Steve Nedved

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Dierks Bentley Brings Black Friday to Nashville

Capitol NashvilleYou usually have to wait until the day after Thanksgiving for Black Friday, but this weekend in Nashville, Dierks Bentley staged his own version of the busy shopping day. The “Somewhere on a Beach” hitmaker opened a special pop-up shop to celebrate the release of his eighth studio album, titled Black. Some lucky fans …

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Dolly Parton Warns She Won't Be "Pure Nor Simple" When She Walks Down the Aisle for Her 50th Anniversary

CTK Mgmt/Dolly Records/Webster PRFor any couple who makes it to their 50th anniversary, it’s a milestone worthy of a huge celebration. But for Dolly Parton and her notoriously private husband Carl Dean, there’s an even more poignant reason to renew their vows. The wedding they originally planned in 1966 never quite happened, because the music business got in …

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"Music to Live Your Life By": Frankie Ballard Puts Everything He's Got into "El Rio"

Warner NashvilleFrankie Ballard will hand out the very first, personally autographed copies of El Rio Thursday, June 9 at his official album release party. The CMA Music Festival-week event will kick off at 11 p.m. that night at Nashville event space aVenue, on the eve of the project’s release in stores and online. As a hardcore audiophile himself, …

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This One's for the Girls: Dierks Bentley Leans on the Ladies on "Black"

Capitol NashvilleEven though Dierks Bentley’s new album takes its title, Black, from his wife Cassidy’s maiden name, the “Somewhere on a Beach” singer ended up with no less than five other women on the record. He recalls it all started quite accidentally with a mysterious voice on a demo. “You know, it wasn’t a conscious …

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Half a Century After a Secret Wedding, Dolly Parton Finally Gets to Walk Down the Aisle

CTK Mgmt/Dolly Records/Webster PROn May 30, Dolly Parton will celebrate fifty years of marriage to one of the most elusive husbands in all of show business. The entertainment icon has often told the story of how Carl Dean vowed to stay out of the spotlight after attending one music business event with his world-famous wife early in her career. …

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Three graduate James Valley Drug and DUI Court

The third floor courtroom in the Davison County Courthouse was the site of a celebration Thursday as Leah Shields, Amy DeMaranville, and Thomas Engebretson graduated from the James Valley Drug and DUI Court. South Dakota Corrections Secretary Denny Kaemingk offered his congratulations and encouragement. Drug and DUI court is an intensive supervision program providing an …

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"Different for Girls": Dierks Bentley Gets the Female Perspective from Mainstream Hitmaker Elle King

Capitol NashvilleDierks Bentley is teaming up with Elle King for the second single from his new album, Black. Though you may not be familiar with the hot new singer’s name, chances are you’ve heard her recent smash, “Ex’s & Oh’s.” She also happens to be the daughter of comic Rob Schneider from Saturday Night Live …

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Cam Gets Ready to "Work" with Fifth Harmony, As Erin Andrews and J.J. Holt Return to Host CMT Awards

CMTIt’ll be a little bit country and a little bit rock and roll, as Cam teams up with vocal group Fifth Harmony for a performance at the 2016 CMT Music Awards. They’ll do an all-girl mashup of “Mayday,” along with the number one pop smash, “Work from Home.” Dancing with the Stars’ Erin Andrews returns for the second year as the …

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Keith Urban Can't Wait to Pull the Ripcord, Previews New Tour in Nashville

ABC RadioA week before he kicks off his Ripcord World Tour next Thursday in Kansas City, Keith Urban gave a select audience a preview of his two-hour-plus-show Wednesday afternoon at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. Clad all in grey, from jean jacket to T-shirt to torn jeans, the Aussie superstar blazed through a mini-version of his set, starting just …

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"Nashville" Recap: "Maybe You'll Appreciate Me Someday"

ABC Wednesday night on the series finale of Nashville, Layla Grant finally pushed it too far. Avery Barkley realized his new girlfriend had lied to him, all the while manipulating circumstances to torture his ex-wife Juliette Barnes over the death of her manager Jeff Fordham. Avery broke it off with Layla. Juliette came clean to the world about Jeff’s demise — he’d fallen …

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