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Jamie Lynn Spears Pregnant with Second Child

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Jamie Lynn Spears and her husband, Jamie Watson, announced they are expecting a baby in 2018. The couple shared the following post on Instagram: “Looks like we are starting off 2018 with another big milestone…sooo happy to announce that Maddie is FINALLY going to be a big sister👶🏼2017 was filled …

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Andrew Marshall Dorff Memorial Fund Established

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The Andrew Marshall Dorff Memorial fund has been established by Steve Doff and Stephen Dorff. Andrew Dorff passed away in 2016. Dorff wrote “Neon Light” for Blake Shelton and “Save it for a Rainy Day” for Kenny Chesney. Donations made to the memorial fund will go to support research at …

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Leon Rhodes Dead at 85

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Guitarist, Leon Rhodes, passed away at the age of 85 on December 9 in his Nashville home. Ernest Tubb hired Leon Rhodes as part of his Ernest Tubb’s Texas Troubadours in 1960. Rhodes left the Trubadours in 1966 to work with the Opry. Rhodes worked with artists like: Waylon Jennings, John …

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Rodney Atkins and Rose Falcon Welcome Baby Boy

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Rodney Adkins and his wife, Rose Falcon, welcomed a baby boy in Nashville on December 14. The baby, Ryder Falcon Atkins, was born at 2:02PM, weighing 8 lbs, 13 oz. and measuring 20 inches. Ryder was given the middle name Falcon to honor Rose’s grandfather and father. The pair announced the …

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George Strait Named 2018 Texan of the Year

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George Strait has been named the 2018 Texan of the Year by the Texas Legislative Conference. Strait was named the 2018 Texan of the Year for his efforts in raising money for hurricane victims in Houston, Texas. Strait will receive the honor at the Texan of the Year reception on …

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Dierks Bentley to Receive 2018 CRS Artist Humanitarian Award

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Dierks Bentley has been selected as the winner of the 2018 CRS Artist Humanitarian Award. Bentley is being recognized for his extensive charity work. Bentley is being presented the award by the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Bentley raised $4 million for children’s hospitals across the country with his Miles & …

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Randy Travis Arrest Video Released

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A federal judge has denied Randy Travis’ request to keep the 2012 video of his DWI arrest private. The video shows Travis naked and being led off by police officers. A representative for Randy Travis released the following statement: “Notwithstanding the release of the tape, Randy and his team will have …

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“Nashville” Announces Farewell Tour Dates for the UK

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‘Nashville’ has announced a string of tour dates for the UK to say farewell to their fans. The show is expected to conclude sometime in the summer of 2018. Charles Esten, Clare Bowen, Sam Palladio, Jonathan Jackson and Chris Carmack will be taking part in the tour. Opry Entertainment President Steve Buchanan …

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Some of Glen Campbell’s Children Get Left Out of His Will

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Three of Glen Campbell’s eight children were left out of his will. The three children left out of the will are children Campbell had with his second wife, Billie Jean Nunley. Campbell’s wife, Kim, has been named the executor of the will. Campbell’s estate is estimated to be worth $50 …

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Kelsea Ballerini Marries Morgan Evans

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Kelsea Ballerini officially married Morgan Evans December 2. The couple were married on the beach in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The couple exchanged rings with personalized messages engraved on the inside of each of the rings. Ballerini wore a gown by Berta and Evans wore a tuxedo by Joseph Abboud. Ballerini …

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