Info From Music Row with Leuck and Howe 04/16/2021

If you missed the latest from Nashville this morning...

In Part Five of "Greenlights",Mathew McConaughey’s memoir, he tells a story about a country musician struggling with addiction. He’s only referred to in the book as “Larry,” but now Larry Gatlin has revealed in an interview with People Magazine that he is the singer McConaughey is talking about. The 72-year-old Gatlin has been sober for more than 35 years, having entered rehab shortly after the events in the book. He says he’s grateful to McConaughey for sharing his story, telling People “You never know when what we read is going to change our lives.” He’s hopeful that his story will make a difference in someone’s life. Gatlin posted a video to his Twitter account of him reading the passage from the book and thanking McConaughey for telling it.

The ACM Awards aren’t until Sunday but we now know yet another winner. Kane Brown has picked up the trophy for Video of the Year for “Worldwide Beautiful.” He is now the first black solo artist win the category. “I wrote this song with three of my buddies out of Nashville,” Kane shared on “CBS This Morning.” “We were just like ‘you know, it would be a great day when everybody could just see the beautiful in the world… we’re all a little different, but we’re all just different types of beautiful.” He added,” I couldn’t ask for it to come out any better than it did.” Kane is set to perform on Sunday’s ACM Awards, and will team with buddy Chris Young for their collaboration “Famous Friends.” The 56thAnnual ACM Awards, hosted by Keith Urban and Mickey Guyton, airs live from Nashville Sunday on CBS. The performances will take place in three iconic Music City venues - the Grand Ole Opry House, the historic Ryman Auditorium and The Bluebird Café.