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Christal's Country News - Friday, February 28th

by Christal Blue posted Feb 28 2014 8:57AM
Comedian Tim Wilson passed away on Wednesday of an apparent heart attack. He was 52-years-old. Wilson incorporated country music into his comedy routine and released several comedy albums over the years. Tim and fellow comedian Jeff Foxworthy co-wrote Foxworthy's hit song "Redneck 12 Days of Christmas," which was released in 1995 and reached the Top 20 on the country chart. Wilson also released a handful of his own singles to country radio, including "Garth Brooks Has Ruined My Life" and "The Ballad of John Rocker." Jeff Foxworthy took to Twitter to say, "Sad day in the comedy world. Tim Wilson was a legend and made me laugh so many times. Many caring thoughts are with his family today." Wilson leaves behind his wife and two children. (Photo credit:

Miranda Lambert will be the subject of a new exhibit coming to The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum this spring. The exhibition, dubbed "Miranda Lambert: Backstage Access", opens on May 16 and will run through November 9th. The exhibit will explore a year in the life of Miranda, with the singer's own tweets providing the narrative thread of this journey through the her life in 2013. The exhibit will display several items from Miranda, including her gowns, stage costumes, awards and much more.

The Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam has announced the headlining acts for their second annual festival, which will be held in Panama City Beach, Florida on Labor Day Weekend. Taking the stage to headline this year's festival will be Blake SheltonCarrie Underwood and Dierks Bentley, with more top acts to be announced soon. Underwood is all set to headline the event on Friday, August 29, while Dierks headlines Saturday, August 30, and Blake closes out the festival with a headlining performance on Sunday, August 31. Tickets for the festival are set to go on-sale to the public on March 28.

Thomas Rhett is all set to appear on ABC's daytime show The View next week to give a live performance of "Get Me Some Of That." The show featuring Rhett will take place on Thursday, March 6 and will air at 11:00 AM ET on ABC. "Get Me Some Of That" is the latest single from Thomas' debut album, It Goes Like This, which was released last October. The album also produced the platinum-certified number one single "It Goes Like This," as well as two Top 15 hits – "Beer With Jesus" and "Something To Do With My Hands." Rhett is also set to hit the road this spring on Brantley Gilbert's "Let It Ride Tour" and Jake Owen's "Days Of Gold Tour."

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