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Monday
Dec222014

Charlie Daniels Band's 40th Anniversary Volunteer Jam Scheduled for August in Nashville

Webster PRThe Charlie Daniels Band has announced the initial lineup for its 40th anniversary Volunteer Jam, which is scheduled to take place August 12, 2015, at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.  Among the artists who have signed on to perform at the concert are veteran Southern rockers The Outlaws and country stars Travis Tritt, Montgomery Gentry, Billy Ray Cyrus and The Kentucky Headhunters.

More artists will be added to the bill soon, while unannounced special guests also are expected to appear at the event.

Speaking about the Volunteer Jam as its milestone anniversary approaches, Daniels says, "We never had any idea how big it would become, broadcasting around the world and on Voice of America.  We thought it was a hometown thing.  We never realized it would become an international event."

He adds, "I'm very, very excited to continue the Jam tradition 40 years later.  Ain't it good to be alive and be in Tennessee."

Money raised from the concert will benefit The Journey Home Project, a nonprofit organization Daniels co-founded that helps U.S. military veterans, as well as The Predators Foundation, which supports various Nashville-area charities.

Tickets for the bash will go on sale on January 30 at the Bridgestone Arena, Ticketmaster outlets and Ticketmaster.com.  Tickets are priced at $17.68 and $40, while VIP packages cost $500.

Meanwhile, The Charlie Daniels Band has a bunch of other 2015 U.S. tour dates lined up.  Visit CharlieDaniels.com to check out the group's full itinerary.


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Monday
Dec222014

Phil Rudd Says He's "Going Back to Work with AC/DC" 

Image Courtesy of Columbia RecordsAC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has talked with the media for the first time since he was arrested last month on charges of threatening to kill and possessing illegal drugs.  In an interview with New Zealand's ONE News Monday, the 60-year-old rocker insists that despite his legal troubles, he plans on returning to his famous band.

"I'm going back to work with AC/DC, I don't care who likes it or who doesn't," he declares.

Along with the charges he's currently facing, Rudd also initially was arrested for allegedly hiring someone to kill two people, although those charges were quickly dropped.  With regard to the murder-for-hire charge, Rudd calls it "ludicrous," adding, "As if I needed anyone to do that."

Addressing the media frenzy surrounding him and his impending court battle, Phil says, "This has just been a big ball of cheese, with the rats [running around] grabbing a piece.  That's just life, but that's not who I am."

He adds, "Everyone listens to the wrong people.  They should listen to me.  I'm a good guy, and I'm a pretty good drummer, by the way.  Ask [AC/DC guitarist] Angus [Young,] he'll tell you."

Before the end of the interview, Rudd again discusses his intention to rejoin AC/DC, who will be hitting the road next year for a world tour in support of its just-released album, Rock or Bust.

"I want my job back, I want my reputation back and I'm gonna get it back," he tells ONE News.  "I'm gonna f**king take it back.

Phil is due back in court in his adopted hometown of Tauranga, New Zealand in February.  As for his immediate plans, he tells ONE News, "I'm going fishing today, flying this afternoon and a lot of fornicating tonight."

In an interview with USA Today last month, Angus Young revealed that Rudd had been acting erratically while the band was recording Rock or Bust.  As for Phil's status with the group, Angus said, "I can only say, from our perspective, that the guy needs to sort himself out."


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Monday
Dec222014

Jordin Sparks Is an "Equal-Opportunity" Dater, but Would "Never" Try Online Dating

Image Group LA/ABCNow that Jordin Sparks is single following her painful breakup with Jason Derulo this fall, she says she's not quite ready to start dating again -- but when she does, it won't be via an online site or app.

Speaking to People magazine, Jordin says,  "I'm pretty much dating myself...I'm not ready to deal with all that. I don't have time for distractions or people who are going to waste my time. But I'm in a really good place. Mentally, physically, spiritually -- I'm in the best place I've been in years!"

When she's ready to reconsider romance, Jordin says, "I'm pretty much equal-opportunity: black, white, brown, yellow, I don't care. As long as you've got a good job, it really doesn't matter what you do." She adds, ""As long as you're a good man who respects me, it doesn't take much."

