Ashley Monroe is set to release Sparrow (Acoustic Sessions) on February 15th. The EP features five acoustic versions of songs from her critically-acclaimed fourth album Sparrow, which was released last year.

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Country Cares for St. Jude Kids radio program, led by Alabama's Randy Owen, and the record $800 million raised for the hospital since its inception in 1989,
 St. Jude Children's Research Hospital presented Randy and his family with the dedication of a patient family room over the weekend. Country Cares is anchored by annual radiothons, comprised of 200 radio stations who share the mission of St. Jude with their listeners through various promotions and programming methods.

Loretta Lynn's song, "You're Looking At Country," was covered by rock group Metallica during their recent tour stop in Nashville. Loretta posted a video of their performance on Facebook writing, "Well, y'all aint gonna believe this! Check out Metallica covering my song, "You're Looking At Country". Now I've seen everything. I loved it, boys! Keep rocking and it's good by me if you do a few more of mine. Maybe I'll have to sing one with you sometime!" Stay tuned . . .

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