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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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FILE - In this June 22, 2018, file photo, singer Taylor Swift performs on stage in concert at Wembley Stadium in London. Swift posted on Instagram Sunday, Oct. 7, that she's voting for Tennessee's Democratic Senate candidate Phil Bredesen, breaking her long-standing refusal to discuss anything politics. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, File)
October 08, 2018 - 5:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he likes superstar Taylor Swift's music "about 25 percent less now" that she's endorsed two Democratic candidates in Tennessee. Trump was asked about Swift's decision to wade into politics as he returned to Washington after a trip to Florida. Swift...
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FILE - In this June 22, 2018, file photo, singer Taylor Swift performs on stage in concert at Wembley Stadium in London. Swift posted on Instagram Sunday, Oct. 7, that she's voting for Tennessee's Democratic Senate candidate Phil Bredesen, breaking her long-standing refusal to discuss anything politics. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, File)
October 07, 2018 - 10:56 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Music superstar Taylor Swift announced Sunday she's voting for Tennessee's Democratic Senate candidate Phil Bredesen, breaking her long-standing refusal to discuss anything politics. "In the past I've been reluctant to publicly voice my political opinions, but due to several...
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FILE - In this May 8, 2018, file photo, Taylor Swift performs during her "Reputation Stadium Tour" opener in Glendale, Ariz. Swift will open the “2018 American Music Awards.” The singer made the announcement Tuesday, Oct. 2, on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” (Photo by Rick Scuteri/Invision/AP, File)
October 02, 2018 - 8:42 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift will open the "2018 American Music Awards." The singer made the announcement Tuesday on ABC's "Good Morning America." This is her first awards show performance in nearly three years. Dick Clark Productions says the 28-year-old will sing "I Did Something Bad," from her "...
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FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2018, file photo, Democratic U.S. Representative Beto O'Rourke takes part in in a debate for the Texas U.S. Senate with Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, in Dallas. Willie Nelson will hold a concert for Democratic Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018. O’Rourke is a three-term congressman from El Paso trying to upset Republican Sen. Ted Cruz in November. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News via AP, Pool, File)
September 29, 2018 - 11:06 am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — There probably won't be many undecided voters on-hand Saturday night, when Willie Nelson holds a concert for Democratic Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke. But the El Paso congressman trying to upset Republican Sen. Ted Cruz in November says it's not about attracting moderate or...
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In this Sept. 25, 2018, photo, Heather Melton sits on a patio at her home in Big Sandy, Tenn., as the sun sets over the Big Sandy River. Heather and her husband, Sonny Melton, were in the final stages of building the home when Sonny died when he was shot while protecting Heather at the Route 91 Harvest Festival mass shooting in Las Vegas on Oct. 1, 2017. Now a year later, many survivors, who were already bonded through the music, have formed a tight-knit, encouraging community as they heal, support and remember. They call themselves "Country Strong." (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
September 28, 2018 - 2:30 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — They have the date 10-1-2017 tattooed on their bodies and have memorial walls of pictures in their homes. One woman made a bracelet out of her Route 91 Harvest festival wristband, while many others can be spotted at concerts wearing shirts that say "survivor." They fly flags...
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FILE - In this June 3, 2017, file photo, founding member of the Allman Brothers Band Dickey Betts exits the funeral of Gregg Allman at Snow's Memorial Chapel, in Macon, Ga. Betts is in “critical but stable” condition after slipping and cracking his head while playing with the family dog in Florida. The Dickey Betts website says the “Ramblin’ Man” singer-songwriter has been sedated since the accident Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, evening in Sarasota. (Jason Vorhees/The Macon Telegraph via AP, File)
September 22, 2018 - 10:14 am
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Allman Brothers Band founding member Dickey Betts has had successful surgery after slipping and hitting his head while playing with his dog in Florida. The Dickey Betts website says the "Ramblin' Man" and "Blue Sky" singer-songwriter and guitarist underwent surgery Friday to...
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FILE - In this June 3, 2017, file photo, founding member of the Allman Brothers Band Dickey Betts exits the funeral of Gregg Allman at Snow's Memorial Chapel, in Macon, Ga. Betts is in “critical but stable” condition after slipping and cracking his head while playing with the family dog in Florida. The Dickey Betts website says the “Ramblin’ Man” singer-songwriter has been sedated since the accident Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, evening in Sarasota. (Jason Vorhees/The Macon Telegraph via AP, File)
September 20, 2018 - 7:53 am
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Allman Brothers Band guitarist Dickey Betts is in "critical but stable" condition after slipping and cracking his head while playing with the family dog in Florida. The Dickey Betts website says the "Ramblin' Man" singer-songwriter has been sedated since the accident Monday...
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FILE - In this June 22, 2018, file photo, Carrie Underwood attends the 2018 Radio Disney Music Awards in Los Angeles. Underwood says she turned to God after experiencing three miscarriages in the past two years. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
September 17, 2018 - 7:22 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Carrie Underwood says she turned to God after experiencing three miscarriages in two years. The 35-year-old country singer and former "American Idol" champion told "CBS Sunday Morning " she got pregnant in early 2017 and it "didn't work out." She had a second miscarriage later that...
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FILE - In this June 27, 2015 file photo, Canadian singer Drake performs on the main stage at Wireless festival in Finsbury Park, London. Rap has easily dominated the pop charts and on streaming services in the last few years, and that’s reflected at the 2018 American Music Awards. Drake and Cardi B are the leading nominees with eight each. The AMAs will air live Oct. 9 from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jonathan Short/Invision/AP, File)
September 12, 2018 - 2:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Rap has easily dominated the pop charts and on streaming services in the last few years, and that's reflected at the 2018 American Music Awards. Drake and Cardi B are the leaders with eight nominations each — earning bids in both the pop/rock and rap/hip-hop categories. Drake has...
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