Country Music

Honoree Taraji P. Henson attends Variety's Power of Women: New York presented by Lifetime at Cipriani 42nd Street on Friday, April 5, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
April 05, 2019 - 7:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Taraji P. Henson teared up as she discussed suicide rates among young black people. Gigi Hadid did the same as she spoke about the fate of the Rohingya people in refugee camps in Bangladesh. The two were among five celebrities honored Friday for their philanthropic work at Variety's...
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Country music star Brad Paisley operates a backhoe as he breaks ground for The Store, a free grocery store for people in need, Wednesday, April 3, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
April 03, 2019 - 4:12 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Brad Paisley took the controls of a backhoe to dig up the first pile of dirt in the space that will become a free grocery store to support needy families in Nashville, Tennessee. Paisley donned a cowboy hat-shaped construction helmet for part of Wednesday's...
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FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2018 file photo, Taylor Swift accepts an award at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Rhode Island police said a car stolen in Connecticut crashed into the gates of Swift's beachfront home early Tuesday, April 2, 2019, in Westerly, R.I. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)
April 03, 2019 - 3:23 pm
WESTERLY, R.I. (AP) — A stolen car crashed into the gates of Taylor Swift's beachfront home in Rhode Island following a police chase, police said. The singer was not home, though police do plan to ask for surveillance video from her property to help the investigation, Westerly Police Chief Shawn...
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FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2016 file photo, members of the Eagles band, from left, Don Henley, Joe Walsh, and Timothy Schmit, recipients of the 2016 Kennedy Center Honor award, applaud during the Kennedy Center Honors Gala at the Kennedy Center in Washington. The Eagles will perform their 1976 “Hotel California” album in its entirety in concert for the first time. Live Nation says it will take place on Sept. 27 and 28, 2019, at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Henley, Walsh and Schmit will be joined by Deacon Frey and Vince Gill for what will be the group’s only North American performances of 2019. Founding member Glenn Frey, Deacon’s father, died in 2016. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
April 02, 2019 - 8:20 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Eagles will perform their 1976 "Hotel California" album in its entirety in concert for the first time. Live Nation says it will take place on Sept. 27 and 28 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Tickets will go on sale through Ticketmaster on April 12. Don Henley, Joe Walsh...
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Loretta Lynn, center, Tanya Tucker, left, and Crystal Gayle perform at Loretta Lynn's 87th Birthday Tribute at Bridgestone Arena on Monday, April 1, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Al Wagner/Invision/AP)
April 02, 2019 - 3:28 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Loretta Lynn was honored like country music royalty by country and rock stars alike with gifts of flowers and songs during a concert Monday night celebrating her upcoming 87th birthday. Lynn, whose birthday is April 14, closed out the all-star concert in Nashville, Tennessee...
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Rod Argent, from left, Hugh Grundy, Chris White and Colin Blunstone, of The Zombies, arrive at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Barclays Center on Friday, March 29, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
March 29, 2019 - 11:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony (all times local): ___ 11:25 p.m. The Zombies were first eligible for induction into the Rock Hall about 30 years ago. They didn't make it then, and were passed over again in 2017 and 2018. With their fourth nod,...
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FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2018 file photo, Ronnie Dunn, left, and Kix Brooks attend the 41st Annual Kennedy Center Honors in Washington. Brooks & Dunn, comedic singer Ray Stevens and industry veteran Jerry Bradley will be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame later this year. The newest inductees were announced on Monday, March 18, 2019, in Nashville, Tennessee.(Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)
March 18, 2019 - 11:36 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country hit-making duo Brooks & Dunn, comedic singer Ray Stevens and industry veteran Jerry Bradley will be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame later this year. The newest inductees were announced Monday in Nashville, Tennessee. The Grammy-winning duo of Kix...
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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 Sept. 21, 2018 file photo, Jason Aldean performs at the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas. Reigning entertainer of the year Aldean will receive the artist of the decade award at this year’s Academy of Country Music Awards in April 2019. The ACM announced Wednesday, March 6, 2019, that Aldean will join only five other honorees that have received the award since 1969, including Marty Robbins, Loretta Lynn, Alabama, Garth Brooks and George Strait. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP, File)
March 06, 2019 - 3:15 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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