Country Music News for Friday


JASON ISBELL, AMANDA SHSIRES: Quit the CMA

Jason Isbell and his wife Amanda Shires have quit the Country Music Association over their failure to recognize the deaths of John Prine, Billy Joe Shaver and Jerry Jeff Walker on Wednesday's award show. 

The CMA paid tribute to Kenny Rogers, Joe Diffie, Charlie Daniels and Mac Davis, who died this year. 

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REBA McENTIRE: Turned DownThe Voice

Reba McEntire turned down the opportunity to be a coach on The Voice

She tells Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live, "It was a very popular show in Holland, I'm pretty sure, and I watched the tape, and I said, 'No, I'm going to pass on that' because I don't think I could ever be able to tell somebody that they're terrible or go find another job or hope you like your nighttime job."

She says she had some regrets after the show became popular. (People)

DOLLY PARTON: Sacrificed for Her Career

Dolly Parton made sacrifices that paid off in her career in the long run. 

She tells Oprah onThe Oprah Conversationon Apple TV, "Since I had no kids, and my husband was pretty independent, I had freedom. So I think a big part of my whole success is the fact that I was free to work."

Dolly says it wasn't part of God's plan to have children so everyone's kids could be hers and she could do things like the Imagination Library, which provides books to kids for free.

Dolly's interview with Oprah premieres on Sunday. 

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