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Nashville notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockBlake Shelton presented a check for more than $54,000 for music education to the Gatlinburg-Pittman High School on Wednesday as he opened the new location of Ole Red Gatlinburg. “Best Shot” hitmaker Jimmie Allen plays Good Morning America on Thursday. GMA starts at

Country star trivia

Comstock/ThinkstockThirty-five years ago this week, The Statler Brothers topped Billboard‘s Hot Country Songs chart with this tune, which member Jimmy Fortune wrote after watching the 1956 film Giant, and being inspired by its iconic female star. Can you name it? ANSWER: “Elizabeth.” Hollywood