LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Country music star Blake Shelton has encouraging words for "The Voice" contestant Lauren Brooke. Brooke wasn't chosen by any of the show's voice coaches last night. Shelton says the pitch issues she had with the song "Cowboy Casanova" are easily fixable. He says Brooke has a "really cool sound" and a "good enough ear" to "fix that easy."
OPRY GOES PINK NEXT MONTH
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Kellie Pickler is turning the Grand Ole Opry pink next month to fight breast cancer. She recently shaved her head for a friend who is battling the disease. Pickler will flip the switch on the Opry's barn backdrop, turning it pink for the night. Jana Kramer and The Farm will also be performing. The fourth annual "Opry Goes Pink" event will be held October 30th. Five dollars from every ticket sold will be donated to Women Rock for the Cure.
JANA KRAMER ANNOUNCES NEW SINGLE
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- "One Tree Hill" fans are going to recognize Jana Kramer's new single. She announced on Twitter that "Whiskey" is the next release from her debut album. Kramer introduced "Whiskey" while she was an actress on "One Tree Hill." It's the follow up to her top-five hit "Why Ya Wanna."
JOHNNY CASH TV SERIES
UNDATED (AP) -- Get ready to learn more about Johnny Cash through a six-part TV mini-series. The network Ovation will air "Johnny Cash: Song by Song" starting October 7th with two back-to-back episodes. Each show will dig deep into the story behind classics such as "I Walk the Line," "Ring of Fire," and "A Boy Named Sue." Artists participating in the series include Kris Kristofferson, Merle Haggard, Shooter Jennings, Ben Folds, Chris Isaak, Billy Bob Thornton and Grace Potter.
DIERKS BENTLEY: 'TIP IT ON BACK' VIDEO
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Dierks Bentley shot his latest music video on the first day of his "Country and Cold Cans: Back to College" tour last month in Athens, Georgia. The video captures the live energy of the crowd and it follows the story of a young couple putting their family farm up for sale after an economic downturn. Bentley says it takes him back to the days of playing dirty bars when he would live on beer and Jager bombs.
JASON ALDEAN TO PLAY DALLAS SHOW FOR BREAST CANCER
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The last stop on Jason Aldean's "My Kinda Party Tour" will be especially meaningful. He is donating the proceeds from the show in Dallas on October 27th to Susan G. Komen for the Cure to fight breast cancer. It's Aldean's seventh annual "Concert for the Cure." The show is already sold out with over 20,000 tickets purchased in four minutes. Aldean says he wants to do his part to find a cure before his daughters grow up. The annual concert honors his close friend who died of the disease.
JERROD NIEMANN HEADS BACK TO SCHOOL
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Jerrod Niemann wants to give the coziest performance of his career. He has launched the "Rock Your Room" contest to give one lucky college student over $700 in electronics and a live performance in the winner's dorm room. The contest runs through October 22nd.
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