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Dolly Parton Warns She Won’t Be “Pure Nor Simple” When She Walks Down the Aisle for Her 50th Anniversary

CTK Mgmt/Dolly Records/Webster PRFor any couple who makes it to their 50th anniversary, it’s a milestone worthy of a huge celebration. But for Dolly Parton and her notoriously private husband Carl Dean, there’s an even more poignant reason to renew their vows. The wedding they originally planned in 1966 never quite happened, because the music business got in the way.

“When we first got married, I actually had just signed with Monument Records,” Dolly recalls, “and Fred Foster, who was the head of the label, he’d heard that I was engaged. We’d already sent out our wedding invitations. He …read more

Warner NashvilleFrankie Ballard will hand out the very first, personally autographed copies of El Rio Thursday, June 9 at his official album release party. The CMA Music Festival-week event will kick off at 11 p.m. that night at Nashville event space aVenue, on the eve of the project’s release in stores and online.

As a hardcore audiophile himself, the “It All Started with a Beer” hitmaker admits he took it especially seriously when he traveled to the Sonic Ranch in Tornillo, Texas, to create his latest offering.

“I’ve always been a guy who counts on music. I rely on it. And I’ve …read more

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Capitol NashvilleEven though Dierks Bentley‘s new album takes its title, Black, from his wife Cassidy‘s maiden name, the “Somewhere on a Beach” singer ended up with no less than five other women on the record. He recalls it all started quite accidentally with a mysterious voice on a demo.

“You know, it wasn’t a conscious decision to have that many women on the record. If I’d have been smart enough, I would’ve thought about that to begin with,” he jokes. “It happened really organically with a song called ‘I’ll Be the Moon.’ I loved that …read more

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Comstock/Thinkstock This weekend, Dolly Parton celebrates the 50th anniversary of her wedding to Carl Dean in 1966. The following year, she scored her first top-25 hit on the Billboard Country Singles chart, with a song that referenced both her hair color and her intelligence. Can you name it? ANSWER: “Dumb Blonde.”

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Blake Shelton performed “Savior’s Shadow” from his new album If I’m Honest Thursday night on NBC’s Red Nose Day Special.

Dustin Lynch, who’s enjoying his current #1 “Mind Reader,” kicks off Fox & Friends‘ Summer Concert Series Friday morning, starting at 7 a.m. ET.

Dan+Shay‘s single “19 You + Me” was recently certified platinum by the RIAA, while their #1 “Nothin’ Like You” has gone gold.

Martina McBride performs a song from her new album Reckless Friday on The View. You can check it out at 11 a.m. ET on ABC.

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Arista NashvilleIf you’d like to look like Carrie Underwood — well, get ready to do some work! The “Church Bells” singer admits she works out for 90 minutes a day as many as six times a week in her gym she takes on the road, while maintaining her strict vegan diet. And even when she’s out for a run, she’s likely to up the ante.

“I like squats, lunges,” she tells Us Weekly. “If I go for a jog and I meet up with a good hill, I will lunge up the hill and that will burn them out,” …read more

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Trae Patton/NBC“Red Nose Day,” a two-hour live event designed to raise money for charity organizations that focus on helping children and young people in the U.S. and around the world lift themselves out of poverty, aired Thursday night on NBC.

The star-studded event included a performance from Blake Shelton, who performed “Savior’s Shadow.”

The telecast also featured celebrities from film and TV, including Julia Roberts, Liam Neeson, Jack Black, Julianne Moore, and Emma Thompson. It was hosted by Craig Ferguson.

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CTK Mgmt/Dolly Records/Webster PROn May 30, Dolly Parton will celebrate fifty years of marriage to one of the most elusive husbands in all of show business. The entertainment icon has often told the story of how Carl Dean vowed to stay out of the spotlight after attending one music business event with his world-famous wife early in her career. In the coming days, he’ll make an exception though — as Dolly and Carl renew their vows on their golden anniversary.

“My husband is the worst!” Dolly jokes. “It’s hard for me to make him do anything. I have to make him …read more

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Capitol NashvilleDierks Bentley is teaming up with Elle King for the second single from his new album, Black.

Though you may not be familiar with the hot new singer’s name, chances are you’ve heard her recent smash, “Ex’s & Oh’s.” She also happens to be the daughter of comic Rob Schneider from Saturday Night Live and Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo. Dierks says being a father himself is part of what drew him to “Different for Girls.”

“The differences in how guys and girls deal with a broken heart is really interesting material to me. Having two …read more

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CMTIt’ll be a little bit country and a little bit rock and roll, as Cam teams up with vocal group Fifth Harmony for a performance at the 2016 CMT Music Awards. They’ll do an all-girl mashup of “Mayday,” along with the number one pop smash, “Work from Home.”

Dancing with the StarsErin Andrews returns for the second year as the show’s host, along with the Houston Texans’ J. J. Watt, who’s being promoted from his presenter gig last year. Newly booked to pass out trophies in 2016 are Charles Kelley, Cole Swindell, Dan+Shay, Kellie Pickler, actor Vince Vaughn, and NASCAR …read more

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