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Kix Brooks & Ronnie Dunn Say Reba’s Boyfriend Has “Passed the Test, He’s a Great Guy”

Even More Music News - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 11:34

Reba McEntire’s boyfriend, Anthony “Skeeter” Lasuzzo, has the seal of approval from two of her longtime friends, Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn.

Reba and Skeeter have been together for about 18 months, first making their relationship public at the 2018 Grammys. Since that time, Reba has filled her Instagram page with numerous pics of her beau, from red carpets and industry events to vacations in the U.S. and trips abroad.

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What an incredible trip! Skeeter and I had a blast in Iceland! I highly recommend it! #GoSeeIceland

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In a sit-down interview on The Blair Garner Show, Kix and Ronnie told Blair that they are happy Reba has found a companion after her 26-year marriage to Narvel Blackstock ended in October 2015. Skeeter, a retired geologist and avid photographer, is a “good find.”

“Skeeter’s passed the test,” said Ronnie. “He’s down to earth, he’s an outdoors guy via West Texas and now lives in Jackson Hole, [Wyoming].”

“Skeeter’s the brother of one of my oldest friend’s wives,” added Kix. “My wife’s probably more responsible [for fixing them up] than I am. He’s a great guy. They’re having fun.”

“He’s dragging her out there, taking her beyond her comfort zone in some things—you see her all wrapped up in Jackson Hole in the Tetons chasing elk around. He’s a big photographer. Skeeter’s a good find.”

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Cody Johnson's 'Husbands and Wives' Cover Gives Brooks & Dunn a Run for Their Money [WATCH]

And More Music - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 10:28

Johnson gives Ronnie Dunn a run for his money!

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Lonestar Hitting the Road for 2019 Hits & More Hits Tour

More Music News - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 10:28

Lonestar will be on the road for their Hits & More Hits Tour in 2019, beginning on March 2.

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Darius Rucker to Receive Humanitarian Award at Music Biz 2019

Even More Music News - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 10:14

Darius Rucker will be the recipient of the Music Business Association’s Harry Chapin Memorial Humanitarian Award for his years of philanthropic support to various charities, including St. Jude Children’s Hospital and MUSC Children’s Hospital in his hometown of Charleston, S.C.

Darius will be honored at the annual Music Biz 2019 Awards & Hall of Fame Dinner on May 7 at the JW Marriott Hotel in Nashville. Since its inception in 1981, the Harry Chapin Memorial Humanitarian Award has celebrated the legacy of singer-songwriter Harry Chapin, whose philanthropic work to end world hunger earned him the Congressional Gold Medal.

Previous recipients of the Harry Chapin Memorial Humanitarian Award include Martina McBride, Dee Snider, Melissa Etheridge, Annie Lennox, Jackson Browne, Norman Lear, Bonnie Raitt and more.

Since 2010, Darius’ annual benefit concert and golf tournament has raised millions of dollars for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Through the Hootie & the Blowfish Foundation, Darius and his bandmates have raised funds for more than 200 charitable causes that support public education and junior golf programs in South Carolina.

photo by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com

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Cody Johnson's 'Husbands and Wives' Cover Is Stone-Cold Country Truth

More Music News - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 10:00

"Husbands and Wives" was most recently made famous by Brooks & Dunn.

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Zac Brown Band's Next Album Will Be Personal and Genre-less

More Music News - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 09:30

You may not be able to slap a country music label on it.

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Who Is Yola? 5 Things You Need to Know

And More Music - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 09:17

Get to know the singer behind those INSANE vocals on "Ride Out in the Country"!

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Charley Pride’s “American Masters” Documentary to Air on PBS on Feb. 23 [Watch Trailer]

Even More Music News - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 09:01

After more than 50 years as a recording artist, Charley Pride will be the subject of a new documentary, American Masters—Charley Pride: I’m Just Me, on PBS on Feb. 22.

The film, which is narrated by Tanya Tucker, chronicles Charley’s improbable journey to country stardom, from his humble beginnings as a sharecropper’s son on a cotton farm in Mississippi and his career as a Negro League baseball player. The film includes interviews with Charley, Dolly Parton, Garth Brooks, Willie Nelson, Darius Rucker, Brad Paisley, Marty Stuart, Whoopi Goldberg and more.

