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Trace Adkins’ Wife Files for Divorce

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Trace Adkins‘ wife of 16 years, Rhonda, has filed for divorce. According to People, Rhonda filed papers yesterday in Tennessee. She is seeking custody of their three daughters, spousal support, child support, and legal fees.

This is just one more hurdle for Trace, who has had several low points over the last couple months. He spent some time in rehab after getting in an altercation with an impersonator on a cruise in January and his father passed away just last month.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family in this difficult time.

Josh Thompson & Lauren Alaina Debut Drastic New Looks

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It looks like a few country music artists are in the mood for a change. First, Josh Thompson revealed a pony-tail-less look at The Opry, and Lauren Alaina has been sporting drastically dark locks.

Lauren toyed with the idea of going dark last month when she got playful with a black bob wig. But it looks like the look as taken a turn for the more permanent according to her Instagram pics.

Josh Thompson allowed People Country to cut off his signature pony tail in celebration of his new ‘Turn It Up’ album.

Grand Ole Opry to Release New Backstage Book

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The Grand Ole Opry is set to release BACKSTAGE at the Grand Ole Opry, a new book treating fans to an all-access, behind the scenes look at country music’s most famous show, on March 15. The release coincides with the Opry’s 40th Anniversary celebration of its permanent home, the Grand Ole Opry House.  Throughout the book, some of country music’s most popular stars share their stories from backstage, colorfully illustrated by more than 250 exclusive photos. The book is co-authored by Brenda Colladay and Dan Rogers, who together have over thirty years of experience working behind the scenes at the Opry. Photos include dozens contributed by long-time Opry photographer Chris Hollo as well as vintage shots mined from the show’s large archive.

As Opry member Garth Brooks says in the book’s pages: “No offense at all to the people sitting in the seats, but the real show is backstage. That’s the Opry.” The story of Brooks’ nerve-rattling first night at the Opry is shared in the book as well as tales of Carrie Underwood’s improbable first encounter with the legendary Loretta Lynn and Vince Gill’s treasured time spent backstage with Opry patriarch Roy Acuff.

Opry member Dierks Bentley can be seen on the book’s cover standing backstage in the moments before a performance. “This book tells the story of one of my favorite places—backstage at the Opry—like never before,” Bentley said. “The Opry and its fans deserve this.”

BACKSTAGE at the Grand Ole Opry celebrates each of the one-of-a-kind dressing rooms found backstage at the Grand Ole Opry House and includes the history behind portraits of Opry stars who embody the spirit of each room. Among the portraits featured: Trace Adkins, Charlie Daniels, Jimmy Dickens, and Rascal Flatts.

Additional exclusives include on-stage performance shots and candid backstage photos featuring Bill Anderson, Luke Bryan, Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, and dozens of others stars. Notables from the world of media and entertainment are featured celebrating their own “Opry Moments,” including Anderson Cooper, Kevin Costner, Lester Holt, Paul McCartney, Charles Osgood, Robin Roberts, and Bob Schieffer.

BACKSTAGE at the Grand Ole Opry will be available at opry.com as well as all Opry Nashville retail locations.

The authors are scheduled to sign copies of the book in The Opry Shop at the Grand Ole Opry House at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 15 and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 16. The weekend marks the 40th Anniversary of the Opry House and is scheduled to include star-packed Opry performances and special events.

Nashville visitors can get their own personal look backstage during Opry House Backstage Tours, January – October. Three tour opportunities are available: a daytime tour featuring Opry member Blake Shelton as video host, a VIP Behind The Opry Curtain Tour, and a Post-Show Tour featuring 2012 Opry inductee and Capitol recording artist Darius Rucker. Tickets and information are available at opry.com, 800-SEE-OPRY, and at the Opry House Box Office.

CMT Let the Artists Choose Who Made The Best Music of All Time

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Country artists will have their chance to recognize the music that shaped their lives each week, beginning Saturday, March 15, with CMT ALL-TIME TOP 40: ARTIST’S CHOICE. The incredible list of musical acts will be revealed one by one every week on CMT HOT 20 COUNTDOWN, beginning with No. 40 and concluding with No. 1 this December. Each influential musician or band will be ranked based on an artist poll conducted by CMT among the biggest stars in country music. CMT HOT 20 COUNTDOWN airs every Saturday and Sunday at 11:00 a.m. ET/PT.

The ballot isn’t limited to just country artists, so over the course of 2014, CMT ALL TIME TOP 40 will highlight artists from all genres that influence country’s biggest names. Nearly 100 artists are participating in CMT ALL-TIME TOP 40, from legends like Merle Haggard and Dolly Parton to today’s superstars like Taylor Swift and Luke Bryan.

“When you let the artists decide — the people that make country music for a living — that’s something you can’t argue with,” said Quinn Brown, CMT executive producer. “And if you think these will be the same 40 music legends you always hear about, you are in for a surprise — and lots of them. Sure, it’s a safe bet that Elvis and Hank Sr. will make it, but I can also tell you that the entire modern era of popular music, country and otherwise, is well represented.”

Participating artists include: Trace Adkins, Alabama, Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, The Band Perry, Bobby Bare, Dierks Bentley, Brooks and Dunn, Luke Bryan, Rosanne Cash, Eric Church, Sheryl Crow, Charlie Daniels, Florida Georgia Line, Merle Haggard, Hunter Hayes, Wanda Jackson, Martina McBride, Ronnie Milsap, Ashley Monroe, Kacey Musgraves, Jennifer Nettles, Jake Owen, Dolly Parton, Charley Pride, Rascal Flatts, LeAnn Rimes, Kenny Rogers, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Ricky Skaggs, George Strait, Taylor Swift, Travis Tritt, Keith Urban, Dwight Yoakam and many more.

Trace Adkins Mourning the Death of His Father

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Our sincere condolences go out to Trace Akins who is mourning the loss of his father, Aaron Adkins.    His father’s passing comes just days after Trace left a Florida rehabilitation facility to be by his side.

Aaron passed away in Louisiana and Trace was able to be there in time for his father’s final days.

Trace had checked himself into a treatment facility last month after getting into an altercation with a Trace impersonator on a cruise ship.

 

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