Warner Bros. artist and CMA Male Vocalist of the Year Blake Shelton will headline the Coca-Cola Racing Family Concert at NASCAR Championship Drive this Thursday, November 17 at Florida’s Homestead-Miami Beach Speedway. Atlantic Records up-and-comer Hunter Hayes will be the special supporting guest. The free concert event will help kick off festivities for the NASCAR Championship Drive.
Ronnie Dunn will be taping appearances on both Dr. Phil and The Doctors in Los Angeles this week. The theme for both shows is “Cost of Livin’” and corresponds to the title of Dunn’s current single, a reactive song that addresses the current economic hardships of many Americans. Both shows are slated for early December air dates.
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Country Hall of Famer and Opry legend Bill Anderson has released his first-ever box set, Bill Anderson: The First 10 Years, 1956-1966. Available in the US this week through Bear Family Records, the 4 disc collection includes 126 tracks from favorites to demos and rare cuts, as well as a 64-page book. Autographed copies are being offered on Anderson’s website for $149.99.
Dolly Parton’s video for new single “The Sacrifice” will be featured on entertainment magazine show EXTRA tonight. The show will feature a portion of the video, and give a link to see the clip in its entirety on www.extratv.com. “The Sacrifice” is the second single from Parton’s acclaimed Better Day album (Dolly Records). “‘The Sacrifice’ is another song that is just so, totally, me,” says Dolly. “I think it’s so totally everybody that has a dream and desire to be successful, and in order to be successful we have to give up things that we’d rather not. But if we’re not willing to make that sacrifice usually we don’t see those dreams come true.” In other Dolly news, the country legend will appear opposite Queen Latifah in the upcoming feature film Joyful Noise, which tells the story of two women working together to save a small town Gospel choir. Check out the trailer here.