Being at the Kentucky Derby over the weekend may have inspired Miranda Lambert
to add to her personal zoo at home in Oklahoma as she just got a new pony. She and husband Blake Shelton
are now proud parents to a beautiful blonde pony named Willowbrand. Lambert said on Instagram, “Welcome our newest family member! Willowbrand Saith ap Michael…Shelton,” she captioned with the photo next to the hashtag #ponypic. The mother of several dogs, Miranda's MuttNation Foundation has raised tons of money over the years donating to try and help end animal suffering and homelessness here in the U.S. (Photo Credit: www.instagram/mirandalambert
In a special ceremony to bless the site of Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort in the Great Smoky Mountains, Dolly Parton
unveiled her first four personal items earmarked for the property’s new Dream Box display over the weekend. Parton’s Dream Box, which will be showcased in the resort for families to view, features the first personal mementos, each representing people and moments in the entertainment legend’s life that inspired her to make her own dreams come true.
The Band Perry
was blessed with two nominations yesterday for the 2014 CMT Music Awards. The sibling trio is nominated for "CMT Performance of the Year" for their explosive performance of "My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark" with Fall Out Boy
from CMT Crossroads
, as well as for "Group Video of the Year" for their number one song "Done." The group said in a joint statement, "We were so thrilled to hear about our CMT Music Award nominations yesterday. The 'CMT Crossroads' performance with Fall Out Boy was without question one of the highlights of 2013 for us." The 2014 CMT Music Awards
will air LIVE from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, June 4 at 8:00 PM ET.
will be one of judges on ABC's new singing competition "Rising Star"
. No word yet on who the other two judges will be, but the show premieres next month, on June 22nd. This is the one where fans vote in real-time by using a special app.