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Dolly Parton’s NEW Album Available 8/12!


Dolly Parton recently announced that her upcoming double album Pure & Simple will be available August 12. The new double album features 10 new songs, as well as a Greatest Hits Collection.

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Pure & Simple Track Listing (New Songs):

Pure & Simple

Say Forever

You’ll Be Mine

Never Not Love You

Kiss It (And Make It All Better)

Can’t Be That Wrong

Outside Your Door

Tomorrow Is Forever

I’m Sixteen

Head Over High Heels

Forever Love

TUNE IN ALERT!


The great Jim Ed Brown appears, and will be featured on a new episode of the Ed Bassmaster Show (hidden camera pranks) tonight on CMT! 9:30/8:30c

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Randy Travis Makes Numerous Appearances


Randy Travis has been making more and more appearances since his Country Music Hall of Fame Induction announcement… most recently on stage with Kenny Chesney and Charlie Daniels!

Kenny Chesney was performing a cover of Randy’s “Diggin’ Up Bones” on June 7th.

Charlie Daniels also brought Randy on stage during the 2016 CMA Fest in Nashville…check out the videos below:

 

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Merle Haggard’s Final Recording Available


Merle Haggard was back and forth from the studio in early 2016, and spent a lot of time writing recently… and one of those songs was “Kern River Blues”.

Lyrics:

 I’m leavin’ town tomorrow

Get my breakfast in the sky

Well, I’m leavin’ in the early morning

Eat my breakfast in the sky

Be a donut on a paper

Drink my coffee on the fly

 –

I’m flying out on a jet plane

Gonna leave this town behind

I’m flying out on a jet plane

Gonna leave this town behind

They’ve done moved the city limits

Out by the county line

 –

Put my head up to the window

Watch the city fade away

Put my head close to the window

Watch Oildale fade away

The blues back in the ‘30s

Just like the blues today

 –

There used to be a river here

Runnin’ deep and wide

Well, they used to have Kern River

Runnin’ deep and wide

Then somebody stole the water

Another politician lied

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When you closed down all the honky tonks

The city died at night

When you closed down all the honky tonks

The city died at night

When it hurt somebody’s feelings

Well, a wrong ain’t never right

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Well, I’m leaving town forever

Kiss an old boxcar goodbye

Well, I’m leaving town forever

Kiss an old boxcar goodbye

I dug my blues down in the river

But the old Kern River is dry

 

(Coat Of Many Colors) Sequel Set For 2016 Premiere


It was just announced that the next Dolly/NBC movie will be a sequel to 2015’s Coat Of Many Colors! Dolly previously mentioned that Jolene would be the next film in her four part series with NBC… but that changed. The next film debuting on NBC will be titled Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love and will air during 2016’s Holiday season!

When will it air?

Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love is set for premiere this Holiday season on NBC

What will it be about?

The story will center on the family’s Christmas traditions and their survival during an unexpected blizzard, along with the start of Dolly’s singing career.

Who will star in it?

The original cast returns:

Jennifer Nettles

Ricky Schroder

Alyvia Alyn Lind

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What about the Jolene film?

“We are going into production with Jolene and if it don’t come out this year it’ll definitely be next year, because we’re gonna go ahead and get it done this year”

And since she signed a four movie deal with NBC… what will be next?

“We’ve got three things in the works. The fourth one we might do a musical special, like a Christmas movie or an Easter special, something with music, musical guests or different people that I’m just hosting”

 

Until then, you can see Dolly on tour! Click HERE to see the announced dates!

 

 

2016 ACM Awards WINNERS!


 

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

Jason Aldean
Garth Brooks
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Miranda Lambert

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Jason Aldean
Dierks Bentley
Eric Church
Brett Eldredge
Chris Stapleton

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Kelsea Ballerini
Jana Kramer
Miranda Lambert
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood

VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR
Brothers Osborne
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Joey + Rory
Maddie & Tae

VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
Eli Young Band
Little Big Town
Old Dominion
Rascal Flatts
Zac Brown Band

NEW MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Brett Eldredge
Chris Janson
Thomas Rhett
Chase Rice
Chris Stapleton

NEW FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Kelsea Ballerini
Cam
Mickey Guyton
RaeLynn

NEW VOCAL DUO OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
A Thousand Horses
Brothers Osborne
Maddie & Tae
Old Dominion
Parmalee

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
“I’m Comin’ Over” Chris Young
“Montevallo” Sam Hunt
“Mr. Misunderstood” Eric Church
“Tangled Up” Thomas Rhett
“Traveller” Chris Stapleton

SONG OF THE YEAR
“Burning House” Cam

“Girl Crush” Little Big Town
“Nobody To Blame” Chris Stapleton
“Raise ‘Em Up” Keith Urban/Eric Church
“She Don’t Love You” Eric Paslay

 SINGLE RECORD OF THE YEAR
“Burning House” Cam
“Buy Me A Boat” Chris Janson
“Die A Happy Man” Thomas Rhett
“Girl Crush” Little Big Town
“I’m Comin’ Over” Chris Young
“Take Your Time” Sam Hunt

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
“Biscuits” Kacey Musgraves
“Burning House” Cam
“Girl Crush” Little Big Town
“Mr. Misunderstood” Eric Church
“Riser” Dierks Bentley

VOCAL EVENT OF THE YEAR
“Hangover Tonight” Gary Allan/Chris Stapleton
“Home Alone Tonight” Luke Bryan/Karen Fairchild
“Raise ‘Em Up” Keith Urban/Eric Church
“Smokin’ & Drinkin” Miranda Lambert/Little Big Town
“Wild Child” Kenny Chesney/Grace Potter

TEX RITTER AWARD FOR FILM
Coat Of Many Colors Dolly Parton

READ MORE ABOUT ALL THE PERFORMANCES HERE & CHECK OUT DOLLY PARTON + KATY PERRY‘S PERFORMANCE BELOW!

Winners Of 2016 ACM Honors Announced!


The recipients have been announced for the 10th Annual ACM Honors, which will take place later this year at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville! Up to this point – the show has never been televised, but the ACM’s have hinted that this years’ show might be broadcast as a special!

2016 ACM Honors Recipients:

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Carrie Underwood (ACM Lifting Lives Gary Haber Award)

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Little Big Town (Crystal Milestone Award)

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Keith Urban (Mae Boren Axton Award)

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Glen Campbell (Career Achievement Award)

5

Crystal Gayle (Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award)

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Tanya Tucker (Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award)

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The Statler Brothers (Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award)

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Jeff Walker (Jim Reeves International Award)

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Eddie Rabbitt + Jimmy Webb (Poet’s Award)

Dolly to perform on ACM Awards with Katy Perry!


It’s been announced that Dolly Parton will perform on the 2016 ACM Awards, alongside Katy Perry! In addition… she will be awarded the Tex Ritter Film Award, for the Coat Of Many Colors movie!

Not much has been revealed, but it is said that Katy Perry will present Dolly with the Tex Ritter Award, and the pair will duet on “Coat Of Many Colors” + “Jolene”… and according to Dolly, performing “Jolene” was all Katy’s idea!

Check out the videos below of Dolly speaking about the 2016 ACM’s… and scroll down to see Katy’s performance of “Here You Come Again” (from CMT Crossroads with Kacey Musgraves)!