Country music icon Dolly Parton released a new quarantine-inspired song, “When Life Is Good Again,” on May 27.
Dolly’s serene voice opens the tune with, “When life is good again, I’ll be a better friend, A bigger person when, Life is good again, More thoughtful than I’ve been, I’ll be so different then, More in the moment when, Life is good again.”
Dolly debuted the song’s new video on May 28 during her interview on the Time 100 Talks. The live virtual event series convenes leaders from different disciplines to spotlight solutions to urgent global problems and encourage cross-disciplinary action.
Watch Dolly’s new video for “When Life Is Good Again.”
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CMT announced another round of performers and entertainers for its two-hour TV special, CMT Celebrates Our Heroes: An Artists of the Year Special, on June 3 at 7 p.m. CT.
Blake Shelton, Gary Sinise, Jake Owen, Jason Aldean, Keith Urban, Lee Brice, Olivia Munn, Reba McEntire, Scarlett Johansson, Sean Penn, Bobby Bones, Cody Alan and Zac Brown will join previously announce performers Brandi Carlile, Carrie Underwood, Darius Rucker, Kane Brown, Kristen Bell, Lauren Daigle, Luke Combs, Sam Hunt, Tim McGraw, Brothers Osborne, Florida Georgia Line, Kelsea Ballerini, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Miranda Lambert and Thomas Rhett.
The special will feature one-of-a-kind tributes and performances as the stars perform from their own homes. The show will highlight stories of unsung heroes who have done exceptional things for their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In words and music, participating artists will recognize the following categories of COVID-19 heroes: Healthcare, Education, Business, Community Leaders, Food Industry, Infrastructure, First Responders, U.S. Military and more.
CMT Celebrates Our Heroes: An Artists of the Year Special will air on June 3 at 7 p.m. CT on CMT, Paramount Network, Pop TV and TV Land.
The 2020 CMT Music Awards—originally slated for June 3—will take place on October 14. The fan-voted CMT Awards hand out trophies in a number of categories, including Video of the Year, Collaborative Video of the Year, Breakthrough Video of the Year and more.
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After getting engaged in November 2018, Luke Combs and Nicole Hocking were planning to get married this year.
Although the couple has never publicly revealed the official wedding date, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has made planning the big day a big problem. Variables like location, venue, scheduling, travel and the health of guests are all major concerns for anyone currently planning a wedding.
The “Beautiful Crazy” singer was a virtual guest on Nights With Elaina on May 27, telling host Elaina Smith that he’s still holding out hope that the ceremony takes place in 2020.
“We obviously hope that that happens,” says Luke. “Obviously, things are day to day, and that decision ultimately is not really up to us. I guess it depends on regulations and the way all this stuff shakes out. So I don’t know. We’ll see. Obviously, we would both love to [have the wedding], and hope that that happens sooner rather than later. But also, we want to be safe for our grandparents and different folks like that. There’s not much we can do about it but plan ahead.
“We definitely considered [a very small wedding], but my fiancée has put so much planning into this thing. I think we’re pretty set on what we’re gonna do and whenever that is, I guess we’ll find out soon enough.”
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