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Country Quickie! …..A Texas Wedding, Award Winners and More….

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Miranda Lambert told 93.3 Jake FM in Oklahoma City that she and husband to be Blake Shelton will be wed in the great state of Texas. She said, “We decided we’re getting married in Texas, and that’s all I can say as far as that goes, obviously [laughs]. But um, you know, it’s… I’m from there and it’s not too far from Oklahoma, so we thought it’d be a good place.” More than likely the couple will wed in Lambert’s hometown of Lindale, Texas where her parents still live. The country couple will be tied together in holy matrimony on May 14.

EARLY ACM WINNERS ANNOUNCED
The Academy of Country Music announced winners of awards that will not be televised during the live telecast of the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday. The Academy of Country Music Special Awards are voted on by the ACM Board of Directors and are awarded during years where the Board of Directors feels there are clear and deserving candidates.

Awards are as follows:

Career Achievement Award – Reba McEntire
Jim Reeves International Award – Taylor Swift
Tex Ritter Award – Country Strong (the movie)
Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award – Garth Brooks and Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers
Poet’s Award – Tom T. Hall and Hank Cochran

The 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday at 8:00 PM ET on CBS.

RANDY TRAVIS CELEBRATES 25 YEARS
Randy Travis
is celebrating his 25-year career with the help of some of friends by releasing his Anniversary Celebration duets CD on June 7. The album includes new songs in addition to re-makes of many of Travis’ megahits.

Track Listing for Travis’ Anniversary Celebration:

1. Everything and All featuring Brad Paisley
2. A Few Ole Country Boys featuring Jamey Johnson
3. Forever and Ever, Amen featuring Zac Brown Band
4. He Walked On Water featuring Kenny Chesney
5. T.I.M.E. featuring Josh Turner
6. Love Looks Good On You featuring Kristin Chenoweth
7. Better Class of Losers/She’s Got the Rhythm (And I Got The Blues) medley feat. Alan Jackson
8. More Life featuring Don Henley
9. Can’t Hurt A Man featuring Tim McGraw
10. Promises featuring Shelby Lynne
11. Is it Still Over? featuring Carrie Underwood
12. Road To Surrender featuring Kris Kristofferson & Willie Nelson
13. Diggin’ Up Bones featuring John Anderson
14. Someone You Never Knew featuring Eamonn McCrystal
15. Too Much featuring James Otto
16. Didn’t We Shine featuring George Jones, Lorrie Morgan, Ray Price, Connie Smith, Joe Stampley & Gene Watson

Reba McEntire now has a Barbie Doll made in her image. The new doll has Reba in a red dress patterned after her look on stage when she sings her show finale “Fancy.” The Reba Barbie is available now.

Lady Antebellum, Carrie Underwood, Martina McBride, The Oak Ridge Boys, and Jerrod Niemann will all be on stage on June 7, as the Grand Ole Opry kicks off its CMA Music Fest Week with two star-packed Opry shows.

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