COUNTRY MUSIC NEWS
TAYLOR SWIFT: Her Video Co-star
Taylor Swift found Toby Hemingway -- the man who plays her groom in the video for her upcoming single "Ride" -- in the movie Feast of Love. She tells People.com, "Toby was so great that I thought it would be perfect to put him in the video."
Taylor knew she'd made the right choice when she watched another movie of his, The Covenant, and he was wearing a sweatshirt with her lucky number 13 on it.
Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert have announced that they will once again sponsor teams for the 2010 Light the Night Walk benefitting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Blake has teams in Tennessee, Ohio, New York, Washington and Idaho, and Ran has one team focused on Nashville.
Walks will take place this fall around the country. To join a team or to donate, go to LightTheNight.org.
Wynonna Judd, her daughter Grace and her tour manager were hospitalized after being involved in a head-on car crash last Wednesday in Salt Lake City, Utah. Though no details of the injuries have been released, Wy did tell the Tahoe Daily Tribune, "One day you're on top of the world and the next day you're in the emergency room with a CAT scan and you think, 'Gosh, life is pretty precious and it's pretty fragile sometimes, and it's a miracle that I survived this crash."
The three left the hospital around midnight and returned to the bus for a show Thursday in Oregon.
The Court Yard Hounds -- Emily Robison and her sister Martie Maguire from the Dixie Chicks -- sing back-up on a track for Steve Martin's upcoming bluegrass album. Martie tells Billboard.com, "It was right up our alley, because we are looking for projects that are fun and exciting and different, and that's just something that's perfect."
Now that she's off the road for the rest of the year, Dolly Parton is putting together her life story -- but after working on the Broadway production of 9 to 5: The Musical, she thinks she might like to see it on stage instead of the big screen. Dolly recently told us, "It would be a good way to tell my story without telling it all and yet telling it all."