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Dierks Bentley admits he cried when his beloved dog Jake was returned to him hours after jumping a fence during a thunderstorm and running off. Dierks sent out alerts on Facebook and Twitter asking for help finding the dog. Early Monday Dierks excitedly tweeted: "omg. my wife just told me someone found jake and is bringing him to our house!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" Dierks posted a photo of himself with Jake and a Facebook friend named "Anna Belle" who "swooped in and picked Jake up after he was almost hit by another car."
Jason Aldean says he turned down a larger role in his first movie"Sweetwater" because he doubted his acting ability. “If I was gonna be bad, I wanted to be on the film as least amount of time as possible,” Jason jokes about his role. In his first movie, Jason plays a bad guy who shoots a couple of people and ends up being shot as well. The movie debuts at he Sundance Film Festival opening this Thursday.
Keith Urban was on "Ellen" Monday talking about his debut Wednesday as an American Idol judge. He said that the judges panel was putting the "fun" in dysfunctional. Idol is back on Fox Wednesday night. Watch Keith's appearance on Ellen in the video below:
Fans can start voting next Monday for the Academy of Country Music's new artist awards. Nine nominees were announced Monday (Jan. 14) and they include Jana Kramer, Kacey Musgraves and Sunny Sweeney are up for New Female Vocalist. Lee Brice, Brantley Gilbert and Hunter Hayes are up for New Male Vocalist. Florida Georgia Line, Love and Theft and Thompson Square will battle it out for New Vocal Duo or Group. The winner in each category will be announced in February, with the three going on to compete for New Artist of the Year at the live April 7 broadcast. [GAC]
Kenny Chesney has recorded a special version of Amazing Grace for the one month anniversary of the tragic school shooting in Newtown, CT. The song was debuted Monday night during a CNN tribute show hosted by Anderson Cooper.
In an interview with Billboard magazine, Tim McGraw says he is still "pained" by the two years he was forced to sit on the sidelines while fighting a contract dispute with his former record label, Curb Records. Tim says he is thrilled now to be with Big Machine Label Group, where he says "Anything's possible, there's no rules." His debut album with Big Machine, Two Lanes Of Freedom, comes out February 5th.
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