Nashville News - Thursday, January 16th
by Christal Blue
posted Jan 16 2014 9:34AM
Trace Adkins has entered rehab after having a relapse in his fight against alcoholism. Trace was one of the headlining acts onboard the Country Cruising entertainment cruise in the Caribbean when he apparently fell of the wagon. He has since left the cruise and cancelled all of his remaining performances on the ship. A representative for Adkins tells Country Weekly, "Trace has entered a treatment facility after a setback in his battle with alcoholism, As he faces these issues head-on, we ask that his family’s privacy will be respected." TMZ reports that Adkins was in the bar on the cruise ship when he got into a physical fight with a Trace Adkins impersonator who was doing Karaoke. Trace had been sober for 12 years. (Photo Courtesy: Show Dog-Universal)
Dierks Bentley has announced that he will hit the road later this year on his headlining "2014 Riser Tour." The tour will kick off in Charlotte, North Carolina on May 9 and will run through the summer. The "2014 Riser Tour" is in support of Bentley's upcoming studio album Riser, which is due out on February 25. Special guests Chris Young, Chase Rice and Jon Pardi will join Dierks on the tour, and he says they definitely won't disappoint.
Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott and Tim McGraw were in Hollywood on Tuesday night to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue at an exclusive party. The country stars walked the red carpet alongside several other A-list celebrities. During the party, Hillary even had a chance to hang out and take a picture with last year's cover girl, Kate Upton. After the party, Scott posted the photo of the two of them on Twitter with a caption that read, "Had fun getting glammed up w/the gorg @KateUpton today for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 50 Years of Beautiful!"
Forbes magazine has published its list of the "Ten Top-Earning American Idols." The list reflects the pretax earnings of Idol alums from June 2012 through June 2013. Topping the list is Season 4 Idol winner Carrie Underwood, who earned $31 million during that year. The magazine cites Underwood's platinum certified Blown Away album and her widely successful "Blown Away Tour" as contributing factors to that success, as well as her endorsement deal with Olay. Kelly Clarkson comes in at number two, earning $7 million. Other country Idols to make the list include Scotty McCreery at number 6 with 3 million dollars earned and Kellie Pickler at number 8 with $1.5 million in earnings.
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Carrie Underwood, Chase Rice, Chris Young, Dierks Bentley, Hillary Scott, Jon Pardi, Kate Upton, Kellie Pickler, Kelly Clarkson, Scotty McCreery, Tim McGraw, Trace Adkins