Monday Morning Country Music Headlines

WYNONNA JUDD CANCELS SHOWS AFTER HUSBAND'S CRASH

HILL CITY, S.D. (AP) -- Wynonna Judd is postponing concerts in Canada, after her husband was hurt in a motorcycle accident. The South Dakota Highway Patrol says 55-year-old Michael Moser was riding in the Black Hills when he crossed the center line and hit a car. Moser was airlifted to Rapid City Regional Hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries. Judd was riding ahead of her husband and was not involved in the crash. Moser has been cited for crossing the center line and not having a motorcycle license. Judd says in a statement released yesterday that she loves Moser deeply and will remain by his side as he recovers. The two were married in June.

LUKE BRYAN ANNOUNCES TOUR

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Luke Bryan is hitting the road in October for his fourth annual "Farm Tour." Bryan will perform eight concerts from Oct. 3 to 13 making stops in Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama and Florida.

NEW MUSIC BY WILLIE NELSON IN 'LAWLESS'

NEW YORK (AP) -- New music by Willie Nelson is featured in the gangster film "Lawless" in theaters Aug. 29. Nelson's song "Midnight Run" is also a bonus track on the movie soundtrack out a day before the film. The movie stars Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy and Jessica Chastain. It is based on a true story and the novel "The Wettest County In The World." Nelson will join the cast for a screening of the movie on Aug. 25 in Austin, Texas.

GRAHAM NASH LOVES HIS BANDMATES DESPITE MADNESS, BACK-STABBING

NEW YORK (AP) -- Graham Nash says the love between his bandmates in Crosby, Stills and Nash has kept them together for more than 40 years. Graham says "the madness," the "back-stabbing" and silent treatments are meaningless because the band really loves each other. The band is currently on tour.

KIX BROOKS HEADS TO "GOOD MORNING AMERICA"

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Kix Brooks is set to perform music from his new album on ABC's "Good Morning America." His album "New to This Town" will be released on Sept. 11 and he will appear on the morning show the day after.

BIG AND RICH'S "HILLBILLY JEDI" OUT SEPT. 18

UNDATED (AP) -- After more than five years, Big and Rich finally have a release date for their fourth studio album. "Hillbilly Jedi." It's Sept. 18. The album will include their first single "That's Why I Pray" and a song the duo worked on with Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora.

CARRIE UNDERWOOD, TIM MCGRAW, LUKE BRYAN ON MDA TELETHON

UNDATED (AP) -- Carrie Underwood, Tim McGraw and Luke Bryan are among the celebrities who will appear on the MDA telethon on Labor Day. The "MDA Show of Strength" will air on Sept. 2. Other celebrities to appear include Will.i.am, Pitbull, B.o.B. and One Republic.

ASHTON SHEPHERD LEAVES LABEL

UNDATED (AP) -- CMT is reporting that Ashton Shepherd has left her long-time record label MCA Nashville. Shepherd released two albums on the label, "Sounds So Good" in 2008 and last year's "Where Country Grows."

JUSTIN MOORE HIT WITH COPYRIGHT LAWSUIT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Justin Moore has been hit with a copyright infringement lawsuit for his song "Backwoods." The Tennessean reports a songwriter and fiddle player claim his song sounds similar to one they wrote in 2003 and shopped around to several labels two years later. Moore's song appeared on his 2009 debut album. The paper says "Backwoods" has been downloaded more than 300,000 times and appeared on the album that sold almost a-half million copies. The two men are seeking $150,000 for each time their work was violated. A pretrial discussion is scheduled on Oct. 1.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.


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