Country Music

October 21, 2018 - 4:43 pm
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Bad weather tested the devotion of 84,000 fans who went to see Garth Brooks at Notre Dame Stadium over the weekend. And it appears they really wanted to be at the event in northern Indiana. It was the first such concert in the stadium's 88-year history. The Indianapolis Star...
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Carrie Underwood arrives at the 2018 CMT Artists of the Year show held at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Sanford Myers/Invision/AP)
October 17, 2018 - 10:43 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — This one's for the girls, as CMT honored all female stars, from Loretta Lynn to Carrie Underwood and Kelsea Ballerini, during their annual Artists of the Year show in an empowering night of lifting up each other. Although female artists still struggle to get airplay, the...
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President Donald Trump meets with rapper Kanye West in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, in Washington. At left is White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 12, 2018 - 11:32 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Can we talk? Donald Trump would like to chat. And, boy, is he ever. Riding high after Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's successful confirmation, the president has been on a rollicking press tour of late. He's inviting reporters up to his private cabin on Air Force One. He's...
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President Donald Trump looks on as musician Kid Rock speaks during a signing ceremony for the "Orrin G. Hatch-Bob Goodlatte Music Modernization Act," in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 11, 2018 - 2:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump welcomed musicians Kid Rock and country star John Rich to the White House on Thursday as he signed legislation overhauling the way music is licensed and songwriters compensated. Trump signed the Orrin B. Hatch Music Modernization Act on Thursday. The bill...
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Taylor Swift performs "I Did Something Bad" at the American Music Awards on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
October 10, 2018 - 6:54 am
Taylor Swift kicked off her week with a rare political post on social media, and at the American Music Awards she continued the conversation by encouraging fans to vote in the upcoming midterm elections. Swift won four honors including artist of the year at the fan-voted show on Tuesday in Los...
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October 10, 2018 - 6:54 am
Taylor Swift kicked off her week with a rare political post on social media, and at the American Music Awards she continued the conversation by encouraging fans to vote in the upcoming midterm elections. Swift won four honors including artist of the year at the fan-voted show on Tuesday in Los...
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Taylor Swift arrives at the American Music Awards on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
October 09, 2018 - 10:57 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 2018 American Music Awards (all times local): 7:45 p.m. Taylor Swift won artist of the year at the American Music Awards. She beat out Drake, Ed Sheeran, Imagine Dragons and Post Malone at the fan-voted show Tuesday night. The singer, who opened up politically...
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This combination photo shows, from left, Todd Rundgren at AOL's BUILD Speaker Series to promote his album "Global" in New York on May 6, 2015, Stevie Nicks at the 2018 MusiCares Person of the Year tribute honoring Fleetwood Mac in New York on Jan. 26, 2018, John Prine in his office in Nashville, Tenn., on June 20, 2017 and Janet Jackson at the 2018 Essence Festival in New Orleans on July 8, 2018, who are among the 15 acts nominated to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Nicks is already in as a member of Fleetwood Mac, but this time will be considered as a solo act. (AP Photo)
October 09, 2018 - 5:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stevie Nicks, who's already in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Fleetwood Mac, has been nominated for inclusion as a solo artist next year, along with other first-time nominees Def Leppard, Todd Rundgren, Devo, John Prine and Roxy Music. Nine other artists are returning...
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FILE - In this April 3, 2016 file photo, Taylor Swift arrives at the iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Swift jumped into a contentious midterm political race with a rare endorsement, but her focus on gender issues and human rights made her political statement a personal one. While she’s gotten criticized from Republicans and Trump, Swift stuck to the issues important to her in her decision to vote for Democratic candidates in Tennessee. She might gain some haters, but Swifties and others have applauded her for speaking out. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
October 09, 2018 - 12:42 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Taylor Swift's first big jump into politics might have gained her some extra haters, but many observers don't think her endorsement in a competitive midterm U.S. Senate race will result in a massive backlash against the country-singer-turned-pop-star. President Trump and...
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Honoree Joe Walsh performs at the Facing Addiction with NCADD (National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence) gala at the Rainbow Room on Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
October 09, 2018 - 2:24 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Joe and Marjorie Walsh were honored Monday night by the nonprofit Facing Addiction with NCADD for their support of the recovery movement and their efforts to raise awareness about drug and alcohol abuse. And they got a little help from their friends, namely the Eagle's brother-in-...
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