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September 17, 2018

CARRIE UNDERWOOD SAYS SHE MISCARRIED THREE TIMES

NEW YORK (AP) — Carrie Underwood reveals she suffered three miscarriages in the past two years. Underwood tells “CBS Sunday Morning” after the first one in early 2017, she told God she accepted that it wasn’t the right timing. She got pregnant again that spring and it ended in miscarriage. Underwood says after the third miscarriage in early 2018, she was afraid to be angry because her son, Isaiah, is “the sweetest thing,” and she has an incredible life. She feared another miscarriage was coming when she got pregnant again, and she was mad enough to tell God, “Either shut the door or let me have a kid.” Underwood says God heard her prayer and her doctors say “everything is great” with her current pregnancy.

ARIANA GRANDE MAKES PUBLIC COMMENT ON MAC MILLER’S DEATH

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ariana Grande (GRAHN’-day) calls her ex-boyfriend, Mac Miller, “the kindest, sweetest soul with demons he never deserved.” Grande posted an Instagram video of Miller laughing and writes that for so long, he was her dearest friend. She says she’s sorry she couldn’t fix or take his pain away. Miller and Grande dated for two years before they broke up earlier this year. Miller died Sept. 7.

PITTSBURGH STEELERS’ JAMES CONNER HONORS MAC MILLER

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner paid tribute to Mac Miller with his shoes. Conner’s pregame cleats had pictures of Miller on them, along with his song titles and the phrase, “Thank you Mac.”

GARY LEVOX OF RASCAL FLATTS HAS LARYNGITIS

UNDATED (AP) — Rascal Flatts called off their concerts over the weekend because singer Gary LeVox (leh-VOH’) is having voice problems. Friday’s concert in San Diego and Saturday’s show in Irvine, California, were postponed. LeVox tweets he’s got laryngitis and has completely lost his voice. LeVox is under doctor’s orders to rest his voice. Rascal Flatts is next scheduled to play in Wheatland, California, on Thursday.

BRETT YOUNG’S ROMANTIC LIFE CONTINUES TO INSPIRE HIS MUSIC

NASHVILLE (AP) — Brett Young turned to the same inspiration for his second album as he did for his first: his fiancee, Taylor Mills. Young and Mills dated for six years, broke up for two, and now are getting married. He says they have a great love story, even if most people are confused by it. He says taking those two years apart gave them the space to experience what they needed. Young gets asked all the time if he’ll still write sad songs, and he says he’ll write other people’s sad stories. Young’s album, “Ticket to L.A.,” comes out Dec. 7.

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ALAN JACKSON’S SON-IN-LAW DIES

NASHVILLE (AP) — Alan Jackson has issued a statement saying his family is asking for and appreciates prayers after the death of his son-in-law, Ben Selecman. Selecman died after suffering severe head injuries in a fall on Wednesday. He was 28. He was an assistant district attorney in Nashville. Selecman married Jackson’s daughter, Mattie, last October.

by Margie Szaroleta

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