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HOW TAYLOR SWIFT DEALS WITH FAME

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Sometimes the pressure of fame gets to Taylor Swift. She says she deals with it in all kinds of ways: venting to her friends, playing piano until 4 a.m., or calling her mom and crying. Swift feels for other celebrities in the news. She says when she sees someone going through a scandal now, she doesn't sit there and see it as entertainment anymore. Swift's new album "Red" is out now.

'NASHVILLE' TUNES AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Fans of the TV show "Nashville" will soon be hearing a familiar tune on country radio. Big Machine Records has released the first official single from the show, sung by Hayden Panettiere. The song is called "Telescope." The label will release new music each week. "Nashville" airs Wednesdays on ABC.

GARTH BROOKS TEARS UP AT HALL OF FAME INDUCTION

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- It's an elite group and Garth Brooks if finally part of it. Brooks joined the Country Music Hall of Fame along with Connie Smith and Hargus "Pig" Robbins. Brooks called it "the greatest day of his musical career." He also acknowledged his three daughters sitting in the audience. Brooks retired from music in 2001 to spend more time with them. Smith said the honor hits her in waves -- part of the time she doesn't believe it yet, and part of the time it makes her "want to pucker up and cry." George Strait and James Taylor were among the performers at the induction ceremony on Sunday.

'THE VOICE'

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Chalk up one more steal for Blake Shelton. On last night's edition of "The Voice," Team Blake picked up 15-year-old MarissaAnn, who had been dropped by Christina Aguilera. Tonight's show is the last of the battle rounds. Aguilera is only coach left with a steal, as the final live line-up is set.

JAMEY JOHNSON IS GOING ON TOUR

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Jamey Johnson is launching a fall tour, called "Living For A Song." It's named after his new tribute album to Hank Cochran, released on October 16th. The tour kicks off in Knoxville, Tennessee, November 8th. The dates run through December 31st in Montgomery, Alabama, with more to be announced soon.

SCOTTY MCCREERY ON QVC TODAY

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Scotty McCreery is performing songs from his new Christmas album on QVC today. He will also offer viewers an opportunity to order his album as part of a two CD set, including his platinum-selling debut album "Clear As Day." The Christmas record includes classics like, "Let It Snow" and "Jingle Bells," along with two originals.

DAVID NAIL ON VOCAL REST

UNDATED (AP) -- David Nail is on vocal rest. He had to cancel a show on doctor's orders. Nail was scheduled to perform in Milwaukee but he was diagnosed with laryngitis. Nail called it a "scary situation" when the sound wouldn't come out. He tweeted that his voice was in bad shape and he needed a miracle. Nail asked fans to say a prayer for his vocal chords. It's the first show he has ever had to cancel. Nail said he was "heartbroken."

BRAD PAISLEY SINGS ON COLBIE CAILLAT'S CHRISTMAS ALBUM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Brad Paisley sings with Colbie Caillat on her new Christmas album. They collaborated on the tune "Merry Christmas, Baby." Caillat is performing the song on the upcoming CMA Country Christmas TV special, but without Paisley. Caillat also guests on Jerrod Niemann's new album on a song called "I'm All About You." Her 12-song "Christmas In The Sand" album is available now.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.


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