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Reba McEntire says her brother is unconscious, but continues to recover from a stroke. In an update posted to social media yesterday, McEntire said Pake is "resting." She also thanked fans for their thoughts and prayers. Pake McEntire had back surgery on May 16th and suffered a stroke later that evening.
Dierks Bentley, Florida Georgia Line and Luke Bryan will help "Good Morning America" rock New York City. They've all signed on to be a part of the Summer Concert Series. Bentley will perform on June 26th, Bryan will perform on August 7th and Florida Georgia Line will wrap up the summer on September 4th.
Four contestants remain, but only one will be crowned "The Voice." The winner of the season eight title will be revealed tonight. Meghan Linsey, Sawyer Fredericks, Joshua Davis and Koryn Hawthorne competed for the final time last night during part one of the two-part finale. Tonight's results show will also feature performances by Sheryl Crow, Kelly Clarkson, Luke Bryan, John Fogerty, Ed Sheeran and Meghan Trainor.
Tim McGraw says he's picky when it comes to choosing movie roles. McGraw's latest acting adventure "Tomorrowland" opens on Friday. He told "Taste of Country Nights," "I don't have much window in my year to make a movie, and so I don't always make 'em. I gotta find one that I like, first of all, and then I've got to find one that I like. It's gotta be people that I wanna work with and all of those things. So all of those variables have to come together." "Tomorrowland" also stars George Clooney. McGraw called him a good guy and joked, "It's too bad he's so ugly. I think that ruins it for him."
Keith Urban and Blake Shelton will be a part of Red Nose Day. They're joining some of Hollywood's biggest stars to have fun, raise money, and change the lives of children living in poverty in the United States and across the globe. The three-hour television special will air on Thursday on NBC at 8 p.m. ET. Urban will partner with John Mellencamp for a performance of "Pink Houses." Shelton will appear in a pre-recorded segment detailing his visit to a mobile health clinic in Los Angeles that provides free care to underprivileged children.
Kenny Chesney's bus may be his best friend. Nicknamed Moby, the two set out on the road literally a million-miles ago. The odometer just rolled past the one-million-mile mark. Chesney says Moby has seen it all and reminds him of where he came from. He adds, "It was a used Silver Eagle when I bought it and the bank had no business lending me the money 'cause all I owned was a little pickup and my guitar. But I knew if I owned my bus, we could keep doing this, keep bringing the music to the people."
Taylor Swift is adding another accomplishment to what she says is her "favorite year" so far. "Maxim" is honoring Swift with the top spot on its Hot 100 list, calling her the "world's most relevant and intriguing woman." Swift calls the recognition an "incredible compliment." The Hot List will be included in the magazine's upcoming June/July issue.
The only thing Brantley Gilbert loves more than riding his Harley is riding it to benefit the Wounded Warriors Project. The singer will be doing both over Memorial Day weekend, kicking off his second annual motorcycle ride at Stubbs Harley Davidson in Houston, Texas on May 22nd. The ride ends at Bayou Country Superfest in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on May 23rd. In between, Brantley and his entourage of cycle enthusiasts will make stops at Harley stores in Beaumont, Texas; Scott, Louisiana and Baton Rouge, before making their way to LSU Tiger Stadium for Superfest.
Many of today's singers grew up listening to the Grand Ole Opry and dreaming of singing on that hallowed stage. Cam is no exception, and being invited to play the Opry on May 29th is both exciting and scary for her. The singer is excited because she believes the invitation is a form of acceptance for her, but a little scared to stand on a stage where so many of country music's greats have performed.
When Sam Hunt was tapped to be on the "ACM Presents: Superstar Duets" television special that aired last Friday over CBS, he couldn't believe that he was going to be onstage with so many of the greats in country music. The singer says it was super exciting to not only perform with his hero, Dwight Yoakam, but to actually get to hang out with the West Coast troubadour during the time the show was being taped.