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Meet the Couple Who Will Marry at the ACM Awards

Meet the Couple Who Will Marry on Stage at the ACM Awards

Originally posted 03/28/2012 11:10AM

Days away from her wedding, Christina Davidson is gushing about her gown and groom – just like any bride on the brink of her fairy-tale moment.

Only she's not just any bride. For starters, this wedding will be on TV. And another thing: As Davidson and her fiancé exchange their vows, Martina McBride and Train lead singer Pat Monahan will serenade them onstage with a duet of "Marry Me."

All this will air on CBS Sunday at 8 p.m. ET, at the Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas.

But for Davidson, 31, and Frank Tucci, 34, it wasn't always so dream-like. Their love story began at a grief support group founded by Davidson in Washington Township, N.J., where both were mourning the loss of their spouses, who died in 2009 within two months of each other.

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Reba McEntire 'Alive and Kicking' Despite Death Rumors | Reba McEntire

Reba McEntire 'Alive and Kicking' Despite Death Rumors

Originally posted 01/31/2012 04:30PM

Reba McEntire hasn't sung her swan song.

The country legend and actress, 56, shoots down internet reports that she passed away while filming in Europe.

"There is a rumor going around that I died after falling off a mountain in Austria yesterday while shooting a movie," the songstress Tweeted on Tuesday.

"While I would love to be shooting a movie in Austria, I definitely did not fall off a mountain! Nor am I dead! I am alive and kicking!!! … Have a great day."

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The Voice Recap: Who's in the Top 16?

The Voice

The Voice Recap: Who's in the Top 16?

Originally posted 06/01/2011 01:30PM

In a night focused on perfection versus passion – to the point of a surprise kiss at the end! – The Voice wrapped up its battle rounds Tuesday with four singers left on each celebrity coach's team.

Adam Levine's final pair, Jeff Jenkins and Casey Desmond, kicked things off with "Don't Let the Sun Go Down On Me." Levine, Desmond's sole champion during the blind auditions, told his fellow coaches, "I thought you were all nuts," but in the end chose Jenkins, the overwhelming favorite.

Jenkins joins Casey Weston, Javier Colon and Devon Barley on Levine's team.

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The Results Are In For Battle Round II on The Voice

The Voice

The Results Are In For Battle Round II on The Voice

Originally posted 05/18/2011 11:30AM

After a splashy opening battle round that advanced Broadway vet Frenchie Davis, cowboy Patrick Thomas, athlete Casey Weston and soul singer Vicci Martinez to the live competition, The Voice continued with team selection Tuesday night.

To start the show, Cee Lo Green delighted in pairing fellow Texans Tje Austin and Nakia in singing "Closer." Not only did the two have strong voices, but they also both had on their swagger – Nakia sported white-rimmed shades to match up against Green's red frames during practice, and Austin's 'fro made Adam Levine quip, "So much hair flyin' around" during the battle.

Green said afterward, "You guys both represent me and [you are] extensions of my good taste," but he ultimately chose blues singer Nakia.

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The Best of the Academy of Country Music Awards

The Best of the Academy of Country Music Awards

Originally posted 04/04/2011 06:30AM

When Nashville's finest take over Sin City for the Academy of Country Music Awards, it's a good thing that what happens in Vegas doesn't stay in Vegas.

The awards, which went to such country crooners as Miranda Lambert and Taylor Swift, were only one highlight of Sunday night's show. If you missed any of the cowboy hat-happy action, PEOPLE.com breaks down some of the show's more memorable moments. Among them:

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Could Reba and Beyoncé Be the Next Matchup on CMT Crossroads? | Beyonce Knowles, Reba McEntire

Could Reba and Beyoncé Be the Next Matchup on CMT Crossroads?

Originally posted 06/18/2010 03:15PM

The long anticipated CMT Crossroads featuring Keith Urban and John Mayer will finally air Friday night. Having teased viewers with a sneak peek and a rousing performance of "Hit the Ground Runnin" at the CMT Awards, fans will now be able to enjoy a full hour of watching the guitar mavens do what they do best.

