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by admin // Tuesday, May 31, 2011 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

 

LeAnn Rimes is inviting fans to attend a special acoustic performance to benefit the United Way and victims of the tornadoes that recently tore through Missouri and Alabama.

 

'An Evening With LeAnn Rimes,' which will be held June 5th at Jacksonville, Florida's Ponte Vedra Hall, will be hosted by the singer's husband and star of NBC's Playboy, Eddie Cibrian.

 

"During times of disaster, we all need to lend a hand," LeAnn says. "Our heart goes out to Alabama and Missouri and all those affected by the recent tragedies there. I am happy Eddie and I can help out in some way."

 

In addition to LeAnn's performance, there will be a silent auction that will include signed memorabilia from Justin Bieber, Kelly Clarkson, Kim Kardashian, Reba McEntire, the cast of Glee and a personal visit with LeAnn and Eddie.

 

Tickets are currently on sale directly through Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, and begin at $65, with VIP seating set at $100. VIP seating includes a signed 8x10 photograph from LeAnn and a private Q&A.

 

Tickets can be purchased herer or by calling 904-209-0399. All proceeds will go to the United Way. 

by admin // Tuesday, May 31, 2011 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

 

Shania Twain has been added to the long list of stars that will be attending the 2011 CMT Music Awards.

 

Along with Justin Bieber, American Idol winner Scotty McCreery and runner-up Lauren Alaina, stars like Sara Evans, Train, Kristen Chenoweth, stars of the CMT original movie To The Mat Laura Bell Bundy and Ricky Schroder, Pittsburgh Steelers receiver and Dancing With The Stars winner Hines Ward, Green Bay Packers' Clay Matthews will attend the awards show.

 

Previously announced performers Luke Bryan and Sheryl Crow will also present, with Crow serving as this year's spokesperson for CMT One Country.

 

Hosted for a second year by Kid Rock, the 2011 CMT Music Awards also includes performers Big & Rich, Jason Aldean, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Luke Bryan, Rascal Flatts, Sugarland, Toby Keith and the Zac Brown Band.

 

The ceremony premieres live at 8 p.m. ET on CMT and CMT.com.

by admin // Monday, May 30, 2011 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

Dolly Parton would duet with Jack White.

The country music star is a big fan of the musician - whose former band the White Stripes covered her hit 'Jolene' - but insists she never collaborates with anyone for purely commercial or financial reasons.

She said: "There's been a lot of talk about Jack White wanting to work with me and I've always admired him and of course he lives in Nashville too.

"But I'm so picky about my music. I would never say never because he's so talented and I loved the way the White Stripes did 'Jolene,' it's just that my music is so personal to me and I'm not going to work with someone just to have a hit."

As well as the White Stripes, several artists have covered Dolly's hits - most famously Whitney Houston, whose version of 'I Will Always Love You' topped the charts worldwide - and the singer says she finds it hard to pick a favorite, though she is always welcoming to new renditions of her songs.

She told Q magazine: "A lot of people have recorded my songs and I've loved everything that everyone has ever done with them.

"I can't really pick a favorite as they're like my children and I'm so proud of them all.

"Of course, Whitney made me the most money. I was blown away by her version, the way she took that simple song of mine and it became her song.

"Some writers say, 'Oh I hate the way they've done that' but I just think it's wonderful that people can take a song and do it in so many different ways."

by admin // Thursday, May 26, 2011 // Country, News // 0 Comments

Scotty McCreery is 2011 American Idol winner! Country music is already welcoming Scotty with open arms and his single "I Love You This Big."