Fans and family mourn the passing of Craig Strickland and Chris Stapleton signs up for SNL, Coachella and Stagecoach.

FOX News Radio Entertainment Correspondent, Michelle Pollino has the scoop on the Country music stars making headlines this week:

I'm Michelle Pollino.

Craig Strickland's wife Helen, has issued statements regarding the news that his body was found posting on her Instagram, "We can finally rest knowing that he is at home in heaven with his father. The night of the accident he had fought his way out of the water and up a hill before the stages of hypothermia set in. He experienced no pain in his final moments and simply felt like he was falling asleep."

Strickland and friend Chase Morland had been missing since December 27, when they encountered extreme weather while duck hunting. Morland's body was found on the 28.

And Chris Stapleton hits the Saturday Night Live stage January 16, the NBC show is hosted by 'Star Wars' villain Adam Driver. Stapleton was also announced as part of the bill at Coachella in April. He will stay in California as he's playing Stagecoach, the promoter's sister event the following weekend. Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood, and the chief Eric Church headlines that festival.

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