Trace Adkins’ wife files for divorce
The wife of country singer Trace Adkins has filed for divorce and is asking for custody of their three children.
Adkins and his wife, Rhonda, have been married for nearly 17 years. She filed for divorce Monday in Tennessee’s Williamson County, where they live outside of Nashville, citing “irreconcilable differences.”
A publicist for Adkins said Thursday, “Trace and Rhonda are united in ensuring that their children’s interests come first. They thank everyone for respecting their privacy as they work through this personal matter together.”
Bieber bodyguard indicted on 2 charges
A security guard for Justin Bieber has been indicted on two felony charges after he admitted taking a camera from a photographer in suburban Atlanta.
Hugo Hesny was indicted in Fulton County Superior Court. He faces charges of robbery and entering a vehicle.
Photographer Jason Winslow told police he was trying to shoot photos of Bieber outside an arcade in Sandy Springs on Feb. 25 when Hesny told him to leave. Winslow said Hesny chased him, cut him off, opened the door of Winslow’s vehicle and took his camera.
Hesny initially told police he didn’t take the camera, but after officers found the camera in an SUV used by the singer’s entourage, Hesny said he wanted only to delete photos taken outside the arcade.
Hesny is free on bond.
Stratocaster guitar sold for $250,000
The first production model Fender Stratocaster guitar has been sold for $250,000.
George Gruhn of Nashville sold the 1954 guitar on consignment for owner and guitar historian Richard Smith. Gruhn said Thursday that the guitar was shipped and the purchase finalized this week.
Gruhn, who owns a Nashville guitar shop, says the buyer wanted to remain anonymous, but he said the private collector lives in the United States and is not a professional musician. Gruhn also says he encouraged the buyer to contact the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix about displaying it.
“I think it would be great if, periodically, he would loan it out,” Gruhn said. “I would hate to think that it would spend the next 40 or 50 years completely out of sight and not seen or heard.”