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Kane Brown Cancels Additional Tour Date Due to Being ‘Very Sick’

Kane Brown has just canceled his second straight performance date for his European tour. Doctors told the singer that he will not be able to perform by Tuesday, January 31st, meaning that his show in Stockholm, Sweden, has been canceled. After he had already canceled a January 29th show for Berlin, Germany.

Brown had tweeted on Sunday, “Man, when sickness brings you to tears, Like WTF.”

The international portion of his 2023 Drunk or Dreaming Tour had started on January 17th in Glasgow and included nine shows. Brown’s next stop is going to be the American Drunk or Dreaming Tour opener in Grand Rapids, Michigan. While on February 11th he is set to perform at the Super Bowl Music Fest in Phoenix.

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Reba’s Restaurant Is Open For Business

Reba McEntire recently announced via her social media platforms, (Instagram) on Saturday, January 28th, that her new spot called Reba’s Place in Atoka, Oklahoma is celebrating its grand opening that took place on January 26th.

The video posted shows Reba saying, “Reba’s Place, Atoka, Oklahoma. Come and see us,” before showing highlights of the restaurant such as delicious looking food, cocktails, and even a stage for local musical acts to perform on.

While doing an interview promoting her new venture Reba stated, “I get another excuse to get to come home to our state, It’s going to help our town, it’s going to help the community, it’s going to bring jobs in.”

Janie Dillard, the senior executive officer of the Choctaw Nation’s division of commerce, commented on Reba’s drive. Dillard stated, “She says, ‘The team did this, the team did that.’ No, she’s a woman very involved. She’s a savvy businesswoman, She’s picked out every dish you’ve got on your table tonight. She’s picked out every color. Draperies, color schemes, color palettes. Everything. She’s been so engaged.”

Reba initially announced her goal of opening Reba’s Place in November of 2021. The restaurant was built in a century old Masonic temple and also has two stories. Pictures show chandeliers hung form the building’s very high ceilings, as well as a view of some of Reba’s iconic outfits, that are hung in glass cases inside the establishment.

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Chase Wright Tells of His Love for His Son in ‘Never Loved Before’

At the same time Chase Wright is making a name for himself in country music he also became a new father. In a recent interview with Taste of Country about his new son Wright stated, “I took him to his two-month appointment today and he slept, but then that sort of set my whole day back two hours.” Never Loved Before Wright’s new track is premiering exclusively on Taste of Country.

Wright continued to explain how, “It’s funny how the meaning of a song can transform before your very eyes, Now, this song means something completely different than it once did.” Wright had written the song two years prior to becoming a father, right when him and his girlfriend Brittany Norris had started dating.

He explained how, “I had just gotten back from visiting her in person for the very first time, I was going on a run here in Nashville and thinking to myself, ‘If this is love, I’ve never loved before.’ It wasn’t long after that that I realized that it would be such a cool song title.”

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Luke Combs and Brandi Carlile are Set to Perform at the 2023 Grammy Awards

Brandi Carlile and Luke Combs are going to be representing the Country and Americana genres at the 2023 Grammy Awards. They will both be performing during the show along with stars from other genres. Performers for the night will also include Lizzo and Sam Smith, Bad Bunny, R&B icon Mary J. Blige, Steve Lacy, and Kim Petras. All of those performing are also nominees at this year’s ceremony.

In both the Country and Americana categories, Carlile is the most nominated, with a total of seven mentions at the upcoming Grammy Awards.

Meanwhile, Combs is coming into the Grammy Awards with three nominations this year including Best Country Song (for “Doin’ This”), Best Country Album (Growin’ Up) and Best Country Duo/Group Performance (“Outrunnin’ Your Memory,” a duet with three-time Grammy winner Miranda Lambert).

The Grammy Awards will be taking place on February fifth at Arena in Los Angeles, California. While Trevor Noah is set to host the show that is airing on CBS starting at 8PM PT/5PM ET.

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Chris Stapleton Will Sing The national Anthem at Super Bowl LVII

For the third year in a row, a country performer will be honoring America prior to the start of the Super Bowl. This year, Chris Stapleton is going to sing the National Anthem during the pre-game ceremonies on February 12th. While country performers have sung four of the last seven Super Bowl National Anthems. With 2022 having Mickey Guyton and the year prior Eric Church was joined by Jazmine Sullivan at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.

Other past notable country performers include, Luke Bryan in Houston in 2017,Carrie Underwood in Miami in 2010, The Chicks in San Diego in 2003,Faith Hill in Atlanta in 2000, Garth Brooks in Pasadena in 1993, Charley Pride in Houston in 1974.

Meanwhile, the last country performer to be represented during the Super Bowl halftime show was Shania Twain in 2003. Super Bowl LVII gets started at ^:30 PM ET on FOX from State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.

Stapleton’s last album was released in 2020 and he still hasn’t announced a headlining tour for 2023. However he will join George Strait for a series of stadium shows that start up in May.

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