Host Katie Cook is taking a little time off this week, so singing sensation LeAnn Rimes is stepping in as our first-ever celebrity guest host. With a hot new single flying up the country charts, Rimes will take time out of her busy schedule to deliver the latest in country news and entertainment. With the Presidential election upon us, we wondered what country artists look for in a candidate. We'll catch up with some of country music's hottest stars including Gretchen Wilson, Alan Jackson, Montgomery Gentry and Willie Nelson about issues that are important to their lives and what they feel is important to the American people. Supergroup Diamond Rio were surprised recently with a special honor. Members were presented with the Minnie Pearl Award for their humanitarian efforts. We'll be on hand as the band is surprised during a recent performance at the Grand Ole Opry. It's autumn and time for more new albums hitting store shelves. We'll chat with hitmakers Phil Vassar and Darryl Worley about their respective new projects. Both artists are also enjoying success of new singles. In fact, Vassar's latest single "In a Real Love" is nearing the top of the charts. Also on tap for this episode, we'll talk with bluegrasser Alison Krauss about getting dressed up for a big event; visit with newcomer Katrina Elam about her debut release and her opening gig for Keith Urban; get a sneak peek at the upcoming CMT special Shania Twain: CMT Insider Special Edition; and get the latest Hit List from CMT's Lance Smith. L.A. correspondent Lisa Lee will preview the upcoming movie Alfie and sit down with the movie's star Jude Law.moreless
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