News from Nashville: January 11

Dolly Parton at Dixie Stampede June 18, 2003 in Orlando, Fla.(AP Photo/Peter Cosgrove)

Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede dinner theater in Tennessee is getting a name change. The producers of the show are dropping the word Dixie and calling it “Dolly Parton’s Stampede” because apparently the word “Dixie” is too offensive.

Alan Jackson has expanded his Honky Tonk Highway tour for this year. Lauren Alaina, Runaway June, Randy Houser and Lee Ann Womack will all join him at different points on tour. He’ll make a couple stops down around San Antonio next month.

Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, and Ed Sheeran have been hit with a copyright lawsuit for the song “The Rest of Our Life.” The plaintiffs are a couple of Australian song-writers that you’ve probably never heard of named  Sean Carey and Beau Golden. They claim “The Rest of Our Life” is a copy of a song they wrote for Australian singer Jasmine Rae, and are seeking at least $5 million in damages plus profits, a running royalty, and attorney fees.



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