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After two years of legal wrangling, accusations and drama, the divorce of Rascal Flatts star Joe Don Rooney and Tiffany Fallon has been finalized. The couple had been married for seventeen years. The lengthy filing details the many factors that led to the deterioration of the couple’s marriage, including extramarital affairs by both parties, Rooney’s struggles with alcoholism and the end of Rascal Flatts. "The Court finds that each of the parties bears a share of the responsibility for the demise of this marriage," the documents state. "Neither party is perfect, and their individual shortcomings are all human failures with which many of us will be confronted at some point in our lives. The Court will not condemn them further for giving into their human frailties when lonely, emotionally lost or in despair." Rooney and Fallon will each get 182.5 days of parenting time with their three kids per year, and are barred from talking about the divorce or making "derogatory comments" about one another to the children. The documents also show that Fallon’s request for spousal support was denied, though she will receive $791 per week in child support.
It's going to be a great Christmas for Scotty McCreery. While on stage at the Grand Ole Opry Sunday night, he was joined by Garth Brooks, who came bearing a big wrapped box - a "Christmas present" for the singer. "Merry Christmas," Garth said, handing McCreery the wrapped gift. “This is a Christmas present to the Grand Ole Opry...We would love to invite you to be the newest member of the Opry." A stunned McCreery took the box as the crowd went wild. "Holy cow. Yes, I would love to,” McCreery replied. “I grew up listening to your records, Garth, and you’re a part of what made me want to do this for a living and didn’t think that dream would become a reality, but it is because of all of y’all sitting in this house tonight. God bless y’all." McCreery's induction ceremony will be at a date yet to be announced. See a clip of Scotty's big moment below.
Country icon Hank Williams Jr. has announced his tour plans for 2024. Next year marks the 45th anniversary of the release of his hit album and single "Family Tradition," and to mark the occasion Bocephus is embarking on his "45 Years Of Family Tradition" Tour. The 13-city tour kicks off on Friday, April 5th at The Legacy Arena at The BJCC in Birmingham, Alabama, making stops across the US in Hartford, Charlotte, Syracuse, and more before wrapping up in Kansas City at the T-Mobile Center on Saturday, September 14th. "Are y’all ready? I’m heading out on tour in 2024 and bringing some of my rowdy friends along to celebrate 45 years of Family Tradition!” Hank posted on social media. Whiskey Myers, Neal McCoy, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Charley Crockett, Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives and Old Crow Medicine Show will support select cities. Fan club presale starts tomorrow and tickets go on sale Friday at 10am local time. Tickets will be available via Ticketmaster.