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alicia-060816.jpg Alicia Keys and Maren Morris hit the stage together on a recent edition of the show CMT Crossroads. The show brings together artists from within the country genre along with those from other genres and often finds them covering one another's material. "It's cool to see an artist that is so iconic in her own right — in every right really — singing words that I wrote . . ."

jack-whites-070916.jpg Jack White and his Third Man Records label have announced a partnership with a school at the protestor encampment in Standing Rock, South Dakota. The rock icon and his label will offer support to the school, which works with the children of those protesting the planned oil pipeline in the area. The label shared news of the support for the cause in an open letter.

bobdylan-061316.jpg Bob Dylan skipped a meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House with the rest of the American Nobel Prize winners. "Unfortunately, Bob Dylan will not be at the White House today. So everyone can relax," Obama's top spokesman, Josh Earnest, told reporters. He did not explain why Dylan decided not to attend.

drake-070916.jpg Drake and French Montana have shared their "ten commandments" for hookups. The latter shared a photo of the list via Instagram on which the pair refer to their partners as "tings," hookups as a "splash" and the dating process as "hunting." Some of the rules on the list include: "Thou shall never pillow talk or discuss business with a ting."

lynyrd-062716.jpg Lynyrd Skynyrd has been forced to cancel a pair of shows due to a family emergency with singer Johnny Van Zant. The band was scheduled to perform at the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas on December 2 and 3, but announced that the shows have been cancelled and that the band will return to the venue next year. No specific details regarding the nature of the family emergency were announced.

Katyperry-062316.jpg Katy Perry penned a deeply heartfelt thank you to Hillary Clinton on Instagram. "First and foremost, I am incredibly grateful to have received the Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award from my hero @HillaryClinton. This award will be a constant reminder to get out of my bubble and back into the field to shine a light on issues that matter most . . ."

EltonJohn-061616.jpg Elton John will reportedly retire next year in order to spend more time with his family. John is looking to retire in 2017 after he wraps up his current musical commitments, according to reports. The singer will also turn 70 next year. John originally announced plans to retire in 2018, but has pushed the date up to focus on his two sons Zachary and Elijah.

rowland-061016.jpg Kelly Rowland is lending some advice to new moms in her first book, Whoa, Baby!: A Guide for New Moms Who Feel Overwhelmed and Freaked Out (And Wonder What the #*@& Just Happened). Rowland penned the new book alongside OB-GYN Dr. Tristan Emily Bickman, which she culled from her real life mothering experiences with two-year-old son Titan Jewell.

randy-travis-072116.jpg Randy Travis made a surprise appearance onstage at Charlie Daniels' 80th Birthday Volunteer Jam in Nashville. Daniels was stunned as Travis walked onstage to help present him with the Rare Country Humanitarian of the Year Award, which he earned for his efforts with the Journey Home Project.

beyonce-070916.jpg Travis Tritt has offered some clarification regarding his critical remarks of Beyoncé's appearance at the 2016 CMA Awards. He feels that his comments were taken out of context after many believed his comments were about race. "Race has nothing to do with it," Tritt tells Nash Country Daily. "That's what I've tried to make clear from the very beginning. We should be better than that. To make everything about race — to me — it makes me sad to be honest."

adele-061416.jpg Adele announced that she has expanded her touring schedule to include two more shows at Wembley Stadium in London. The new concert dates are for June 28 and July 2. Ticket sales for the newly added concerts will go on sale on December 9. The new dates will be in addition to the previously announced performances on June 29 and July 1 at Wembley Stadium.

craig-morgan-061516.jpg U.S. Army SSG Justin Raymer and his family received an unexpected surprise when they attended the Craig Morgan concert at the Wagon Wheel Theatre in Warsaw, Indiana on November 19. Raymer's father Mike had told him that Morgan, who is an Army veteran himself, was looking for veterans to attend his show.

liamgallagher-061616.jpg Former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher signed a new publishing deal with Warner/Chappell this week and is said to be "making progress" on his new solo album. Warner/Chappell confirmed that Gallagher has written new material and the new album is expected to be released in 2017. Mike Smith, the Managing Director of Warner/Chappell Music U.K., confirmed the news.

garth-brooks-070916.jpg Garth Brooks has announced plans for a World Tour stop in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada in 2017, the first time he will have visited the city in over two decades. Brooks and wife Trisha Yearwood will visit Edmonton's Rogers Place on February 18, 2017. It will be the fifth Canadian city that the country superstar stops in on his World Tour.

MetallicaX-070916.jpg Metallica revealed in a recent interview with Spotify that they were afraid to play "Enter Sandman" on toy instruments. The band teamed up with house band the Roots for a hilarious rendition of the song during their recent appearance on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon.

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