedule, and there’s plenty of time for them to duck into the studio before or after she joins the Bandwagon Tour with Little Big Town.  It’s speculation, but it’s also an educated guess that they’re cooking something up.

(Here are a couple of clips of them performing together over the weekend.  Careful:  There’s crowd noise that could be hiding profanities.  Here’s “Hell on Heels” . . . and here’s “Takin’ Pills“.)

Country Music Extras . . . Quick Links to Additional Stories


1.  JASON ALDEAN and his wife Brittany went down to the Bahamas for a quick vacation with DEE JAY SILVERand his wife Jenna.  They posted some photos and as you’d expect, the Internet either loved them . . . or hated them. 

Some of the controversy was around Brittany leaving her infant son Memphis too soon.  He was born December 1st.  On the positive side, she’s receiving props for getting her bikini body back so quickly.  (Taste of Country)


2.  The inspiration for ERIC PASLAY’s new song “Young Forever” came from Kelsea Ballerini’s husband Morgan Evans.  Eric says, quote, “I think they had just gotten engaged, so he was like, ‘We’re gonna live forever and be in love forever’ . . . and just good vibes.  This song is about being ‘young’ in every experience.”


3.  Speaking of KELSEA BALLERINI.  She posted a photo of her favorite “travel tools” that she takes on the road.  She captioned it, “My picks for staying healthy, feeling trendy, and capturing it all on a trip.  Not an ad, just sharing.”


We noticed sunglasses, a camera, a passport, Smart Water, and green tea.  Beyond that we’re trusting  They recognized facial spray, collagen for hair, skin and nails, Chanel lipstick, and eye gels after long nights of traveling.