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NEWS AND NOTES: Billy, Easton, Canaan, Vince, Darius

NEWS AND NOTES: Billy, Easton, Canaan, Vince, Darius
Billy Currington
Canaan Smith
Darius Rucker
Easton Corbin
Vince Gill

Billy Currington, Easton Corbin and Canaan Smith, along with Cole Swindell, Michael Ray and Maddie & Tae helped raise more than $250,000 during a concert last week for the One Orlando Fund to help victims and their families of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida.

Vince GillRicky Skaggs and Patty Loveless performed “Go Rest High on That Mountain” during Ralph Stanley’s funeral in McClure, Virginia on Tuesday (June 28th).

Darius Rucker has earned himself another accolade – he’s getting his own Madame Tussaud wax figure. He tweeted a photo on Wednesday as he was “getting fitted.” Can’t wait to see the final product!

Easton Corbin is featured in a new initiative with Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts, giving access to mash-ups by NE-YO, DNCE and Keke Palmer, inspired by Pop-Tarts’ new mash-ups with soda flavors – Frosted Crush Orange and Frosted A&W Root Beer. Fans can download the Smule app and record their own mash-ups (or “duets”) with the four artists. Easton and Keke did a version of the country singer’s hit “Baby, Be My Love Song,” as well as Keke’s “Enemiez.”