But Jordin says she won't be looking for Mr. Right on Tinder or OKCupid. "Oh my gosh, never in a million years!" she says. "If you see a profile on there, it's not me."

Meanwhile, Jordin's focusing on her new music: her new album, Right Here, Right Now, is coming in early 2015. She says writing songs has been "a very therapeutic process."  For a preview, check out her mixtape, #ByeFelica, which is available now.


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Monday
Dec222014

Jordin Sparks Is an "Equal-Opportunity" Dater, but Would "Never" Try Online Dating

Now that Jordin Sparks is single following her painful breakup with Jason Derulo this fall, she says she's not quite ready to start dating again -- but when she does, it won't be via an online site or app.

Speaking to People magazine, Jordin says,  "I'm pretty much dating myself...I'm not ready to deal with all that. I don't have time for distractions or people who are going to waste my time. But I'm in a really good place. Mentally, physically, spiritually -- I'm in the best place I've been in years!"

When she's ready to reconsider romance, Jordin says, "I'm pretty much equal-opportunity: black, white, brown, yellow, I don't care. As long as you've got a good job, it really doesn't matter what you do." She adds, ""As long as you're a good man who respects me, it doesn't take much."

But Jordin says she won't be looking for Mr. Right on Tinder or OKCupid. "Oh my gosh, never in a million years!" she says. "If you see a profile on there, it's not me."

Meanwhile, Jordin's focusing on her new music: her new album, Right Here, Right Now, is coming in early 2015. She says writing songs has been "a very therapeutic process."  For a preview, check out her mixtape, #ByeFelica, which is available now.

 

Monday
Dec222014

Taylor Swift Makes "EW's" List of 2014's Most Memorable Pop Culture Moments

Fred LeeAs 2014 draws to a close, Entertainment Weekly has compiled a list of the year's 25 most memorable pop culture moments and, as you might expect, Taylor Swift has a prominent entry on the list.

Coming in at #15 is "Taylor Swift replaces herself at #1."  That refers to the moment in November, when her song "Shake It Off" was replaced at #1 by her song "Blank Space" on the Billboard Hot 100. She became the first female artist ever to replace herself at #1 on that chart, and it illustrated how completely her album 1989 dominated the pop culture conversation since its announcement in August, and its subsequent release in October.

Other vaguely music-related entries on EW's Top 25 list:  Beyonce's sister Solange Knowles attacking her brother-in-law Jay Z in an elevator, which is #2 on the list, and at #5, John Travolta fumbling Idina Menzel's name at the Oscars, introducing her as "Adele Dazeem" before her performance of "Let It Go."

Some of the other things on EW's list: the release of the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens; Marvel's announcement of its upcoming slate of movies for years in the future; the Purple Wedding on Game of Thrones; the disappointing finale of How I Met Your Mother; and, of course, the Sony hack and cancellation of The Interview.  You can read them all over at EW.com.


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Monday
Dec222014

Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert Play Surprise Show at Her Oklahoma Bed and Breakfast

Image Courtesy CMABlake Shelton and Miranda Lambert played a very small show at her Ladysmith bed and breakfast in Tishomingo, Oklahoma, on Friday. According to Oklahoma TV station KXII, Blake and Miranda announced the all-ages show via the Ladysmith's Facebook page just hours before it started. There was a $5 cover, and about 80 people were on hand for the show. The fans got to meet Blake and Miranda after the concert.

Miranda opened the Ladysmith in September across the street from her boutique, The Pink Pistol. For more information, go to TheLadysmith.us.


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Monday
Dec222014

Karen O Says Yeah Yeah Yeahs Are "On a Bit of a Hiatus" 

Image Courtesy of Dan MartensenYeah Yeah Yeahs fans may have to wait some time for a new album. Frontwoman Karen O revealed to NME that the band is waiting for inspiration to hit, but, in the meantime, they are on "hiatus."

"We're on a bit of hiatus at the moment, so nothing yet. We have to wait to get the urge, get that itch," she says. "The time needs to be right and we're OK waiting for that, I think."

