Artist News (1/14/13)

David Wilson with McCready

David Wilson with McCready. Photo: Pearl Gabel

David Wilson (34), partner to Mindy McCready and father-figure to her two boys, 6-year-old Zander and and 9-month-old Zayne, passed away Sunday (Jan. 13). Wilson was from Heber Springs, Ark.

“David was my soulmate; he was a caregiver and guiding hand to our sons, Zander and Zayne,” said McCready via a statement. “He was a precious gift from God to all of us. Those who knew and loved him will miss him; those who did not know David missed the opportunity to know a truly loving and gifted man.”

No further details have been released. The family appreciates utmost care and consideration of their privacy while arrangements are made.

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Alan Jackson

Alan Jackson

Alan Jackson will headline the 5th Annual Stars Go Blue benefit on Wednesday (Mar. 20) at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium.

The intimate performance will benefit the Colon Cancer Alliance’s Blue Note Fund, founded by Nashville’s Charlie Kelley, to help colon cancer patients in need. Tickets go on sale Friday (Jan. 18) at 10 a.m. and can be purchased through Ticketmaster or at the Ryman boxoffice.

The Jacksons’ former home, Sweetbriar, is chronicled in a photo book to benefit the Blue Note Fund. The coffee table collection is available for $25 on Jackson’s website, while supplies last.



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