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Country Music Hall of Famer Mel Tillis is recovering in Nashville following heart surgery. Today, Tillis' daughter Pam Tillis released the following statement on the health status of the music legend: "Over the weekend, Daddy required a routine heart procedure. He's doing fantastic and is expected to make a full recovery. In typical Mel Tillis fashion, he's already cutting up and cracking jokes with the nurses. Your thoughts and prayers are appreciated." Fans are encouraged to visit www.meltillis.com for updates on Tillis and upcoming tour dates. Read more


Picture taken 1/19/14 - courtesy Anthony Maurizio Twitter Is Randy Travis well enough to start thinking about performing again? Surprisingly, it sounds like he might be. We recently got our first look at a happy-looking recovering Randy Travis. Now his father, Harold Traywick, has revealed that Randy has picked up his guitar and is thinking about the day he may return to the stage, which is wonderful news for fans. Closer Weekly recently spoke with the singer's father and he gave the promising news that Randy has once again started playing his guitar and is “anxious to get back to... Read more


I hope they make vegetarian chicken noodle soup because it sounds like Shania Twain needed some this week after she was forced to cancel shows due to a nasty sore throat. The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, where Shania's Still the One show takes place, said Wednesday that the singer had been placed on strict vocal rest after developing a virus that inflamed her vocal chords, forcing her to cancel a couple of performances. Friday's performance is expected to go on as planned. Fans who purchased tickets for the canceled shows can exchange them for a future performance at the Colosseum... Read more


Facebook Trace Adkins has left the building. TMZ is reporting that the singer left rehab just two weeks after entering the facility for help with his alcoholism. Unfortunately, it was a family illness that sent Trace packing. A source revealed to TMZ that Trace's father, Aaron, is seriously ill and the singer chose to leave the facility to be at his bedside. The singer will reportedly decide later whether he wants to return to the rehab facility or not. Sending well wishes and healthy thoughts to both Trace and his father. Like what we're sharing? Keep up with all the... Read more


Picture taken 1/19/14 - courtesy Anthony Maurizio Twitter Well hello, Mr. Travis! Last summer, Randy Travis had a series of medical emergencies that left him in a rehab facility fighting to recover. While he was hospitalized, fans got regular updates, but once he was released to rehab the updates stopped. There were various National Enquirer stories about people fighting over Randy's millions, he released a new influences album, there was the holiday movie that aired this season that Travis had obviously filmed long before his health went downhill, and at one point Billy Ray Cyrus gave an update on Travis'... Read more


Sure hope this is nothing too serious. CMT is reporting that Willie Nelson has had to cancel several shows after somehow injuring his shoulder. There's no word on exactly what Willie did to his shoulder, but the injury has forced him to cancel and/or reschedule a total of four shows - one today in Carmel, Indiana has been rescheduled for August 23, 2014; one on Thursday in Charlotte, Michigan is expected to be rescheduled but no date has been given yet; and a Friday show in Springfield, Illinois has been cancelled. Willie was also scheduled to appear this weekend in... Read more


Ouch. If you've ever suffered a broken rib then you know the last thing you want to do is actually move, so I couldn't imagine having to get up on stage and perform. Unfortunately, Loretta Lynn suffered two broken ribs (ouch x2) over the long Labor Day weekend and ended up having to cancel shows this weekend in Oklahoma. Loretta let fans know about the cancellation as well as how she hurt herself on Facebook. **Weekend Shows Cancelled** I've had to cancel my shows in Oklahoma this weekend. I hate more than anything to miss shows, but sometimes you just... Read more


LeAnn Rimes may have had a little too much fun on her recent birthday vacation because she's had to call in sick to work. LeAnn was scheduled to perform on Friday at the Trails End Concert Park in Sheridan Wyoming but was replaced by Jagertown and Asphalt Cowboy after she canceled due to illness. Singer LeAnn Rimes has had to cancel shows on August 30th at Trails End Concert Park in Sheridan, WY and on August 31st at Snowy Range Music Festival in Laramie, WY due to illness. The singer was advised by doctors to be on vocal rest and... Read more


This is actually an older bit of news, but I unfortunately forgot to post about it when it was new. Jo Dee Messina's mother has been having a lot of health issues lately and last week had to undergo surgery once again. Jo Dee tweeted: Moms in surgery now. Please send up a prayer that god is w surgeon and give him the wisdom and hands he needs to do his best — Jo Dee Messina (@jodeemessina) August 6, 2013 The good thing about reporting late on something like this is at least we know that things must have come... Read more


Singer-songwriter Chris Young is in a Denver area hospital with a leg infection. He is listed in stable condition. Tonight’s headlining show in Kalispell, MT has been cancelled as well as his performances on Brad Paisley’s “Beat This Summer Tour Presented By Cracker Barrel Old Country Store” on Aug. 15 in Penticton, BC, Aug. 16 in Mission, BC and Aug. 17 in Brownsville, OR. He is expected to resume touring in Redding, CA on Aug. 21. While the origin of the infection is unknown, Chris will remain in the hospital for at least the next 24 hours. Chris was en... Read more