YYY's last album was 2013's Mosquito. Though the album was the band's highest-charting effort, reaching number five on the Billboard 200, it didn't receive the critical acclaim that they enjoyed on previous records. However, O says that those reviews have not affected YYY's desire to make another album.

"It's a pretty dangerous hole to fall down, reading your own reviews, so it's not something I personally do," she says. "All you can do is try to make albums you can stand by and be proud of, that are a snapshot of where you were at the time. It won't stop us, nothing like that."

O released her first solo album, Crush Songs, earlier this year.


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Monday
Dec222014

Tyga Denies Seeking Full Custody of Son After Blac Chyna's Twerk Session 

Image Courtesy Pamela Littky/UniversalIn August, Tyga and Blac Chyna called off their engagement due to infidelity allegations, but the couple are not at odds over their two-year-old son, King Cairo.

Following Chyna's twerk sessions on Instagram, sources told TMZ that Tyga was seeking full custody, adding that the rapper thought she was a bad mother. However, Tyga has publicly defended the mother of his child.

"@TMZ You muthaf**kas is CRAZY!" he tweeted. "U wanna LIE an make sh** up on me fine. But don't Involve MY SON for ratings for Yall weak ass show. #F**kTmz"

The two share joint custody of their only child together.


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Monday
Dec222014

John Legend Takes Pre-Christmas Vacation with Chrissy Teigen

ABC/Rick PowellJohn Legend had the perfect gift for his wife, Chrissy Teigen. The happy couple ventured off to a warm retreat for a pre-Christmas vacation.

The model shared a couple of images of their intimate get-away via Instagram. "Christmas for 2," she wrote along with a photo of herself hanging on the beach with Legend.

Although they didn't reveal the location of their destination, the husband and wife appear to be staying in huts overlooking the water. After hitting the beach, the pair rode bikes and joked that they were playing Mario Kart in an Instagram clip.

Legend took on photographer duties as he shot a bikini-clad Chrissy showing off her toned physique.  "I know. Curves for days. Beat you!" she wrote.

The vacation is well-deserved for Legend, who recently wrapped his All of Me tour, in support his latest album, Love in the Future. He will have a few more days off to relax before he plays a New Years Eve show in Thackerville, Oklahoma.

Christmas for 2

A photo posted by @chrissyteigen on



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Monday
Dec222014

Rock Legend Joe Cocker Dead at 70

Didier Baverel/WireImageJoe Cocker, the British singer known for his gritty voice and unique performance style, has died at the age of 70, the wife of Cocker's agent confirms to ABC News.  He died of an undisclosed illness.  His agent told the BBC that Cocker was "simply unique."

Most famous as an interpreter of other artists’ songs, Cocker put his own spin on the Beatles "With a Little Help from My Friends," Leon Russell's "Delta Lady," Randy Newman's "You Can Leave Your Hat On," Dave Mason's "Feeling Alright," and many more, including his biggest solo hit, "You Are So Beautiful," originally written and recorded by Billy Preston

Cocker's performance of "With a Little Help from My Friends" at the Woodstock Festival in 1969 was one of that event's standout moments. Cocker's performance of the song became the theme for the TV series The Wonder Years.

Cocker's spastic onstage performance style was memorably parodied on Saturday Night Live by John Belushi, who performed "Feelin' Alright" side by side with Cocker, imitating his movements.

In the '80s, Cocker teamed with Jennifer Warnes on the #1 duet "Up Where We Belong," from the movie An Officer and a Gentleman, which won a Grammy, as well as a Golden Globe and an Oscar. 

Cocker continued to record and tour until just a few years ago. In 2002, he performed at Queen Elizabeth II's Golden Jubilee event, and in 2007, he appeared in the Beatles-inspired  film Across the Universe. Also in 2007, Joe Cocker received one of the U.K.'s highest honors, the Order of the British Empire.

In September of this year, Billy Joel told the crowd at Madison Square Garden that Cocker was "not very well right now," and made a plea for him to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, an honor which eluded him in life.


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Monday
Dec222014

Adele Sends Elton John a Note Apologizing for Missing His Wedding

Eric McCandless/CBSAdele didn't attend Elton John's star-studded wedding to his longtime partner David Furnish over the weekend, but she did send a note of apology for her absence.

