Nashville Notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock CMA Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan is Chevrolet’s new brand ambassador. He’ll partner with the automaker in various ways over the next three years, and Chevy will also sponsor his upcoming 8th Annual Farm Tour.

Blake Shelton surprised fans in town for CMA Music Festival on Friday by playing a surprise acoustic set at The Stage honky tonk on Nashville’s Lower Broadway.

Kris Kristofferson will receive the Woody Guthrie Prize October 18 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The award honors artists who’ve worked for social change through art, and the proceeds from the ceremony go to The Woody Guthrie Center.

Chris Young and Vince Gill played the new single “Sober Saturday Night” Friday on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. You can check out their performance online.

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