Artist Updates (6-20-13)

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Clay Walker

Clay Walker and wife Jessica recently welcomed their third child, a boy. Elijah Craig Walker was born June 15.  “Happy Fathers Day to me:) Elijah Craig Walker…7.8 lbs…a blessing to his mama and me…born last night…God bless u Fathers.” Walker said via Twitter.

Walker and his wife have two other children, including son William, 4, and daughter Mary, 3.

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Jared Ashley, wife Taylor Ashley and newborn Georgia.

Blaster Records singer and songwriter Jared Ashley and his wife Taylor welcomed their first child, daughter Georgia McClain Ashley on June 9. The couple have been married since May 2011.

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Merle Haggard

Merle Haggard will make a guest appearance on this year’s season finale of The Marty Stuart Show, which will air on Saturday (June 19) at 8 p.m. ET on RFD-TV. In addition to Haggard, this season has included appearances by Sheryl Crow, Gene Watson, Old Crow Medicine Show, Charley Pride, Iris Dement and The Del McCoury Band.


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Danielle Peck

Danielle Peck has signed with Nashville’s XYQ Artist Management. XYQ manager Lee Willard will handle Peck’s personal day-to-day and career management, with the company spearheading the release of her third studio album, How Freedom Feels. Lari White will produce the project.

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Amy Grant

Amy Grant will perform on Fox and Friends on June 22 and on ABC’s lifestyle show The Chew on July 19.

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Easton Corbin, Dustin Lynch, Greg Bates and Chris Janson helped raise $13,361 for Musicians On Call (MOC) Nashville with the annual Country Weekly CMA Music Fest “Kick Off Party,” hosted by Suzanne Alexander and sponsored by Boot Barn, Durango and Roper. All proceeds directly impact MOC Nashville’s ongoing efforts to bring the healing power of music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities in Middle Tennessee.

Pictured (L-R): Country Weekly's Jeff Meltesen, Easton Corbin, Dustin Lynch, MOC's Katy Epley, Chris Janson, Greg Bates, GAC's Suzanne Alexander, Country Weekly's Lisa Konicki.Photo Credit: Kendra Motycka

Pictured (L-R): Country Weekly’s Jeff Meltesen, Easton Corbin, Dustin Lynch, MOC’s Katy Epley, Chris Janson, Greg Bates, GAC’s Suzanne Alexander, Country Weekly’s Lisa Konicki.
Photo Credit: Kendra Motycka


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