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NEWS AND NOTES: Keith Urban, Jordan Davis, George Strait, Vince Gill

NEWS AND NOTES: Keith Urban, Jordan Davis, George Strait, Vince Gill
George Strait
Jordan Davis
Keith Urban
Vince Gill

Keith Urban gave a shout-out on his socials to his wife, actress-producer Nicole Kidman, who is starring in Taylor Sheridan’s new series, Special Ops: Lioness on Paramount+. The first two episodes dropped on Sunday (July 23rd), and it’s an intense thrill ride of a series. He wrote, “Loved seeing the first episodes finally air last night of Special Ops: Lioness! When Nic told me that Taylor Sheridan had a story he wanted to do w/ her, I knew it would be extraordinary – and sure enough – I love this series. Huge props to the whole cast – check it out now on @paramountplus  !!!!!!! Love you babygirl!”

The series stars Nicole, Zoe Saldana (Guardians of the Galaxy, Avatar, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame), Laysla De Oliveira (Locke & Key), Dave Annabelle (Yellowstone, Brothers & Sisters), LaMonica Garrett (1883), Michael Kelly (Jack Ryan, House of Cards), Morgan Freeman and others. Special Ops: Lioness, inspired by an actual U.S. Military program, follows the life of Joe (Zoe Saldaña) while she attempts to balance her personal and professional life as the tip of the CIA’s spear in the war on terror. The Lioness Program, overseen by Kaitlyn Meade (Nicole Kidman) and Byron Westfield (Michael Kelly), enlists an aggressive Marine Raider named Cruz (Laysla De Oliveira) to operate undercover alongside Joe among the power brokers of State terrorism in the CIA’s efforts to thwart the next 9/11.



Jordan Davis is featured in the third episode of Hulu’s new music series, The Playlist, from ABC News Live. The description of the show is “Music — it’s what unites us, what entertains us and for so many, what we find solace in during difficult times. But what is the inspiration behind our favorite song? How did our favorite artist find their way to music? ABC News Live sits down one-on-one with some of music’s most influential artists to hear the story behind the sound.”


George Strait can make ANYTHING look great — a cowboy hat, Wrangler Jeans, a pair of well-worn cowboy boots and his own brand of Tequila, Codigo 1530, which he toasted to on National Tequila Day on Monday (July 24th).


Vince Gill and Paul Franklin will chat about their upcoming album, Sweet Memories: The Music of Ray Price & The Cherokee Cowboys, at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on August 4th.