Nashville News: December 18

December 19, 2017 GMT

This afternoon’s music news from Nashville >>

Blake Shelton heads into the holiday season this year by celebrating the 25th #1 of his career, as “I’ll Name the Dogs” ascends to the top of the country chart. Texoma Shore also happens to be the sixth #1 album of Blake’s career. You can catch the winningest coach in the history of The Voice Tuesday night on the show’s season finale, which starts at 9 p.m. ET on NBC.

Sam Hunt has a couple of favorite Christmas gifts from when he was a child. One of them was a horse he received one Christmas.

Sara Evans will headline the fourth annual CMT Next Women of Country tour and she’s bringing RaeLynn and Kalie Shorr with her for the 15-city run, which is officially billed as the CMT Next Women of Country presents Sara Evans All The Love Tour which kicks-off Feb. 12th in New York City.

American Idol alum Casey James and his wife welcomed their second child. Maverick Pierce James was born late last week, ringing in the holiday season in a very special way.