Nashville notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockHunter HayesFrankie Ballard and Ryan Kinder will take part in Warner Music Nashville’s Pickin’ for a Purpose event on September 19. The show will take place at 5 p.m. CT at 20 Music Square East in Nashville and the CMA Foundation will be onsite to collect school supplies for victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

A book release celebration will be held on September 14 in Nashville for Woman Walk the Line. Edited by Holly Gleason, the volume of essays — written by journalists and artists including Aubrie SellersGrace Potter and Rosanne Cash — details how the women in country music changed each writer’s life. The party will be held at ACME Nashville on lower Broadway at 6 p.m. CT.

The Recording Industry Association of America handed out it’s Gold and Platinum certifications for August 2017, and Sam HuntEric ChurchTim McGrawBrett YoungKelsea BalleriniShania TwainFlorida Georgia LineChris YoungWilliam Michael MorganLee BriceLittle Big TownJon PardiJustin Moore, Midland and Russell Dickerson all earned certifications. For the complete list, visit

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