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Christal's Country News - Tuesday, May 20th

by Christal Blue posted May 20 2014 11:50AM
Lady Antebellum performs on tonight ACM's All-Star Salute To the Troops, taped back in April the night after the ACM Awards in Las Vegas, which airs tonight on CBS. As Charles shares, the event really made an impact on him and gave him something tangible that he often wears on stage:  (Lady A's Charles Kelley) "One of the service men that was preforming with us gave me, when he was up there, a bracelet. Apparently, I guess when one of their brother’s falls as solider they give them a bracelet in his honor and he literally has name and all those things and numbers and stuff and that kind of technical stuff. But before he gave it to me, he said 'man if he knew you were wearing it and being up on stage and doing this.' I was like I can’t take this; this is like your friend that died in battle. I was like I can’t do that. He was like 'Trust me. This would mean so much to him.' So I got to wear it on the performance and I’ve been wearing it live about half the shows. I pop it on there." (Listen to more of this story from Marine Corps Captains Matt Smith and John Ed Auer here.)

Reese Witherspoon paid some good money on Saturday night to sing a song that won her an Oscar several years ago. Reese got on stage to sing "Jackson" with Kenny Chesney and donated $24,000 for Drew Brees' foundation at a bash hosted by Matthew McConaughey. In return she got to sing at the House of Blues in New Orleans. Witherspoon looked a bit tipsy swaying a bit and forgetting the words to the song originally sung by June Carter Cash who Reese played in the Walk The Line movie in 2005. (Photo Credit:  www.usweekly.com )

Dierks Bentley will be performing his irreverent new single "Drunk On A Plane" on NBC's Todayshow this morning and then on the Late Show with David Letterman on Wednesday on CBS. Bentley is fresh off a three-show run playing to capacity crowds on the east coast, where more than 50,000 fans joined for the second weekend of his headlining "2014 Riser Tour." The new video for "Drunk On A Plane" debuted last week on Funny Or Die, receiving the most votes for "funny" of any music video premiere on the comedy site since its inception. It's now available to fans across all viewing partners.

Ronnie Dunn tells Country Weekly that even though he just released a new album called Peace Love and Country Music, there’s a good reason why he won’t tour to support his new project. He says, "This year we had like 65 or 70 dates on the calendar, all lined up. It was kind of feeling like the same ol’, same ol’. It’s like what can I do to beat what I’ve already done? (Reba McEntire'shusband/manager) Narvel said, ‘Why don’t you just back off? Why don’t you stop and be still and see what happens.’ He said, ‘Any time we’ve caught ourselves being frustrated over the years, we have encouraged Reba to stop and sit back. Inevitably something drops out of the sky.'" Dunn just released his second single from the new project, a song called "I Wish I Still Smoked Cigarettes."
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