Nashville Notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Country Music Hall of Famer Charley Pride guests on a new episode of Tavis Smiley that premieres Friday on PBS. Check your local listings to see when the one-on-one interview airs in your area.

Garth Brooks has added four more shows to his February run in Edmonton, Alberta with wife Trisha Yearwood. So far, the CMA Entertainer of the Year has sold more than 115,000 tickets for the nine concerts over two weekends.

The Academy of Country Music has given $1.5 million to ACM Lifting Lives. That’s the organization’s biggest contribution ever to its charitable arm.

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