Country Music

This combination photo shows Dierks Bentley, left, and Brandi Carlile who will collaborate on a performance at the ACM Awards airing on April 7 on CBS. The ACM Awards will also feature collaborations between pop star Khalid and Kane Brown and pop star Kelly Clarkson pulling double-duty with performances with both Jason Aldean and Dan + Shay. (AP Photo)
March 26, 2019 - 12:01 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The ACM Awards will feature collaborations between pop star Khalid and Kane Brown, three-time Grammy-winner Brandi Carlile with Dierks Bentley and pop star Kelly Clarkson pulling double-duty with performances with both Jason Aldean and Dan + Shay. The awards show is also...
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March 21, 2019 - 1:53 pm
A Texas country music star who has been called the “next Garth Brooks” was accidentally shot to death with a gun being used as a music video prop.
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FILE - This April 2, 2017 file photo shows Tim McGraw performing at the 52nd annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas. The NFL announced Monday that Grammy-winning country star Tim McGraw will perform a free outdoor concert on April 26, 2019, and Grammy-winning gospel singer CeCe Winans will sing the National Anthem on April 25 to open the three days of draft events. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
March 18, 2019 - 3:40 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The stars of the gridiron will meet the stars of Music City when the NFL Draft comes to Nashville, Tennessee, in April. The NFL announced Monday that Grammy-winning country star Tim McGraw will perform a free outdoor concert on April 26 and Grammy-winning gospel singer CeCe...
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Ray Stevens, from left, Jerry Bradley, Ronnie Dunn, and Kix Brooks pose at a press conference announcing that they will be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame Monday, March 18, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
March 18, 2019 - 1:53 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country hit-making duo Brooks & Dunn are riding a resurgence of interest in '90s-era country music with a new album celebrating their top-selling singles, a longstanding Las Vegas residency and now an invitation to join the Country Music Hall of Fame. The duo, along with...
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FILE - This July 17, 2018 file photo shows Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters performing at Madison Square Garden in New York. The group will headline with The Killers and Keith Urban at The Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival in Franklin, Tennessee, about 20 miles south of Nashville, on Sept. 21-22. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)
March 12, 2019 - 2:19 pm
FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) — After rain and lightning caused a cancellation last year, the Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival is hoping for a rebound in its fifth year with headliners Foo Fighters, The Killers and Keith Urban. The festival, which is co-produced by Justin Timberlake and co-founded by...
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FILE - In this June 25, 2008, file photo, Don Randi, from left, Glen Campbell and Hal Blaine, representing session musicians known as The Wrecking Crew, hold up their hands after placing them in the cement following the induction ceremony for Hollywood's RockWalk in Los Angeles. Drummer Blaine, who played on many of the biggest hits in music history, has died. Blaine's son-in-law Andy Johnson tells The Associated Press that Blaine died of natural causes Monday, March 11, 2019, at his home in Palm Desert, California. He was 90. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File)
March 12, 2019 - 1:41 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hal Blaine, the Hall of Fame session drummer and virtual one-man soundtrack of the 1960s and '70s who played on the songs of Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley and the Beach Boys and laid down one of music's most memorable opening riffs on the Ronettes' "Be My Baby," died Monday...
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FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2019, file photo Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., acknowledges cheers as she takes the stage during an event to formally launch her presidential campaign in Lawrence, Mass. Presidential candidates have used thematic songs to great effect in recent times. But using tunes to help connect with voters can cause trouble for presidential hopefuls if musicians object to it. And that’s what Warren could be finding out is the case with Dolly Parton’s “9 to 5.” (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
March 09, 2019 - 8:18 am
The Democratic primary has only just begun, but the presidential candidates already are relying on theme songs that embody their campaigns' spirits. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren launched her run to Dolly Parton's working-class anthem "9 to 5." California Sen. Kamala (KAH'-mah-lah) Harris...
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FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2019 file photo, Taylor Swift arrives at the InStyle and Warner Bros. Golden Globes afterparty at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Roger Alvarado, recently sentenced to jail time for stalking Taylor Swift, was arrested again Thursday, March 7 on charges that he broke into her New York City home for the second time. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)
March 07, 2019 - 4:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A man recently jailed for breaking into Taylor Swift's New York City townhouse was arrested early Thursday after, police say, he did it again. Roger Alvarado, 23, of Homestead, Florida, climbed a ladder and smashed a glass door to get inside the pop star's pad around 2:30 a.m.,...
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March 06, 2019 - 1:00 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Reigning entertainer of the year Jason Aldean will receive the artist of the decade award at this year's Academy of Country Music Awards in April. The ACM announced Wednesday that Aldean will join only five other honorees that have received the award since 1969, including...
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Kelsea Ballerini, center, is invited to join the Opry by members of Little Big Town at the Grand Ole Opry on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Al Wagner/Invision/AP)
March 06, 2019 - 6:04 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country singer Kelsea Ballerini got a musical surprise of a lifetime in the middle of a duet with Little Big Town when the vocal group changed up the lyrics to their hit "Girl Crush" to ask Ballerini mid-song if she would join the long-running country music show as a member...
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