Bev running around the Coronado Mall in a
Bev's 1st Bull Ride... YIKES!!!
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~~Keith Urban's We're All for the Hall 2013 benefit concert last week raised nearly $650,000 for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Musem. That brings the event's four-year total to more than $2 million for the coveted Nashville landmark.
~~ Brad Paisley will guest star on the season finale of the hit ABC drama "Nashville."
Brad will play himself and perform with characters Rayna (Connie Britton) and Deacon (Charles Esten).
The season finale, airing May 22, will also feature Brad's wife, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, who has made several appearances on the show.
"Nashville" airs Wednesday at 10:00 PM on ABC.
~~Kenny Chesney's new album "Life On A Rock" is available to stream in its entirety exclusively on the iTunes Store (iTunes.com/KennyChesney). The album stream will remain available until release day on April 30.
Fans who pre-order the new album will instantly receive a download of "Lindy," the first song written for the project.
~~ Willie Nelson was joined by Sheryl Crow, Jamey Johnson, Norah Jones, Ashley Monroe, Leon Russell and Neil Young (last Thursday April 18) to celebrate his upcoming 80th birthday during a taping of CMT Crossroads: Willie Nelson & Friends From Third Man Records. Musician Jack White hosted the special from his Nashville-based studio, Third Man Records.
Willie Nelson turns 80 on Monday (April 29). He released a new album, "Let's Face the Music and Dance", on April 16.
The "CMT Crossroads" special features Nelson performing duets of several of his most famous songs, and is set to air in late June.
~~Coming soon to nighttime TV: Billy Ray Cyrus: Elvis impersonator?
Billy Ray says he "filmed a pilot with Randy Travis called 'Still the King'. He explains: "I play a dysfunctional Elvis impersonator who becomes a preacher. Randy's the sheriff. It's a great story, and I think it will find a home pretty soon."
~~Today, Glen Campbell will visit the U.S. Special Committee on Aging for a hearing about Alzheimer's. His daughter Ashley Campbell will accompany him to Washington to testify at the hearing on behalf of the family.
Campbell went public with his Alzheimer's diagnosis in 2011. His wife Kim said this week that Campbell will no longer tour. However, he does have a new album, "See You There", planned for a July 30 release. Campbell recorded new versions of several of his best-known songs for the project during the same sessions for his 2011 album, "Ghost on the Canvas".
~~ Australian singer Kasey Chambers and her sometimes musical partner Shane Nicholson announced they are separating.
Chambers said in a statement on her web site through her management company, "They have been living apart for sometime now, however they remain close friends and have a strong family unit. Please respect their privacy with this matter as there will be no further comments."
The couple were married for eight years and have two children.
Chambers and Nicholson released "Rattlin' Bones" in 2008 and "Wreck & Ruin" last year.