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Tim McGraw is 5th, George Strait is 7th, Rascal Flatts is 8th, and Alan Jackson is 9th of America's Favorite Musical acts. Celine Dion is number 1.
Congrats to Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert who got engaged on May 9th in Tishomingo, Oklahoma. They have been dating for five years now.
Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban are just some of the artists that will be displaying their personal guitars in a permanent exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum called Singe Me Back Home: A Journey Through Country Music. The exhibit opened May 14th.
Fans can also see while at the Hall of Fame the dress Taylor Swift wore when she won the Entertainer of the Year award at the 2009 CMA, plus the trophy, and the dress Carrie Underwood wore to the 2007 Grammys when she won two awards. These exhibits also opened on May14th.
Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Jason Aldean, Brooks & Dunn, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, LeAnn Rimes, Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood are doing a All Star Concert to help raise more money for the flood victims in Nashville. The concert will be June 22nd at the Bridgestone Arena in downtown Nashville. Tickets are on sale now.
Pop fans can here Lady Antebellum with Maroon 5 on a song called Out Of Goodbyes. The song will be on Maroon 5's album Hands All Over out September 21st.
Vince Gill's daughter Jenny got married on May 8th in Nashville to Josh Van Valkenburg.
Reba McEntire will be christening the Norwegian Cruise ship on July 2nd. The ship is 4,400 passengers Norwegian Epic.
Reba McEntire will be performing on 30th annual A Capitol Fourth which will air July 4th on PBS. Reba will also be receiving the National Artistic Achievement Award that night, for her work in enriching the legacy of the performing arts around the nation. This is only the 4th time the award has been given; other honorees have been John Williams, Gloria Estefan and her husband Emilio Estefan and Stevie Wonder. Darius Rucker will also be performing on the special.
Now That's What Call The USA (The Patriotic Country Collection) has songs from Carrie Underwood, Trace Adkins, Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, and Tim McGraw. The album will be out June 15th, proceeds from the album will benefit troops and military families.
Lady Antebellum's American Honey and Miranda Lambert's The House That Built Me are the only country songs on Now That What I Call Music! Vol. 34. Which will also be in stores June 15th.
The Fundraising Concert and Telethon at the Ryman Auditorium on May 16th raised $1.7 million for the Nashville flood relief. Brad Paisley performed that night and donated $100,000 for the cause. Other artists that performed that night were Keith Urban, Rodney Atkins, Dierks Bentley, Sheryl Crow, Lady Antebellum, Martina McBride and Kellie Pickler. Damages in Middle Tennessee where the flooding was at is at $1.5 billion. All the money from the concert went to the Community Foundation Of Middle Tennessee.
Billy Currington's new single Pretty Good At Drinkin' Beer is to radio now. It's the first single from his new album due out this fall. Fans can see Billy on tour with Carrie Underwood on the fall leg of her Play On tour.
Randy Houser's second album They Call Me Cadillac will be out September 14th. The first single I'm All About It is to radio now.
Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley and Zac Brown Band have been added to perform on the 2010 CMT Music Awards on June 9th.
CBS is re-airing George Strait: ACM Artist of the Decade special on June 6th.
Darryl Worley's new single Keep The Change will be released June 28th to radio.
At the end of 2010 The Lost Trailers will be no more. The group announced on Friday May 28th that they will finish their touring dates this year and will be moving their separate ways. The group hit it big in 2008 with Holler Back, but haven't hit the top 10 since then.
Miranda Lambert's 3rd Annual Cause for Paws Event on May 15th raised $91,000 for the East Texas Humane Society. Over the last 3 years Miranda has helped raise $325,000 for the cause.
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