Blake Shelton hopes his Dad will be released from the hospital and home later today.  Dick Shelton was hospitalized this past Monday for pneumonia.  Blake tweeted, “Thank you all for the prayers for my dad…Hoping he gets to go home Friday.”  According to Country Weekly, Blake flew home right after the ACAs Monday night to be with his Dad.

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Congratulations are in order for Kenny Chesney once again.  Hemingway’s Whiskey has gone platinum.  This is the 10th album of Kenny’s to be certified platinum.  That album, in case you are one of the few without a copy, includes “Boys of Fall,” “Somewhere With You,” and “You and Tequila.”
 
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You’ll be able to catch Brad Paisley this weekend on CBS Sunday Morning.  They’ll be joining Brad on the road.  CBS’ Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer joined Brad earlier in the year on his tour and then also spent a day at his home in Franklin, TN.  CBS Sunday Morning airs Sunday at 9am. 

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And Eric Church is offering an exclusive limited edition hardcover photo book to his fans.  The book includes over 350 exclusive photos covering Eric’s entire career.  The photo book is called, Eric Church: A Song to Sing and is available at his website.  Only a limited number are available and the cool part, he’ll be autographing some of the copies at random and shipped to fans.