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Posted by Rebecca Mannetje on 2017/01/11
Shania Twain will get a display at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville this year.  The exhibit will open June 26th and will be open until June 17th, 2018.

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Posted by Rebecca Mannetje on 2017/01/10
Maddie & Tae are raising money to help the families of three men from South Texas who were found dead on January 7th after setting out on a duck hunting expedition the day before.  The case is still under investigation, but officials said that...

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Posted by Rebecca Mannetje on 2017/01/10
Carrie Underwood is planning to take it easier in 2017.  "I think I'm gonna enjoy a little time with my family and then start writing, maybe, and just seeing what I'm ready to do," she says. "I don't know. There's no real plans."  Carrie spent...

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Posted by Rebecca Mannetje on 2017/01/10
Jason Aldean's life and career will be featured in an upcoming exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.  The exhibit is scheduled to open May 26th and will be open until November 5th.  An archivist has been going through memorabilia...

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Posted by Rebecca Mannetje on 2017/01/09
Alan Jackson's mother, known as "Mama Ruth" to his fans, has died.  She passed away January 7th at the age of 86.  Ruth Jackson raised her family in a home that had been built around their grandfather's toolshed - a home that Alan sang about in...

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Posted by Rebecca Mannetje on 2017/01/09
Zac Brown will receive the 2017 CRS Artist Humanitarian Award in February during the annual Country Radio Seminar in Nashville.  The award is given to a country artist that displays exceptional humanitarian efforts throughout their career.  Zac...

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Posted by Rebecca Mannetje on 2017/01/06
Blake Shelton and Ryman Hospitality Properties (which owns the Grand Ole Opry and the Ryman Auditorium) have announced plans to open two entertainment venues, both named Ole Red, in Nashville and Tishomingo.  The Nashville location will be open...

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Posted by Rebecca Mannetje on 2017/01/06
The 74th annual Golden Globes are taking place this Sunday with Jimmy Fallon as the host.  Rumour has it that Carrie Underwood will be teaming up with Sting to present two awards: Best Original Score and Best Original Song.  The show starts at...

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Posted by Rebecca Mannetje on 2017/01/05
Former NFL star LaDainian Tomlinson and singer Jordin Sparks have signed on to play roles in the upcoming movie God Bless the Broken Road, based on the Rascal Flatts hit song.  The movie will follow the story of a single mother whose husband is...

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Posted by Rebecca Mannetje on 2017/01/05
Brett Eldredge got quite the surprise yesterday in his bathroom.  He was headed off to the bathroom and when he got to the toilet, he saw a large snake coiled up in the bowl.  Brett posted a video of the whole experience, including removing the...

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Posted by Rebecca Mannetje on 2017/01/04
Nicole Kidman admitted during a recent interview that she does have a pet peeve when it comes to her relationship with Keith Urban.  Nicole said, "I know it's terribly demanding, but I don't like it when my husband doesn't answer his phone.  I...

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Posted by Rebecca Mannetje on 2017/01/04
Lee Brice, his wife Sara and their sons Ryker and Takoda will soon be a family of five.  Lee has announced that they are expecting their third child.  The baby is due this summer.  Lee and Sara first met when he was 18.  They dated for a bit and...

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Posted by Rebecca Mannetje on 2017/01/03
TJ Osborne from Brothers Osborne just gave his brother John the best Christmas gift ever...the jacket that he wore at the CMA Awards when they won Duo of the Year.  John couldn't afford the jacket, so he rented it for the show.  TJ decided to buy...

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Posted by Rebecca Mannetje on 2017/01/03
Eric Church's team has found a way to track his ticket sales to the hands of scalpers, confiscate those seats and then resell them to his fans who want to enjoy his show.  A post was made to social media saying that they had identified 1,000...

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Posted by Rebecca Mannetje on 2017/01/03
William Michael Morgan and Runaway June member Jennifer Wayne are engaged. The couple announced the news by sharing a picture of their hands clasped together.  A gold ring with three stones is on her ring finger.

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Posted by Rebecca Mannetje on 2017/01/03
A rep for Sam Hunt has confirmed that he is engaged to his on again off again girlfriend, Hannah Lee Fowler.  They first dated years ago and their break up inspired a lot of the songs on Sam's debut album, Montavello.  He released a new song on...

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Posted by Rebecca Mannetje on 2016/12/29
Tuesday, December 27th was officially declared Maren Morris Day in Arlington, Texas.  She was born and raised in Arlington.  The proclamation was made by Mayor Jeff Williams at her mother's salon in downtown Arlington.  The office of State...

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Posted by Rebecca Mannetje on 2016/12/29
Randy Travis recently surprised a police officer who lost everything in a fire.  Officer Keith Bartlett, his wife and their 5 children lost their home on December 12th.  The community has rallied around the family and have helped to replace a lot...

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Posted by Rebecca Mannetje on 2016/12/28
Kelsea Ballerini got engaged to her boyfriend, Morgan Evans, on Christmas Day.  She shared her news on Instagram.  She first posted a video from when they first met, in March, while hosting the CMC Music Awards in Australia.  Then she shared...

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Posted by Rebecca Mannetje on 2016/12/28
Dan and Shay's Shay Mooney announced earlier this year that he and his finacee, Hannah Billingsley, were expecting their first child.  The couple revealed that they are having a baby boy in a beautiful Instagram photo.  According to the post,...

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