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Christal's Country News - Tuesday, August 12th

by Christal Blue posted Aug 12 2014 8:57AM
Many country stars tweeted about the death of beloved actor Robin Williams yesterday. Reba McEntire – who knew Williams - shared a memory of the actor on her Facebook page. It read as follows:  My favorite memory of Robin Williams was from Muhammad Ali’s Celebrity Fight Night. I was the em-cee at the benefit dinner/auction, trying to get everyone to take their seats so we could start the show but not having much success. Jim Carrey jumps up on his chair at the head table and says, "Hey!! Do you know who that is? That’s Reba McEntire! Now sit down and shut up!" Robin at the other end of the head table, stands on his chair and says the same thing but in a foreign language! The crowd loved it, laughed and found their seats. I was speechless and in awe of these very talented wonderful men.  I will miss Robin so much, as we all will. Thank God we have so many wonderful memories of him, his wit, talent, big heart and generosity.  Love you Robin, Reba

Many Country Artists posted Tweets after hearing of Robin’s death, including:
Rascal Flatts: We are completely awestruck by the death of @robinwilliams. He was a great man, comedian & a joy to be around. He will be truly missed.  Sheryl Crow: I am so sad to hear about Robin Williams. I only knew him and his family a little, but I know he was well loved and will be missed. RIP.  Grand Ole Opry: Saddened to hear about Robin Williams. His work made us all laugh until we cried. Prayers with his family.   The Band Perry: "Oh Captain, my Captain..." Forever in our hearts. (Photo Credit:  Associated Press)

Taylor Swift will be sharing some news next week on August 18 as she teams up with Yahoo! For a world worldwide live stream at 5PM ET in New York City. No official word yet on what she'll say, but in 2012 in August she had a similar chat with fans and announced a brand new single from her then yet-to-be released Red album. It's a good chance the chat will be about new music.

Lady Antebellum are set to headline the Jack Daniel’s New Year’s Eve Bash on Broadway. Nashville will once again offer one of the biggest New Year’s Eve celebrations in the country with a free concert and Nashville’s own midnight "Music Note Drop." Lady A's Hillary Scott says, "We’re so looking forward to celebrating New Year’s this year in our hometown. It’s such a magical time of year, so getting to be home with our friends, family and all of Nashville downtown on Broadway will be such a fun way to ring in 2015!”

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