In an Instagram photo of the cards and notes that the couple received, you can see one from Adele, which reads, "'Biggest congratulations my loves. Have a wonderful day. I'm sorry we are not there. See you in 2015. Love Adele, Simon and Angelo. x."

Simon is Adele's partner, Simon Konecki, the father of her son.  Adele has never publicly referred to her son by name, so this note serves as the official confirmation that the two-year-old's name is Angelo.

One of several singers who did attend the wedding was Ed Sheeran, whose career is overseen by Elton's management company.  He posted a photo on Instagram that shows him posing wearing Elton's glasses, while Elton pretends to cry.

The perfect end to the perfect day. So many kind thoughts and wishes. #ShareTheLove

A photo posted by Elton John (@eltonjohn) on


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Monday
Dec222014

Country Star Trivia

Comstock/ThinkstockGarth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood recently celebrated their wedding anniversary. What year did they get married? ANSWER: 2005.


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Monday
Dec222014

Gerard Way Remembers Plans to Write Music with The Libertines' Carl Barat

Image Courtesy of Eric Ray DavidsonRumor has it that My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way was planning on starting a band with The Libertines guitarist Carl Barât. In the new issue of NME, Way addresses those rumors.

"What's true about that is that [Barât] and I started talking towards the end of My Chemical Romance," Way says. "He'd recently become a father, and it was really nice for me to have somebody to reach out to like that, even though we didn't talk much about the band breaking up. At one point we did plan on meeting up and maybe doing something together, but there was no talk of starting a band, really. We'd just sort of catch up with each other."

Way put out his debut solo release, entitled Hesitant Alien, earlier this year. The album peaked at number one on Billboard's Alternative Albums chart and number four on the Rock Albums chart.

Barât, meanwhile, just reunited with The Libertines earlier this month. The notoriously dramatic band announced that they will be releasing a third album -- their first since 2004.


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Monday
Dec222014

Estelle, Gladys Knight to Perform for New Online Music Series

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Next year will see Estelle checking off one of her bucketlist items: performing with Gladys Knight.

The singer has announced that she has been tapped to showcase with the legendary singer and country star Martina McBride for Skyville Live, a new online music series which will bring together music icons and today's hottest stars in a unique and interactive way.

"I get to perform with Gladys knight and Martina Mcbride a few days before my birthday -- way to bring the Week in!" she wrote via Instagram.

The episode will air live from Nashville on Wednesday, January 14 at 8 p.m. ET via SkyvilleLive.com.


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Monday
Dec222014

Big & Rich Line Up Multiple TV Appearances Through the New Year

Image Courtesy Webster PRBig & Rich have a ton of TV appearances lined up into the New Year starting with a Christmas Eve performance on NBC's Today. They'll also perform on at the AutoZone Liberty Bowl on ESPN on Monday, December 29. Look for Big & Rich to perform on CMT's Ultimate Kickoff Party along with Lady Antebellum, Sam Hunt and several other stars on Friday, January 9.

Big & Rich's new single, "Run Away with You," is headed to radio in mid-January.


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Monday
Dec222014

The Rolling Stones Thank Fans Who Attended 2014 Tour, Hint at 2015 Dates

Credit: Brian RasicThe Rolling Stones have posted a video message thanking fans for their support during their 2014 world tour, and hinting that more dates could be on the way next year.  The clip, which was uploaded to the rock legends' official YouTube channel, shows the band's four members -- Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts -- standing side by side in an unidentified backstage area.

"We've had a fabulous time on the 14 On Fire tour this year," Jagger declares at the beginning of the video.

"Yeah, we've seen a lot of you out there in the audience," adds Richards.  "Thanks a lot."

Mick then says, "And we played in over 19 countries to well over 1 million people."

Wood jumps in to point out, "One-million, one-hundred-and-fifty-nine-thousand, eight-hundred-and-eighty-two to be exact."

To finish things up, Jagger thanks fans again for coming out to see the band, and adds, "Maybe we'll see you in 2015."

At the very end of the clip, the whole band says in unison, "Thanks, everyone!"

