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by admin // Friday, October 29, 2010 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

 

Faith Hill and Martina McBride's first performance together raised more than $225,000 for Nashville babies in need of intensive care.

 

The country ladies performed together for the Rock the Cradle event at the Loveless Barn near Nashville on Tuesday night to raise money for babies born at Baptist Hospital who need services provided by the Beaman Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

 

The event also served as a cocktail reception, dinner and live auction, and also included performances by comedian Kevin King and songwriters Tim Nichols and Craig Wiseman.

 

Baptist Hospital delivers more than 7,000 babies each year and approximately 10% of those babies will need to be cared for in the neonatal intensive care unit.

 

 

by admin // Friday, October 29, 2010 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

 

Garth Brooks will perform a major concert in Nashville to benefit victims of Tennessee's May flood.

The country singer plans to play the Bridgestone Arena with Trisha Yearwood on December 17. A true benefit concert, Garth booked the venue at no charge, is playing for free and staff for the production is working for no pay.

 

Although he's not promising any specific country stars, Garth claims that there might be some special guests joining him on stage for the event.

 

Hoping to help as many families as possible in the aftermath of the flood, the Dec. 17 date could possibly turn into a multi-concert run.

 

While many other country stars were involved with various flood-relief events just days after the disaster, Garth and Trisha decided to hold off on their charity show until later in the year when attention on the disaster died down. The two singers are aware that many victims continue to piece their homes and lives back together and hope that the money coming from the $25 ticket sales will help families in need.

 

Details on ticketing will be announced on November 3.

by admin // Thursday, October 28, 2010 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

Taylor Swift has been immortalized in wax.

The 'You Belong With Me' singer is the latest star to be honored with her own replica figure by famous museum Madame Tussauds and was so happy with her likeness - unveiled in New York yesterday (10/27/2010) - she immediately tweeted a picture of it with the caption "bring on the pretenders".

Both the singer and her stylish double wore a shimmering black and silver dress by British designer Jenny Packham for the unveiling.

The singer spent three hours with a team of Madame Tussauds studio artists last winter who flew from London to Nashville to take hundreds of precise measurements and photos in order to make the likeness.

Although the 20-year-old singer claimed to be delighted with her new doppelganger, there has been some debate about the wax figure's hair which is different to Taylor's usual tightly wound curls.

It was recently reported that Taylor has started dating 'Brokeback Mountain' actor Jake Gyllenhaal after the pair spent Sunday (10/24/2010) holding hands and looking loved-up whilst on a romantic walk around Brooklyn, New York.

An onlooker said: "Taylor and Jake were walking around Park Slope holding hands. They looked like a couple!"

 

by admin // Thursday, October 28, 2010 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

 

After 17 years of marriage, Billy Ray Cyrus and Tish Cyrus - also known as pop star Miley Cyrus' parents - have decided to call it quits.

 

The divorce papers were filed by Billy Ray yesterday in Tennessee, which cite irreconcilable differences.

 

Billy Ray and Tish have three kids together: teen icon Miley, 17, Braison, 16, and Noah, 10. Billy Ray also adopted Trace and Brandi, Tish's children from a previous relationship. In the papers, Billy Ray asks for shared custody of their three kids, and for an equitable division of their marital assets.

 

In a statement, the couple shared, "As you can imagine, this is a very difficult time for our family. We are trying to work through some personal matters. We appreciate your thoughts and prayers.