Bits And Pieces: Kane Brown, Reba McEntire & More!

Kane Brown scores his eighth Number One hit this week as “Like I Love Country Music” claims the top spot on both the Mediabase Country Airplay and Billboard Country Airplay charts. The song is Kane's fastest-rising single, making the leap to Number One after just 14 weeks. 

Final nominees for the 56th Annual CMA Awards will be announced on Wednesday, September 7th at 8 a.m. ET. The complete list will also be posted on the CMA Awards website. Luke Bryan and NFL superstar Peyton Manning will host this year's CMA Awards, with performers and presenters to be announced in the coming weeks. The program will air live from Nashville on Wednesday, November 9th on ABC. 

Reba McEntire's real life boyfriend, actor Rex Linn, will play her husband in the upcoming season of ABC’s Big Sky. Deadline reports that Rex and Reba will play Buck and Sunny Barnes, owners of the Sunny Day Excursions which specializes in glamping. Reba and Rex will also appear together in the upcoming Lifetime movie The Hammer