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Dixie Chicks Postpone Release Of Upcoming Album “Gaslighter”

The Dixie Chicks upcoming eighth studio album, Gaslighter — which was slated to drop on May 1 — has been postponed. No new release date has been announced.

The Dixie Chicks most recent album was 2006’s Taking the Long Way, which earned the trio three Grammy Awards. Natalie Maines, Emily Robison and Martie Maguire of the Dixie Chicks dropped their first single in 13 years with the release of “Gaslighter” on March 4. The new tune, which was co-penned and co-produced by the Dixie Chicks and Jack Antonoff, debuted at No. 36 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart, marking the highest debut on the chart for the Dixie Chicks since their cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “Landslide” in September 2002, which debuted at No. 32.

Dixie Chicks Postpone ‘Gaslighter’ Album Release

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Gabby Barrett’s Debut Single “I Hope” Reaches No. 1 Billboard Country Airplay Chart

Gabby Barrett’s debut single, “I Hope,” hit No. 1 on both the Billboard Country Airplay chart and Mediabase chart this week. 

Gabby is now the fourth solo female artist in 14 years to score a No. 1 hit on the Billboard Country Airplay chart with her debut single, following Carly Pearce’s “Every Little Thing” (Nov. 2017), Kelsea Ballerini’s “Love Me Like You Mean It” (June 2015) and Carrie Underwood’s “Jesus, Take the Wheel” (Jan. 2006).

Take a listen to “I Hope” at the link here.

Gabby Barrett Scores Her First No. 1 Song With ‘I Hope’

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Sam Hunt Drops New Video For “Young Once”

Sam Hunt dropped a new video for his song, “Young Once,” which is featured on his recent sophomore album, Southside.

The new clip, which was directed by Tim Mattia, follows a young couple as they venture out on their own. Written by Sam, Zach Crowell, Matt Jenkins and Josh Osborne, “Young Once” is one of 12 new tracks on Sam’s new No. 1 album.

Watch Sam’s new video for “Young Once” at the link here.

Sam Hunt Narrates Couple’s Adrenaline-Filled Escape in ‘Young Once’ Video

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Chip And Joanna Gaines Debuting Four Hour Network Preview

Chip and Joanna Gaines had to delay the launch of their Magnolia Network because of the pandemic, but they are giving viewers a taste of what’s to come. Magnolia Network, Discovery, Inc.’s joint-venture with the Gaines’ home and lifestyle brand Magnolia, announced that “Magnolia Presents: A Look Back & A Look Ahead: will air beginning Sunday at 5 p.m. EST on DIY Network.

The four-hour Magnolia Network preview event “offers viewers a chance to sample some of the incredible stories waiting to be told on Magnolia Network,” according to a press release. Chip and Joanna Gaines said in a statement: “Right now, it’s important that we all continue to look out for one another by upholding the guidelines set forth by the experts, leaders and front-line heroes working tirelessly to get us all through this difficult time.”

The Magnolia Network had been set to debut on October 4, but that’s not happening because of Covid-19-related production delays. Instead the four-hour network preview event will kick off with “a look back” at where it all began: the couple’s enormously popular HGTV series “Fixer Upper.”

Chip and Joanna Gaines Announce 4-Hour Preview of TV Network as They Push Launch Amid Coronavirus

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Cast Of Friends Join The ‘All In Challenge’ For COVID-19 Relief

The cast of Friends is joining the All In Challenge, in which celebrities offer once-in-a-lifetime experiences that fans can win by simply donating to COVID-19 relief. The cast is offering one lucky fan and five of their friends a chance to join them on the set of their upcoming reunion special for HBO Max when the quarantine is lifted.

“We’re so excited to join the ALL IN challenge to help keep people fed and healthy during this time,” Jennifer Aniston writes on Instagram. “We’re inviting you and five of YOUR friends to join the six of us on Stage 24,” she continued. Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer similarly posted about the challenge on their socials. 

To enter, go to AllInChallenge.com and make a donation for as little as $10. All of the proceeds will go to go to No Kid Hungry, Meals on Wheels and America’s Food Fund, which benefits Feeding America and World Central Kitchen.

