Mindy McCready‘s family has planned a private funeral service to be held Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 at Crossroads Church in Fort Myers, Fla. Burial arrangements have not yet been finalized by the family. The memorial, being organized by her friends, peers and music community, is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, March 6 at the Cathedral of The Incarnation in Nashville, Tenn.
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The Dr. Steve Show, Tribune Broadcasting’s nationally syndicated health, wellness and lifestyle program, received an Emmy® nomination from The New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for the “Down Home With Dolly” episode.
The Dr. Steve Show paid a visit to Nashville last spring where host Dr. Steve Salvatore got personal with Dolly Parton to discuss down home mountain medicine from her Appalachian youth. In this rare, personal, and intimate interview Dolly Parton covered topics ranging from growing up poor in the Smoky Mountains as the 4th of 12 children, reminiscing about her family’s use of “mountain medicine” and the death of her baby brother.
Teen country duo Sibling Rivalry, comprised of Olivia Butaud, 14 and older brother Mitchell Butaud, 18, will appear on Next Great Family Band, a new musical competition reality show on COZI TV, a network developed by NBCUniversal. The episode featuring Sibling Rivalry will air March 3.
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Former American Idol contestant Danny Gokey first took the Idol stage just four weeks after his wife’s death. The singer-songwriter will share his story of healing in a new book Hope In Front of Me, slated for an October release. The book will be released via NavPress, the publishing arm of the Colorado Springs-based U.S. Navigators.
“It has been a gratifying process to be able to share the parts of my story that many people may not know,” Gokey says. “My hope is that people can find a part of their story in mine and that it will inspire hope in others. NavPress really caught the vision for what I am trying to accomplish and I’m delighted to be working with such as supportive, creative team on this project.”
Big and Rich’s Big Kenny introduced Meghan Linsey at her showcase for her solo project at Exit/In in Nashville this week.
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