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TOBY KEITH will host and headline this year's 'Music City Jam'." He's taking over the gig since BRAD PAISLEY needs to give it up. Paisley had been announced as the host, but Paisley's wife is expecting their first child that same week.

The Jam is scheduled as part of the Country Radio Seminar activities next February 28 at the Nashville Convention Centre. It's sponsored by the Academy of Country Music and United Stations Radio Networks.

THE Dixie Chicks will take a break next month from their Accidents and Accusations Tour, to perform on the American Music Awards November 21st.

The awards show will air live on ABC. Other acts set to perform include Carrie Underwood, The Pussycat Dolls, Josh Groban, Beyonce, Mary J. Blige and Nelly Furtado.

The show will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.

CHARLIE Daniels is already looking forward to hosting and headlining the 10th Annual Christmas For Kids Benefit Concert next month.

Daniels and Sawyer Brown, Phil Vassar, Craig Morgan, Joe Nichols, and Daryle Singletary will perform at the charity event at the Ryman Auditorium on November 20.

The Christmas For Kids Organisation has been in existence for more than 25 years, providing holiday activities for hundreds of children throughout Middle Tennessee.

DIONNE Warwick has a lot of girlfriends, and they're helping her celebrate her 45th year in show business.

Warwick, left, has rerecorded some of her hits with a line-up of female performers, including Reba McEntire, Wynonna Judd, Olivia Newton-John, Gladys Knight, Gloria Estefan and Cyndi Lauper, for a new CD titled MY FRIENDS AND ME.

Warwick says the project is something she's been trying to get done for several years. It's being released by Concord Records.

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