The Rolling Stones have yet to confirm any 2015 concerts, although veteran entertainment reporter Robin Leach recently revealed in his Las Vegas Sun column that rumors were circulating that that band may be playing in Vegas in June.


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Monday
Dec222014

"The Voice 7" Runner-Up Matt McAndrew Says He Doesn't Think He Suffered "Too Much of a Loss" 

Tyler Golden/NBCWhen The Voice season seven wrapped up last week, many viewers were surprised when Craig Wayne Boyd, the only member of Team Blake left, was declared the winner, since Team Adam had three contestants in the running: Matt McAndrew, Chris Jamison and Damien. Matt McAndrew was a favorite to win, especially after the original song he performed on the first night of the finale, "Wasted Love," shot to #1 on iTunes.  But Matt says he doesn't feel that he -- or Team Adam -- really "lost" in the grand scheme of things.

"I know he's a really competitive guy, and I guess I am too, and I think we both wanted to win going in," Matt tells ABC News Radio about Adam Levine's defeat at the hands of his arch-rival Blake Shelton.  "But Craig was up there singing his song, and me and Adam and Damien and Chris were all standing together and we just sorta had to laugh, you know...I mean, three people from his team in the finale.  I don't think you can really call that a loss."

"And, for me personally, I can't imagine anybody considering my time on the show too much of a loss," he adds. Indeed, Matt had several standout performances throughout the season, and thanks to his songs' performances on the iTunes chart, and on the Billboard Hot 100, he's encouraged and is eager to continue with his career.

"As much as I love the show, I mean, as much as it's the best thing that's ever happened to me, the show's over and I gotta try to make something of it. So, I feel really good about everything," he tells ABC News Radio.

Asked if he was disappointed to lose to Craig, Matt says he feels that people "voted" for him by sending "Wasted Love" to #1, and he thinks that's much more important.

"You know, we don't see the tally of phone calls and app votes and Facebook and all these other things, which obviously play a big part in this competition as a whole.  So, you know, I'm sure he had more of those votes than I did," Matt says. "I'm happy that he won, and the guy really works hard and I think he enjoyed a great run on the show.  But, for me, if I had to pick between getting the most phone calls or getting the most iTunes, I would have gone with what I did.  So, it's alright."

During his time on the show, Matt says he and the other contestants appreciated the chance to work not just with coaches Adam, Blake, Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams, but with the guest mentors, such as Taylor Swift.  "She was really cool...she was really helpful for me as far as, like, she gave me some specific staging advice," Matt says of Taylor's help during his performance of "Drops of Jupiter."  "It was really good to get some insight as far as her connection to the lyrics and as how that translates into her performance," he adds.

As for coach Adam, Matt can't say enough good things about him, but says he had one particular strength that really helped him during the course of the competition.

"Song selection.  You know, I think the right song at the right time," Matt says. "And then, beyond that, just being a really cool guy...we had a good connection and we were able to get along really good and felt really comfortable around each other.  So it just made working together more fun."

That being said, did Adam, who happens to have his own record label, promise to sign Matt if he didn't win?  Well, not exactly.

"We talked about it a little bit.  I guess...it didn't happen during the course of the show," Matt says. "I mean, I've talked to him a little bit since and definitely I'm hoping to involve him as much as possible in everything moving forward." 


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Monday
Dec222014

Lady Gaga Posts Selfie with Mariah Carey; Mutual Admiration Ensues 

ABC/Donna SvennevikWhen Lady Gaga talks about her favorite musical performers, she doesn't often mention Mariah Carey.  But she's evidently a big fan, as can be seen by the selfie she posted of the two of them over the weekend.

Gaga attended Mariah's Christmas concert at New York City's Beacon Theatre, and posted the selfie Instagram, with the caption, "Hey ladies, Merry F***king Christmas. Love, Mariah and Gaga. This lady is so kind, such a star, and sounding legendary tonight at Beacon Theatre."   Mariah posted her own photo of the two posing, and called Gaga "beautiful."

Mariah wraps up her six-show run of holiday concerts at the Beacon Monday night.



