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  • Rascal Flatts Flipping the Switch for Annual Opry Goes Pink Show Later This Month

    Image Courtesy Grand Ole Opry/Chris HolloRascal Flatts will flip the switch turning the Grand Ole Opry's famous red barn backdrop pink later this month for the show's annual Opry Goes Pink event. Danielle Bradbery, Montgomery Gentry, Sara Evans and Nashville star Will Chase are also on the bill for the show set for Tuesday, October 28. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Women Rock for the Cure to aid in its fight against breast cancer. Tickets are available at Opry.com.

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  • How Jordin Sparks Is Coping with Her Split from Jason Derulo

    Taylor Hill/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- It's an exciting time for Jordin Sparks: her latest movie, Left Behind, arrives in theaters on Friday, and she's preparing to release her first new music in five years.

    Having to deal with the fallout from her breakup with Jason Derulo at the same time has been challenging, but as the star tells ABC News Radio, she's getting through, thanks to support from what she calls the three "Fs": Her family, her faith and her fans.

    "I'm actually doing great considering all the craziness," says Sparks. "So it's been good...all I can do is smile, you know? It's life. Things happen and, you know, you move on and you get better and you grow from it."

    "Right now, actually, I'm definitely leaning a lot on my family," she adds. "They have been so instrumental in all the craziness in my career thus far, so, whenever something goes crazy, or something unexpected happens, I'm like, 'Hey, mom, can you come out to California?'"

    In addition, Sparks says, "My brother has been checking up on me every day, multiple times a day. He's so sweet. And I definitely rely on my faith. You know, I have the hope that there is a plan for my life and that there are better and more amazing things happening and that I'm just gonna come out of this stronger."

    While Derulo has given several interviews telling his side of the story, so to speak, and has even issued a statement about the break-up, the one-time American Idol champ says she feels no need to put in her two cents.

    "You know, when you answer things that haven't even been said yet, it kind of just, kinda makes people go, 'Well, wait a minute, I didn't even think about that,'" she explains. "So, for me I'm just like. ...you know, there's not really anything for me to say."

    Thanks to all the support she's getting from her fans, Sparks doesn't really feel any pressure to discuss what happened, either.

    "I've always had that support from them and I definitely feel it now," she tells ABC News Radio. "You know, they're just like, 'Hey, we're here for you. Don't worry. We're so excited for your music.' And I just can't wait to give that to them."

    "I think that'll be my gift to them, in a way. You know, 'Thank you so much for sticking by me these past five years and' -- well, past eight years really -- 'thank you so much for, you know, sticking by me when times get tough!'" she added.

    The music Sparks is releasing will be her first official material since her album Battlefield came out in 2009, and she says she can't wait to show people how she's changed as an artist.

    "I want to be able to introduce people to the newer, more grown-up me. It's been five years...I'll be 25 in December, you know, it's a big growth spurt!" she explains. "So, I'm like, 'I don't want to scare them but at the same time, maybe that would be good!' But I want my other fans to know that it's still me. So, we're really trying to figure out that point, but we definitely have the goal of having music out this year. So it's coming!"

    Meanwhile, catch Sparks in Left Behind, a new thriller that also stars Nicolas Cage, when it opens on Friday.

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