Country Radio Seminar officials have announced that Lauren Alaina, Luke Combs, Midland, Carly Pearce, and Michael Ray will be the performers for the upcoming CRS 2018 New Faces of Country Music Show in Nashville. The annual new artist showcase will take place on February 7th during Country Radio Seminar and will officially close out the seminar. The CRS New Faces of Country Music Show remains one of the most anticipated events during CRS each year, with performances from some of country's hottest rising stars.

Kelsea Ballerini and Morgan Evans are married.

The country music stars tied the knot in an intimate oceanside ceremony Saturday evening, exchanging vows in front of family and friends on the beach in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Kelsea walked barefoot down the aisle and wore a simple, classic gown with lace details by Berta, while Morgan wore a suit by Joseph Abboud. The newlyweds exchanged David Yurman rings with customized messages engraved inside.

George Strait has been named the 2018 Texan of the Year for his efforts to aid Hurricane Harvey victims. To date, Strait’s charity initiatives have raised more than $50 million to support those affected by the storm.

The Texas Legislative Conference will present the award to Strait during a reception on March 22nd in New Braunfels. The nonpartisan organization is a forum of Texas politicians and business leaders who meet annually to focus on public policy issues.

Previous recipients include former presidents George W. Bush and George H.W. Bush; former first ladies Laura Bush and Barbara Bush; former Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove and artist Ray Benson.

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It's a boy for Jason Aldean and wife Brittany, who gave birth to the couple's first child together Friday.

Baby Memphis was born at 1:29 p.m., weighing 9 lbs., 5 oz.

Aldean is also the father of two girls, Keeley and Kendyl, from his previous marriage.

 

Eddie Montgomery will return to the stage as Montgomery Gentry in 2018 for 25 performances supporting the new album “Here’s To You” (out February 2nd).

The tour marks the first Montgomery Gentry shows since the death of his longtime band mate Troy Gentry, who was killed in a helicopter crash on Sept. 8. Gentry was 50.

The tour launches on January 19th-20th in South Dakota and Missouri with opening performances supporting Alabama. “Here’s To You”, featuring the lead single “Better Me,” is available for pre-order via Pledge Music. Online donations for the T.J. Martell Foundation are being accepted upon purchase. The nonprofit supports cancer research.
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Naomi Judd is preparing for numerous national television, radio and online media appearances next week when she releases the paperback version of “River of Time: My Descent Into Depression and How I Emerged With Hope.”

The country icon, best-selling author and actress will appear on “TODAY”, “Dr. Oz”, “Access Hollywood”, “HARRY” and more as Judd opens up about “River of Time.” Judd will also appear on the Grand Ole Opry as a Guest Announcer December 9 and sign copies of the book prior to the show.
 
For more information, follow Naomi Judd on Facebook and Instagram or visit NaomiJudd.com.

 

In High School Basketball over the weekend…


The Richland Lady Raiders topped Wayne County 57 to 32.


The Raiders made it a sweep on the evening with a hard fought 56 to 52 win the Wildcats of Wayne County.

 

On Saturday…The Giles County Lady’Cats lost to Franklin 45 to 30.


The Bobcats also lost to Franklin 74 to 41.

 

Kelsea Ballerini is en route to Cabo San Lucas to marry fiancé Morgan Evans, this weekend.

Ballerini told Us Weekly in October, “We’re getting married somewhere where people have to travel, so that is the gift, is people getting there."

Kelly Clarkson says her home was burglarized on Wednesday night. She said only materialistic things they didn’t care about were taken from her home.

Clarkson did say the thief went into her children’s room, but everyone is safe.

The thief hasn’t been found.


Kelly Clarkson told EXTRA on the red carpet that her home was robbed last night: "The guy was in our kid's room...so it was a little weird...we weren't in the house..."

Randy Travis’ wife, Mary Davis-Travis, has asked fans to sign a petition to halt the release of dash cam footage from the singer’s 2012 DWI arrest.
 
The Texas Attorney General’s Office is reportedly refusing to follow a state court order and is looking to release the footage, today.  The petition urges the Texas Attorney General’s Office to keep the clip private as its possible future release is under a federal appeal.

Sheriff’s troopers that responded to the DWI incident claim that Travis was naked and lying in the roadway. Travis refused to take a blood or breath test for alcohol, and ultimately a search warrant demanded a test, and results came back that the singer had a .15 alcohol level.

Less than one year after the arrest, Travis suffered a stroke as a complication of congestive heart failure.

Travis’ wife Mary shared the petition on her Facebook page, urging fans and friends to sign it.

“It is unfortunate that there are those out there that wish for bad things to happen to good people, and will go to any length to undermine them. This is a case where the justice system has miserably failed and bowed down to ill-intended requests.”