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Hale postpones Opry debut due to illness

Friday, February 21, 2014 – After battling flu symptoms all week, singer/actress Lucy Hale canceled her debut performance at the Grand Ole Opry set for this evening.

Hale, 24, was looking forward to the performance, which she called "a lifelong dream." Hale's Opry debut will be rescheduled to a later date.

Hale was in the middle of a two-month long promo tour in support of her single, "You Sound Good To Me," meeting country radio, fans, and playing multiple performances across the U.S. before falling ill earlier this week.

Hale's debut album, "Road Between," will release June 3 on DMG Nashville/Bigger Picture Group.

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Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Gayle, Orlando provide good old-fashioned entertainment – Although this pairing of country star Crystal Gayle and Tony Orlando may have - on the surface - appeared to be an odd one, tonight's audience demonstratively loved each performer equally. It was an evening of memorable songs, fun and funny stories and just good old-fashioned entertainment. Gayle opened the show with a strong set of country... »»»
Concert Review: With or without band, Isbell satisfies – Usually, when an artist performs without his regular backing band, it becomes about mathematics of subtraction. That artist is armed with far fewer artistic weapons at his/her disposal, after all. In Jason Isbell's case, though, when he performed with just his wife and fiddler Amanda Shires, it was more about substitution than subtraction.... »»»
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