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Make way for SHANIA TWAIN's new "duet partner!" 

Who knew CHRIS WALLACE (my first cousin's husband's uncle's wife's first cousin once-removed's ex-wife's grandfather's wife's son's ex-wife's sister's husband's sister's ex-husband's wife's ex-husband's son, for all of you genealogy buffs and KEVIN BACON fans) could sing?  Man, I Feel Like A Woman, yet?

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Looking for a job at Circle TV?

Effective October 1, 2022 Gray Television (Circle TV's parent company) is raising pay for its roughly 2,000 employees ranging from TRENT BARRY CLUTTS to lesser-known full-time, part time workers and freelancers when those lowest on the media organization's totem pole receive the company's new minimum wage of $18/hour.

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Want a piece of
LADY A(NTEBELLUM)'s  publishing?

A share of songwriter royalties from the trio's hit, Like A Lady is now available to the highest bidder.  Details here.



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Thanks to KENZIE DAVIS for the invitation to attend ACID DAD's October 24, 2022 performance (opening for PSYCHEDELIC PORN CRUMPETS) at the Exit/In.  

... and to SAMANTHA TILLMAN for inviting me to a private October 3, 2022 reception celebrating JOHN MELLENCAMP's art exhibition Paintings and Assemblages at the New York Academy of Art.  Among Mellencamp's portraits: JOHNNY CASH.  

... and to DOUG HALL, JULIA CASEY and LIBBIE COFFEY for media invitations to attend Transatlantic Unplugged ("a private invite only event," the September 13, 2022 celebrating "the very best of singular artists from the UK and US, across the Big Feat roster and beyond" earmarks "donations at the door [for]  Gibson Gives).

... to Doug and Julia for the invitation to attend MARCUS KING's sold-out performances at The Ryman on September 29 and 30, 2022.

... to LEIGH GREANEY for the invitation to attend THE PARANOYDS' September 21, 2022 showcase at SOFT JUNK where they'll "do a more DIY show in Nashville before the big show at the BLUE ROOM on October 21st."


... and to SHE IS THE MUSIC and LIVE NATION WOMEN for extending an invitation-only opportunity to attend THE BEAUTIFUL NOISE LIVE MIXER September 20, 2022 at THE LOFT in Atlanta, Georgia."

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You may know that ZAC BROWN BAND travels with a full gym, but Brown tells BRANDEN PETERS that his rolling workout center  performance is essential to the singer' s wellbeing: Without it, Zac says he runs the repeated risk of getting "hunched over" to the point where, in 2021, after he sustained "L5 issues, a bulging disc" and the inability "to move my leg, I had to have surgery to take some of the trash out."

With his tendency to gain weight, Brown insists he's more about fitness than fat, though his goal is to "get my body fat percentage down... I want to be running up and down mountains when I'm 70 years old.  I don't want to be alcoholic, red-faced, hunched over, can't move... I want to be a ripped old dude."

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Thanks to HEATHER BLANKENSHIP
for the media invitation to join AARON WATSON with special guest ERIN KINSEY in performance on August 26, 2022 at Nashville's Brooklyn Bowl.


(Tickets for the general public are available here.)

... To SCOTT ADKINS
KELLI WASILAUSKI and HALEY MORIVA for the invitation to join them on August 22, 2022 at Nashville's Whiskey Jam for Whiskey Jam Presents GENE WATSON & Friends.

Gene will be performing songs from Outside the Box, a 12-song release featuring RHONDA VINCENT and  WILLIE NELSON, available for pre-order on August 16, 2022.  (Release date is September 16, 2022.)


... And to LIBBIE COFFEY (no relation to my third cousin TERRY COFFEY?) for extending two invitations, each at Gibson's Garage .  The first, on August 16, 2022 features RUSH lead guitarist ALEX LIFSON and "Gibson leaders," is a "special event and photo op to benefit MONROE CARELL JR. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, Room at the Inn and Gibson's philanthropic arm, Gibson Gives

Two days later, another  "media invite;" this one to "join us for a first look" at the BILLY REID x GIBSON Hummingbird Collection of apparel

Guests attending the August 18, 2002 event are assured of a good time that begins with a Media Preview of the collection and Happy Hour ("cocktails and small bites will be served"), during which media types will also be able to hobnob with Reid and Gibson CEO JAMES "JC" CURLEIGH.
 

