Artist News: Trisha Yearwood, Troy Gentry, Danielle Bradbery, Bill Anderson

Trisha Yearwood performed the national anthem during the opening game of the World Series this week.

Photo credit: Ron Vesely/MLB Photos

Trisha Yearwood, Photo: Ron Vesely/MLB Photos

Artwork for "CMA Country Christmas" airing in the holiday season of 2014.

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Alan Jackson, Brad Paisley and Steven Tyler have been added to the line up for CMA Country Christmas, which tapes in front of a live audience Friday, Nov. 7 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. Artists previously announced include Dan + Shay, Brett Eldredge, Sara Evans, Lucy Hale, Hunter Hayes, Little Big Town, Idina Menzel, Nettles, LeAnn Rimes, Michael W. Smith, and Carrie Underwood. The show hosted by Jennifer Nettles airs Dec. 1 on ABC. Audience members are being encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy for charity.

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Angie and Troy Gentry

Angie and Troy Gentry

Well-wishes go out to Angie Gentry, wife of Troy Gentry, who is undergoing treatment for breast cancer. Her prognosis is good and Montgomery Gentry has launched the “Check Your Headlights” campaign for breast cancer awareness.

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Danielle Bradbery, Photo: Karl Roser

Danielle Bradbery, Photo: Karl Roser

Danielle Bradbery is also supporting breast cancer awareness, with an appearance on Tuesday’s (Oct. 28) Opry Goes Pink. Bradbery performed the national anthem on Monday (Oct. 20) during NFL’s Monday Night Football, where the Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Houston Texans.

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bill anderson rope award 2014

Bill Anderson

Bill Anderson has released a new music video, “Old Army Hat.” He also recently accepted his third award from the Reunion of Professional Entertainers (R.O.P.E.). Anderson added the Business Person Award to his other lifetime achievement honors from the organization: the Songwriter Award and Entertainer Award.

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