COUNTRY MUSIC NEWS FOR MONDAY, APRIL 21

Posted 8 months ago

By Corey Sorenson

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KELLIE PICKLER, MICHELLE OBAMA GUEST-STAR ON “NASHVILLE”

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kellie Pickler’s guest appearance on the ABC show “Nashville” will likely be upstaged by another guest star: first lady Michelle Obama. They both will play themselves on the May 7 episode.

SHAKIRA, BLAKE SHELTON, ADAM LEVINE PERFORM ON “THE VOICE”

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shakira will perform her new single on tomorrow’s results show on “The Voice.” She will sing “Empire.” Blake Shelton and Adam Levine each will perform with their teams as well.

COUNTRY MUSIC SINGER KEVIN SHARP DIES

FAIR OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Sharp has died. The country music singer had a series of hits during a career that started in the late 1990s. He was 43 and died from complications from past stomach surgeries and digestive issues. Sharp was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer when he was a high school senior. The Make-A-Wish Foundation made it possible for Sharp to meet music producer David Foster, who helped him jump-start his music career. Perhaps his biggest hit was “Nobody Knows,” a single from his 1996 debut album.

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