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ENGAGED

• Gloriana’s Cheyenne Kimball and singer-songwriter Casey Twist got engaged in September. Twist broke the news in a tweet: “I know a certain Cheyenne who is soon to be the future Mrs. Twist. We are engaged! Love that girl!!”

• Keith Anderson proposed to his longtime girlfriend Lauren Woodruff on the beach in Fort Walton, Fla., on Sept. 25. “I am so excited to be marrying my best friend of 10 years,” said Anderson. The couple plan to marry later this year.

BIRTHS

• Emerson Drive’s David Pichette and wife Jill welcomed daughter Alexia Renee on Oct. 11 in Nashville. She joins big sister Emma Victoria, 2.

DEALS

• Brad Paisley is co-writing a book about his musical influences. The Diary of a Player is due May 2011.

• Ronnie Dunn is already at work on a solo album with Arista Nashville, Brooks & Dunn’s longtime label. The CD could be out as soon as early next year.

• Aaron Tippin teamed with former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee and producer James Stroud for the new compilation CD I Wanna Play!, benefiting music education.

IN COURT

• Taylor Swift’s former manager has filed a lawsuit in federal court in New York, claiming he’s owed millions in commissions for his role in building her career before she signed with Big Machine Records. Dan Dymtrow managed Swift from April 2004 to July 2005.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

JACK INGRAM, 40

NOV. 15

DIERKS BENTLEY, 36

NOV. 20

JOE NICHOLS, 34

NOV. 26

TAYLOR SWIFT, 21

DEC. 13

JOSH TURNER

TURNS 33 ON

NOV. 20.