Kenny Chesney and The Steve Miller Band have been announced as the next Crossroads matchup to air in July, but isn't it time for the ladies to show their stuff?

Reba McEntire recently performed a version of Beyoncé's "If I Were a Boy," which begs the question – who wouldn't like to see a Reba/Beyoncé Crossroads?

The set list could include "Single Ladies," "If I Were a Boy," "Consider Me Gone," and "Fancy" – capitalizing on the stage power of the two top divas.

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Uh-Oh! Reba McEntire & Kenan Thompson See Double at CMT Awards | Kenan Thompson, Reba McEntire

Reba McEntire and Kenan Thompson See Double at the CMT Awards

Originally posted 06/09/2010 11:40PM

They didn't have Abbott & Costello, but Wednesday's CMT Music Awards included many guest presenters who still gave the show plenty of comic relief.

Among the night's notable pairings:

Reba McEntire and Kenan Thompson. Thompson appeared first, wearing a green dress and doing his Reba impression from Saturday Night Live. Soon, Reba herself showed up, in the same outfit. "Aren't you embarrassed of yourself?" she asked. He replied: "Yeah I'm embarrassed. I'm embarrassed that someone showed up in the same dress as me." Reba: "You can't be Reba, you're too dark." Kenan: "Um, pardon?" Reba: "I'm ginger with highlights, and you're a solid auburn!"

Celebrity chef Paula Deen and Jersey Shore's Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi and Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino. "Who did your hair, Crisco?" Deen asked Sorrentino, who promptly lifted his shirt to show off his ripped abs. "Oh my goodness, I could grate cheese on that thing, y'all," Deen said. Polizzi and Sorrentino then gave Deen her own Jersey-girl nickname, "Mama Ho Cake," and tried to explain their credo of GTL (gym, tan, laundry). But Deen said she had GTL covered. "I garnish, I tenderize, and then I lard," she said.

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Reba McEntire Gives Beyoncé a Country Music Makeover

Originally posted 05/25/2010 02:00PM

Beyoncé is goin' a little bit country.

The singer's hit "If I Were a Boy" just got a twangy makeover thanks to Reba McEntire, who put her country spin on the R&B song for Country Music Television's latest Unplugged performance.

Though Beyoncé's hits have been covered by everyone from Justin Timberlake, who performed "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" on Saturday Night Live, to Liza Minnelli, who just sang the song for Sex and the City 2, she's also been courted by country stars before.

In 2007, Sugarland famously performed "Irreplaceable" on the American Music Awards – and Knowles even took the stage to sing along.

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Country Stars Ask for Help and Prayers as Nashville Floods

Country Stars Ask for Help and Prayers as Nashville Floods

Originally posted 05/04/2010 10:00AM

"You can cry cry cry like the rain," Dierks Bentley sings on "Little Heartwrecker." There's no shortage of rainfall or tears in Nashville this week, as Bentley and his fellow country-music artists deal with devastating flooding in the region.

At least 12 people have died in the Tennessee floods, as some 13 inches of rain fell over a 48-hour period in Nashville this weekend. Country artists have been forced to cancel shows, and have been telling their stories on Twitter and elsewhere.

Bentley posted a photo to Twitter of himself in his flooded basement, and had to cancel shows in Knoxville on Sunday and Charlottesville, Va., on Monday. "Hate to cancel shows," he wrote. "Might be a first, but Nashville is a disaster. All of our houses are messed up."

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Who Knew Kristen Bell, Matthew McConaughey & Jamie Foxx Were Country Fans? | Kristen Bell

Who Knew Kristen Bell, Matthew McConaughey & Jamie Foxx Were Country Fans?

Originally posted 04/09/2010 01:25PM

Next weekend's Academy of Country Music Awards are turning out to be a star-studded affair. Toby Keith and John Fogerty were just added to the lineup of performers and Kristen Bell, Matthew McConaughey, Jamie Foxx and L.L. Cool J will be presenting!

The show, hosted for the twelfth time by Reba McEntire, will feature Laura Bell Bundy, Billy Currington, Jack Ingram, Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert, Rascal Flatts and Darius Rucker.

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