NASHVILLE NEWS AND NOTES – FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2016!

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Bluegrass music legend and three-time Grammy Award winner Ralph Stanley died yesterday.  Ralph Stanley first rose to fame in the mid 1940s with his band the Clinch Mountain Boys. He later formed the duo The Stanley Brothers.  He became a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 2000 and was inducted into the Bluegrass Hall of Fame in 1992.  He is survived by his wife of 48 years, three children, seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral arrangements have not been announced.

Miranda Lambert is expanding the site of her Pink Pistol boutique that her mother currently operates in her hometown of Lindale, Texas, moving it to a much larger facility nearby.  Miranda said she decided to merge her recently closed Oklahoma store into a single location because the Texas space is so much bigger than the Oklahoma one. And she has big plans for the expansion.  Her momma will continue to run the operation.

Reba McEntire has been selected to be a celebrity judge on the popular America’s Got Talent.  Reba will act as a guest judge for the “judge cuts” round beginning July 12.