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NEWS AND NOTES: Dierks, Chris, Josh, Toby

NEWS AND NOTES: Dierks, Chris, Josh, Toby
Chris Stapleton
Dierks Bentley
Josh Turner

Dierks Bentley will perform on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on Monday (June 27th).

Chris Stapleton’s “Tennessee Whiskey” has been certified gold and platinum by the R.I.A.A. The song, which he performed on the CMA Awards last November, is from his award-winning album, Traveller.

At the CRB’s annual Country Radio Hall of Fame dinner, Josh Turner paid tribute to Randy Travis, who was honored with the Career Achievement Award. Josh performed a medley of Randy’s songs, including “Diggin’ Up Bones,” “Three Wooden Crosses,” “Hard Rock Bottom of Your Heart” and “Forever and Ever, Amen,” among others. Prior to his performance, Josh said, “I’m just honored and flattered to have been asked to honor my hero. One of the best things I feel like anybody can have in life is a hero, because a hero makes you want to be a better version of yourself, and they inspire you to do great things. That’s exactly what Randy Travis has done for me throughout the years.”

Toby Keith raised more than $1.1 million during his 13th annual Toby Keith & Friends Golf Classic earlier this month in Oklahoma. Proceeds from the event will benefit his foundation’s OK Kids Korral, where families are able to stay for free when their children are receiving cancer treatments.

Toby Keith