Alan Ditch, who had worked with Brantley Gilbert for more than 8 years, died just before a show on Saturday.
Carrie Underwood is working on a fitness book, Find Your Path: Honour Your Body, Fuel Your Soul and Get Strong with the Fit52 Life.
Randy Travis and his wife Mary will join the Music of Randy Travis Tour this fall, with James Dupre filling in for him.
Runaway June are sitting at number 10 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart with "Buy My Own Drinks".
Trisha Yearwood will be hosting the 10th annual CMA Country Christmas, a two-hour music celebration that will air on ABC during the holiday season.
The Academy of Country Music have awarded Song of the Decade to Miranda Lambert and songwriters Tom Douglas and Allen Shamblin for "The House That Built Me".