CHECK OUT! Top 5 Country Music News of the Week

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February 1, 2019

Terry Jennings' death, Shania Twain starring in a new movie, Dolly Parton getting inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame... All of these and more...

Here are five news that happened in the country music world in the past week.

1. Terry Jennings, Son of Waylon, Dies at 62

Early morning on Friday, Jan. 25th, Terry Jennings, Son of Waylon Jennings, passed away at the age of 62. It was just four days after his birthday. He was an author, manager, publisher, roadie, and talent scout. He is the brother of Shooter Jennings, also a country artist.

Terry Jennings | musicrow.com

Terry was the father of three children. One of them is Whey Jennings, who also started his career in country music at a very young age.

Whey’s brother Josh shared the sad news on social media. He posted on Terry’s official Facebook page about the passing of his father.

The cause of his death, however, was not revealed.

2. Jake Owen To Be Honored with St. Jude Angels Among Us Award

Jake Owen’s 13 years of consistent contributions to St. Jude was honored with the St. Jude Angels Among Us Award, on Saturday, Jan. 26th. The award was given during the 30th annual Country Cares event in Memphis, Tennessee. Further, it hosted about 1,000 members of the country music industry.

Jake Owen | usanetwork.com

This latest accolade might just be his most meaningful yet. The “Down to the Honkytonk” singer has spoken highly about his duty to support the causes that St. Jude propagates.

3. Shania Twain Stars in Upcoming Movie “Trading Paint”

Shania Twain stars opposite John Travoltta in an upcoming movie entitled “Trading Paint.” Apart from her preparation for her tour and her recently released album “Now,” Twain had some time and energy to squeeze in some projects! She recently wrapped up her filming on the upcoming film with Travolta.

"Trading Paint." Shania Twain with John Travolta | Source: Shania Twain Instagram

Twain plays Becca, the love interest to Travolta’s Sam, a rugged dirt track racing legend and mechanic.

The new trailer is already out, and fans are so excited! Check out here:

4. Dolly Parton, Jeannie C. Riley Inducted Into the Grammy Hall of Fame

Dolly Parton | nashcountrydaily.com

Dolly Parton's "Coat of Many Colors" and Jeannie C. Riley's "Harper Valley P.T.A." are among this year's inducted works in the 2019 Grammy Hall of Fame. Inductees into the Grammy Hall of Fame are selected from across the musical genre spectrum and represent recordings that have shaped our culture.

Jeannie C. Riley | cocaineandrhinestones.com

Parton's "Coat of Many Colors" was already added to the Library of Congress National Recording Registry back in 2011. She originally wrote that on Porter Wagoner's tour bus in 1969. Parton had to write the song as it came to her on the back of a dry cleaning receipt. Wagoner had the receipt framed when the song became a hit.

5. Stella Parton Celebrates 50 Years in Country Music

Stella Parton is celebrating her 50-year long career in the country music business by releasing her 40th studio album entitled "Survivor."

Stella Parton | stellaparton.com

Stella Parton is an award winning Hall of Fame inductee hailing from the talented Parton Family. She is most known for her hit song "I Want to Hold You In My Dreams Tonight."

"Survivor" pays homage to the independence that Parton has established not only as the sixth of the twelve children in her family but also as a music maker.