We're sending our condolences to the family of Little Big Town's Jimi Westbrook, who are mourning the loss of Jimi's sister, Joyce Marie Westbrook Morgan. According to her obituary, Joyce Marie passed away on Sunday (11/29) at the age of 59. No cause of death was given, but her obituary hinted that she may have been fighting cancer. The family expressed their thanks to the entire staff of the Sarah Cannon Cancer Center for "their loving care and support" and requested that donations be made to the Nashville-based cancer research organization in lieu of flowers. Funeral services were held yesterday (12/2) in Alabama.
THERE AIN'T A SIDE – MIRANDA LAMBERT
In her cover story for the January issue of Cosmopolitan magazine, Miranda Lambert talked about her divorce from Blake Shelton in a very candid interview. In the interview, Lambert opened up about life after the divorce and also made it clear that people shouldn't pick a side when it comes to their split. Lambert tells the mag, "We are real people with real lives and real (bleep). We're both very honest. This is what it is now, and we're moving forward. We don't need all the opinions. We just need y'all to be supportive, and nobody pick a side -- because there ain't a side." While Miranda told Cosmo that she's not ready to start dating yet, she did open up about when she feels her sexiest. Lambert says, "I feel the sexiest when I'm in my element, which is playing music." The January 2016 issue of Cosmopolitan featuring Miranda will be on newsstands December 8.
COAT OF MANY COLORS SWEEPSTAKES – DOLLY PARTON
In celebration of NBC's upcoming holiday movie, Coat of Many Colors, Dolly Parton is giving fans the chance to win several special prizes in the "Coat of Many Colors" Sweepstakes. Prizes include a tour of the Tennessee Mountain Home Parton grew up in, four season passes to her East Tennessee theme park Dollywood, a three-night stay Dollywood's DreamMore Resort, a complete Imagination Library book set, a $1,000 pre-paid gift card, a "Coat of Many Colors" merchandise prize package, and 4 tickets with a cast meet and greet to Dixie Stampede and Lumberjack Adventure. Fans can enter the "Coat of Many Colors Sweepstakes by visiting movies.dollyparton.com. Coat of Many Colors debuts on December 10 at 9 PM ET on NBC.
GARTH BROOKS IS HEADING TO RALEIGH
After announcing his return to Las Vegas earlier this week, Garth Brooks has revealed that he's headed back to Raleigh, North Carolina, for his first shows there in 18 years. Brooks will return to Raleigh for two shows at the city's PNC Arena on Friday, March 11 and Saturday, March 12. Tickets for the shows go on sale Friday, December 11 at 10:00 AM ET. Garth's return to The Triangle mark the latest dates announced on his world tour with Trisha Yearwood. Brooks will kick off a series of six shows at the Intrust Bank Arena in Wichita, Kansas, today (12/3), and he still has upcoming shows in Sunrise, Florida; Baltimore, Maryland; and North Charleston, South Carolina, in early 2016. Garth also recently announced his return to Sin City to perform a series of shows at the Las Vegas Arena in July of next year.