Garth Brooks is a last-minute addition to this week's CMA Fest in Nashville. He will appear at Xfinity Fan Fair X inside Music City Center at the CMA Close Up Stage on Saturday (June 9th) from 12:15 to 1 p.m. CT, where he will participate in a Q&A hosted by SiriusXM’s Storme Warren and answer questions from fans in the audience. He shared the news during his weekly Facebook Live series “Inside Studio G” last night (Monday, June 4th). Tickets for Xfinity Fan Fair X are available for $10 each day, Thursday through Sunday, June 7-10, or $25 for a four-day pass at or through the CMA Box Office at 1-800-CMA-FEST.

Wayne Secrest, one of the founding members of country-rock band Confederate Railroad, recently died at the age of 68. The band shared the news on Facebook on Saturday (June 2nd). Secrest had been battling an illness for a long time, according to the band. Poor health forced him to leave the road in 2017. The group is best known for such hits as “Jesus and Mama,” “Queen of Memphis” and “Trashy Women.”

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