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The Band Perry Offering To Babysit For Carrie Underwood

Posted On September 18, 2014

(Undated) -- Carrie Underwood is already getting offers of help once she has her baby. The Band Perry's Kimberly Perry tells E! News she and her brothers Neil and Reed are excited for Carrie and her husband, Mike Fisher, who are expecting their first child. The country star says Carrie and Mike "are such great…

Thomas Rhett Has Fun With Tour Pranks

Posted On September 18, 2014

(Nashville, TN) -- Thomas Rhett says in being an opener on a major country tour often includes a few pranks amongst the participants. The singer recalls pulling one over on Toby Keith when they toured together.   But Thomas says the headliner got his revenge the following night. The singer recalls Toby's crew stepped onto…

Jason Isbell Sweeps Americana Music Awards; Cash, Crowell Shut Out

Posted On September 18, 2014

(Nashville, TN) -- Rosanne Cash and Rodney Crowell were shut out at Wednesday's Americana Music Honors & Awards ceremony. "USA Today" says Jason Isbell dominated, getting the edge over Cash and Crowell for Artist of the Year. His album "Southeastern" also got the nod over Cash's "The River and The Thread," while Isbell's "Cover Me…

Mark Knopfler Gives Song To Bluegrass Group

Posted On September 18, 2014

(Undated) -- Mark Knopfler is contributing a track to a bluegrass group's new album. Hot Rize is debuting the song "I Never Met A One Like You" on "The Wall Street Journal's" website.   Hot Rize frontman Tim O'Brien worked with Knopfler on his last studio album, "Privateering," and says the former Dire Straits frontman…

Jewel Pens Song For Public Housing Organization

Posted On September 18, 2014

(Nashville, TN) -- Jewel's latest release carries a message. The singer-songwriter wrote and recorded "Home To Me" for the public housing organization ReThink: Why Housing Matters.   Jewel says she agreed when the organization approached her about crafting the song, in part because it's part of a public awareness campaign -- not a fundraiser. She…