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Monday
Dec222014

Seth MacFarlane Talks Christmas Album, Dismisses "Death Match" with Michael Buble

Repubic RecordsMost people know Seth MacFarlane as the creator of Family Guy and the movie Ted, and as a one-time Oscar host.  But he's also a Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter, and his first Christmas album, Holiday for Swing!, has spun off a hit: a duet version of "Baby It's Cold Outside," featuring Sara Bareilles.  There's also another hit version of that same song this season by Idina Menzel and Michael Buble, but Seth says he's willing to step aside and let that one roll over his.

Asked if he'd be interested in a death match with Michael to see whose version of "Baby It's Cold Outside" reigns supreme, Seth tells ABC News Radio, laughing, "You know, Michael Buble is one of the nicest guys out there, so there can be no death match. He's too nice a guy."

Seth is also a big fan of his duet partner, Sara Bareilles, with whom he's sung in the past. "She knows how to adapt her voice to this style of music," he tells ABC News Radio. "She's a skilled vocalist, but she's also a very intelligent vocalist who knows this is something different and knows how to adapt. And...I can count on one hand how many people nowadays can do that. I mean, she's just fantastic."

Holiday for Swing!, which also features Seth's pal Norah Jones, is the entertainer's second album, but he says it wasn't his idea to make it.

"It was something that was actually suggested to me by the record label," he tells ABC News Radio. "They said, 'Listen, what you've been doing stylistically would be a good fit with a Christmas album.' I had never really thought about it but I kinda went with it and it turned out pretty good, I think."

Once he decided to make a holiday album, he set about gathering songs, and the final track list is a mix of familiar standards such as "Let It Snow" and "I'll Be Home for Christmas," and lesser-known tunes like "Marshmallow World," "Little Jack Frost Get Lost" and "Everybody's Waiting for the Man with the Bag."

"The stuff that I always love performing the most is the stuff that's lesser-known because there's no way to fall back on other performances you've heard," he tells ABC News Radio. "There's no way to perform 'Come Fly with Me' or 'I've Got You Under My Skin' better than what Sinatra did. You just can't do it. And when you perform those songs, you kind of automatically slip into those cadences. And what I like about picking the lesser-known stuff is, it kind of forces you to interpret it on your own."

While he enjoyed making Holiday for Swing!, Seth says he's not really that big a fan of Christmas as a holiday.

"I think if you are a child or you have children, that's kind of when Christmas is sort of a big deal," he explains. "I'm in that in-between phase. So I'm sure at some point in my life it'll become a significant thing again."  He laughs, "I get a little lazy around Christmas. I sort of treat it as a wonderful day off when I don't have to work." 


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Monday
Dec222014

Kelly Clarkson Raises Big Money for Charity with All-Star Miracle on Broadway Concert in Nashville

Image Courtesy ABC News RadioKelly Clarkson hosted the first-ever Miracle on Broadway Christmas concert in Nashville Saturday night raising more than $400,000 for charities in the Middle Tennessee area. $200,000 of that money came from public donations, and show participants Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood matched that number just after Kelly announced it from the stage.

The evening was filled with Christmas music from Kelly and a host of guest stars, including Kelly's baby girl, River Rose. The little one was dressed in a little red dress to match her mother's outfit, and donned pink headphones to protect her sensitive ears. Kelly shared the microphone with Trisha and Reba for a trio performance of "Silent Night." Garth Brooks delivered a solo acoustic reading of "Little Drummer Boy," and Meghan Trainor of "All About That Bass" fame offered a cover of Justin Bieber's Christmas song, "Mistletoe."

Paramore's Hayley Williams sang the Elvis Presley classic, "Blue Christmas," and Kacey Musgraves brought a Latin flavor to the evening singing "Feliz Navidad." Ronnie Dunn was on hand to sing a duet with Kelly on "Baby, It's Cold Outside," and Martina McBride sang "The Christmas Song" with Kelly before taking a solo turn on "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)." Kix Brooks offered a little Cajun flair with "Rockin' Little Christmas," and Nashville's Charles Esten was there to sing "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town."

In addition to a cover of Dolly Parton's "Hard Candy Christmas," Kelly rounded out the set list with selections from her own holiday album, Wrapped in Red.


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