Stories and sound bytes to that point in hand, it will then be time to take a second look at what otherwise may have been missed before settling back to enjoy the rest of the evening featuring MARGO PRICE in performance.  

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Don't blame the messenger (as you're reading it here first, that would be yours truly), but I suspect that LORETTA LYNN, CONNIE SMITH and fans who are unable to suspend disbelief (or who might have other objections) will not be entirely pleased to learn of JACK TRUMAN Productions' upcoming original one-act play titled (what else?) Connie and Loretta. (On second thought, Truman could have dubbed his production "Loretta and Connie," but I digress...)

What's not to like?

Some will say "Nothing,"  though the actors may grumble that they won't be paid for their roles (though they will be credited) in this "independent" production.

Still others will cite the storyline: Set in the 1960s, the Lynn and Smith characters "evolve into a lesbian relationship."  (Is there no budget to pay the actors because of a budgeted expense that would prevent the issuing of a cease-and-desist order?)


While this isn't a docudrama, fictionalized accounts of recognizable, living people tend to be problematic, though if the production receives   CHUCK LONG's notice- endorsement or condemnation of the play's execution- we'll hear more about it on Out & About Today.


And- if, like many stage plays, this one ever makes it to the silver screen, I hope CINA SAMUELSON (who probably wishes it were possible to copyright a title) will be featured on the title song of the soundtrack.


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Oy vey!

CHARLEY CROCKETT tells L. KENT WOLGAMOTT that
  Crockett is of "mixed Black, Cajun, Creole and Jewish heritage," thus the question of the singer, who was raised by a single mother (as one might expect of someone carrying the aforementioned baggage): If you haven't already, do you plan to join the Black Jewish Entertainment Alliance(On a slightly related note, Charley adds of his musical influences "I know there's a Grand Canyon for some folks between BOB DYLAN and TOM T. HALL

"I love Tom T. Hall [but] the reality is if you took Tom T. Hall out of me, I'd still be good.  But take Dylan out and I probably wouldn't be doing it at all."


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Paging TAYLOR SWIFT?: Thanks to MING ZHAO for profiling yours truly for an Authority Magazine profile titled Power Women: STACY HARRIS on How to Successfully Navigate Work, Love and Life as a Powerful Woman.  (Special thanks also to Rabbi YITZI WEINER.)

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If TRACE ADKINS has his way, ANDY OGLES will be Tennessee's next (gerrymandered) fifth district congressman. 

Adkins is showing his support in turning the traditionally blue district in the red state red by joining Ogles for a VIP roundtable and meet-and-great fundraiser to which all interested are invited.

Levels of access to the July 19, 2022 event in Lebanon, Tennessee are tied to contributions ranging from $25 to $5,800.  More information is available here.

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Want a piece of
LUKE COMBS' publishing?

A share of publishing royalties from Combs' certified platinum hit, She Got the Best of Me is now available to the highest bidder.  Details here.


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SARA EVANS
' quest for justice is now somewhat resolved.  Though, thanks to his criminal defense attorney, SHYANNE RIDDLE JAY BARKER gets by with a slap on the wrist, Barker's one-year's probation won't officially end until Jay receives the "all clear" at a probation hearing now set for May 11, 2023 at 11:45 a.m. in Birch Building Courtroom 4C.


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Re: TOBY KEITH's stomach cancer diagnosis: Toby announced on June 12, 2022 that, after a Fall, 2021 diagnosis, he's "spent the last six months receiving chemo, radiation and surgery."

According to the American Cancer Society, Toby's early intervention and treatment gives him an excellent chance for survival beyond the
  average five-year prognosis.


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