Trace Adkins' wife, Rhonda, has filed for a divorce. Rhonda filed the paperwork on Tuesday in Williamson County, Tennessee, citing their "irreconcilable differences." She is also asking for primary custody of the couple's three children and for Trace to pay child support, alimony and all her legal fees. The two have been married for 16 years. This has been a rough year for Trace. In January, Trace entered a rehabilitation center after having a setback in his long battle with alcoholism. Weeks later, Adkins father, Aaron, became ill and the singer left the facility to by his side. His father passed away just days later. (Photo Credit: www.people.com)
On Tuesday night, Charlie Daniels hosted a free concert at the Lipscomb University campus as part of the Copperweld Charlie Daniels' Scholarship for Heroes event. During the event, there were performances by artists such as the Charlie Daniels Band, Clint Black, Kellie Pickler and The Grascals with surprise appearances from Lee Greenwood and Luke Bryan. The event was started in 2010, with up to ten veteran students receiving the Charlie Daniels Scholarship for Heroes each year. The scholarship provides eligible Post-9/11 GI Bill veterans and their family members an undergraduate degree tuition-free or a graduate degree either tuition-free or at a greatly reduced tuition rate.
Brantley Gilbert never backs down from a good challenge. H was recently dared by two of his close friends to take the Polar Bear Challenge, and he posted a video on You Tube of him taking the plunge. The video starts with Gilbert sitting his tour bus talking about the challenge, saying that he only has 24 hours to complete it. Brantley said in the video, "We're right outside of downtown Nashville. I'm about to jump in the Cumberland River which is still freezing cold." Brantley then walks towards the river and makes his way to a dock that's on the water. But before he jumps in the frigid waters, he posed his own challenge to all of his fans, then does a backflip off the side of the dock into the river. He then briskly swims back to the dock, pulls himself out of the water and blurts out an expletive. Check out the video:
The Academy of Country Music has announced that ACM New Artist of the Year nominees Brett Eldredge, Justin Moore, and Kip Moore will perform via live remote from the Fourth Annual ACM Fan Jam, taking place in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Events Center during and after the broadcast of the ACM Awards. These artists join previously announced ACM Fan Jam performers Luke Bryan and Florida Georgia Line. The ACM Awards will be broadcast live on April 6 at 8 PM ET on CBS.