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Bid on stars' guitars at CMA Fest

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Country fans can buy a guitar from their favorite artist and also help a charity Thursday.

The fourth-annual Guitars of the Stars Benefit Auction will be held at 5 p.m. at The CMA Music Fest Buckle Stage at Fourth Avenue and Broadway.

The event is open to the public, and all proceeds from the auction will benefit the Opry Trust Fund, which assists members of the country music community in need.

Among the stars who have autographed guitars available for bid are: Dierks Bentley, Charlie Daniels, Hunter Hayes, Merle Haggard, Casey James, Loretta Lynn, The Band Perry, Kellie Pickler and Keith Urban. Rascal Flatts has also contributed a banjo to the event.

James will co-host the auction and perform for the crowd.

The Opry Trust Fund has for more than 40 years assisted members of the country music community in need of help with medical bills, living expenses, utilities, rent and food.

Lambert, Jones sick

Due to car sickness, Miranda Lambert was unable to sing Thursday at her fan club party at the Fontanel Mansion in Whites Creek, TN.

George Jones also had to cancel a fan club party due to a recent illness.

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