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Rodney Atkins Files for Divorce & More in Casey’s Taste of Country

Rodney Atkins
Rodney Atkins
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As you may already know, the story is out surrounding .  He was arrested last month down in Tennessee for domestic assault for supposedly trying to smother his wife with a pillow.  However, according to TMZ, Rodney has since filed for divorce, stating his wife made the whole thing up.  Tammy Atkins stated in court documents the two had been arguing all throughout the night until Rodney turned violent.   She also alleges he grabbed her by the face and threw her down the hallway.  Rodney’s lawyer released a statement yesterday stating,

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“This was an unfortunate verbal dispute between Mr. and Mrs. Atkins within hearing range of their child, and when Mr. Atkins realized their child was in hearing range of the argument his first priority became getting out of the earshot of the child…” 

Rodney is still scheduled to perform on Fox’s TV special, “American Country New Year’s Even Live,” but at this time is requested privacy.

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Carrie Underwood
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Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood have been rated by Forbes and their list of “Top Earning Women in Music.”  The magazine ranked the stars and their income between May 2010 and May 2011.  Taylor came in 2nd place, behind Lady Gaga, earning an estimated $45 million – half of what Gaga earned.  Pop singer, Katy Perry was ranked third.  Carrie Underwood was on the list, but came in at number seven.  In her defense, she’s been very busy being married and stuff.  She did not tour or release a new album this year so that could have taken a toll on her income of $20 million this time around.

Craig Campbell
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The Band Perry will be performing tonight on TNT.  The holiday special is called “Christmas in Washington.”  The concert is hosted by Conan O’Brienand will also features some pop singers, Jennifer Hudson, Justin Bieber and Cee Lo Green.  The show airs at 8pm. 

And speaking of your TV, if you missed the “CMA Country Christmas” special, it’s going to re-air tomorrow.  ABC will be showing the special hosted by Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles

Also, tomorrow, will Craig Campbell’s national TV debut.  Craig will be on Fox News, “Fox & Friends Weekend” and will perform “I’ll Be Home for Christmas.”  The show airs each weekend from 6 to 10pm.

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