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Country Music News: From Toby and Taylor to Dolly and Chase Rice

 

Chase Rice will release his full length album, Ignite the Night, on August 19th -- a date which happens to be his late father's birthday.

Chase says, "I’m excited to get new music out so we can keep the party going. The fact that this album is coming out on my dad’s birthday makes it that much more meaningful. I hope I do him proud."

Chase is currently opening shows for Dierks Bentley

Taylor SwiftToby Keith and Kenny Chesney represent country on Forbes' Celebrity 100 list.

Taylor stands at number-18, while Toby holds the 51st spot and Kenny shows up at number-70.

The list ranks the top celebrities in movies, TV, music, sports, books and modelling based on money and fame. Beyonce is number-one this year, displacing last year's topper, Oprah Winfrey.

See the full list.

Dolly Parton has reached a new milestone -- sales of 100 million albums worldwide.

The award was presented to Dolly while she was in the U.K. for the Glastonbury Music Festival. Dolly says, “I’ve been so busy making records for the past several decades, I didn’t realize I had racked up so many sales. What a great honor to know that I have so many fans that have supported me through the years."

 

During her performance at the festival, Dolly brought out Richie Sambora to perform theBon Jovi song "Lay Your Hands on Me."

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