Artist Action: Dolly Parton Inks With APA

Dolly Parton has signed with APA for North American touring and personal appearances. Parton kicks off her Blue Smoke World Tour later this month with dates across the U.S., New Zealand, Australia and Europe. Her Blue Smoke CD is slated for release this May from Sony Masterworks.

Parton is also repped by Danny Nozell of Nashville-based CTK Management. Neil Warnock from The Agency Group represents Parton worldwide, excluding North America.

Danny Nozell, Dolly Parton and Steve Nozell

Danny Nozell, Dolly Parton and Steve Martin

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The Band Perry is paying for the funerals of a family who died in a fire last week.

Eight members of the Watson family, including mother Nikki Watson and seven children ages 4 to 15, died in a fire at their home in Greenville, Ky. Father Chad Watson and an 11-year-old daughter survived and are being treated at Vanderbilt Medical Center. According to reports, the band also offered to pay hotel expenses for family members staying near the hospital.

Coincidentally, The Band Perry is from Greeneville, Tenn.

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Blake Shelton performed at an event surrounding the Super Bowl on Friday, Jan. 31 where PepsiCo saluted veterans with a $1 million donation to the Bob Woodruff Foundation. The night was hosted by Jon Stewart at #PEPCITY in Bryant Park in New York City.

Jon Stewart, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of PepsiCo Indra Nooyi and Shelton.

(L-R): Jon Stewart, Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo Indra Nooyi, and Shelton

 

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Lady Antebellum surprised tourmate Kacey Musgraves backstage on Jan. 30 with a cake celebrating her two Grammy wins. They celebrated during a Take Me Downtown tour stop in Philadelphia, PA.

Photo L to R: Dave Haywood, Kacey Musgraves, Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley

(L-R): Dave Haywood, Kacey Musgraves, Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley

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