Reba’s Father, Clark McEntire, Passes Away

Image Courtesy CMACondolences to Reba on the passing of her father, Clark McEntire. Reba's sister, Susie McEntire, posted the news on her Facebook page with the message, "I am going to miss you Daddy. May you rest quietly." He died Thursday night in Coalgate, OK.

Clark McEntire was born in Oklahoma on November 30, 1927 and went on to win the Rodeo World Championships in 1957, 1958 and 1961. He was inducted into the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame in 1979. He went on to play a major role in encouraging Reba to pursue a singing career when he told her she should sing the national anthem at the 1974 National Finals Rodeo. It was at that performance that recording artist Red Steagall discovered Reba.

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Kenny Chesney Launching The Big Revival Tour March 26, 2015 in Nashville

Image Courtesy Blue Chair/SonyKenny Chesney will launch The Big Revival tour on March 26, 2015 in Nashville. That date also happens to be his birthday.

Kenny says, "I can't think of a better way to celebrate. I’ve been ready to get out there for a long time. Now that we’re announced I’m fired up!"

Kenny revealed the big news on ABC's Good Morning America Friday. The trek will include 18 to 20 stadium shows. He'll have different opening acts for different shows on the tour. Look for tour dates to be announced soon.

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Kenny Chesney Launching The Big Revival Tour March 26, 2015 in Nashville

Image Courtesy Blue Chair/SonyKenny Chesney will launch The Big Revival tour on March 26, 2015 in Nashville. That date also happens to be his birthday.

Kenny says, "I can't think of a better way to celebrate. I’ve been ready to get out there for a long time. Now that we’re announced I’m fired up!"

Kenny revealed the big news on ABC's Good Morning America Friday. He'll have different opening acts for different shows on the tour. Look for tour dates to be announced soon.

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Tim McGraw to Perform on “A Very Grammy Christmas” Special

Nino Munoz/Big Machine RecordsFor the past several years, CBS has been airing The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!, a special that reveals the Grammy nominations in the top categories, interspersed with live performances.  This year, however, the network is changing things up.

Tim McGraw, along with pop stars Maroon 5, Pharrell Williams and Ariana Grande, will all perform on A Very Grammy Christmas, a one-hour special that will replace the Grammy nominations concert show.  The show, taping November 18 in L.A., will air December 5, and also will reveal the nominees for the Grammys' prestigious Album of the Year category. The rest of the nominations -- 82 out of a total of 83 categories -- will be revealed the morning of December 5, in a way that has yet to be announced.

The presence of Tim on the show likely indicates that the Grammy folks consider him a good bet for a nomination.  His current album Sundown Heaven Town is eligible for nomination.

Tickets to attend the taping at the Shrine Auditorium are now on sale via Ticketmaster.

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Tim McGraw to Perform on “A Very Grammy Christmas” Special

Nino Munoz/Big Machine RecordsFor the past several years, CBS has been airing The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!, a special that reveals the Grammy nominations in the top categories, interspersed with live performances.  This year, however, the network is changing things up.

Tim McGraw, along with pop stars Maroon 5, Pharrell Williams and Ariana Grande, will all perform on A Very Grammy Christmas, a one-hour special that will replace the Grammy nominations concert show.  The show, taping November 18 in L.A., will air December 5, and also will reveal the nominees for the Grammys' prestigious Album of the Year category. The rest of the nominations -- 82 out of a total of 83 categories -- will be revealed the morning of December 5, in a way that has yet to be announced.

The presence of Tim on the show likely indicates that the Grammy folks consider him a good bet for a nomination.  His current album Sundown Heaven Town is eligible for nomination.

Tickets to attend the taping at the Shrine Auditorium are now on sale via Ticketmaster.

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