Nashville notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockCarrie Underwood surprised students of the Andrew Jackson Elementary School's Eagle Honor Choir, a few days before they were set to perform her hit "The Champion" at Nissan Stadium during 2019 CMA Fest.  You can watch video of the moment now on YouTube.

Blanco Brown continues his reign at the top of the charts. The country rapper's breakthrough hit, "The Git Up," is the top-selling digital country song in the U.S. for the fifth consecutive week. It's also been on top of Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart for the past three weeks. 

Justin Moore is performing "That's Why We Drink" this morning on NBC's Today show.

building in Atlanta, where in 1923 an artist named Fiddlin' John Carson recorded what's considered to be the first-ever hit country record, is facing demolition.  The two sides he cut -- “Little Log Cabin in the Lane” and “The Old Hen Cackled” -- eventually sold more than half a million copies nationwide.  A petition is calling for the studio to be preserved.

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