Hunter Hayes Performing with Roanoke Student Musicians Tonight to Celebrate Music Education

Image Courtesy Warner Music NashvilleHunter Hayes performs with 450 elementary, middle and high school students in Roanoke, Virginia, on Monday night in celebration of the city's booming music education programs. The CMA Foundation provided a $100,000 grant to complete VH1 Save the Music Foundation's instrument campaign to bring access to instrumental music education to students in Roanoke. So far, $510,000 worth of instruments have been donated to the city's schools.

In celebration, Hunter will perform at Monday night's concert at the Roanoke Performing Arts Theatre. He will also talk about the impact of music and music education programs on his life.

The CMA Foundation has awarded more than $10 million to organizations that support music education throughout the United States. The money is raised on behalf of the artists who perform for free at the CMA Music Festival each year.

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Kenny Chesney Takes Fans to the Islands for “Christmas in Blue Chair Bay”

Image Courtesy Blue Chair/Sony MusicKenny Chesney is helping fans put a little bit of the island life in their holiday season with his new single, "Christmas in Blue Chair Bay." The song is described as "slightly Calypso" and "wholly acoustic."

Kenny hopes the track can help fans relax a little bit with their friends and families this season. He says, "I do know that my family really loves Christmas -- and I was in the mood, especially with the time I’ve been spending in Barbados with my rum, to try and distill how slow and sweet the holidays in the islands are when we can get there.”

Of course, Kenny's referring to his Blue Chair Bay rum, which has also turned out to be a big seller for Kenny. "Christmas in Blue Chair Bay" is now at country radio.

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Rascal Flatts Launching Vegas Riot! Residency This February at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Sin City

Image Courtesy Big Machine RecordsRascal Flatts is launching their Vegas Riot! Residency at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas February 25, 2015. They'll play nine shows through March 14 at the hotel's concert venue, The Joint.

Flatts bass player Jay DeMarcus says, "We're so excited to do something so different for us. You will experience Rascal Flatts in a way you've never seen us before – up close, intimate and personal, and we promise you one thing, it's going to rock!”

Tickets go on sale Friday morning at AXS.com/RascalFlattsVegas.

Here are the Rascal Flatts Vegas Riot! show dates: 2/25, 2/27, 2/28, 3/4, 3/6, 3/7, 3/11, 3/13, and 3/14.

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Tanya Tucker Wants to Say One Last Goodbye to Her Old Love, Glen Campbell

Image Courtesy Webster PRTanya Tucker's new exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame, titled "Strong Enough to Bend," includes a few mentions of her famous, yet stormy, relationship with Glen Campbell in the early '80s. Memories of that relationship are bittersweet for Tanya now that Glen is suffering from Alzheimer's disease and living in a long-term care facility in Nashville.

"I haven't spoken to him," Tanya tells ABC. "And I've asked his manager, I've called and asked him to ask his wife if I could possibly -- I said, 'Just let me say goodbye.'  I really would like to have that, 'cause it just breaks my heart, you know."

Tanya also wishes Glen wasn't living in a long-term care facility.

"I just think it's not right," she says. "I want him to be in a beautiful place with 10 people waitin' on him hand and foot, you know?"

Still, Tanya is grateful to Glen's wife, Kim, for taking care of him since they tied the knot in 1982.

Tanya says, "I know he's a handful, and I want to thank her for taking care of him and being his rock. But I'd just like to say goodbye."

Tanya goes on to say that she's never loved anybody like she loved Glen, and she still keeps in touch with his family in Arkansas.

Says Tanya, "They want to bring him back home where it all started, in Delight, Arkansas."

In an interview with People, Kim said it wasn't safe to keep Glen at home anymore due to his worsening condition.  A documentary about Glen's struggle with Alzheimer's, Glen Campbell…I'll Be Me, recently hit theaters.

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National UnFriend Day!

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Jimmy Kimmel has declared today National Unfriend Day on Facebook! So…who are you going to UnFriend today?

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