COUNTRY MUSIC NEWS FOR MONDAY, APRIL 1ST

Posted 5 months ago

By Corey Sorenson

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CHARLIE DANIELS DOING DYLAN COVERS

LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) — It’s a trap that who listens to Bob Dylan music can fall into: trying to mimic the phrasing and style of the legendary singer. So, when Charlie Daniels set out to do an album featuring covers of 10 Dylan songs, he had one request of his producer: don’t let him start trying to “do” Dylan. He says while Dylan has had a big effect on his music, he wanted his takes on those songs to sound like him, not like someone pretending to be Dylan. Daniels says Dylan has been an influence and mentor — he played as a studio musician on Dylan’s landmark album “Nashville Skyline” in 1969. He released his own album the following year.

RASCAL FLATTS’ JOE DON ROONEY WILL BE A DAD AGAIN

NEW YORK (AP) — Rascal Flatts guitarist Joe Don Rooney is expanding his family. People magazine reports Rooney’s wife, Tiffany Fallon, is pregnant with their third child. She’s due in late summer. They have a five-year-old boy, Jagger Donovan, and 3-year-old girl, Raquel Blue.

SHAKIRA AND BLAKE SHELTON PERFORM TOGETHER ON ACMS

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shakira and Blake Shelton will team up for more than just “The Voice.” Shelton will be a guest vocalist when Shakira performs her song “Medicine” on the Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday.

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