“Charley deserves every accolade he can get,” said Willie Nelson. “And, uh, we’ll make up some new ones if we need to. He’ll deserve them too!”

Charley, a three-time Grammy winner, is considered country music’s first African-American superstar. He signed to RCA Victor in 1967 and earned a string of No. 1 hits, including “All I Have to Offer You (Is Me),” “(I’m So) Afraid of Losing You Again,” “Kiss an Angel Good Mornin’,” “Amazing Love” and many more.

Charley won the CMA’s Entertainer of the Year award in 1971 and Top Male Vocalist in 1971 and 1972. Charley was the first African-American to perform on the Grand Ole Opry stage and he became the Opry’s first African-American member in 1993.

American Masters—Charley Pride: I’m Just Me airs on PBS on Feb. 22 at 9 p.m. ET. The film will stream on pbs.org beginning on Feb. 23.

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Miranda Lambert and New Husband Will Have a Long-Distance Marriage

More Music News - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 08:58

They're both staying put for now.

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Story Behind the Song: Craig Wayne Boyd, 'We Sweat'

And More Music - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 08:26

"It started with a kick drum and a cowbell ..."

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CRS 2019 New Faces of Country Music Show: The 5 Biggest Moments

And More Music - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 08:13

A big country star made an appearance ...

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Andrew Leahey & the Homestead, 'Queen and King of Smaller Things' [Exclusive Premiere]

And More Music - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 08:00

"I suppose it's my attempt to make peace with the fact that I sometimes disagree with those who run things around here ..."

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How, When & Where to View the Nominations for the ACM Awards on Feb. 20

Even More Music News - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 07:37

The nominations for the ACM Awards will be announced on Feb. 20 across multiple platforms beginning at 8 a.m. ET.

Here’s how to catch all of the action.

Facebook Live
Reba McEntire will appear on Facebook Live during the 8 a.m. ET hour to reveal nominees for Songwriter of the Year and Song of the Year. The live video will be available on Reba’s Facebook page, Academy of Country Music’s Facebook page and CBS This Morning’s Facebook page.

CBS This Morning
Reba McEntire will announce nominees for Entertainer of the Year, Female Artist of the Year, Male Artist of the Year, Duo of the Year, and Group of the Year during the 8:30 am. ET hour block on the CBS Television Network.

ETOnline.com
Nominees for New Male Artist of the Year, New Female Artist of the Year, New Duo/Group of the Year, Album of the Year, Single of the Year, Video of the Year and Music Event of the Year will be revealed on ETOnline.com at 8:50 a.m. ET.

ACM Awards Social Media
Nominees for the ACM Industry Awards and Studio Recording Awards will be revealed across the Academy of Country Music’s social media channels including on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at 8:55 a.m. ET.

ACMCountry.com
The full list of available nominees for the 54th ACM Awards will be revealed immediately following the Entertainment Tonight announcements on ACMcountry.com at 9:10 a.m. ET.

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32 Years Ago: Willie Nelson's 'Red Headed Stranger' Film Premieres

And More Music - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 23:06

On Feb. 19, 1987, Nelson's movie 'Red Headed Stranger' premiered in Austin, Texas.

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45 Years Ago: Dolly Parton, Porter Wagoner End Their Musical Partnership

And More Music - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 23:01

On Feb. 19, 1974, Parton announced her split from Wagoner, after more than seven years of performing together.

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Jake Owen Revs Up the Daytona 500 With Hot Pre-Race Performance

More Music News - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 21:56

This performance revved up some country engines!

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Kelsea Ballerini's Cover of Elvis Presley's 'You Were Always on My Mind' Is a Great Ode

More Music News - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 21:48

The singer was proud to perform the classic for NBC's recent Elvis All-Star Tribute.

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Miranda Lambert and Pistol Annies Take on Elvis Presley's 'Love Me' [Watch]

More Music News - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 21:00

The trio performed on NBC's Elvis Presley All-Star Tribute on Sunday, Feb. 17.

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