COUNTRY MUSIC NEWS FOR MONDAY, MARCH 25TH

Posted 7 months ago

By Corey Sorenson

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TOBY KEITH FLIES HALFWAY AROUND THE WORLD FOR NCAA GAME

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Toby Keith flew all the way from Australia to Spokane, Washington, just to see his Oklahoma Sooners take on North Dakota State in the NCAA tourney. Keith was on tour when he found out Oklahoma made the tournament. He says he flew to Hawaii, spent the night, let the pilots get rest and then made it to the game on Thursday. Unfortunately for him, Oklahoma lost.

SAMMY KERSHAW PLANS MEMOIR

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Sammy Kershaw has signed a book deal. Kershaw will release an autobiography through VIP Ink Publishing about his life, career and personal struggles. The book does not yet have a title. It’s set for release next year.

MAN TRESPASSED AT TAYLOR SWIFT’S BEACH HOUSE

WESTERLY, R.I. (AP) — A Massachusetts man has been ordered to stay away from Taylor Swift’s vacation home on the Rhode Island shore.

The Westerly Sun reports that 38-year-old Daniel Cole of Brewster, Mass., was summoned before a state judge on Friday. Police say he ignored previous warnings to not trespass at Swift’s mansion in the Watch Hill section of Westerly.

Cole pleaded not guilty to trespassing and disorderly conduct charges. A Wakefield District Court judge issued a no contact order and released Cole on personal recognizance.

Westerly police say Cole blocked the driveway to Swift’s home with his pickup truck on Dec. 9 and was escorted off the property. Police say he returned Dec. 21 and struggled with police while refusing to leave.

A message seeking comment was left for Cole earlier today.

JOHNNY CASH’S GREAT-NIECE FOUND DEAD

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities in Middle Tennessee say the great-niece of singer Johnny Cash has been found stabbed to death and stuffed in a box in a house.

Putnam County Sheriff David Andrews said Thursday that Courtney Cash’s body was found Wednesday morning.

Andrews said Cash’s body was found in a large chest. A man identified as William Austin Johnson, Cash’s boyfriend, was being treated for stab wounds at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.

Andrews said the pair had gone out with a friend before an altercation took place in the house where Johnson and Cash lived with their young child. The friend, identified as Wayne Gary Masciarella, has been charged with first-degree murder.

Andrews said Johnson escaped the attack and took the child with him before driving to the hospital.

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