63 of the 65 victims from the Indiana stage collapse at one of Sugarland’s concerts, back in August, have settled with the state of Indiana.  All but $2,000 of the $5 million in settlement money has been claimed.  The lawsuit filed on behalf of 51 victims, including seven that were killed, against Sugarland, concert promoters, and those who built the stage, has yet to even go to a courtroom.

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In between concerts in big arenas and other indoor venues, Rascal Flatts will be doing their first-ever concert at sea.  They’ve teamed up with Norwegian Cruise Line for a country cruise.  The Norwegian Spirit sets sail February 26th out of New Orleans and will dock at Cozumel, Mexico where passengers will enjoy Rascal Flatts on March 2nd

Miranda Lambert’s Four the Record album just barely made it on People’s best of 2011 list.  Her album came out in November and came in at #10 for this year’s countdown of best albums.   Congratulations to her!  I absolutely love this album! 

If you’re out of ideas for some last minute gifts, especially if the person is a country music fan, check out Reba’s website.  Her “Fancy” Christmas collection is up for sale offering a wide array of Christmas ornaments, many of which have a music theme.  You can get them at her website.

Montgomery Gentry has teamed up with the Professional Championship Bull riders.  They’ll do a 2012 co-headlining arena tour starting mid-January.  Each stop will have a Montgomery Gentry concert followed by a bull riding competition.  A complete schedule of their tour dates are available at montgomerygentry.com.