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Keith Urban will become the latest member of the Grand Ole Opry. The country superstar received the invitation at last night's All For The Hall benefit concert that he does annually to raise money for the Country Music Hall Of Fame. To surprise the singer, his co-host Vince Gill brought back performers Rascal Flatts and the Oak Ridge Boys onto the stage to give Keith a big black bag. Visibly confused, Keith unzipped the bag to find a WSM/Grand Ole Opry microphone stand. "I'm shocked," Keith said, after Vince gave the official Opry invitation to his friend. "What a huge honor and how beautiful to have this happen tonight!
Lee Brice has his first No. 1 song with "A Woman Like You." It sits on top of both the Mediabase and Billboard Country Songs charts. While "A Woman Like You" is not a song that Lee wrote, he said that when he heard it he knew he wanted to record it. Lee tells The Boot. "I went out and recorded a demo of it and within a couple weeks, my label [Curb Records] told me they wanted to release it as my next single." The singer-songwriter has two No. 1s as a writer himself. He co-wrote "Crazy Girl " for the Eli Young Band and Garth Brooks' record-setting "More Than a Memory."
Here's a way to get into the 2012 CMA Music Festival. The Country Mujsic Association is calling for volunteers for the festival in Nashville June 7-10th. Submit an application online at CMAfest.com. This marks the third consecutive year that the Country Music Association has asked fans from across the nation to support the Nashville and Country Music communities by serving as ambassadors during the Festival. Steve Moore, CMA Chief Executive Officer, says the generous efforts and hard work of volunteers has made it possible for the CMA Music Festival to donate $6.1 million dollars to the "Keep the Music Playing’ foundation.
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