Cast of ‘Friends’ joins the All In Challenge

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Georgia, South Carolina And Tennessee Governors Announce Easing Lockdown Restrictions

Georgia, Tennessee and South Carolina have announced plans to reopen some businesses by May 1 or earlier after they were closed to stem the spread of coronavirus. 

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp announced that barbershops, bowling alleys, gyms and tattoo parlors, among other businesses, would be allowed to reopen on Friday if they adhere to social-distancing and hygiene rules, and that dine-in restaurants and theaters could reopen with limitations on April 27.

In Tennessee, Gov. Bill Lee said Monday that he would not be extending his “safer-at-home” order, which is scheduled to expire on April 30. A “vast majority” of businesses will be allowed to reopen on May 1, his office said.  

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster allowed some businesses in that state to reopen Monday, just two weeks after they were ordered closed. South Carolina department stores, sporting goods stores and flea markets can reopen as well as stores selling furniture, books, music, flowers, clothing and accessories. Businesses will be allowed to open at 20% capacity, or five people per 1,000 square feet.

Tuesday Coronavirus Update: South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee Ease Restrictions

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FDA Approves First At-Home Coronavirus Test Kit

The Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that it has approved the first authorized at-home coronavirus test. The test will be made available first to health care workers and first responders, and is expected to go on sale for consumers in most states within weeks.

The test, called the Pixel, is a nasal swab kit developed and sold by LabCorp. Patients will collect their own samples using a special sterile swab provided in the kit and then send it in to one of the company’s labs for analysis.

The FDA said it granted the company emergency approval to get the tests out sooner. The test kit costs $119, and potential customers must complete a survey about their eligibility for testing before receiving one. The test’s website says it will not be available in New York, New Jersey, Maryland and Rhode Island. New York and New Jersey are the two states with the highest number of coronavirus cases and deaths. 

FDA approves at-home COVID-19 test

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Former XFL Commissioner Oliver Luck Sues Vince McMahon For Wrongful Termination

Former XFL Commissioner   is suing Vince McMahon for wrongful termination, following the collapse of the spring football league. In a federal lawsuit that was filed in Connecticut last week, Luck claims he was wrongfully terminated by McMahon on April 9, one day before the league formally suspended operations and laid off its employees in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Much of the document filed last week is redacted, and three exhibits that Luck attached to it were all filed under seal. According to the lawsuit, Luck’s employment contract with McMahon came with a separate confidentiality agreement.

The XFL, which kicked off earlier this spring, got off to a promising start before the coronavirus pandemic hit in mid-March, after just five weeks of action. The league first suspended play but expressed hope of a 2021 return, then canceled the season and laid off its employees a few weeks later. The XFL has since filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Vince McMahon sued by fired former XFL commissioner Oliver Luck

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New England Patriots To Trade Rob Gronkowski To Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Patriots have traded retired tight end Rob Gronkowski to the Buccaneers. New England will send Gronkowski and a seventh-round draft pick to Tampa Bay in exchange for a fourth-round pick, 

Gronkowski spoke to the Patriots about the chance to come out of retirement to reunite with quarterback Tom Brady in Tampa Bay. After playing in the NFL for nine seasons, Gronkowski retired in March 2018 but never ruled out a possible return to the league. The Patriots will have to send his rights to the Buccaneers who will need to reinstate him. The tight end has one year and $10 million left on his contract.

Brady surprised the NFL world this offseason when he entered free agency and left the Patriots for the Bucs. Gronkowski and Brady won three Super Bowls together with New England.

Agent: Gronk dealt to Bucs, reunited with Brady

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Runaway June’s Jennifer Wayne Reveals COVID-19 Diagnosis

Runaway June’s Jennifer Wayne revealed via Instagram that she has been diagnosed with COVID-19.

Along with a statement that describes why she decided to reveal the news and how she’s been combating the virus, Jennifer shared a photo of herself holding a “3 Things I’m Grateful For” sign. Jennifer’s entire statement can be read at the link here.

Runaway June—comprised of Naomi Cooke, Hannah Mulholland and Jennifer Wayne—released their new album, Blue Roses, in 2019, which featured Top 5 single, “Buy My Own Drinks.”

Runaway June’s Jennifer Wayne Reveals She Was ‘Rocked’ by Coronavirus — and Will Be Donating Plasma

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