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University of Tennessee Offering New Course on Dolly Parton


The University of Tennessee at Knoxville is offering students a course about country legend Dolly Parton. The class will be called “Course-Work: Dolly’s America” and will focus on Dolly Parton’s career through the decades. The course is part of several thesis seminars that are a requirement for history honors students. …

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Reba McEntire to Be Honored by the Music Business Association


Reba McEntire has been chosen to receive the Chairman’s Award for Sustained Creative Achievement from the Music Business Association. The award is given to someone who is continuing artistic achievement. Fred Beteille, chairman of the Music Biz Board of Directors, said in a press release: “Reba fully embodies the essence of the Chairman’s …

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Blake Shelton Settles Defamation Lawsuit


Blake Shelton has settled his defamation lawsuit against the publisher of In Touch Magazine. Shelton filed the lawsuit after In Touch ran a story that Shelton was out of control and needed rehab. Shelton was seeking $2 million in damages from the tabloid. Shelton and In Touch have reached an …

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Shania Twain to Advise ‘The Voice’ Contestants


Shania Twain has been chosen to be a key adivsor in an upcoming episode of The Voice. Twain will advise the top twelve contestants. Twain shared the news on Twitter: “Excited to announce that I’ll appear on @nbcthevoice this month, as a mentor to the finalists. Tune in on Monday …

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Loretta Lynn Announces ‘Wouldn’t It Be Great’ Album


Loretta Lynn has announced that she is releasing new music. Her new album, Wouldn’t It be Great, is set to be released August 18. Wouldn’t It be Great was recorded at Cash Cabin Studio in Hendersonville, Tennessee. The album will feature new tracks, as well as, revamps of old classics. …

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Little Big Town’s Kimberly Schlapman to Launch Kitchen Line


Little Big Town’s Kimberly Schlapman is launching her own kitchen line called, Love and Daisies. Love and Daisies is launching on the Home Shopping Network. The line will consist of pans, dishes, knife sets, and other kitchen essentials. Schlapman released a line of kitchen products for Cracker Barrel in 2015. …

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Alabama’s Jeff Cook Has Parkinson’s Disease


Alabama’s Jeff Cook has revealed that he has Parkinson’s disease. Cook was diagnosed four years ago and decided to share the news with fans April 11. Cook has decided to step back from the band as the disease progresses. Tremors and a lack of coordination has made it difficult for …

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‘Nashville’ Renewed for a Sixth Season


CMT has announced that Nashville has been renewed for a sixth season. The new season will consist of 16 new episodes. Charles Esten shared the news on Facebook: “We’re so grateful to everybody who made this happen. We’re very grateful to keep making these shows for you.” The sixth season of …

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2017 Billboard Music Awards Country Nominees

American Country Awards 2013 - Press Room

Billboard Chart Achievement Award Presented By Xfinity Luke Bryan Nicki Minaj The Chainsmokers The Weeknd Twenty One Pilots Top Duo / Group The Chainsmokers Coldplay Florida Georgia Line Guns N’ Roses Twenty One Pilots Top Country Artist Florida Georgia Line Blake Shelton Keith Urban Chris Stapleton Jason Aldean Top Country …

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