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WILLIE NELSON AND JENNIFER NETTLES ON KEYS TO SUCCESS

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Willie Nelson and Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles took a moment on the red carpet last week at the CMAs to share their secrets to success. Nelson, who was honored during the awards show, says enjoying what he does is his secret. Nettles, who is expecting her first child later this month, said the key to her success right now is not moving around too much.

JASON ALDEAN SELLS OUT ANOTHER STADIUM SHOW

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Jason Aldean's having a good time lately. He and his buddies Luke Bryan and Eric Church opened the CMA Awards last week with a surprise performance of his new single "The Only Way I Know." The next morning he woke to discover that he'd sold out more stadium shows. According to Aldean, "The list of guys in country music who sell out stadiums is pretty short, it's guys like Chesney and Garth." Aldean says he's "not supposed to be on that list." But he is now. He sold out his first Fenway Park show in a record seven minutes and a second Fenway show along with one at the University of Georgia's Sanford Stadium in less than hour. Aldean calls it "a big testament to the hard work" his band and crew put in every night and to the loyalty of country music fans.

ABC SWEEPS WITH ITS BROADCAST OF THE CMA AWARDS

UNDATED (AP) -- Not everyone who wanted to watch the CMA Awards last week was able to, due to the extensive power outages caused by Superstorm Sandy. But ABC says it still scored a sweep last Thursday night with its broadcast. The network says the CMAs marked its most-watched non-sports Thursday in over three years.

DOLLY SAYS SHE'D CONSIDER JOINING 'THE VOICE'

UNDATED (AP) -- She says she's been "asked to do American Idol and X Factor almost every time they do a new series" but she always turns them down. However, Dolly Parton tells Britain's Daily Star that she would consider joining the panel of 'The Voice' because she says it's a "wonderful show" where she wouldn't have to "judge that much" and as she puts it she "hesitates to judge people."

JAKE OWEN'S BABY NAME

UNDATED (AP) -- Jake Owen and his wife, Lacey, have a few more weeks before their baby girl is due to arrive, but they have already chosen a name. The couple told E! News that they'll be calling their bundle of joy Pearl, after Owen's best friend who passed away.

MIRANDA LAMBERT TO OPEN A STORE IN OKLAHOMA

UNDATED (AP) -- Just in case Miranda Lambert isn't busy enough being a singer, songwriter, entertainer, wife and CMA Female Vocalist of the Year -- as of November 23, she's going to be a business owner. According to The Boot, Lambert plans to open her first store, Pink Pistol, in Oklahoma on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving which is traditionally one of the busiest shopping days of the year. Lambert says the store will offer "pretty much everything." But her favorite item is a glittering pink bicycle because as she says she's really 12 at heart.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.


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