Tuesday Morning Country Music Headlines

WYNONNA'S HUSBAND LOSES HIS LEG AFTER CRASH

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) -- Wynonna Judd's husband has lost his left leg after a motorcycle crash in South Dakota. Judd's publicist says Cactus Moser's leg was "severed at the scene of the accident" and that doctors have amputated his leg above his knee. He also had surgery on his hand. Judd is postponing her scheduled concerts in Canada. Moser was also her drummer. A statement says the couple appreciates the "well-wishes from family, friends and fans."

JASON ALDEAN READIES NEW ALBUM 'NIGHT TRAIN'

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Jason Aldean is releasing his new album, "Night Train," on October 16th. He explains that the title sums up how far his career has come in the last few years. He says he went from one bus pulling a trailer to six or seven buses and eight or nine trucks. When they're traveling down the interstate together at night, he says "it looks like a big freight train." Aldean says there are a few surprises on the record, including a collaboration with his buddies Eric Church and Luke Bryan.

WILLIE NELSON FEELING BETTER AFTER TRIP TO HOSPITAL

DENVER (AP) -- Willie Nelson is feeling better and will be hitting the road again. He had to cancel a weekend performance at a private event in Colorado because he was having trouble breathing. The event host told The Denver Post that Nelson was taken to the hospital. Nelson's publicist says he wasn't hospitalized and no other concerts will be canceled. His next show is today in Dallas. Nelson is 79.

JAKE OWEN TO HEADLINE CMT ON TOUR

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Jake Owen is headlining this year's "CMT on Tour." It kicks off October 10 in New York City and runs through mid-December. He's bringing along special guests Love and Theft and Florida Georgia Line. Owen says headlining this tour is "really cool" for him because just five years ago he was opening the tour for Sugarland.

NASHVILLE SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME NEW INDUCTEES

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The guy who wrote the Garth Brooks hit "Ain't Goin' Down Till The Sun Comes Up" and Randy Travis' "Three Wooden Crosses" is going into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Kim Williams will be joined by Mary Chapin Carpenter, Tony Arata and Larry Henley. They'll be officially inducted in a ceremony on October 7th.

COLT FORD SETS DATE FOR CELEBRITY GOLF CLASSIC

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Colt Ford is hitting the links to help St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. He has announced his first annual Colt Ford & Friends Celebrity Golf Classic on September 24th. It will be held at Chateau Elan near Atlanta. Ford says he can't think of a better way to raise money for kids with cancer than playing golf with a group of his good buddies. Darius Rucker, Jake Owen, Justin Moore, Jamey Johnson, Jeff Foxworthy are among the special guest golfers.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.


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