* http://www.countrymusicalive.com reports that being charged with civil and criminal contempt of court for not signing a release for financial records, Doug Stone found out gets you 6 months jail time. Stone began serving his sentence on September 28, 2005.
* George Strait Announces Tour Partners for 2006
It's becoming a tradition it seems for George Strait to announce his tour for the next year about this time of year.George Strait will be joined by Miranda Lambert and Tracy Lawrence this year. The 2006 tour will be twenty-five dates only and the dates will be released soon. When they are, due to the demand in previous years, a "breaking news" edition of Country Music Alive will be released. George Strait's Website
* Martina McBride will perform a concert live from the CMT studios premiering Saturday, October 8 on CMT at 10pm EST. The one-hour special McBride will perform the hits and will preview songs from her new album, Timeless, set to hit stores October 18.
* The Nashville Show, featuring the return of legendary broadcaster Ralph Emery and popular sidekick Shotgun Red, debuts in Music City at the Nashville Nightlife Theater in front of a studio audience on Wednesday, October 19. The show will feature country music stars and celebrities, a live band, music and entertainment. The commercial free show can be seen live in studio, downloaded by computer or fans can purchase a DVD version of the program.
The new show will feature current and past performers including artists such as Country Music Hall of Fame members Porter Waggoner, Little Jimmy Dickens and Bill Anderson, as well as superstars John Conlee, Jeannie Seely, Stella Parton and Vern Gosdin just to name a few. The Nashville Show will mirror the hugely popular Nashville Now with Emery interviewing the stars, live performances, a segment featuring some of the top musicians in town, and much, much more. To subscribe to the program, fans can simply download The Nashville Show on-line each week for $2.99 from the web site, www.thenashvilleshow.com. If fans do not have computer access, it is available on DVD by mail for $4.99, which includes shipping and handling. To order by mail, or for more information about the program call 800-822-8522, or visit www.thenashvilleshow.com.
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