Clint Black and Lisa Hartman Black will embark on their Mostly Hits & The Mrs. Tour later this year. The couple, who have been married for 30 years, recently appeared on The Masked Singer disguised as the Snow Owls. In 1999, they had a number one hit on Billboard's Hot Country Songs charts with their duet "When I Say I Do." That song also won them an ACM Award for Vocal Event of the Year. Their tour will kick off November 18th and will wrap up Valentine's Day in New Orleans.
Midland's Mark Wystrach will play the part of Gary S. Paxton in the upcoming movie, The Eyes of Tammy Faye. It tells the story of Tammy Faye Messner (formerly Bakker), who rose and fell from fame. She started her rise on the PTL Club alongside her then-husband Jim Bakker. Tammy Faye later went on to become an author and recording artist. Gary S. Paxton was a Grammy award winning producer and recording artist who was rumoured to have had an affair with Tammy Faye, and was accused of driving a wedge between her and Jim Bakker. The film is set for release on September 17th.
The Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular is returning this year. It will air at 8pm on NBC. Reba McEntire revealed on Instagram that she will be part of the entertainment lineup. This year's theme is "The Hero Within," honouring those who worked on the frontlines of the pandemic.
It sounds like Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani's wedding could be taking place soon. Over the weekend, Gwen shared a picture from her bridal shower. They have said that they wanted to get married this summer, before it was time for him to get back to work on The Voice.
High Valley fans were sad to find out today that Curtis Rempel is leaving the band. He says that he and his wife, Myranda, had a lot of time to talk about their dreams during the pandemic. As a result, they have decided to move back to their hometown in Alberta, and they are starting a business called Curt+Myr Co. Curtis wished his brother, Brad, and the remaining members of the group all the best and he hopes "that they always wear my handcrafted belts onstage!"
Congratulations to Chris Lane and his wife Lauren Bushnell. They welcomed their first child, a son named Dutton Walker Lane, on Tuesday. He weighed 9lbs and measured 19.5 inches long. "Watching Lauren go through the birthing process - from the beginning to the moment she delivered - was the most incredible thing I've ever witnessed," Chris shares in an interview with People. "I experienced an emotion I've never felt before." He also told People that he's written a song for Dutton, "Ain't Even Met You Yet," which sums up how he was feeling waiting to meet his baby boy.
Hunter Brothers' new album, Been A Minute, is being released on June 30th. Hunter Hayes produced and co-wrote three tracks off the album. "We truly hope this collection of songs brings hope, joy, and light to those listening, and that it allows people to look forward to the day when we can all safely gather again and enjoy the beauty of human connection," says Ty Hunter. There are 10 tracks on the album, including "Hard Dirt," and the title track "Been A Minute."
A Texas man has filed a lawsuit to dispute the will of Charley Pride, who died in December. Tyler Pride, a 41-year-old police officer from Tyler, Texas, filed the lawsuit in May, alleging that he is Charley's unacknowledged biological child. The Dallas Morning News has uncovered court records dating back to 1992, when Tyler was 13, in which a Texas court cited DNA results to declare that Charley Pride was his father. The court ordered his legal name to be changed from Tines to Pride, and ordered the singer to pay $92,000 in back child support and to begin monthly support payments to Tyler's mom, Joyce Ann Tines. He says part of his motivation for filing the lawsuit is to "find out what I'm entitled to" financially. The other part is more personal. Tyler claims that nobody let him know about his father's illness and he was discouraged from attending the funeral. Charlie's widow, Rozene, claims that Tyler is acting out of greed. She says that it's "heartbreaking" for him to "try to tarnish Charley's reputation and break Charley's estate plan in the hope of getting more money for himself," adding that he "only called Charley when he wanted money" and viewed him as a "cash cow."