Nashville News: April 26

April 27, 2018 GMT

Some music news from Music City this afternoon >>

When Garth Brooks takes the stage Sunday night to close Stagecoach in Indio, California, it’ll be his first festival appearance since coming out of retirement, and only his third concert of 2018. To say the CMA Entertainer of the Year is hyped up would be an understatement.

This week, Brantley Gilbert’s been in Music City rehearsing for his May 4 date at Ascend Amphitheater with the Nashville Symphony. But on Wednesday, “The Ones That Like Me” hitmaker took a break to announce he’ll be selling “I Believe in Heroism” t-shirts at the show, to benefit the victims of Sunday’s Waffle House shooting. The red, white and blue design is a variation of the “I Believe in Nashville” design, and features an image of James Shaw Jr.’s injured hand.

This week, the stars of CMT’s Nashville wrapped their farewell tour with shows in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The Nashville in Concert at the Royal Albert Hall DVD will be released on Friday.

Sara Evans, Trent Harmon and Eric Paslay play a special edition of the CMA Songwriters Series next Wednesday at Memorial Hall in Cincinnati, Ohio.